One of the rare non-DSLR evenings, so bear with the camera phone quality pics. But we had pretty good grill at Hippopotamus Restaurant Grill so I wanted to share it. N was having meat cravings and since we have Palate discounts, we headed over to Marina Square for 1-for-1 Starters/Mains!
The service on first impressions wasn’t great. The servers were all so busy trying to turn the tables, they didn’t acknowledge us at the head of the queue. We waited for 5 minutes before someone told us to hold on for another 5 minutes.
This is a very small detail, but I really like their chips! Tastes home made 🙂 They give free chips and bread on the house.
Interesting starter – Bone Marrow served with bread ($11.90). This was all N’s after 1 bite for me, but for meat and innard lovers, this is a decent quality dish for the price
Next up, French onion soup (8.90). Again, decent quality but after the best French Onion soup in Singapore, this pales in comparison.
The main Ribeye Steaks were pretty impressive. Of course, you cannot compare to the Mortons or Lawrys but for $42.90, the 300g ribeye was well cooked, tender and well marbled! You can choose your sauce and sides, so we tried with Bearnaise (like Hollandaise) sauce and Fried Shallots sauce. If you like rich creamy sauces, I would recommend the Bearnaise – i felt it made the meat juicier.
With almost 50 off% Palate promotion (1-for-1 on starts and mains), we paid $30/pax which was reasonable for starters and good quality 300g Ribeye beef. The service also got better after we ordered the food; they moved us to a bigger table so we are not squeezed in a 2-seater with 4 dishes. Good reasonably priced outlet if you are having meat craving.
Address: #01-204/205, Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard
Hours: Mon – Sun: 11:00 – 22:30