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Eating Challenges in Bristol

Fancy taking on an Eating Challenge in Bristol? The Kraken, El Triple, and The Grand Champion... no, these aren't superheroes... these are the names of some of Bristol's most famous eating challenges.

If you love Man v. Food - then this is the guide for you.

We've chomped, munched, and gnawed our way around Bristol to unearth some of the city's mightiest food challenges. 

Come and have a go if you think you're hungry enough...

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  • The Big Mexican

About: 4 flame-grilled beef burgers with cheese, topped with beef burnt ends chilli con carne and TABASCO® Scorpion Sauce in a bun with mayo, baby gem lettuce, tomato and red onion, and skewered with a flame-grilled chilli. Served with a generous portion of tortilla chips and seasoned fries loaded with nacho cheese sauce, tomato salsa, pico degallo, sour cream and jalapeños.

Price: £10.79

  • Macxcaliber

About: 3 chicken schnitzels; 2 topped with smoked streaky bacon mac ‘n’ cheese and Texan-style BBQ sauce, one topped with jalapeño mac ‘n’ cheese and piri piri, and skewered with a southern fried chicken skewer. Served with chips and 2 corn on the cobs.

Price: £14.99

  • The Triple Threat

About: A 12oz* flattened steak loaded with waffle fries, accompanied by two more 12oz* flattened steaks both topped with beef burnt ends in BBQ sauce with Jack Daniel’s® and Philly cheese sauce with roasted peppers and onions. Topped with chopped chives.

Price: £17.49

  • Who Dares Wins

About: 25 wings with a sour cream dip, 5 tossed in each flavour: Texan-Style BBQ. Piri Piri. Sweet Chilli. Spicy Dry Rub, Tabasco Scorpion Sauce.

Price: £8.79

  • Steak Fondue Challenge

About: 32oz* of rump steak cooked to your liking and sliced ready to dip into a whole melted Camembert cheese. Served with roasted peppers and onions, garlic ciabatta, chips and cheesy filled potato skins with pots of peppercorn sauce and beef dripping gravy for dipping.

Price: £19.79

  • Ultimate Chip Butty

About: A whole bread loaf, hollowed and filled with chips, cheese and lashings of gravy. Served with two jugs of gravy for dipping.

Price: £8.79

  • Chick N Mix Challenge

About: 6 Louisiana-style Chicken Strips, 10 nuggets, 6 wings, southern fried chicken skewer. Seasoned fries, 2 corn on the cob, garlic ciabatta, coleslaw, baked beans in BBQ sauce with Jack Daniels ™, sweet chilli sauce & Texan style BBQ sauce.

Price: £13.69

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Mission Burrito

Mission Burrito

Name: El Triple Burrito Challenge

Price: £15.00

The Challenge: Munch your way through a mighty 3lb burrito, that contains triple the fillings of a regular wrap. 

The Meal: The burrito contains tortillas, meat, beans, rice and as much salsa, cheese, sour cream and romaine as your dare. 

The Prize: A limited edition t-shirt and a place in the Lucha Libre hall of fame. 

Time Limit: 30 minutes. 

Difficulty: **

The Hobgoblin Bar & Grill

The Hobgoblin Bar & Grill

Name: The Kraken

Price: £25.00

The Challenge: Put away 5lb 10oz of food to avoid a spot on the wall of shame. 

The Meal: A triple bybass burger, a mound of dirty fries, 12 super hot wings, coleslaw, pickles and sauces.

The Prize: A free victory t-shirt, a free pint and your picture on the wall of fame. 

Time Limit: 45 minutes. 

Difficulty: ***

The Ashville Steakhouse

The Ashville Steakhouse

Name: The T-Bone Challenge

Price: £110.00

The Challenge:  To eat the meal presented to you including the whole 96oz steak, sides and sauce within 1 hour.

The Meal: 96oz Steak, 5 sides, a sauce and a drink of your choice.

The Prize:  The meal is free!

Time Limit: 60 minutes. 

Difficulty: *****

Atomic Burger

Atomic Burger

Name: The Fallout Challenge

Price: £27.50

The Challenge: With a reading of over 2 million Scoville on the chilli heat rating scale, challengers not only have to face an epic portion but an eye-watering after shock. 

The Meal: A triple burger with cheese, jalapenos, bacon, fried onions, and a hearty helping of Atomic’s special XXX Fallout Sauce, followed by a triple portion of chilli fries. 

The Prize: Free Atomic Space Cadet Fallout T-shirt and a spot on the wall of fame. 

Time Limit: 45 minutes. 

Difficulty: *

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