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“Very good, cest bon”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hippopotamus

Ranked #299 of 434 Restaurants in Reims
Cuisines: French, Steakhouse, Grill
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Good for: Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Drinks, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Very good, cest bon”
Reviewed 3 June 2013

We arrived early evening and we were served by a very friendly gentleman who showed us to a lovely table. A lady then took our order and we were served very quickly with our drinks. Our food was good. Service was good. Definitely nothing to complain about. I would recommend a visit.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Grumlegoat
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Kendal, Cumbria
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“OK place to eat”
Reviewed 18 September 2012

Ate here in the evening whilst staying overnight in the nearby Etap. It was fine, nothing wrong with it, just nothing special, but that was all we needed. Food was good, service was friendly, the place was clean and comfortable - I would like to rate it higher than Average, but the next rating is Very Good. I would say it was Good rather than Average, so three and a half blobs really!

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank TwoHat
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318 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
“Poor food, poor service!”
Reviewed 17 June 2012

The Hippopotamus was recommended to us by the hotel - goodness knows why!! The ribs were tasteless and undercooked (although the BBQ sauce was delicious) and the steak was tough with terrible pepper sauce (like wallpaper paste). The ciabatta rolls were like cricket balls and the main course salad was tired, but the Greek Salad starter was very good - the only thing worth ordering!

But what really annoyed me was that, as it was a beautiful evening, we asked to sit outside on the decking, but were told it was closed. Just for a drink and we'll move inside for our meal? No, it's closed. So we sat as close to the door as we could. As we started our main course, not one but five tables were opened up so that people could sit outside. When I queried this with the waiter he said that the other waiter had made the decision. So, we either had a waiter who was unwilling to be helpful or maybe it was because we weren't French? Not sure, but the food was bad and the service annoying, so we wouldn't go back. With so many alternatives in the area, they need to try harder!

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank sussexstorm
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