Fat Hippo turns 5!

Five short years ago on January 12th 2011, The Fat Hippo opened it’s doors in Jesmond for the first time. Grown from a mildly unhealthy obsession with burgers, this good old fashioned roll up your sleeves and get it all over your face food was born.

From the original cosy little bricked Jesmond branch, to the cool neon-lit Underground venue in Newcastle, to our mobile burger machine The Fat Hippo Burger Bar, we have always ensured that our customers go away with good food, messy fingers and juicy burgers.

The Fat Hippo is never far from another adventure! This year alone has seen Jesmond gain national recognition with the Guardian newspaper, the Underground nominated for ‘Best Restaurant’ in the Newcastle Chronicle’s People’s Choice Awards and the Fat Hippo Burger Bar winning Battle Of The Burger both on home turf in Newcastle and away in Leeds!

Keep your eyes peeled to see what 2016 holds, as we have another newbie in the works, watch out Durham, there’s about to be a Hippo on the loose! Spring 2016.

Next year also holds another milestone for the Fat Hippo as we turn 5! Five great years has seen many a great burger pass through our restaurant. From good old favourites like the Texas to our iconic PB&J every burger lover has their usual, but what about retired favourites? 

We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than to welcome back some old favourites to really help us celebrate in style!

Join us from 11th – 15th January where for one week only, we will be bringing back some of the best; Cool Runnings, Candy Man, Ranch and Danger Mouse!

But in true New Year’s fashion, one of these OLD favourites will become our NEW menu addition! And you get to decide!

Have your say! Vote online via our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #5yrsofFatHippo

Each burger ordered in restaurant will earn an extra 10 votes so get down and support your favourite! Keep an eye on our social media channels to find out who’s in the lead …

Fat Hippo - pushing the boundaries of the iconic burger since 2010!

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