But we no longer need to head to the Toon to get our burger fix. Fat Hippo has finally landed in Durham!
Fat Hippo's new home in Durham is on Saddlers Street (One of my favourite streets in Durham) surrounded by old buildings.
Inside there has had a huge make over and I absolutely love the decor. Exposed brick, cool lighting.
The tables are set with everything you could possibly need, including lot's of kitchen roll. Incredibly handy when you have burger sauce all over your face.
During the opening evening we were treated to some bubbles and some delicious sliders.
When I heard Fat Hippo was coming to Durham my biggest worry was the menu being different an my favourite burgers would be lost. Fear not. The American, one of my favourites from Fat Hippo is firmly on the menu. The American comes with double patty, cheese, gherkins, American mustard and of course ketchup.
Above is the Filthy Animal slider which is one of four new burgers to be added to the menu. Double patty topped with streaky bacon, cheese, and pork rib meat with a filthy sauce. It was delicious. One I completely recommend and I know my sister would love!
^^^Good old fashioned get all over your face food.
If you still have room for pudding after your burgers there is pudding too. Fat Hippo have teamed up with The Pudding Parlour to create some after dinner delights for you.
Fat Hippo is also heading to Leeds. The Trinity kitchen on May 16th for 6 weeks. So fear not Yorkshire friends, you will be able to get your Fat Hippo fix soon.
After all life is about balance, bubbles in one hand and burger in the other....life is good.
If you are planning a trip to Fat Hippo I do strongly recommend you book, 0191 370 9699.
So if anyone is looking to take someone to Fat Hippo, please, get in touch. Have you been yet?
Fat Hippo - Durham