Fat Hippo Jesmond

Burgers in Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Humongous burgers arrive on wooden planks with stainless-steel buckets of triple-fried, hand-cut chips at this local success story. Stinky Pete comes with blue cheese, jalapeño peppers and red-onion jam; 4x4 has a whopping four patties. Veggie burgers include spicy bean; sides span deep-fried gherkins to mac 'n cheese balls and house-made slaw. There are craft beers, ciders and boozy shakes.

Its city-centre sibling, the Fat Hippo Underground, occupies a vaulted cellar.