$1,768 burger contains Kobe beef, gold leaf

The world's most expensive burger, the "Glamburger" at London's Honky Tonk restaurant, is topped with an edible gold leaf.

By Ben Hooper
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LONDON, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- A London restaurant's $1,768 burger contains Kobe Wagyu beef, New Zealand venison and an edible gold leaf.

Chris Large, head chef at the Honky Tonk eatery in the affluent Chelsea area, said the "Glamburger" was created in partnership with Groupon to celebrate the online company selling its five millionth food and drink voucher in Britain.


Large said the pricy ingredients in the burger, which is believed to be the world's most expensive, include Kobe Wagyu beef from Japan, New Zealand venison, Canadian lobster poached in Iranian saffron, beluga caviar, a hickory-smoked duck egg and an edible gold leaf.

The burger could also prove costly for a customer's health, as it contains 2,618 calories, more than the recommended daily amount for an adult in Britain.

Large said Groupon will be holding a contest to give away a free Glamburger.

"After sourcing the best possible ingredients to create this masterpiece, the winner will certainly have a dinner to remember," he said.

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