Hippopotamus Restaurant

Hippopotamus Restaurant and Cocktail Bar is the award-winning signature restaurant at the design-led luxury hotel, QT Wellington. Under the direction of Executive Chef Jiwon Do, Hippopotamus is a French-inspired fine dining restaurant serving breakfast, dinner and high tea.

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Events - August 1 - 31

A Midsummer Night’s Feast

The Royal New Zealand Ballet Foundation and the Royal New Zealand Ballet, in partnership with Hippopotamus, bring you an evening of fantastical food, music and enchantment. Enter a world of fairies, mischief and moonlight for a special three-course meal inspired by the upcoming production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Executive Chef Jiwon Do has spun together a feast. Start with native herb-crusted venison carpaccio with all the trimmings from Oberon’s Forest, from juniper berry jus to Pāmu deer milk snow. Then move to a love-juice potion of pan-seared Ōra King salmon with kina and egg custard and pāua tortellini, before finishing with a decadent surprise dessert aptly named The Course of True Love Never Did Run Smooth.

Meet dancers, be dazzled by characters in costume, listen to the beautiful music of this special ballet and support the living arts in Aotearoa. A magical night not to be missed.

    *Cannot cater to dietary requirements

Dates:

Various times throughout August

Aug 03, 6:30pm - Late

Price: $160

Event enquiries: trustees@balletfoundation.org.nz

*This event has shared seating

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Pour Your Art Out

Hippopotamus has high tea down to a fine art. Literally. Hippo is transforming into an artist’s studio to draw out your creative side. In an opulent setting, you’ll learn the art of figure drawing with instruction by Strike A Pose and live models mingling amidst the tables of treats. Somewhere between the head and the toes, turn your attention to Chef Jiwon Do’s high tea masterpiece. Enjoy a glass of bubbles on arrival and a culinary collage of sweets and savouries featuring local producers – almost too beautiful to eat. Pinkies and pencils up, Wellington!

    *Cannot cater to dietary requirements

Dates:

Various times throughout August

Aug 07, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Aug 08, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Aug 14, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Aug 15, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Price: $125

Event enquiries: hippopotamus_qtwellington@evt.com

*This event has shared seating

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