Terrifying huge breakfast is free if you eat it in 20 minutes

Here's an unparalleled gluttony opportunity in the UK:

Mario's Cafe in Westhoughton do a big breakfast for £10! Eat it all in 20 mins without a drink to wash it down with and you get it free!

It's 10 eggs, 10 bacon, 10 sausage, 10 toast, 5 black puddings, tomatoes, beans and mushrooms.

The £10 Breakfast!!! (via Making Light)


  1. Without anything to wash it down with? Oh hells no.

    Way to destroy any enjoyment one might get from it.:p

    Not to mention all that salt, you might die of dehydration:p

  2. I don’t know what a black pudding is, but I think I could eat the rest of it in 20 minutes. Then again, I’m really hungry right now, so maybe my vision is a bit skewed.

    Does it come with a portable defibrillator as well?

  3. @3- Black pudding is what ought to be on breakfast plates everywhere. Indescribably tasty.

    Blood sausage, basically.

  4. You already posted this before, I remember because well, who wouldn’t? Also it’s just down the road from my house.

  5. Just a guess, but I’d say that’s about 3000 calories, at least. Maybe 40-50 grammes of fat.
    Eeew, just eeew. Squick.

    I humbly request an otter chaser.

  6. Does the restaurant have a requirement that the contestant be of human origin? I know a couple of Saint Bernards that might appreciate all that meaty goodness.

  7. @15 – Just think of the cholesterol! The ten eggs alone have about 18 pounds of cholesterol.

    Still can’t figure out how they justify calling those things sausages.

  8. @ Boba Fett Diop

    Bring a few extra tomatoes and I would have called that breakfast for about ten for a pound apiece, but same basic idea I guess…

  9. I’ve been to Westhoughton (nr Bolton) and nothing, and I do mean nothing could tempt me back. they could throw in a free house with the breakfast and I’d stay at home.

  10. that’s just plain obscene. the idea of making a meal a sport or a contest is revolting on its own but in the context of people going hungry here in the US, let alone plenty of other places in the world, it makes me wonder what’s (not) going on in some people’s heads.

  11. @23

    Yes, because clearly this restaurant would otherwise be delivering free sausages to starving folk. I agree that this challenge is kind of gross, but I don’t see what it has to do with starving people. And I don’t know what’s so inherently revolting about treating food as a sport. Eating is one of our oldest pastimes.

    Also, what are the odds that this has been or will be on that horrible show Man vs. Food on the Food Network?

  12. If this were vegan, I’d totally give it a shot.
    (BTW, why are there virtually no all-you-can-eat options for vegans?)

  13. This shiz is totally common in the US. “Eat a 7 pound steak in an hour, and it’s free,” complete with dozens of pictures of the looneys who’ve done it.

    Also, you lost me at blood sausage.

  14. I thought we Americans were supposed to be the planet’s shameful gluttons.

    Well I’m still doin’ my part, goddammit!




    — MrJM

  15. is this the same Mario’s Cafe as the restaurant mentioned in the 1993 song by Saint Etienne of the same name? Just curious…

  16. Italian Cowy’eads?

    Black puddings very similar to German Blutwurst, quality versions of each are both delicious. Sadly that isn’t a proper Lancashire breakfast though….the black pudding is cooked and there’s no chips (fried potato, not crisp).

  17. VIDYA108: (BTW, why are there virtually no all-you-can-eat options for vegans?) There are – they’re called pastures.

  18. I thought Man vs. Food was on the Travel Channel…I think it’s fun though! Not that I would ever eat that much!

  19. People in the UK clearly have screwed up priorities. You can offer a breakfast that’ll feed 5 for $16.50, and you still need a gimmick to bring people in the door?

  20. I’d rather pay someone else to eat it for me. This is probably the most unhealthy breakfast in the world. It makes me feel sick by even looking at the photo.

  21. I refuse to eat black pudding unless it’s a black pudding so black that even the white bits are black (Ripping Yarns reference).

