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.