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“Lovely Food, shame about the view” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hippocampe - CLOSED

Hippocampe
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Sutton Surrey
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Lovely Food, shame about the view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2013

Although one of the most expensive restaurants in Flic en Flac, you do get what you pay for here. The food is absolutely delicious and the presentation is spectacular. The staff are great as well and we had a lovely evening, the only down side which they can do nothing about, is that the restaurant faces away from the sea so unfortunately the view you get is of the newly built apartment block, but as long as you are looking at your food or drink its perfect.

Visited December 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank golfgolf1
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English first
Cape Town, South Africa
Level Contributor
22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Something Fishy”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2013

There's something fishy going on here in more ways than one. I looked at the reviews and tried out this restaurant and despite the positive reviews this place was truly appalling. When I asked the waiter (who was very pleasant) what food was good he told us the seafood was excellent as we were so close to the sea. We ordered the fresh fish and the house special king prawns. Both were cooked from frozen and tasted terrible. When I enquired about the freshness of the fish the waiter told us it may not be so fresh as they only buy on Mondays. We ate on Saturday. I think the waiter was just being disingenuous, the fish (snapper fillet) was just clearly frozen; it tasted very fishy, watery and the texture was clearly wrong. Nice decor, polite staff, awful food. Also there were 3 other tables who where clearly unsatisfied with there food. This was the worst food I have had in years. Give this place a miss.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Barrowboy
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Chicago, Illinois
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Hippocampe – Best Restaurant in Mauritius!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2013

Dining at Hippocampe was a highlight of our trip to Mauritius. The Hilton hotel recommended this restaurant to us and it lived up to all the glory Hilton bestowed upon it. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The servers and owners went out of their way to ensure we were taken care of. The local art displayed added to the romantic ambiance of the warm dining room and beautiful bar. We had mentioned to the owners that we wanted to purchase some of the art and when we came back on our second visit within the week, they had the art we wanted all packed and ready for us to take back. Attached is a photo of the African art that is now living in Chicago. Any trip to Mauritius should include dining and experiencing this great restaurant! Barb & Dave

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank BAY1122
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Berkshire
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Lovely food with a pleasant atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2013

Really nice food with a pleasant feel to the restaurant. Service was excellent and very welcoming for families. Good value for money. Will go back again for sure!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank JD_Pocket
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Whitworth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Drove 50km to revisit this restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2013 via mobile

2 years ago we stayed at Flic en Flac and visited this restaurant on numerous occasions, because we loved the food and atmosphere. Staying at Grand Baie this year and wanted to revisit our favourite restaurant, we were not disappointed. The staff are very welcoming and the food is delicious. Do not expect speedy service, as the food is cooked fresh. Sit back and enjoy a cocktail.

Visited June 2013
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Thank glsautocare
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