Are you a big food fan? Or perhaps you’re ridiculously poor and could do with a free meal. Whatever your circumstances why not give an eating challenge a go? Especially at these 19 hardcore eating challenges in the UK. There’s no fine dining or coming away in an elegant manner. Expect to be rolling out of a restaurant as a champion or failure, sick to your stomach. Nevertheless, you can feel proud you took part, as these are genuinely some of the difficult food and eating challenges in the UK. See you on the other side of the digestion coma!


1. El Criminal Burrito Challenge

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Where? Mission Burrito, 4 New St, Bath BA1 2AF.

When? Every Sunday to Thursday from 7pm.

You need to eat a huuuuuge 5lb loaded burrito in one go.  It included 3 tortilla, 3 Mexican meats (chicken tinga, carnitas and ancho chile beef)), rice, beans, pico de gallo, lettuce and cheese, 3 salsas and sour cream, AND nachos – all for £25. There are 5 rules – don’t vomit, you can substitue the meats for veggie or vegan options but not the salsas, no sharing, timers begin from the first bite and food must be consumed before closing, and you can have a toilet break (but don’t be sick when you take one). What do you win? A ‘I put it away’ t-shirt and your name on the El Criminal Roll of Honour.


2. Fallout Challenge


Where? Atomic Burger, 96 Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1JE 

Not only is the burger big but it’s spicy too. For this hardcore eating challenge in Bristol, you have 45 minutes to eat the burger which is filled with three beef, chicken or veggie patties, triple American cheese, three onion rings, three lots of Fallout sauce — which is said to be pretty spicy — and three lots of their chilli fries.


3. The Ultimate Burger Challenge


Where? The City Cafe, 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QR.

This giant burger which has been going since 2013 is not for the faint-hearted — or under 18s for that matter. The big ass bun is filled with three hamburgers, two chicken breasts, two bean burgers, pineapple, mushroom, two types of cheese, tomato, lettuce, gherkins and guacamole all squeezed between two giant buns with chips and coleslaw. The whole lot must be eaten in 45 minutes for you to win. The food challenge is so hardcore, you can only face it a maximum of three times in six months.

4. Boozy Cow Burger Challenge

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Where? Boozy Cow, 17 Frederick Street, EH2 2EY.

Another UK food challenge, another burger to conquer. The Boozy Cow challenges you to eat a 3x60z burger with bacon, Emmental cheese, 2 halloumi strips, onilons, tomatoes, lettuce and JD glaze, plus a milkshake (or non-alcoholic alternative). There appears to be no time limit specified but that’s probably the least of your issues. You need to finish all the food and drink all the shake. Good luck!

Glasgow eating challenges

5. Burrito Challenge


Where? Taco Mazama, 6 Renfield Street, G2 5AL.

Think you could finish a burrito that size in 10 minutes? If you do it here you will get your food for free. You’ll get food at half price every time you eat there for as long as you’re top of the leaderboard. This means you have to break the food challenge record to begin with, which isn’t easy.

6. 27 Inch Pizza

Where? Toni’s Pizzeria, 136 Fenwick Road, G46 6XW.

90 minutes seems like a long time to finish a pizza, not when it’s 27 inches though. Luckily, you don’t have. to put any extra toppings on so it can be just a cheese and tomato pizza to make it slightly more manageable. If you do manage to gobble it all down in the allotted time you get the pizza for free and your name on their wall of fame.


7. The Paralyser

Where? Greasy Pig, 74 Victoria Road, LS6 1DL.

You’ve got just 12 minutes to finish this fun-packed fry-up to get it for free and you’ll be able to boast to your friends that you’ve completed one of the most hardcore eating challenges in the UK.

8. Mega Monster Breakfast Challenge

Where? Popina’s, 31 Brudenell Road, LS6 1 HA.

One of Leeds’ most popular food challenges, probably because it is the most difficult. Finish this whopper of a fry-up and you will earn respect from everyone in the city as well as your name on their wall of fame. This is one of the hardest eating challenges in the UK, including 6 bacon slices, 6 sausages, 4 black puddings, 4 hashbrowns, 6 eggs, mushrooms, beans, chips, tomatoes and 3 rounds of toast. Save the rest of the day to get over this one! It costs £11.99 to take part and if you manage it you’ll get it back.

Liverpool eating challenges

9. The Quadruple Bypass

Where? Pattersons, 26-28 Gradwell Street, L1 4JH.

For this hardcore eating challenge in Liverpool, you have to eat two beef patties with toppings, 4 pieces of fried chicken, a bucket of coleslaw, 4 onion rings, 2 thinck slices of goats cheese, 1 whole block of cheddar, and a huge basked of fries. In just 20 minutes. Win and the food is free. Lose and you’ll have sacrificed a weeks worth of calories in one sitting.

