Steak a claim for world record by eating 150oz of beef in single sitting
A PUB in Spondon is hunting for meat-eaters to take on the challenge of a lifetime – and raise money for charity.
The Bank is set to smash a record for the largest steak ever cut and owners Bobby and Dee Nanua want people to try to break another record at the same time – for the most steak eaten in a single sitting.
The gastro pub, run by the husband-and-wife team, employs specialist chefs who cut the steak on site.
Dee said: "We cut a steak last week that was 303oz, or almost 8.6kg. The biggest we can find online was in Texas, at 205oz, or 5.8kg."
That steak was a trial run and witnesses will be called in to oversee the cutting of the steak for the record attempt.
The meat will take more than three hours to cook and two people will be needed to turn it over on the grill.
The Texas record does not feature in the Guinness World Records but Bobby and Dee believe it has been submitted for verification. They will send evidence to prove the size of the Spondon steak.
A spokesman for Guinness World Records said: "The official record for the biggest steak is held by the Kestrel Inn, in Hatton [in Derbyshire], at 200oz.
"The most steak eaten is a brand new category."
Evidence will also be needed when fund-raisers attempt to eat the weighty steak. Dee said: "We will film it, photograph it, get independent witnesses and do whatever it takes."
Anyone can take on the challenge at The Bank, formerly Gregory's, if they can raise a minimum of £100, which will be donated to the Lewis Mighty Fund.
The fund was launched to raise £300,000 to send cancer patient Lewis, six, of Mackworth, to America for treatment.
Dee said: "I'm sure there is someone out there who can do it justice but I do recommend trying one of our smaller steaks first. We offer a 48oz steak that is free if you can eat it within 45 minutes."
Those attempting to break the world record for eating steak will get up to six hours to eat more than 150oz (4.25kg) of it in one sitting. The rules are based on another attempt to set the record, also in Texas, which again has yet to be validated by Guinness.
Hatton's Kestrel Inn was also the venue for the previous record, set by Sara Manifold, of Wigan. She ate 100oz (2.8kg) a five-hour sittings.
Dee said: "I was surprised this was so close. I gave them a call, but they've closed down now. Still, it would be nice to bring the record back to Derbyshire."
The challenge is part of a pledge made by Bobby, Dee, and her sister Sabrina Ubha to offer innovative, home-cooked dining.
"We wanted to be somewhere people can go to get really good steak, and decided to tie this in with a world record attempt," said Dee.
Anyone wanting to attempt the challenge can call the pub on Derby 820286.