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, lunch, dinner and high tea.

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Description: One of New Zealand’s rarest wine collections is now available for you to peruse for personal pouring. A list carefully procured over the years for QT’s French fine dining restaurant by award-winning head Sommelier and manager, Florent Souche.

We offer: Drinks (Alc and non-alc)

Availability: 5 days a week Monday to Friday. Orders 24 hours hours before pick up.

Cuisine: Particularly known for its unique range of wines from New Zealand, France and Italy, you can now take home rare back vintages, half bottles, and other selections not commercially available or sold out elsewhere.

Pickup available

Some of our favourites

1970 Conde de Los Andes ‘Gran Reserve’

Only bottles available in New Zealand. These bottles were made for Hippopotamus with brand new corks and labels.

Craggy Range Sophia 2004

One of the most celebrated wines and sought after vintages from Craggy Range. Has been curated for the last 15 years and now available for you. Stunning to drink now but even better after another decade.

2011 E. Guigal 'La Turque' Côte-Rôtie

A rare and stunning member of the prestigious Hippo Cellar - if you know this wine, then you know it. If you don't know this wine, you need to get to know it. Infamy in a bottle!