Hungry for a challenge? Look no further.
We’ve already served up five of Bristol’s finest food challenges for you to tuck into, but those were never going to be enough.
We’re back with epic meat feasts served in bin lids – yep, they’re that massive – to breakfasts big enough to bring you to tears (of joy?) there’s something here to sate even the greatest appetite.
The Fatboy Challenge at Bagel Boy
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Do you feel more than a little peckish come lunchtime? Get yourself to Bagel Boy to take on their Fat Boy Challenge. This foodie mission comes in the form of an enormous bagel containing hot chilli relish, leaves, pickles, tomato, salt beef pastrami, double cheddar cheese, double bacon and two 6oz beef patties. And don’t forget the sides – fries, chilli bowl, coleslaw, fish fingers and ice cream. Polish it off in 20 minutes, and get your money back. It’s a tough one, but we believe in you.
39-41 St Nicholas St, BS1 1TP – bagelboy.co.uk
Burger Challenge at The Green Man
— The Green Man (@GreenManBS2) January 26, 2016
This charming local micro brewery and gin hub in Kingsdown might be friendly with a few celeb regulars, but their Burger Challenge (£25) is fierce. You’ve got 30 minutes, and if you polish off the entire meal you’ll win the shirt off the chef’s back and a coveted place on the Green Man Feederboard. Let’s check out the burger stats – 10oz beef pattie, 10oz pork pattie, cheddar, bacon, ham hock and black pudding along with enough tasty sides to split your sides.
There’s a veggie version too where the meat is replaced by 10oz of veg, a whole baked camembert, mushrooms, refried beans, grilled peppers, red onion confit and grilled pineapple.
21 Alfred Place, Kingsdown, BS2 8HD – facebook.com/thegreenmanbristol
The ultimate big breakfast at The Knife and Fork Cafe
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Breaking your fast just got serious. Head to The Knife and Fork Cafe in Bedminster for guaranteed morning meat sweats. Go it alone for £13 and tackle this breakfast beast solo in 30 minutes, or team up with a friend for £15 and clean your plate in 15 minutes as a duo. You’ll even get your money back if you win.
Either way, you’ll have to face six rashers of bacon, six sausages, six eggs, four hashbrowns, four slices of black pudding, beans, toast, fried potatoes, tomatoes, fried bread and mushrooms too. Oh, and there’s unlimited tea, coffee or squash to wash it down with.
86 Bedminster Road, BS3 5NP – facebook.com/TheKnifeAndForkCafe
Super-sized steaks at The Ox
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— Alice Tew (@BuckinghamAlice) January 23, 2016
The Ox is THE place for steak and cocktail enthusiasts. And while it’s not an official challenge, you’ll need to be on your A-game to finish their whopping 30oz T-bone or bone in rib steak, complete with sauce, greens and fries. They’re £65, and you’ve just got to have a cocktail or three to wash it all down, too…
Plus: eat, drink and be merry at Milkthistle, Hyde & Co – two enticing, speakeasy-style cocktail bars – and The Ox in one night and they’ll treat you to a round of free drinks. Game on.
Basement, 43 Corn St, BS1 1HT – theoxbristol.com
Trash Can Challenge at The Air Balloon
After completing The Flaming challenge at The Air Balloon in Bristol we have decided once a month atleast to find a new challenge!
— Mike & Jp Go Large (@MikeJpGoLarge) July 21, 2012
Yep – it’s a chain – but The Air Balloon’s challenges are so uniquely bonkers we felt you simply had to hear about them. Among their five Flaming Food Challenges, we’re particular fans of the Fire Extinguisher Wings (£7.49) – 24 wings in extra-hot chilli sauce, plus tortilla chips, served in a fire extinguisher.
And it might be served in an actual bin lid, but there’s nothing rubbish about the Trash Can Challenge (£19.99). Devour and conquer a giant rack of ribs, mixed grill burger, BBQ pulled pork nacho sundae, onion rings, crispy chicken strips, corn on the cob, double baked beans and a triple portion of chips. If you finish these edible Everests, the highest accolade is yours: your name and photo on the Wall of Flame, plus a certificate.
115 Gloucester Road North, Filton, BS34 7PY – flaminggrillpubs.com
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