    You can tell who here is American: we are the ones asking “where are the pancakes/flapjacks, where are the grits, where are the hash browns, where are the biscuits and gravy, etc?”.

  22. Seems only right that it be free because you’d probably puke it all back out if you finished it in that time.

    Also because blood pudding is gross.

  23. Look everyone’s dancin’ around it, but a black pudding is a big ol’ SCAB. Got that? It’s a blob of clotted dried blood.

    Personally, I find it delicious, but it’s still a scab.

  24. If you went into ASDA or a similar cheap english supermarket you wouldn’t be able to buy the raw ingredients for this monstrosity for less than £10. The eggs and sausages alone would run you at least £5-6 pounds. If they can offer this for so little money, and at least break even on it, what in gods name goes into the ‘sausages’ and where are they getting the eggs; Chernobyl?

    Completely asides from that, this is a fairly dangerous challenge; not letting people drink during it is pretty much a responsibility to have a ‘heimlich’ waiter just patrolling around.

  25. Blood sausage is the same as Morcilla, which the churasco aficionados amongst us will know well.

    So rock on down to Fogo de choao and hoe-in to some tasty bloody pudding..

    Or, if a francophone, boudin noir will do.


  26. They miss out on Kedgeree, Devilled Kidneys & Kippers… here’s a link to the real-deal traditional way to have breakfast.


    Smoked salmon in the scrambled eggs and scallops cooked in cream are a couple of variations that I’ve seen crop up on Hotel breakfast buffets.

    IMO the Kedgeree recipe should really have a smoked fish like haddock and not salmon (the texture’s too soft), but that’s just how I’ve have it served in various places throughout the Commonwealth YMMV.

    Just off to have some Marmite and Cheese on Toast YUM!

  27. This is just sick. Most of the worl population is underfed. Kids die starving without clean water, and we amuse ourselves like that… This is sick.


  28. OMFG

    I wonder if anyone has ever “won”.

    Scratch that. If Brits are anything like Americans, it probably gets won all the time.

  29. Cowtown2 @14, I could still eat a 72-ounce steak in an hour. What’ll kill you are the baked potato, salad, dinner roll, and cocktail sauce.

    My personal theory is that our bodies have a “Look! We killed a mammoth!” setting that enables us to comfortably eat vast amounts of protein in one go. However, if we start throwing in carbs and salad, the switch gets thrown and we revert to our normal capacity.

  30. No tea? It’s not a full breakfast without tea! Ten cups of tea in this case. They’re breaking the Trade Descriptions Act…

  31. Where is the rye porridge/bread and cold cuts/yogurt and mysli? (I suspect that this is why all-you-can-eat breakfast is uncommon in Finland.)

    Teresa Nielsen Hayden @52 My personal theory is that our bodies have a “Look! We killed a mammoth!” setting that enables us to comfortably eat vast amounts of protein in one go. However, if we start throwing in carbs and salad, the switch gets thrown and we revert to our normal capacity.

    Wasn’t there just an article published about how eating a meal high in animal fat interferes with the receptors for the hormone that signals fullness? Basically, other scientists share your theory, and they’ve found evidence of it.

  32. [finishes breakfast]


    “Are those hiccups?”

    “No. Heart attacks!”

    with thanks to Homestar Runner.

  33. I’m getting a little tired of restaurants becoming famous for serving obscene portions of food, “rewarding” people who manage to gorge themselves into bodily disservice. Is the food even supposed to be good, or is there just a lot of it?

  34. Agree with the “no tea”=”not full English breakfast” comments, not to mention that without a drink it would be impossible to ENJOY the food, even if you do manage to eat it all!

    And here’s a sobering thought, most cafe’s run to about 65% GP, meaning that only about 35% of the turnover goes on ingredients.

    Assuming that hey have to give away one in ten of these “breakfasts”, that means that they’re managing to buy 10 eggs, 10 bacon, 10 sausage, half a loaf of bread, half a black pudding, tomatoes, beans and mushrooms, for about £3.15!!!

