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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
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“dirty fries” (63 reviews)
“burger” (642 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
2-6 Shakespeare Street | Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6AQ, England
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Reviewed yesterday

We arranged to take my daughters family out for a meal to celebrate her birthday. She decided to allow her five year old daughter select the restaurant and it was the Fat hippo Underground. We all met at the restaurant and were shown to a...More

Thank Alan S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fat hippo has always been one of my favourite places for a burger. But after this most recent visit I was stunned and gutted. I ordered a burger and dirty fries. Asked for the garnish side salad to be told you don't do it anymore...More

Thank TikiFox
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for a burger and fries with friends... Had the Hangover 3 chicken sandwich. Very tasty! The chicken was perfectly cooked and as a fan of the gherkin, their pickles were spot on. I like food and still couldn't eat all my chips! Friendly staff,...More

Thank Badger M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The burgers were pure filth, in the best possible way. Load up the fries if you can, you won't regret it. The staff were more than happy to accommodate a medium group of us last minuit and the beer is next level. A huge selection...More

Thank Luke_gnew
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good find! The burger with peanut butter was phenomenal. I will make a point of going again when back in Newcastle simply for that burger again.

Thank TrailBlazer281543
FatHippoRestaurants, Brand Development Manager at Fat Hippo Underground, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the 5 star review! We look forward to seeing you again! Thanks, Mercede

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this restaurant on a trip to Newcastle with my partner, it’s a nightmare to find if your not a regular, the sign above the door is minuscule, but well worth the hunt, my partner is coeliac and we had visited the fat hippo...More

Thank Hendo1969
FatHippoRestaurants, Brand Development Manager at Fat Hippo Underground, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I’m pleased we were able to accommodate for you! We look forward to you visiting again. Thanks, Mercede

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fat Hippo has been one of my fave burger places for a while but on my last visit i was disappointed to find that the menu had changed. Options like the spicy bean (veggie) burger had gone and the Hangover III seemed to taste different...More

Thank issybrooke
FatHippoRestaurants, Brand Development Manager at Fat Hippo Underground, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for leaving us a review! We have made some changes to our menu recently including 4 vegan/vegetarian options and now our chicken is now all thighs. I’m pleased you had good service, hope to see you soon. Thanks, Mercede

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best burgers I’ve ever eaten! The frozen cocktails are amazing too. Cannot wait to go back on my next trip to Newcastle! The staff were super lovely and the lunch menu was an amazing price :)

Thank Lauren B
FatHippoRestaurants, Brand Development Manager at Fat Hippo Underground, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the 5 star review! I’m pleased you had such a lovely time. We hope to see you again. Thanks, Mercede

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My first visit with friends and my last. Food average, and service below what I would expect. Ordered burgers for mains with chips. Burger was alright, chips were greasy. finished then requested desert menu, the waitress brought the bill, placed on table and quickly disappeared!...More

Thank BarronRosendahl69
FatHippoRestaurants, Brand Development Manager at Fat Hippo Underground, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback of your visit. It makes for a very disappointing read that you didn’t enjoy your dining experience, if you would like to discuss this further you can email me on mercede@fathippo.co.uk so I can...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Sunday night after the great north run the food was lovely and plenty of it ... the service was great with good recommendations from staff on beers and sauces to go with main meal ... would definitely recommend the Mi5 dish if you...More

Thank Phil H
FatHippoRestaurants, Brand Development Manager at Fat Hippo Underground, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Great to hear you had such a lovely time! We hope to see you again. Thanks, Mercede

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Jasmine S
20 February 2017|
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Response from SuzanneBasquil | Reviewed this property |
not sure sorry
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noof a
20 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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Roam108659
16 September 2016|
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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
USD 11 - USD 20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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
  • E-mail
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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