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Fat Hippo Underground

2-6 Shakespeare Street | Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6AQ, England
+44 191 447 1161
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“dirty fries” (61 reviews)
“burgers” (396 reviews)
“texas burger” (47 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
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Service
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2-6 Shakespeare Street | Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6AQ, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I attended The Fat Hippo today with my college group, we were a group of 12. The food was nice and tasty but would recommend stating the way you like your burgers to be cooked etc, i had mine 'Well Done' as i dont like...More

Thank bethany s
FatHippoRestaurants, Brand Manager at Fat Hippo Underground, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a nice review of your time at Underground. If the layout and setting isn't for your liking we do also have two other restaurants in Jesmond and Durham that aren't Underground. We hope to see you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Classy place better than anything down south. We shared 4 starters - each was quality. Potato skins, chicken dippers, deep fried gherkins, and mac cheese balls. Dips superb. Then moved onto best burgers ever - Texas my choice. Bun as fresh as the weather and...More

Thank Geoff W
FatHippoRestaurants, Brand Manager at Fat Hippo Underground, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It sounds like you had a great time Underground! I'm pleased to hear your food was top notch. Hope to see you again soon! Thanks, Mercede

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with friends to take a break from the Christmas market after wandering around all afternoon we decided to come here, the food is superb the vegetarian options are brilliant the staff are friendly & very informative with menu & the drinks, also enjoyed...More

Thank nevada93
FatHippoRestaurants, Brand Manager at Fat Hippo Underground, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your 5 star review! I will pass your kind words onto the restaurant manager. We hope to see you again in the future. Thanks, Mercede

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Never really been a huge meat eater but can't resist at Fat Hippo, they serve the best burgers and chips in Newcastle! Recommend you get the dirty fries also...

Thank Caitlin D
FatHippoRestaurants, Brand Manager at Fat Hippo Underground, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for you kind words! We hope to see you again soon. Thanks, Mercede

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Their PB&J burger (with warm crunchy peanut butter and bacon jam) is a wow experience; don't forget sweet potato fries. Super-friendly and competent service. The menu features only about a dozen burgers and some sides, which points to two facts - one, the chef/management intents...More

Thank aa154
FatHippoRestaurants, Brand Manager at Fat Hippo Underground, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Great to hear you had such a nice burger at Underground. We stick to what we're good at here at Fat Hippo which is our burgers and I'm pleased you enjoyed yours. Thanks, Mercede

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in for lunch, didn't have to book in advance. It was a little dull inside but it is called the fat hippo underground so i guess its supposed to look like that. Anyway we didnt care about what it looked like, we were hungry!...More

Thank amyji96
FatHippoRestaurants, Brand Manager at Fat Hippo Underground, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm pleased to hear it was the best burger you've ever had, what a compliment! I hope you gave your boyfriend a smug look after you had your PB&J! Hope to see you again. Thanks, Mercede

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed my visit in December, I haven’t been to Fat Hippo in a long time due to living down south now and wasn’t disappointed with the visit at all, I ordered the Fat Hippo and dirty fries, The staff were next level and a...More

Thank Michael E
FatHippoRestaurants, Brand Manager at Fat Hippo Underground, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good choice of burger! I will pass your comments onto Gareth who will be very pleased to hear you enjoyed yourself! We look forward to seeing how return. Thanks, Mercede

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here on Christmas Eve with friends we booked a table before as we weren't sure how busy it would be. I went for the Stinky Pete burger but without the blue cheese sauce as I was out in the afternoon and wasn't sure what...More

Thank Jayne C
FatHippoRestaurants, Brand Manager at Fat Hippo Underground, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed your burgers at Underground. Stinky Pete is one of my all time favourites so you chose well, it is definitely worth trying with blue cheese! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks, Mercede

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had a PB&J which is peanut butter and bacon jam. The burger itself was nice and the flavours worked. However there was far too much peanut butter and not enough bacon jam. This meant the burger was dry and ‘claggy’. My girlfriend got the...More

Thank Dan1210
FatHippoRestaurants, Brand Manager at Fat Hippo Underground, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed the burger itself however if you had notified one of our staff members I'm sure they would of been more than happy to provide you with more sauce. We hope to see you return, Thanks, Mercede

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pre-Christmas food with Work. The food was excellent, burgers top notch served slightly pink showing the quality. Really tasty. Dirty fries were ok, I also had the deep fried gherkins which were a good size portion and very tasty! I think the starter/side option is...More

Thank Gemma F
FatHippoRestaurants, Brand Manager at Fat Hippo Underground, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the lovely review! Glad you had such a nice Christmas meal. We hope to see you return. Thanks, Mercede

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Jasmine S
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Response from SuzanneBasquil | Reviewed this property |
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19 January 2017|
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Response from FatHippoRestaurants | Property representative |
Hi there, unfortunately our beef isn't halal. However our chicken is! Hope this helps answer your question. Thanks, Mercede
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Response from FatHippoRestaurants | Property representative |
Hey guys, Bookings may be made from 4.30pm onwards and can easily be booked online at fat hippo co uk :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$11 - US$21
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:30
Saturday
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-6 Shakespeare Street | Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6AQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Phone Number: +44 191 447 1161
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Description
Fat Hippo specialise in the good kind of gluttony: making indulgent burgers that have you loosening your belt buckle before you've even started!
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