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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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Open Now
6:30 AM - 10:30 PMAll hours
CUISINES
French, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
90 Cable Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 874 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

This restaurant in the OT hotel has the over the top decor which is wonderful the super food and the very willing but very inexperienced French young servers. The wine list is sensational.m

Thank Connolly47
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Was lucky to attend with a group for a late lunch. All I can say is that it was the best meal and service that I have ever had. We arrived and were seated with an amazing view. The service was amazing and it was...More

Thank Patrick H
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a fabulous dining experience to celebrate a birthday. First we were escorted to the bar that overlooked part of the marina for a drink. Taken through to the dining area. Our wait staff were friendly, very attentive and informative. An amazing wine list....More

Thank Rosebank430
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here to celebrate a birthday, but were only able to get a booking at pre-dining time, which is 5.30. With one guest of our party only arriving around 6.00 it became a bit a race against time, to vacate the table by 7...More

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

Dear Rik G, 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 in the future, perhaps for High Tea or a leisurely lunch? Until next time,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An elegant and different dining experience, surrounded by artwork. Food beautifully presented and cooked. Friendly service. Thought my fish was a touch underdone, but in fact was perfectly cooked. Delightful, elegant and tasty. A Masterchef at work!

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

Dear JEHSAH, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we are delighted to hear your positive comments regarding the service and food. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip! Until next time, Camille

Reviewed 1 week ago

The flowers on our table were dead and when I mentioned it - (all the others were lovely and alive) nothing was done to swap them for a live bud vase. My partners breakfast was delivered without a plate and then he was given a...More

Thank R8chelO
QTMuseumWellington, Manager at Hippopotamus, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear R8chelO, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience, We're disappointed to hear our service let you down, this is certainly not up to our usual high standards. Please be assured your comments regarding service and seating are being handled by...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter had a high tea here before her wedding and it was simply delicious. The staff are very attentive and extremely thoughtful . I would highly recommend

Thank Shannon S
QTMuseumWellington, Manager at Hippopotamus, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Shannon S, Thank you for your kind words! We’re thrilled to hear we provided you a 5-star experience on all counts. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip for more enjoyable dining experiences! Kind regards, Camille

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can see potential in this restaurant to be the best in Wellington but there is a bit of work to be done yet. Some of the Service details were fantastic. The food was okay but missing that flare that you would expect from such...More

1  Thank Fussy_FoodieMT
QTMuseumWellington, Manager at Hippopotamus, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Fussy_FoodieMT, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed some of our service details provided by our attentive team! We are disappointed that other aspects of your night weren’t to your liking. Please rest assured...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were drawn to QT Museum and Hippopotamus by Ohio’s we’d seen of the bar and the reality was just as good as we enjoyed pre dinner drinks and breakfasts over a couple of days. The bar is a bit awkward to move around in...More

Thank Paula01795
QTMuseumWellington, Manager at Hippopotamus, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Paula01795, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed our excellent service. We believe our collectic and quirky bar is the perfect place to begin your night in style, or finish up with a leisurely...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel QT Museum, which houses Hippopotamus, sports decor that is a superb example of modern, jazzy and classic elegant. Large paintings, 'naturalistic Picasso' (if there is such a thing) and other energetic colourful themes, are set against black back-drops while comfortable chairs and tables, again...More

Thank EarnesTaster
QTMuseumWellington, Manager at Hippopotamus, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear EarnesTaster, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are a little taken aback by your comments as we are not used to receiving such personal commentary on our team. We are disappointed to hear that aspects of dining experience were...More

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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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jtf2611
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$21 - US$33
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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Bar Scene, Romantic
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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