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Get to know the Fat Hippo menu

Published on 03.06.2021
Updated on 21.09.2023

At Fat Hippo, our menu is all about ‘good old fashioned, roll up your sleeves + get it all over your face’ food.

In addition to our normal menu available day and night in our restaurants, we also have a couple of exclusive deals running at certain times for you hungry lot!

Find out more here about our Hippo Hour (the better version of a 'happy hour') evening deal and our Fast Hippo lunch menu!

Happy Hour? What about Hippo Hour!

If you head down to your nearest Hippo between 5pm and 6pm on a weekday, you're in for a TREAT. Forget everything you thought you knew about Happy Hour though 'cos you're about to meet our HIPPO HOUR - the best kind of evening offer!

During this exclusive hour, you can get 2 courses for £16.90 and 3 courses for £19.90 from a menu of selected items! A great deal AMIRITE?

So which menu items can you enjoy on this deal?

When the STARTERS rival the mains...

It's no secret that we know how to do burgers. But before burgers comes STARTERS! And guess what… we know how to do them too.

Available on our Hippo Hour menu, we have our FRICKLES. You can't beat our fried crinkle cut pickles, served with a classic sour cream and our fiery Hellacious Hippo Hot sauce! Don't knock 'em 'til you've tried them though... once you start, you just can't stop.

We've also got our TRASH BROWNS available. Picture a portion of deep fried fluffy tater tots swimming in a rich gooey liquid cheese and topped with crispy Cajun onion strings. Feeling extra cheeky? Level up with added bacon bits. Safe to say these bad boys will live rent free in your head.

And last but not least, we have our DIRTY WAFFLES on the Hippo Hour menu. A bowl of potato waffle goodness smothered in our signature Fat Hippo sauce and crispy bacon bits! Let's be honest, did you even visit Fat Hippo if you didn't try the famous Fat Hippo sauce? Four words: not to be missed.


We got BEEF!

Fancy our signature beef patties for tea? We've got THREE beef burgers up for grabs on our Hippo Hour evening offer. All burgers are served in a toasted demi brioche and come with free Hippo dusted hand cuts as standard (#FreeTheChip).

To pickle or not to pickle? That is the question. First in the line up, we have our AMERICAN. With its double beef patty layered with American cheese, pickles, ketchup and Amercan mustard, this classic will never let you down.

Feeling a bit more adventurous? Time to get WILD like BILL! We're talking double beef patty loaded with American cheese, smoked bacon, waffle fries, thick BBQ sauce, creamy ranch and jalapeños for this Hippo Hour menu addition.

Or is SWISS TONY more your vibe? This bad boy is a double beef patty smothered with Swiss cheese, smoked bacon, juicy mushrooms, crispy tobacco onions and rich truffle mayo! A solid Hippo Hour choice.

Feeling peckish?

In the mood for chicken tonight? Meet the THREE brined, double fried, boneless, buttermilk chicken burgers available on our Hippo Hour menu. As always, these are served in a toasted demi brioche with free Hippo dusted hand cuts!

You don't need a sore head to try our HANGOVER III - although it has been known to sort them right out with its juicy buttermilk chicken layered with American cheese, smoked bacon, crunchy lettuce, pickles, BBQ sauce and creamy ranch. A firm Hippo Hour favourite!

Or you might have the hots for our GREAT WHITE BUFFALO! We're talking crispy buttermilk chicken with American cheese, smoked bacon, buttery Buffalo hot sauce + crunchy purple ‘slaw for this popular chicken burger!

How about the SEMI PARMED-LIFE for your Hippo Hour burger? Our most recent arrival is here to stay and for you to try. It's buttermilk chicken smothered with cheesy garlic bacon crumb, crunchy lettuce, pickles and our garlic butter mayo! 

More about those vegan vibes?

Prefer a plant based patty? No worries, check out the line up of vegan burgers we have on our Hippo Hour menu. All of our vegan burgers are served in a tasty toasted vegan brioche and as standard, they come with free Hippo dusted hand cuts!

First up for our plant based pals, we have FIVE LIES. This single plant based patty is layered with vegan cheese, tangy pickles, crispy cajun onion strings topped with ketchup and American mustard. A true vegan classic.

