Since I’ve lived in Jesmond which has been around 8 years, the Fat Hippo has been a number of different restaurants all with different names, I’ve never actually visited before so when Mr Gourmand suggested going somewhere local for lunch we made our way to The Fat Hippo.
The restaurant is quite simple inside with mismatched furniture and funky lighting, it’s quite homely and the kind of place you would go with friends for a good catch up.
The menu is vast and each dish sounds more delicious than the last which made it very hard to make a choice.
Mr Gourmand picked the mystery burger as the vast menu had proved too difficult to choose from.
The mystery burger was a breaded chicken breast with pesto and mozzarella.
The burger was served in a ciabatta bun with coleslaw, a salad garnish and the most amazing home cooked chips.
It’s not often that Mr Gourmand is speechless but during this meal he barely uttered a word. I tasted one of the chips which was delicious and I was rather envious that I hadn’t picked a dish that came with these chips.
My first choice of squid was not available so whilst put on the spot I picked the Philly Steak club without blue cheese (£5.95)
The sandwich contained Pan fried steak strips cooked rare which were juicy and not at all tough with caramelised onion this was served with french fries and a side salad.
Both myself and Mr Gourmand had severe food envy when we saw some of the burgers that were served to other diners, this of course can be used as an excuse to go back again!
You can find the Fat Hippo at 35a St Georges Terrace, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne