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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%
Travellers talk about
“chateaubriand” (29 reviews)
“crepe suzette” (23 reviews)
“salmon sashimi” (11 reviews)
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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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is my second attempt with Hippopotamus to sample their vegan menu. I assumed it would have improved due to feedback, but no, it was still lack lustre. The menu reads well, presentation is OK too, but when it comes to taste??.....I didn't finish my...More

Thank BanglePo
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very disappointing, on a number of levels. Starters had: Le Coux Fleur, La Citrouille. The first, bland and uninspired, the second, too large and forgettable. Mains: Risotto Aux Cahmpignons, Le Tian De Legumes. The first, far too heavy and boring, the second, overly sweet and...More

Thank TonyFromHackney
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great fine dining restaurant in Wellington. Attentive service right through the meal. Excellent wine list. Delicious seafood; lobster tail entree, catch of the day. Amuse bouche to start and palate cleanser between courses. Strawberry dessert to die for! Not cheap, but worth the expense. Would...More

Thank Lyn R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gorgeous food, beautiful restaurant and amazing art through the lobby and most importantly - ‘hands down’ the best waitress I’ve ever come across ❤️ We had the market fish and the lamb. Both were prepared beautifully. Lamb was a perfect medium rare, and (as you...More

Thank Hey-Mrs-Robinson
QTMuseumWellington, Manager at Hippopotamus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Mrs_Robinson, Thank you for sharing your recent dining experience with us. We are delighted we could make your wedding anniversary a memorable experience! We strive to deliver the best experience on all counts and are thrilled we were able to deliver on such a...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have wanted to eat here for a few years now but this restaurant is a little out of my price range so when my sister-in-law shouted us I jumped at the chance. I was not disappointed but then again I ignored the prices. The...More

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

Dear Suzan H, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a nice review. We are delighted to hear your positive comments regarding our food and service. The Crêpes Suzette is divine isn’t it? A deliciously entertaining feast for all the senses. We look...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to this restaurant during my stay in this place . It’s a great place to eat with good ambience and awesome food, really enjoyed their breakfast. A must try if your around.More

Thank Roben H
QTMuseumWellington, Manager at Hippopotamus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Roben H, 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 – day or night! Until next time,...More

Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

This was my family’s first dining experience with Hippopotamus and it was absolutely divine. Service was top notch - all the waiters were very patient and attentive. The food was beyond expectation. We thought that because it was “fine dining”, the food portions would be...More

Thank amanda_travels91
QTMuseumWellington, Manager at Hippopotamus, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Amandaa_qq Thank you for your kind words! We’re thrilled to hear we provided you a 5-star experience on all counts. Dinner is a truly unique experience with a fantastic atmosphere & stunning harbour view. Until next time, Florent

Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Stayed st The Museum Hotel and booked a Saturday night dinner for 2. It has to be one of the best restaurants in town. Stunning food with stunning flavours and stunning service and not over priced for such quality. Looking forward to our next stay.More

Thank Zara58
QTMuseumWellington, Manager at Hippopotamus, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Dear Zara58, 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 for another luxurious stay at QT Museum Wellington and...More

Reviewed 11 January 2018

We stayed at the QT Museum Wellington and ate here for breakfast and drinks/dessert. The entire decor is eclectic, quirky, and loud, but so much fun! The breakfast buffet is extensive and so yummy, but is, as usual, expensive. Everything was absolutely delicious ago, so...More

Thank Christina J
QTMuseumWellington, Manager at Hippopotamus, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Christina J, Thank you for your sharing your recent dining experience with us. We're thrilled to be able to treat you to a quality experience on all counts! Until next time, Camille

Reviewed 10 January 2018

My husband and I enjoyed an early evening meal here whilst in Wellington. The restaurant is up a couple of floors so you enter via the hotel entrance which is a little confusing, but once upstairs you immediately enter a world of red velvet and...More

Thank wackersGoldenBay
QTMuseumWellington, Manager at Hippopotamus, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Dear wackersGoldenBay, Thank you for the lovely words you have written about your recent experience with us. Our early evening dining menu is something special isn't it? We hope you may join us again, whether it’s for dinner or you’re looking to try our high...More

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jtf2611
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Response from scribblerz | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but it is wise to book.
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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$22 - US$35
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, Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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
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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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