Fat Hippo

The Fat Hippo specialise in the good kind of gluttony: making indulgent burgers that leave your fingers messy and your belly full.

Takes bookings, Walk-ins welcome, Good for groups or parties, Good for children, Takeaway and Table service


Fat Hippo are a small independent group of restaurants and we pride ourselves on only using local Northumbrian and Durham produce, linking with local suppliers and supporting business throughout the North East. 

Fat Hippo has come a long way in the last five years. The brain child of Mike Phillips, born from a love of burgers way back in 2010. We pride ourselves on being a local business, born and raised in the North East. We want to deliver a burger that is consistently good and support other local businesses. That’s why we’ve always stuck with serving up beef from the North East. And why we push the boundaries with burgers like our iconic PB&J. We’ve taken good old dirty burgers and filled them with high quality, gourmet ingredients, good enough to make any foodie’s mouth water. If there’s one thing that Fat Hippo have remained over the years, it’s loyal to their region.

Mike, owner and director, said: “We’ve always been proud to be a North East brand which is why we’re committed to using local meat."

Currently, we are linked to local suppliers such as The Pudding Parlour who supply some of the desserts for our restaurants, Rough Luxe who are a local wood workshop who supplied and fitted the furniture for Durham and are currently in the process of refurbishing our Jesmond branch, local independent bakers Bakehouse who supply all of our buns.

Opening Times


12:00 - 22:00


12:00 - 22:00


12:00 - 22:00


12:00 - 22.00


11:00 - 22:00


11:00 - 22:00


11:00 - 22:00





Fat Hippo

FAT HIPPO - 2 Course £10

2 courses for £10.00! 

Enjoy a starter/dessert and main for £10.00


Fricks with Dips (V) - Fried pickle strips with sour cream & Hellacious Hippo Hot sauce (VG on request) 

Trash Browns (V) - Deep fried tater tots, topped with liquid cheese & Cajun onion strings

Freddie’s Fingers - Southern fried chicken strips on rocket, with Buffalo hot sauce


American - Double 4oz patty, topped with cheese, gherkins, ketchup & American mustard

Wild Bill - Double 4oz patty, topped with smoked bacon, cheese, Cajun waffle fries, BBQ sauce, ranch & fresh jalapeños 

Swiss Tony - Double 4oz patty, Swiss cheese, mushrooms, smoked bacon, tobacco onions & truffle mayo. 

Great White Buffalo - Buttermilk chicken, cheese, bacon, Buffalo hot sauce & purple ‘slaw 

Hangover III - Buttermilk chicken, cheese, smoked bacon, lettuce, pickles, BBQ sauce & ranch 

Notorious VFC (VG) - Vegan. Fried. Chicken. Single brined & double fried fillet, cheese, vegan mayo, Hellacious Hippo Hot sauce & pickleback ‘slaw


Belgian Waffle - With vanilla ice cream and topped with homemade butterscotch sauce 

Ice cream selection - Strawberry/Chocolate/Vanilla


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Find us

36 Saddler St, Durham, DH1 3NU

0191 370 9699