Who doesn’t love a spot of burger-fuelled bowling? It’s an underrated combination and a killer way to spend an evening: bowling strikes and munching down on mouth-watering burgers. We’re not the only ones that think so either, as bowling alley and leisure complex Lane7 invites the independent burger joint Fat Hippo to feed its visitors this autumn.
Lane7 by the waterfront has been a strike with Bristol locals for several years now. It is known for fast-paced tenpin bowling, as well other hi-tech activity games, such as dart, shuffleboard and beer pong. Fat Hippo is just the latest addition making it more than a worthwhile trip.
Fat Hippo specialises in stacked, juicy burgers and loaded, dirty fries. It is famed for using quality ingredients and supplying unique flavour combinations. The stand-out has to be the PB+JJ, which is a beef burger topped with peanut butter and bacon jam. While we’re also fans of its namesake burger, the Fat Hippo, which throws bacon, chorizo, and onion rings on a double patty cheeseburger.
It also serves a selection of buttermilk chicken and plant-based burgers too. While their dirty fries – topped with bacon bits and a special Fat Hippo sauce – are a must. It’s a messy eating mind, so we recommend rolling up those sleeves. And remember to wash your hands afterwards. There’s a real danger of a bowling ball slipping out of your hands if not.
“It’s exciting to be working with Fat Hippo again,” said Graeme Smith, Lane7’s Chief Operating Officer. “We have previously teamed up successfully across Edinburgh, Sheffield and Manchester, bringing our guests an amazing selection of food options while they enjoy our venues, for all sorts of activities, adding even more to the party!’
Michael Phillips founded Fat Hippo in the North East of England in 2010. This will be their 16th UK site and their fourth venture with Lane7. It will, however, be the first time the independent burger joint has come to Bristol.
“We just couldn’t turn down the opportunity to work with Lane7 again and bring Fat Hippo’s best burgers to Bristol,” said Michael. “The waterfront is the perfect location for us to be based and we can’t wait for the people of Bristol to enjoy ‘the good kind of gluttony’.”
The plan is that the burger joint will join Lane7 in November, while also launching as a takeaway spot too. To follow their journey and find out more, head here.