Or our Hippo Hour menu could be the perfect opportunity to try our HARLEM FAKE. This firm vegan favourite is a southern fried plant based piece, served up with vegan cheese, pink onions, sriracha mayo, crunchy lettuce and chipotle 'slaw!


Level up!

Don't forget that you can still take your Hippo Hour meal to the next level with our amazing range of upgrades! If you're feeling extra cheeky, we always recommend adding an extra PATTY or PIECE to your burger. Of course, making your hand cut chips or fries DIRTY as a must - you don't want to miss out on lashings of our signature Fat Hippo sauce and crispy bacon bits (available vegan too for our plant based pals)! Or if you're feeling extra brave, take on our SUPERFRIES ME with half a tray of hand cut chips, bacon, ranch and Parmesan! (Upgrade charges apply).

Room for dessert?

Still hungry? Well we salute you! Finish off your Fat Hippo feast with our DAPPA SOFT SERVE ICE CREAM! It's our signature black vanilla soft serve, blended from almonds + cashews which naturally thick, rich + creamy! [Excl. Jesmond]

Or if you find yourself in Fat Hippo Jesmond try our ICE CREAM SELECTION, with strawberry, chocolate and vanilla flavours available or how about our sweet BELGIAN WAFFLE, served warm with vanilla ice cream and butterscotch sauce? (All of which can be vegan on request!) There's also our TRIPLE CHOCOLATE BROWNIE, served warm with vanilla ice cream and butterscotch sauce, which is sure to satisfy that sweet spot!

Please note that our Hippo Hour deal is available weekdays 5-6pm (excluding Bank Holidays) for dine in in our full restaurants (not available in our concessions we're afraid).

Check out our Fast Hippo lunch menu

Fancy a lunchtime burger fix? Make your Hippo a FAST one with our lunch deal.

With our lunch offer, get your hands around a choice of five burgers (beef, chicken and vegan options available), served with a portion of our hand cut chips.

Our LITTLE AMERICAN is a classic go-to from the Fast Hippo menu. A single beef patty smothered with cheese, pickles, ketchup and American mustard always hits the spot.

Maybe you're more about that LITTLE HIPPO life? You just can't beat our single beef patty loaded with cheese, chorizo and our famous tangy Fat Hippo sauce.

Our LITTLE BILL with its single beef patty layered with cheese, bacon and BBQ sauce is also on our lunch menu and will satisfy your burger cravings!

Fancying chicken? Our LITTLE WHITE BUFFALO might be the lunchtime burger for you with its crispy buttermilk chicken strips, buttery Buffalo hot sauce + crunchy purple ‘slaw.

If you're looking for a vegan burger, no fear! We have our LITTLE LIES available on our Fast Hippo lunch menu. We're talking a single plant based patty loaded with vegan cheese, pickles and American mustard.. sounds good right?

Don't forget, even with our lunch menu, you can still do your future self a favour and upgrade your meal! Whether it's adding an extra PATTY or PIECE to your burger or making your fries DIRTY, we'll help you level up your lunch! (Upgrade charges apply).

Please note that our Fast Hippo kunch deal is available weekdays 'til 4pm (excluding Bank Holidays) for dine in in our full restaurants in Newcastle, Jesmond, Durham, Nottingham, Headingley, Liverpool, Cardiff, Glasgow, York and Shoreditch as well as our Fat Hippo Sheffield Kommune concession (not available in our Lane 7 concessions we're afraid).

Kids menu for your little Herd

Our child friendly restaurants are a firm favourite with little ones too! Our kids menu is great value and available in our restaurants so your little Herd can eat like hungry hippos! There's options to build your own burger, letting your kids choose exactly what patty, toppings and sauces they would like in their stack before picking from our delicious range of sides and drinks. Not fancying a burger? It's all good, they can go for our chicken fingers instead! There's something for all the family!


Gluten free or dairy free?

As you know, we try our best to cater for everybody at Fat Hippo. If you're looking for gluten free burgers or dairy free burgers, we've got you! Just head to our menu to see the allergen information for each menu item. It will also explain exactly which items are gluten free and dairy free as standard or can be made gluten free or dairy free on request with a few swaps and substitutes so everyone can enjoy their Fat Hippo visit.

Time to book

Have these menus tickled your tastebuds? Thought so. All of our restaurants welcome walk ups but to avoid any disappointment, we recommend booking a table for your Fat Hippo fix. See you VERY soon.

* 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.