Fat Hippo are gearing up to launch in Edinburgh's newly opening St James Quarter. Renowned for their mouth-watering, delicious, and chunky burgers, which use flavours unseen in other burger places, they are expanding into Scotland for the first time and will be joining Lane 7 at the St James Quarter.
Known for serving giant topped burgers and loaded fries, the independent restaurant group have six sites across the North East as well as sites in Sheffield and Nottingham.They were initially founded in the North East of England in Jesmond, Newcastle in 2010, later expanding into Durham, Sheffield and Nottingham, and now they are gearing up to cross the border into Scotland.
Fat Hippo specialises in excellent quality, chunky burgers, loaded fries and ‘good old fashioned, roll up your sleeves and get it all over your face’ food. They have quirky flavours which aren’t seen anywhere else such as the PB&Double J (with peanut butter and bacon jam), Tropic Thunder (with pineapple and jerk bacon) as well as a variety of vegan burgers in classic flavours and jazzed up recipes. The overall menu has a large range of their signature beef and boneless buttermilk chicken patties along with the plant based vegan patties. The kids menu will also offer a good range of burgers so there is an option for everyone. Complete with their loaded fries, this restaurant is a must-visit dining destination.
The new burger joint has also teamed up with Lane 7, a bowling alley company who are also based in St James Quarter, for the third time following the success of previous collaboration in their Sheffield and Manchester locations.
Michael Phillips, who founded Fat Hippo in Newcastle, 2010 said: “The last year has been difficult for everyone, especially the hospitality sector, but we just couldn’t turn down the opportunity to work with Lane 7 again and bring Fat Hippo to Scotland.”
Fat Hippo has also exclusively teamed up with Deliveroo, so customers around Edinburgh can enjoy their signature burgers from the comfort of their own home.
Michael Johnson, the company’s Operations Manager, said: “It’s been an incredible ride over the last ten years feeding the ever-growing herd of burger lovers and now we can’t wait to bring the best burgers to Edinburgh”.