Fat Hippo Pride

Born in Newcastle in 2010 from a love of the best burgers...

Way back when in 2010, Fat Hippo was born in a cosy little end terrace in Jesmond. What started out as an ambitious business plan for our founder and MD, Mike Phillips, during his university days, our OG restaurant became a firm favourite in the popular Newcastle suburb. Known for our quality ingredients and quirky flavours as well as our welcoming atmosphere, we quickly made our name known in Newcastle for our indulgent burgers.

Fast forward three years and Fat Hippo Underground arrived. Our second restaurant, with its quirky interior and relaxed vibe, opened in 2013 on Shakespeare Street/Grey Street, right in the heart of Newcastle city centre. The hidden gem, housed in an old listed bank volt is just a few minutes walk away from Grey's Monument and is always the perfect pit stop in town for good value, great burgers.

Keeping things local, in 2016, Durham welcomed Fat Hippo to their city with the opening of our third restaurant in a gorgeous Grade II listed building on the cobbles of Saddler Street just a stone’s throw from Durham Cathedral. Our signature burgers go down a treat with students, families and tourists alike and it didn't take long until Fat Hippo became the place for the best burgers in Durham.

A few years and several trips down the A1 later, the city of Sheffield became the next place we're proud to call home. Having made our name known through the ever popular Peddler Market, we opened in the newest all day dining experience, Kommune in March 2019 and Fat Hippo Sheffield S3 was born. But things didn't stop there. We then teamed up with hottest new brand Lane 7 to bring all things burger to their new site on Matilda Street, The Moor, Sheffield in the December. Geared up with our full menu, Fat Hippo Sheffield S1 opened so the people of Sheffield could enjoy our signature beef and boneless buttermilk chicken patties.

And despite 2020 being the weirdest year so far, we're buzzing that our brand new restaurant has opened in Nottingham city centre this year!

Fat Hippo supporting the NHS


That's our motto.

Our 'Burger Lab' is where the magic happens and we work hard to bring you a countless number of unique specials. We try our best to cater for all allergies, intolerances and dietary preferences and offer the best burgers that are gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan friendly. Our restaurants are child friendly and have a tasty treat-sized menu available for your little ones so that all of the family can enjoy a Fat Hippo feast. Of course it wouldn't be fair if only the people of the North East, Sheffield and Nottingham could enjoy the Fat Hippo experience. 

Our Fat Hippo Fleet travel far and wide to bring our signature burgers to people all over the UK. You can find our Burger Bar, Shipping Container and Chevy popping up at foodie events, music festivals and private parties near you.

And what does the future hold for Fat Hippo we hear you ask? Well, world burger domination obviously. We have exciting plans to continue growing nationally so watch this space. The best burgers could be landing in a city near you soon.

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