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“Best burgers in town..”

Fat Hippo Underground
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$11 - US$20
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
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!
Reviewed 15 June 2014

This quirky place is reminiscent of some underground jazz club, quite a contrast to some of the more glitzy bars and restaurants in the city. The service was friendly and efficient but the food was fantastic. I don't think I've had such a delicious burger in years; best in Newcastle and beyond. The triple cut chips were also great but I couldn't finish them. I will definitely be returning and the Happy Hour on Fridays is a bargain. A gem of a place!

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1  Thank Shima B
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

Absolutely delicious food! The burgers are tasty and there's plenty of toppings on them which makes a nice change from some burger restaurants. Music is good background music, and service is good, although can be a little hard to get the right persons attention sometimes. Overall a lovely restaurant and I will definitely be going back!

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Reviewed 13 June 2014

Recommended by my daughter so thought give it a try as in town. Went in at 17.45 & place already 3/4 full which seemed good sign. Staff were friendly & service pretty good, but important thing was the food. I had American Burger & it was very tasty, my daughter had Texas Burger & she enjoyed that as well. Another good thing Hippo Hour 17.00 till 18.00 where U get two courses for £9.50. Place had good buzz with people in all seem to be enjoying the experience. Definitely great place for bunch friends or family to go n appeared to have good Veggie options to.

1  Thank Tony H
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Reviewed 13 June 2014 via mobile

Went in for lunch on a Wednesday afternoon.

First of all I know it's called hippo underground but it really is like sitting in a cave, absolutely no natural light and far to warm.

Secondly I'm not a fan of loud house music at 1.30 in the afternoon when trying to talk.

Third the food was just disappointing. Onion rings and chips were over cooked and tasted of old oil, the burger was under seasoned and tasteless, a pity as Newcastle is screaming out for a good burger joint.

The service was fast and friendly just such a pity about
the product which at nearly £10 a burger should be good.

Oh and top tip when your chefs go out for a cig break get them to close the door after them as the entire restaurant started to stink of smoke which is a bit of an off put.

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Thank NumberZen
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

The food while plentiful wasn't fantastic tasting. The variety (in my opinion) was not inspiring either. Although one of our party did have a delicious meal, the rest of us were unconvinced.

The deserts were fantastic albeit basic.

3  Thank DanielGTravels
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