“Created in Paris in 1968, the Hippopotamus restaurant Grill has gained a strong reputation, especially in the Paris region, with the widest selections of cut from well-known Sirloin, Tenderloin and Rib Steak, to the rare Hanger and Skirt Steaks., at affordable prices. Hippopotamus welcomes diners in a contemporary setting and friendly ambience, conducive to a relaxing meal, making it a favourite meeting place for lunch and dinner, and meals with family, collagues or friends. Hippopotamus is owned by Group Flo SA, a France-based holding company that owns 300 restaurants, of which 135 are hippopotamus.”
– from the website
ABR Holdings Limited brought in Hippopotamus chain into Singapore, located at Marina Square, the one and only branch in Singapore to date.
Made with nectar, strawberry coulis, pineapple and banana!
Refreshing and healthy.
The calamari was tender inside and crispy outside, dipped into the aoili, perfect for downing beer with.
Alright beef broth laced with a grilled cheesed slice of crusty bread.
Pepper sauce is my favourite!
The rest were Bearnaise, Stewed Shallot, Roquefort Cheese, Barbecue, and Homemad Thai Chilli.
All togethere, there are six types of side dishes available here.
My favourite would be potato gratin, baked potato (see below) then followed by ratatouille.
Other ones were green beans, steamed vegetables, French fries.
All mains come with a choice of sauce and two side dishes.
I could have this on its own for lunch, if you love stronger cheese with a hint of game taste, hit this one.
This is a perfect beef tasting dish for the indecisive one.
The skewer consisted of four types of cuts – Sirloin, Rump, Skirt and Hanger steak.
U.S imported Cornish Game Hen, the skin was grilled to slight crispiness, whereas the meat inside was fork tender.
Perfect to go with a homey potato gratin.
“Skirt Steak is a cut of beef from the plate of the mule. Long and flat, it is often neglected because it is not known for its tenderness.
Rather, it is well-loved for its strong flavour in every cut. Armed with this insight, we urge you to give this underdog a chance.
Its striking flavours are as distinctive as they are rich.”
Tender meat coupled with smoky and rich BBQ sauce, reasonable price tag to boot, perfectto!
Another perfectly grilled crusty exterior, and tender flesh underneath.
Crispy grilled skin on the outside, this restaurant is really good with the grilling skills.
Buttery and flaky fish underneath, drizzled over a touch of fresh lemon juice, oh-so tasty and healthy.
For the crustacean lover, you could look forward to these huge and bouncy grilled prawns.
They were naturally sweet too.
The unassuming milky chocolate mousse in the cup was delicious.
Airy and light, the more I dug, the deeper chocolate taste was.
The smooth and creamy custard was really good, intense vanilla tasted.
This picture tells a thousand words.
Thick gooey chocolate centre flowing out, awaiting to be greeted with spoonful of cold vanilla ice-cream.
I love this hot and cold dessert combination too, not found easily.
Grilled pineapple came with the smoky meat taste (due to using the same meat grill), I didn’t mind that at all!
You will be happy to know weekday lunch treat available here at S$15.90++ for a limited choices of main + side dishes + dessert!
Address: 6 Raffles Boulevard, #01-204/205 , Marina Square , Singapore 039594
Opening Hours: 11am – 10.30pm (daily)