Daily: 11:00 - 22:30
A household name in France, Hippopotamus Grill Restaurant now has its first outlet in Singapore at Marina Square offering quality beef with a wide selection of cuts. French favourites such as beef tartare, escargots and foie gras are also available.
About this Restaurant:
Created in Paris in 1968 (France), the Hippopotamus Restaurant Grill is known for their meats (Tres Bien!) especially in the Paris region, with the widest selections of meat cuts. Check out the photos at http://mrupupup.blogspot.sg/2013/09/hippopotamus-restaurant-grill.html
Prices: Range beef cuts like skirt cut of about $19 to high end range of beef steaks of $100 and alos got burgers, desserts and drinks
Mrupupup had Hanger Steak ($20 estimate) and their BBQ ribs ($20 estimate). The beef steak was very juicy, tender and some blood still oozing out (order medium done). The ribs was very nice and ask for extra BBQ sauce.
Eatery's selling point is its wide range of beef cuts at affordable prices. Because the restaurant is located along a rather quiet stretch on the ground floor of Marina Square Shopping Mall, it offers an "al fresco" dining area alongside the pedestrian walkway as well as seating in the inner chambers which offer more privacy. Exposed brick walls with red, square lights complete the cafe like setup.
The beef steak came with a basket of bread (good with butter!). Tantalizing medium done steak was tender and juicy, tasted better with their special bearnaise sauce and excellent side dishes like green beans, delicious potato gratin, hot baked whole potato with sour cream and ratatouille (vegetables dish) had great aroma and tasted unique.
Overall experience was like going to France to have nice meal, but it was in Singapore! Mrupupup would go again to Hippopotamus to eat more Meats!
Ordered a rump steak well done. The steak was medium well instead. One of the side dish potato gratin was delicious but found a hair inside when I was half finished with it! When I told the waitress, she said they put in oven so it's not possible?! Then she took it away and later returned and place a new gratin on the table without a word! Felt so indignant that I asked to speak to the manager. The manager at least had s good attitude and apologized on her behalf. Honestly, I was so appalled by the service and given the mediocre food quality and high price, I will not return again.
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Having tried Hippopotamus during my trip to Paris years back, I decided to revisit the Hippo themed restaurant in Singapore. They are owned by a France based company and has strong reputation in Paris region, known for their wide range of Beef Steak Cuts.
Overall experience was above average with attentive service and constant refills of our plain water. However a little wait is required for the dishes to be served up to the table.