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Foods Brits Should Be Eating to Ease Their Bank Holiday Hangover, Survey Reveals

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With two bank holiday weekends on the way in May and June, burger restaurant, Fat Hippo, surveyed 2,000 Brits to reveal the UK’s favourite hangover meal.

The UK enjoys a drink or two when it comes to bank holiday weekends. One or two extra days off work means people are spending more time socialising, especially if the bank holiday brings warmer weather.

The UK has perfected bank holiday drinking, but what are people craving the next day when they’re feeling a little worse for wear? 

A survey conducted by burger company Fat Hippo has revealed that 30% of the UK would opt for a full English making it the UK’s favourite hangover meal, that’s 20% higher than the number of votes for the runner up. 

  • full English
  • pizza
  • burger
  • fish and chips
  • Chinese food
  • fried chicken
  • roast dinner
  • toast
  • nothing
  • Indian food

The UK’s favourite hangover meal just happens to be a classic UK breakfast dish that consists of several foods such as back bacon, eggs, British sausage, baked beans, fried tomato, fried mushrooms, black pudding, and fried and toasted bread. 

The second most popular is pizza with 10% of the UK choosing it for their go-to meal, followed closely by burgers in third at 8% and fish and chips at 7%. 

If you’re having a lie-in (we don’t blame you) then you may be looking for something tasty to eat just after lunch. This is where pizza, burgers and Chinese food are perfect. 

These are the UK’s favourite hangover foods, but what is recommended to eat when you’re recovering from the night before? Executive chef, Dickie Nelson, from Fat Hippo has found the best hangover foods so that you don’t have to.

Top foods to cure a hangover 


Eggs are rich in cysteine, an amino acid that your body uses to produce the antioxidant, glutathione. Glutathione helps with breaking down the toxic by-products of alcohol metabolism, which may reduce hangover symptoms.


With headaches being a hangover symptom – often due to dehydration and decreased blood flow to the brain-eating watermelon may help because it is rich in L-citrulline, a nutrient that may increase blood flow.


Pickles are high in sodium, an electrolyte that is used up during excessive drinking. Eating pickles or drinking their brine may help boost your sodium levels and overcome your hangover.

With burgers being the third most popular hangover meal, why not add pickles to your burger to help boost your sodium levels? The Fat Hippo Hangover chicken burger already contains pickles, perfect for your hangover.


Honey has a high fructose content which may improve hangover symptoms because a study of 50 adults found that honey increased the rate of alcohol elimination by up to 32.4%. 

Dickie Nelson, the executive chef at Fat Hippo, says: ‘There’s no better way to cure a hangover than by eating your favourite foods. There are some weird and wacky food combinations that people have to treat their hangover, but you can’t quite beat a juicy burger.’

‘We noticed the increased amount of orders we get on weekends because of the “night before” which is why we decided to make our Hangover burger. It’s a popular hangover cure among our team here at Fat Hippo and our customers.’

For more mouth-watering burgers to get rid of your hangover, visit Fat Hippo.

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