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Fat Hippo Durham

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Contact Details

36 Saddler Street, Durham, DH1 3NU
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Burger Restaurant Durham

Opening Hours

Mon: 11:00 - 22:00
Tue: 11:00 - 22:00
Wed: 11:00 - 22:00
Thu: 11:00 - 22:00
Fri: 11:00 - 22:30
Sat: 11:00 - 22:30
Sun: 11:00 - 22:00

En route to Durham Cathedral

Fat Hippo Durham

Find the Best Burgers in Durham

You can find our impressive three storey burger restaurant in Durham on the cobbles of old Saddler Street just up from the marketplace.

With its original features and quirky interiors, our restaurant is the perfect stop to rest your feet and feed your face.

Explore the beautiful historic city of Durham with your belly full of burgers.


Where is Fat Hippo Durham?

Fat Hippo Durham is located on the cobbles of old Saddler Street, in the heart of Durham city centre, with views of the river. The restaurant is just up from the marketplace and close to many of the Durham University buildings.

The restaurant is only ten minutes’ walk from Durham train station, a two minutes’ walk from Market Place bus stop and a five minutes’ walk from the historic Durham Cathedral.

We are only a short walk from any of Durham's major city centre car parks, i.e. Walkergate and Prince Bishops.

Do I need to book at Fat Hippo Durham?

We do accept walk ins at Fat Hippo Durham but we recommend booking a table if you’d like to join us at specific time to avoid any disappointment, especially when the restaurant is busy.

Is Fat Hippo Durham a child friendly restaurant?

Yes, Fat Hippo Durham is a child friendly restaurant! It’s the ideal pit stop after a visit to Durham Cathedral, a busy day following the Durham Treasure Trail or exploring several of the other museums, parks and child friendly activities Durham has to offer, including the Lumiere Festival and the Fire and Ice Festival.

We have a varied kids menu (for the little Herd under 12), including vegan options, and we can cater for dietary requirements, including gluten-free and/or dairy-free. We also have high chairs, spacious booths and unisex baby changing facilities available for your little Herd!

Have a look at our kids menu and a read of our blog about being child friendly restaurants!

Is Fat Hippo Durham dog friendly?

Fat Hippo Durham has selected bar tables that are dog friendly (with managerial discretion). Please contact Fat Hippo Durham directly to ensure an appropriate table is available at your selected time.

Does Fat Hippo Durham have free WiFi?

Fat Hippo Durham does have free WiFi - just ask a member of staff for the password!

Is Fat Hippo Durham halal?

At Fat Hippo Durham, the chicken we use is certified halal but the beef is not. If you require any further information about our ingredients or cooking processes, please email our Executive Chef, Dickie on

Does Fat Hippo Durham have outdoor seating?

As Fat Hippo Durham is based on the cobbles of Saddler Street, we’re afraid we do not have an outdoor seating area.

Does Fat Hippo Durham have wheelchair or pushchair access?

Although Fat Hippo Durham is located on street level with ground floor access, our facilities are located on the second floor with no lift available.

Do you have any offers or discounts on at Fat Hippo Durham?

We're afraid we don't currently offer any discounts at Fat Hippo Durham. We do have our Fast Hippo lunch deal and Hippo Hour evening deal running though. Have a read of the further details of these offers.

Can I collect/redeem herd points at Fat Hippo Durham?

Sure thing! To collect/redeem Herd points at Fat Hippo Durham, please download our app to ‘Create an Account’. If you’re an existing Herd member who has yet to download the app, create a new account with the same email address then verify your account to transfer your existing points!

To collect points, use the app when dining in (just get your QR code scanned by your server) or placing a Click + Collect order. To redeem points, simply speak to your server before ordering when dining in!

You may only redeem one Herd reward per visit, and only one Herd account may collect the points from the table per visit. Please note Herd points can only be collected and redeemed in restaurants and not concessions.

Any questions about Herd points? Pop an email over to our Herd team.

Can I redeem and purchase gift cards at Fat Hippo Durham?

Absolutely! You can redeem and purchase gift cards in our Fat Hippo Durham restaurant. You can also purchase our gift cards online.

Can I purchase merchandise in Fat Hippo Durham?

We don’t house our merchandise on site in Fat Hippo Durham but if you head over to our online shop, you can view our latest collections and place orders.

Do you have any jobs available at Fat Hippo Durham?

Please keep an eye out on our Careers page to see any job vacancies at Fat Hippo Durham.

Where can I get the best burgers in Durham?

Two words… Fat Hippo!

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* Please note these locations are smaller Fat Hippo kiosks within another host venue. To make a booking within the dining area of one of these sites, please click the location above and your reservation will be made through the host venue’s system. These venues are solely responsible for all bookings at these locations so please contact them directly with any queries.