London food challenges

10. The Triple Chilli Challenge

Where? MEATliquor, 15 Hoxton Market, N1 6HG or 74 Welbeck St, W1G 0BA

Think you could handle a chilli burger, chilli dog and chilli cheese fries? Eat it all in under 10 minutes and the food is free. This is perhaps one of the more doable food challenges in the UK, that is – if you can handle the heat! And eat quickly. 10 minutes is not a lot of time.

11. Big Ol’ Belly Buster


Where? Man vs Food, 42 Syon Lane, TW7 5NQ.

This entire restaurant prides itself in an array of food challenges for you to try. From their 1.5kg ice cream ‘Banana Split Belly Splitter’ challenge to their 3.5kg burger ‘Big Ol’ Belly Buster’ challenge, pay Man vs Food a visit if you think you can handle some of the most hardcore eating challenges in the UK. The Belly Buster Burger challenge includes a 7lb burger (or chicken or veggie) with the usual toppings (but a lot of them), cheese (also a lot of it), and a thick bread to be eaten in 40 minutes. This food challenge in London probably has one of the best prizes; a free meal, t-shirt and £250 cash.

12. Dude vs Dough

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Where? Tank & Paddle, Minster Court, 3 Mincing Lane, EC3R 7AA and Tank & Paddle, 201 Bishopsgate, EC2M 3AB.

For this food challenge in London, you’ll need to eat a yard-long flatbread pizza and a side (tray) of mac ‘n’ cheese to yourself in under 15 minutes. Complete the challenge and you’ll get £50 bar tab and your name on the wall of fame.


13. Slattery’s Chocolate Challenge

Where? Slattery’s Patissier & Chocolatier: 197 Bury New Rd, Whitefield, Manchester M45 6GE, UK

Ok you might think you have a sweet tooth, but is it this sweet? Slattery’s offer one of the best food challenges in Manchester UK by  making you down a large portion of warm chocolate fudge cake, chocolate ice cream, fresh cream, 2 chocolate pots and chocolate sauce, AND a hot chocolate. The reward: more chocolate, and a medal.

14. French Toast Challenge

Where? Diggle Lock, Warth Mill, Huddersfield Rd, Diggle, Oldham, OL3 5PJ

Another sweet food challenge in Manchester to enjoy – Northerners are all about the sugar clearly! Just outside of the city in Oldham is this French Toast challenge, which includes 3.5kilos of French Toast (2 hefty layers), with a range of delicious toppings. If you finish in 30 mins, you’ll get the money back plus a goodie bag.

15. Bunny Jackson’s Hot Wings Challenge


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Where? Bunny Jackson, 1 Jack Rosenthal St, Manchester, M15 4RA

A wing a minute. Reckon you do 10 wings in 10 minutes? And what about 10 extremely spicy wings in 10 very quick minutes? If you’re still nodding, head over to Bunny Jackson and ask the staff about completing their challenge.


16. Monster Waffle Ice Cream Challenge

Where? Rassam’s Creamery, 14 Beeley St, Sheffield, S2 4LP

The exact quantity isn’t too clear, but it seems like you’ll be eating mountains of waffles, and toppings like cnady floss, cookies, marshamallows and more. I mean, if it’s not clear from the video, these waffles are GIANTS.


17. The Ultimate Burger Food Challenge

Where? Rocker’s Steakhouse, 30 Clifton Way, Cambridge CB1 7DY

A huge 24oz amount of beef and chicken patties, and a vegan patty because you know, and four cheese, and chilli cheese fries, and coleslaw and a drink. All to be had in half an hour. It will be free if you can do it and you’ll earn a place on the Wall of Fame. If you fail, you’ll need to pay £39.95 and you’ll end up on the Wall of Shame instead.

North Wales

18. Greedy Bitch Breakfast

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Where? Mike’s Bites, A5 Bangor, Ll57 2EG

Over in Wales you can take part in one of the more feasible eating challenges in the UK; it’s a breakfast without a time limit. And you can win a t-shirt. Quick a nice introductory food challenge if you’ve never done one before. There’s still a lot of food to be eaten though. This includes 4 hamburgers, 3 sausages , 3 slices of bacon, 2 eggs (fried), more eggs (scrambled), 2 burgers, mushrooms, fried bread, tomatoes and beans. Oh and some tea to down it all.


19. Bare Grills Food Challenge

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Where? Bare Grills Smokehouse

In just an hour and a half, you need to eat this bad boy leaving only the bones. Its £50 if you lose, free if you win.

So these are some of the most difficult eating challenges in the UK, but we bet you can tackle them!