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Hippopotamus

90 Cable Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-802 8935
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
French, European, New Zealand, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
90 Cable Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 943 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Ate here 2 nights in a row. I love good food and do not mine paying for it.First night they were having a promotion for Wellington On A Plate so i choose this. Really dissapointed it was just Yuk. So decided to give it another...More

Thank GarfeildAK1957
Reviewed 2 days ago

Fabulous restaurant, French themed, amazing service, food was fabulous. Not a large menu, but great choices. Deserts were cooked at the table. Pricey.

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Thank tonetonetone
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had dinner here with a friend, we were so impressed by the food & service incredible... and lets not forget the decor just love it. I could spend hours at there cocktail bar.

Thank sue B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went for High Tea today. Was very busy but the staff were great despite this. Manager was awesome and the food was well presented and very very tasty. Nice views out towards the harbour and tasteful decor.

Thank DeborahMaree
Reviewed 4 days ago

I visited Hippopotamus for lunch as part of a class trip to experience a higher level of service and cuisine with the hospitality industry. I came expecting to enjoy the food and the service and my expectations were well exceeded. The waitress looking after us...More

Thank William C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have a background in five star hospitality and let me tell you this is one well set up bar and I can only imagine amazing cocktails. Unfortunately I didn’t partake in the cocktails as we were just there for dessert. My sister had the...More

Thank Cameron C
QTMuseumWellington, Manager at Hippopotamus, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Cameron C, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We’re thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience from the friendly service to our moody atmosphere! Your comments on the L’Entrement Chocolat Au Lait have been passed on to the Hippopotamus team...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once again we have experienced the fine art of dining in the heart of Wellington. We celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary choosing the 6 courses degustation menu which never fails to impress us. We had an amazing evening looking at the night lights of Te...More

Thank Sagesse40
QTMuseumWellington, Manager at Hippopotamus, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Sagesse40, Thank you for your lovely review and high praise! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed indulging in our degustation menu. We hope to welcome you back for many more high quality dining experiences. Until next time, Florent

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had great romantic evening here and we loved both the food and the service. There were also good glasses of wine to choose among. The fish of the day main course that I had was fantastic as was my wife's dish. The decor and...More

Thank Perry B
QTMuseumWellington, Manager at Hippopotamus, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Perry B, Thank you for sharing your recent dining experience with us. We're thrilled to be able to treat you to a quality experience on all counts. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip! Until next time, Florent

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took my son here for the 8 course set menu with matched wines. So let's be clear..... this wasn't a cheap outing but the experience in my opinion certainly was worth it! We almost didn't book due to some weak reviews on trip advisor...More

Thank Bettina S
QTMuseumWellington, Manager at Hippopotamus, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Bettina, Thank you for your lovely review and high praise! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed indulging in our 8 course degustation menu. We hope to welcome you back for many more high quality dining experiences. Kindest regards, Florent

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Will always have a fondness for this place as this is where my fiance and I celebrated our first night as an engaged couple. Best food - fresh, well presented and quality ingredients. Food was exceptional. The restaurant its self is stunning and the staff...More

Thank Caitie104
QTMuseumWellington, Assistant Restaurant Manager at Hippopotamus, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Caitie104, Thank you for your kind words! We’re thrilled to be able to treat you to a quality experience on all counts. We look forward to welcoming you back for more memorable dining experiences. Until next time, Yong

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jtf2611
10 July 2017|
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Response from scribblerz | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but it is wise to book.
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10 July 2017|
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Response from 2007noodle | Reviewed this property |
Yes but must specify when booking
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Emma W
8 January 2017|
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Response from QTMuseumWellington | Property representative |
Absolutely! We have a cocktail bar if you're looking for a glam place to drink!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$32
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Monday
6:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
6:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
6:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
6:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Friday
6:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
6:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90 Cable Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-802 8935
  • E-mail
Description
When you are looking for a delicious dining experience in a stunning setting try QT Museum Wellington's flagship, French inspired restaurant – Hippopotamus. Our broad menu is peppered with a delicious mix of comfort food and fine-dining dishes that are designed to satisfy your hunger. Our skilled service team will weave their way in and out of your experience ready to recommend their favourite dish and aperitif. In our adjoining Cocktail Bar mixologists armed with all the hip, new cocktails and a host of firm favourites that can either be enjoyed while you dine, or as a pre and post dining spot.
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