Best Food Challenges in London

With an abundance of restaurants, each competing to offer London the best culinary experience, it was only a matter of time before the city's eateries began challenging their customers to take on a number of culinary adventures. In recent years, the popularity of food challenges have grown massive. Some of London's best restaurants have started to offer copious amounts of delicious food for their more enthusiastic visitor. If you fancy yourself as a bit of a spice maverick or have one of those magical never-filling stomachs, we've got the answer: here's a list of the ten best food challenges in London, all offering a place in the Elysium Fields of culinary history. 

Last updated on 13th February 2018

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Gillray's Steakhouse and Bar
3 courses & a glass of sparkling wine £30 per person and 3 other offers available.

The Gillray's Steak House challenge really knows how to separate the boys from the men. The thirty-five day aged Bull's Head Steak will undoubtedly leave its mark on even the most seasoned professional. Weighing one whole kilogram, challengers will have to cut their way through this mammoth slab of meat on the road to culinary glory. The hardest aspects of this particular challenge is of course the copious amounts of meat that you'll have to chew through; not one for those with weak gums.

Happily Affordable ££
Tank & Paddle Heddon Street
TAP 12 and 3 other offers available.

From shuffleboard through to cask beer, Tank & Heddon is all sorts of fun. The spot is known for their Meantime Brewery beers which are served fresh from the tank; feeling hungry? Take on the Dude vs Dough challenge, which includes massive amounts of their delicious thin-crust pizza.

Happily Affordable ££

Most of the time, a plate full of all your favourite barbecue dishes would go down a treat. But not at Frankie's Sports Bar and Diner. To really put their guests through the paces, the Barbecue Challenge forces its contenders to consume a pulled pork sandwich, a barbecue burger slathered with melted cheese and bursting full of bacon, a portion of jalapeño covered cheesy fries, half a rack of succulent ribs, a port of chicken wings, some onion rings and a whole pot of cool coleslaw within forty-five minutes! There's no time to breathe with this one! 

Happily Affordable ££

Red Dog Saloon

5 user reviews

Arguably the bravest culinary adventure you can take is the Naga Viper Hot Wing Challenge at Red Dog Saloon. Nestle way in Hoxton Square, this American barbecue joint packs a punch with its mouth-watering, albeit daunting menu and irresistible cocktail selection. To produce their stomach-burning hot wings, Red Dog's chefs use a marinade composed of Naga Viper peppers, a hybrid chilli that's 1,300 times spicy than the average Jalapeño. You've been warned, approach London's hottest chicken wing challenge with extreme caution.

Happily Affordable ££


2 user reviews

Three delicious dishes, all covered in jalapeño and ready to burn their way through your vital organs; sounds like the Triple Chilli Challenge at Meatliquor. You've got ten minutes to complete this heart-clogging challenge. Alongside an exquisite, jalapeño covered burger, you'll have to wrestle a chilli dog and a portion of their delicious fries slathered with chilli con corne, melted cheese and a daunting helping of even more jalapeños. There's no time to rest; just sit down, start chewing, close your eyes and think of England!


Porky's Camden

2 user reviews

London's rib challenges has never been so delicious. Covered in smokey, barbecue sauce and weighing in at 1.5kg, Porky's Man vs Ribs challenge is definitely achievable. Alongside a kilo of succulent ribs, you'll have to consume 400 grams of crispy french fries if you want your mugshot posted up on their infamous Wall of Fame. Challengers who successfully tackle this challenge also get a shirt and a free meal for two the next time you visit. 

Happily Affordable ££

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