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Hippopotamus Restaurant & Bar

At the infamous Hippopotamus Restaurant and Cocktail Bar, guests can indulge in the art of fined dining with a French menu designed by the renowned Executive Chef, Laurent Loudeac. The iconic Wellington establishment caters from fine dining to high tea – They hold the title as the global winners of the 2015 Dilmah Real High Tea Challenge. Every guest at Hippopotamus is exposed to sophisticated, gourmet food within a refined environment.
Located in Wellington’s beloved QT Museum Wellington, experience art, luxury and decadence, while a stone’s throw away from on Wellington’s waterfront and entertainment district.

Hippopotamus Restaurant & Bar Hippopotamus Restaurant & Bar Hippopotamus Restaurant & Bar

Where to find us

Level 3
90 Cable St
Wellington 6011

+64 4 802 8935

Monday - Friday Breakfast: 6.30pm – 10.30am
Monday - Friday Lunch: 12pm – 2pm
Monday - Friday Dinner: 6pm – 10pm
Wednesday - Sunday High Tea: 2pm – 4.30pm
Saturday - Sunday Breakfast: 7am – 11am

Takes Reservations:

Early evening dinner bookings at 5.30pm only (table must be vacated at 7.30pm)

Cocktail bar open daily from 12pm

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