The Fat Hippo Newcastle

Written about Food
23rd February 2013




Sunday morning food thoughts almost instantly lead to The Fat Hippo when in Newcastle. The hand cut chips alone are worth tracking it down when in Jesmond.

A very chilled out café with a picture perfect selection of lunch options from stacked meaty burgers to mouth watering - quite literally - alternatives. The spicy bean burger is a surprising favourite to me, which I favour over the meat options.
Stacked with rocket, tomatoes and polished off with a soft bun, the burgers are pretty dreamy when laid down on their wooden platter. The chicken burger come packed into a floured ciabatta and served with fries, to me, the lighter option.
The perfect hangover cure is in the beginnings of the menu - nachos, buffalo wings and sliders are the perfect selection to share over memories of the previous night. Quenched with Coca Cola from the bottle - perfect.

Central to the hub of Jesmond, it's a pretty popular lunch option. More often than not you'll be greeted with a full house but as an easy option there is always The Fat Hippo Deli right down the street.
Easy lunch in a homely environment and you won't be leaving unsatisfied.

The Fat Hippo is in West Jesmond, just down from Tesco on St George's Terrace.

  • Whats on your tulips

    This looks delicious but unfortunately I don't live near Newcastle but if I ever go there i will remember this place.

  • Samantha Minny

    I like the idea of having a Beginning, Middle and End rather than staters, mains and desserts. It makes the meal feel like a journey or a story and that's what food should be.
    If I still lived in the UK, I'd check this out. Unfortunately NZ to the UK is a fit far to travel for a meal :)

  • India S

    ohhh myy that looks so yummy!! X

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