We’re looking here at the famous Flaming Grill Challenge Burger, a huge mountain of food for under a tenner ( at the time of posting). Get your photo taken, your photo on the wall if that’s your thing.
This is a plateful to say the least, not for the faint hearted diner. Yes it’s quantity over quality, however the quality itself actually isn’t too bad.
So, what do we get in this beast?
At the time of writing the current offering is this;
4 flame-grilled beef burgers
southern fried chicken fillet
bbq pulled pork
crispy smoked streaky bacon
texan-style bbq sauce
large portion of skinny fries
What I would say is since they launched this, they’ve changed the format at least twice that I personally am aware of. Initially there used to be a spoonful of chilli on top of this, which has been switched to pulled pork. The burgers used to be 2 of them, but they were double the size, as was the bread it was served in. This actually looks a more managable size, as it is stacked higher rather than wider.
The first few times I had one of these, you also got a couple of the chicken spiced breasts, this has been reduced to just the one.
Cooked correctly, this beast isn’t all that bad. It’s filling, it’s tasty and at the price it offers good value for money.
Flaming Grill pubs often have promotions or discounts, so it’s worth joining their mailing list. Part of the Greene King operation, this means they have a wide choice of beverages to wash down this food mountain, at an affordable price.
Depending on where we’ve been in the country, has dictated where we’ve visited this chain. Yes we used the ‘C’ word, let’s be realistic it’s a chain, it’s part of a big chain but it’s food that we have tried several times, we’ve enjoyed and would go back again to eat.
What we’d also suggest is book your table, they do an easy online booking option, as we’ve visited a couple of these outlets and had a 15-20 wait just to get a table. Clearly this shows how popular these places are.
For the sport fans, most of these have Sky Sports, so you can get your self down there, squeeze in a couple of pints while watching the game before eating. Just need to think about which beer you are going to savour with the meal. Hopefully our guides to different beers, will have provided the answers for you.
So let’s be totally honest here, this is not a gourmet Wagyu steak hand made burger, not by a long chalk. Accordingly you are not paying £40 for this either. What you will get here is a full belly and without emptying your wallet. Best thing too, is they run a 25% off Challenge menu on Fridays, so again this is something to consider.
Finally, if you want to check out the current Challenge Dishes Menu, this shows what is available and where.
Defeat a challenge to secure your place on our Wall Of Flame! There are several pubs where we have defeated the meat. My son even managed this when he was 18 years old. We went to The Singing Chocker, which is located at Junction 32 Retail Village near Castleford. If I remember correctly, we even pre booked the table to make sure we got seats. This was actually a wise move, because the location was very busy.