    Trust me – you don’t want _those_ sausages!

    1. I never truly understood Merry and Pippin until I spent three weeks in the UK and gained ten pounds. Breakfast, elevenses, lunch, tea, dinner, a little something to take the edge off before bed…and a pot of thick, yellow cream following me around in case my chocolate gateau wasn’t moist and fatty enough.

      India was worse, though. Every meal had a pre-meal and a post-meal and your hosts are insulted if you don’t eat your own weight at every one of them.

  35. yo I’m happy for you and I’ma let you finish…
    but Adam Richman ate the biggest breakfast of ALL TIME.

  36. @anonymous #44.

    Pack of 10 sausages 99p, 10 eggs £1.50, 10 rashers of bacon £1.79, loaf of cheap bread 59p, Can of beans 25p, 5 Black pudding £1, Mushrooms £1.50.

    Comes to a grand total of £7.62.

    The only way you could go over budget is to buy a cheap asda toaster as well for £4.99 bringing the total to £12.61.

    When was the last time you went shopping for yourself? Are you a waitrosehead? Cost £20+ from there.

    These cafe’s buy in bulk so I reckon it costs them £3-4 per plate. Nice business. I already know at least three people that are going there to try it out.

  37. “The £10 Breakfast!!!”. Not just 10 GBP gone, but 10 lbs. (in the US) added to you. And yes, I too would just pay the £10 and feed people with it.

  38. Just did a quick nutritional analysis – approximately;
    5,200 calories,
    280 grams of fat and …
    13,225 grams of sodium!!!

    Yes, you will need a drink after all that salt. That is if the fat doesn’t give you an instantaneous coronary. Good luck.

  39. not terrified. It’s just breakfast, after all.

    VIDYA108: (BTW, why are there virtually no all-you-can-eat options for vegans?) There are – they’re called pastures.

    I was going to say: salad bars?

  40. Hey – i AM a glutton, and i am still saying that could serve at least 4! Heheh! Still, that’s a lot of food for £10 – could take a party in and have the cheapest communal breakfast in your life!

  41. @anonamous a few posts above . . . . Errrrrrrr 13,225 grams of salt? 13 kilograms? yes i think i WILL need a drink!

  42. Oatmeal, fat, blood.
    I’ve heard it called blood pudding in the States.

    I worked Dunstaffnage music festival a while back and the local hotel the workers stayed in served black pudding that bled like a stuck pig when cut into.

    I think they had actually injected extra blood into a cavity within the pudding. I don’t think I’ve had any since.

  43. #47 That full English is bollocks, where have you ever been that serves a brekfast like that.

    The Full English is, a fry up, not poncy kedgeree and and cereal, or kippers, sure they are breakfast items but they aint part of the full english.

    As for the brekfast in question, whether you eat in 20 minutes or not it;s bloody good value for a tenner.
    Although it’s missing the classic Bubble and Squeek, can’t call it a full english without some Bubble!

    I prefer the full irish, with some white pudding, Soda bread and Boxty! Luurvely!!!

  44. Black Pudding


    * 1 quart pig’s blood
    * 12 ounces bread crumbs
    * 1/2 lb. suet
    * Salt and pepper, to taste
    * 1 quart milk
    * 1 cup cooked barley
    * 1 cup dry rolled oats
    * 1 ounce ground mint

    Mix all ingredients together in a bowl; pour into a large kettle or Dutch oven and bring to a boil. Pour into a wide shallow bowl and season again if necessary. Chill thoroughly, until firm. When cold it may be cut into slices and fried.

  45. I could eat that in 5 minutes, with the help of my husband, two daughters, 3 dogs, 2 cats, 1 sheep and 2 alpaca.

  46. that sounds like a me breakfast! i can eat it 8D (and note: i never gain a pound as much as i eat, ppl think i dont eat at all o.o)

  47. give it a go if they swapped the black puds for extra sausages and bacon and the toms for extra beans id love it i truly would i dotn care if i cant finish it in 20 mins id just try an yway

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