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Thursday, 18 August 2016

The Fat Hippo Underground with Kids | Simply the Best Burgers in Newcastle

One of the pros of writing for the Fat Hippo blog (check out our post featuring Free things to do in Newcastle) is that you sometimes get invited along to enjoy some burgers on the house as a way of saying thanks. Although I am supposed to be counting calories (seems to have gone out of the window over summer), I would be mad to decline the best burgers in Newcastle so we headed over to the Fat Hippo Underground on treat night.

The Fat Hippo Underground with Kids | Simply the Best Burgers in Newcastle - children's menu

The Fat Hippo's children's menu is nice and simple at £5 for a burger and fries. As everything is cooked to order, picky eaters can easily be accommodated. All three of my children wanted a bacon cheeseburger without the bacon (despite actually liking bacon!). This wasn't a problem at all.

The Fat Hippo Underground with Kids | Simply the Best Burgers in Newcastle - Rio Olympics Menu

Now when it comes to the Fat Hippo, I'm a creature of habit and I always order the Texas. I think I've probably eaten around 20 of them in my life already. Oooops! I decided that tonight would be the night that I would try something new. The Fat Hippo often run special menus at various points throughout the year and as a nod to the Olympics were running a special Brazilian-themed menu alongside their regular offerings. I ordered the Knockout Ned (only available until August 21st) from the Olympic menu and wasn't disappointed. Sometimes it's good to try something new! Steve went for the Stinky Pete which I would say is definitely his favourite.

The Fat Hippo Underground with Kids | Simply the Best Burgers in Newcastle - kids colouring and activity sheets

Children are well catered for were given cute Fat Hippo colouring sheets to complete as we waited for our order. You can tell we're family as we all went for the same drink - a proper chocolate milkshake. Lush!

The Fat Hippo Underground with Kids | Simply the Best Burgers in Newcastle - homemade and fresh frothy chocolate milkshakes

The Fat Hippo Underground with Kids | Simply the Best Burgers in Newcastle - kids chocolate milkshake

The Fat Hippo Underground with Kids | Simply the Best Burgers in Newcastle - chocolate milkshake

The Fat Hippo Underground with Kids | Simply the Best Burgers in Newcastle

The Fat Hippo Underground with Kids | Simply the Best Burgers in Newcastle - children's hippo colouring sheet completed.

Our burgers arrived in around 25 minutes. I think Jack was a little overwhelmed by the size of his meal as he started eyeing it up when it arrived - the children's portions are very generous and will easily fill even the most hungry of children.

The Fat Hippo Underground with Kids | Simply the Best Burgers in Newcastle -children's bacon cheese burger meal

The Fat Hippo Underground with Kids | Simply the Best Burgers in Newcastle -children's bacon cheese burger meal

The Fat Hippo Underground with Kids | Simply the Best Burgers in Newcastle -children's bacon cheese burger meal

The Fat Hippo Underground with Kids | Simply the Best Burgers in Newcastle -children's bacon cheese burger meal

The kids all agreed that the Fat Hippo serve the best burgers in Newcastle and all tucked in without any of the usual moaning.

The Fat Hippo Underground with Kids | Simply the Best Burgers in Newcastle -children's bacon cheese burger meal

The Fat Hippo Underground with Kids | Simply the Best Burgers in Newcastle - fat hippo underground interior

The Fat Hippo Underground with Kids | Simply the Best Burgers in Newcastle - children's menu

Grown up burgers are juicy and moist, the fries are crispy and the fillings generous. Things will get messy though so thank goodness for the rolls of kitchen rolls on the table. You'll need them!

The Fat Hippo Underground with Kids | Simply the Best Burgers in Newcastle - Stinky Pete Burger

The Fat Hippo Underground with Kids | Simply the Best Burgers in Newcastle - Knocking Ned Burger Special for the Rio Olympics

After our epic mains it's fair to say we were fit to burst. I'd promised the kids some churros though (also on the special Olympics menu) so we ordered one plate between the five of us. I did seriously well to manage just half a churro but the kids managed to wolf them down - I do wonder if they have bottomless stomachs at times? They were good churros btw and if they pop up on a specials menu again, I'd recommend you try them yourself.

The Fat Hippo Underground with Kids | Simply the Best Burgers in Newcastle -Churros Dessert

The Fat Hippo Underground with Kids | Simply the Best Burgers in Newcastle - Churros Dessert

Heidi had to drain every last drop of her milkshake - she is honestly a machine at times! 

The Fat Hippo Underground with Kids | Simply the Best Burgers in Newcastle - chocolate milkshake

This isn't the first time we've dined with the kids at the Fat Hippo and we have visted all three restaurants and give them all the thumbs up. The staff are always super friendly, the atmosphere is very chilled and laid back (no one raised an eyebrow when Heidi started demonstrating her gymnastic stretches by our table) and the food is always spot on.


Need to Know

  • The Fat Hippo has branches in Newcastle, Jesmond & Durham. You'll also find them popping up at lots of events and festivals across the region. 
  • The Fat Hippo Happy Hour runs from 5pm-6pm Monday-Friday. 1 course £8 | 2 courses £10.50 | 3 courses £12.50
  • Click Here to view the Fat Hippo Underground Menu
  • The Fat Hippo Underground is indeed underground - just next to the Theatre Royal so perfect for pre-theatre dining. There are steps to navigate so pushchairs will need to be folded/carried. 


Disclosure : We received a complimentary meal but were not obliged to write this post. We just wanted to share the love about the best burgers in Newcastle.  
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18 comments

  1. Really lovely place for both adults and kids. I like the RIO menu too :)

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  2. I've still never been to any of the Fat Hippo places! Those burgers look absolutely incredible, I think I may need to sample them all! X

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  3. It's made me chuckle that all 3 ordered the bacon cheeseburger with no bacon! I love hearing about Heidi. She's awesome, she needs all those calories to climb big walls!!

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  4. I amazed thermoset kids can eat! Mine haven't stopped since the start of the holidays! We've never tried fat hippo.but these burgers look amazebonks!

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  5. These burgers look amazing, definitely need to try the Fat Hippo next time I'm in Newcastle! I'm always astonished as to how much kids put away, my daughter could eat all day and still say she was hungry haha! xx

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  6. I absolutely love the name of the restaurant and the fact they have churros ;)

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  7. Oh my gosh these burgers look incredible! Now I'm craving burgers and churros...!

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  8. I love a burger! Definitely some happy customers in those photos! The shakes looked amazing too!

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  9. The best burgers in Newcastle? Wow - I will have to go! H x

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  10. I have only just begun to explore Newcastle and I love it. I also love a good burger too - this looks ace.

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  11. Them Churros look so good! Love them so much and hardly ever see them anywhere. This restuarant looks great, I love all the pictures and the food looks really good too... making me hungry

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  12. I haven't been for such a long time and now I'm really craving a burger! I think it'll have to wait until after the wedding though, not sure that Fat Hippo burgers and wedding dresses really go well together!

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  13. Wow those churro's look amazing, such a good price for a kids menu x

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  14. Those chops looks yummy, love big chunky ones. Really fancy a chocolate milkshake now

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  15. I need to go here asap - I am so hungry now!!

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  16. Love, love, love Fat Hippo! Must head back soon as this post is making me crave one of their burgers! 😋

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  17. I fancy chocolate milkshake now, yum. These burgers look great x

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  18. I still haven't been to any of the Fat Hippo restaurants yet but the food looks lush. If they do their burgers bunless then I'm there! xxx

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