Think you can beat this beef behemoth?
COULD you eat almost a kilo of beef, salad, bread and cheese?
This is the question the Railway Hotel is asking with their Insane Burger, a mammoth monument of meat which has become their signature dish.
According to owner and manager Sue-Ellen Mager, although the burger has become legend, it was born of idle hands.
"One of our chefs when he was working here before I took over...he was just up here playing around one day, brought it down and I've just gone 'oh my goodness that's insane'. So that's how it got its name."
All icons and myths are the subject of stories spread far and wide, and the Insane Burger is no different, with tales of heroic effort and tragic failure accompanying the manic creation.
"We had a younger chap come in last year with the parents and he ordered it, because he's small, tiny. They sat up there and we were like 'no way.' And we had a group of young guys here and they said 'if you can eat every skerrick off that plate we'll give you $20," she said. "It took him two hours and cutting everything...into tiny little morsels and slowly (ate it) just to get that $20. But he did it."
Overall, staff at the Railway Hotel believe maybe five people have finished the meal - which consists of not only the burger, but a good dollop of onion rings and chips on the side for good measure.
More often than not, they find, guests' eyes are much bigger than their belly.
"We get these young ones which challenge each other," chef Elvie Ollier said. "I had two young girls in there on Friday night challenging each other...I'm like 'there's no way you two are going to finish one each.' And they didn't."
And of course, like all tall tales of deeds gone by, Miss Mager said there are those who approach the meal with a different view.
"Even some people have had it as a romantic meal for two."
At $25 the Insane Burger is available for those would accept the challenge.
But beware: it gets messy.