Going on safari is the cultivating experience to become one
with Mother Nature, adopt an appreciation for different traditions and brush up
on your Lionese – the native tongue of the great cats. Embrace South African culture
and learn hippopotamus instead with today’s deal: $59 for Monday to Thursday dining or $79 for Friday to Sunday enjoying an
authentic South African-style three-course lunch or dinner for two including wine at
Hippo Creek South African Grill, Hillarys ($160 value).
Starving sandgropers slide onto the nearest camel and sway their way down to the watery wonders at Hillarys Hippo Creek African Grill. Lunch or dinner are the meals of choice and depending on the deal chosen, diners will be indulging on either Monday to Thursday nights or Friday to Sunday nights, though that is where the differences end. Duos begin the feast with an entrée of ‘Mud Huts’ which are cheeky little button mushrooms filled with cream cheese, spinach and semi-dried tomato, crumbed and fried, served with garlic aioli. For mains, choices are difficult with couples selecting tasty options from the set menu like the signature ‘Hunters Assaghai’ dish of marinated rump cubes dangling on a skewer over fries with dripping garlic or chilli butter; ‘Botswana Beef’ marinated char-grilled fillet served with mash, vegetables and red wine jus; flame-grilled marinated free-range chicken with garlic prawns, creamy mash and garlic sauce, or a delectable fish of the day. A glass of Hippo Creek’s house red or white wine is presented to each Australian Grouponer, as well as a deliciously gooey, decadent sticky date pudding to round out the dining experience.
Located over the beautiful water at Hillarys, Hippo Creek is a foodie’s fantasy. Adopting age-old hunter-gatherer traditions, open fire cooking is a favourite at Hippo Creek. They combine spits, skewers, grids and spears to provide ultimate taste, juiciness and texture in all things meat. The warm, friendly staff combined with the inviting, authentic surroundings reminiscent of an exotic safari makes patrons feel as though they have stepped off the boardwalk and into a little slice of African delight.