Hot wings served in fire extinguishers, Gut Buster challenges, and Man v Food style monster burgers – Portsmouth has an impressive array of crazy food challenges.
These aren’t for the faint-hearted, so loosen your belt and check out our top five extreme food trials in the city.
Burger Challenge at The Fleet
— The Fleet Portsmouth (@TheFleetPorts) March 16, 2015
There are only two rules in The Fleet’s Burger Challenge. One, eat everything in under one hour, and two, do not leave the table. The meal consists of a bun, salad, five 6oz burgers, chicken breast, four hash browns, five bacon slices, five cheese slices, Frank’s Hot Sauce, Jalapenos, chips, onion rings and a Vanilla milkshake. Make it through the entire meal in the allotted time, and not only do you get the food for free, but you also get the honour of having your picture on The Fleet’s heroes board.
1 King Henry I Street, PO1 2PT, 02392 830150, more info
Trash Can Challenge at the Coach and Horses
For food challenges galore, head to the Coach & Horses on London Road. Choose between the Trash Can Challenge (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) or the 32oz Steak Challenge, which comes with onions, mushrooms, half a grilled tomato, onion rings, and a giant double portion of chips. Other challenges include the Hot, Hot Hot! Naga chili chicken curry, the Flaming Challenge Burger, or the Fire Extinguisher Wings.
London Road, PO2 9SE, 02392 660533, more info
The Gut Buster at JAGS@119
Do you think you can manage the JAGS@119 Gut Buster challenge? If you can stomach a 12oz burger with bacon and cheese, full rack of ribs, two portions of fries, onion rings, mac ‘n’ cheese balls, and slaw, head down to this Americana themed restaurant in Elm Grove.
119 Elm Grove, PO5 1LH, 02392 876088, more info
TJS Challenge at The Jolly Sailor
— The Jolly Sailor (@TJSSouthsea) May 15, 2015
Try your hand (or stomach) at The Jolly Sailor’s TJS Challenge – 32oz of homemade beefburger, fries, salad, and a dessert. Think you can wolf it down in under 30 minutes and make it onto The Jolly Sailor’s wall of fame? If not, you’ll have to foot the £25 bill.
54 Clarence Parade, PO5 2EU, 02392 295195, more info
Burgers at Monster Mick’s
The grub from Mick’s Monster Burgers is famous around town for being absolutely huge and the challenge here is just to finish one. With burgers known as the Blowout, the Animal, the Jawbreaker, the Jawbreaker Special and the Gutbuster, you’ve got some indication of what you’re going to be dealing with. Grab yourself a monster burger and sit up on the hill, which overlooks the entire city of Portsmouth.
Portsdown Hill Rd, PO6 3LZ, 02392 2219028, more info
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