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The Banquet
2018-10-12
It's the grand finale of Great British Menu as the winning chefs cook their dishes at a banquet for the heroes of the NHS.

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Finals - Dessert
2018-10-11
It's dessert day and with just one place remaining at this year's banquet feast, each chef is giving everything they've got for a chance to say thank you to the heroic NHS staff.

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Finals - Main
2018-10-10
It's main course day and with only two spots remaining on the banquet menu, the competition is fierce.

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Finals - Fish
2018-10-09
Today the chefs must cook their fish courses but after some exceptionally high scoring dishes in yesterday's starter round, everyone is desperate to deliver perfection in order to see off the competition.

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Finals - Starter
2018-10-08
Today it's the starter course and as the chefs arrive in the kitchen and size up their rivals for the first time, they discover the competition is stiffer than any of them had imagined.

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Northern Ireland - Judging
2018-10-05
It's the last regional final of the series as the two chefs representing Northern Ireland go head to head.

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Northern Ireland - Dessert
2018-10-04
It's dessert course and the final chance for the chefs to impress. After such a tightly fought battle all week, each is hoping to deliver a technically perfect dessert.

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Northern Ireland - Main
2018-10-03
With two courses down it's time for the chefs to cook their main courses. It's the battle of beef with each using the same meat in their innovative creations.

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Northern Ireland - Fish
2018-10-02
After a tense starter course, the chefs return to the kitchen to cook their fish dishes. James is making his elevated take on a fried chicken takeaway as a tribute to the NHS staff who care for his sister.

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Northern Ireland - Starter
2018-10-01
It's the final regional heat of Great British Menu as the nation's top professional chefs compete to cook at a banquet celebrating the heroes of the NHS.

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North West - Judging
2018-09-28
It's the penultimate regional final as the two highest scoring chefs from the week return to cook their menus again.

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North West - Dessert
2018-09-27
It's the dessert course and the last chance for the North West chefs to impress in a bid to make it through to tomorrow's regional final.

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North West - Main
2018-09-26
Time for the chefs to cook their mains and after yesterday's scores the pressure is on. Craig is hoping to impress using two cuts of Dexter beef, while Liam prepares his take on a Bajan lamb stew and Ellis prepares four cuts of suckling pig.

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North West - Fish
2018-09-25
It's the fish course and the chefs are all gunning for tens.

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North West - Starter
2018-09-24
It's the penultimate regional heat of Great British Menu as the nation's top professional chefs compete to cook at a banquet celebrating the heroes of the NHS.

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South West - Judging
2018-09-21
It's time for the two remaining chefs representing the South West to go head to head as they cook their menus again for the exacting panel of Andi Oliver, Matthew Fort and Oliver Peyton.

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South West - Dessert
2018-09-20
With just one more chance to impress their veteran judge, the chefs are all hoping to use their pastry skills to deliver technically complex desserts.

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South West - Main
2018-09-19
It's the main course and two of the chefs are hoping duck will win the day. Tom is preparing a technically challenging duck dish steeped in NHS history while Jude is making a multi-element Chinese duck dish inspired by his mum.

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South West - Fish
2018-09-18
It's the fish course and with Tom renowned as a fish specialist all eyes are on him. He's cooking his take on a classic British fish supper in tribute to a charity which looks after the health of local fishermen.

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South West - Starter
2018-09-17
This week it's the turn of three chefs representing the South West, including two who have competed before but meet in the kitchen this week for the very first time.

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Wales - Judging
2018-09-14
It's the Wales regional final as the two remaining chefs do everything they can to impress the judging panel of Andi Oliver, Matthew Fort and Oliver Peyton. After tensions ran high in the week, the chefs are under pressure to deliver perfection.

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Wales - Dessert
2018-09-13
It's the dessert course and the last opportunity for the chefs to impress.

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Wales - Main
2018-09-12
The chefs are pulling out all the stops in a bid for big scores with their mains.

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Wales - Fish
2018-09-11
After the starter results, the chefs return to the kitchen hoping for high scores with their fish dishes.

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Wales - Starter
2018-09-10
Today the three chefs meet their surprise veteran judge and cook their celebratory starters. Andrew is attempting to pay tribute to NHS staff with his innovative take on a traditional healing recipe, 'Mum's Flu Fighting Chicken Soup'.

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Central Judging
2018-09-07
The two remaining Central region chefs do battle for a place in the national finals. They must impress the formidable panel of Andi Oliver, Matthew Fort and Oliver Peyton with their four course menus.

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Central Dessert
2018-09-06
With one dish left to impress the veteran judge, the chefs cook their desserts. Marianne is looking to raise a smile with her 'carry on' themed dessert, complete with surprise presentation.

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Central Main
2018-09-05
The chefs cook their mains and following yesterday's results, tension is high. Both Marianne and Ryan are cooking muntjac in the hope of impressing the veteran judge, while Sabrina is making an ambitious technical take on a family feast.

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Central Fish
2018-09-04
It's the fish course and the chefs are pulling out all the stops. Marianne pays tribute to the 'angels' in her local hospital who looked after her during a recent illness.

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Central Starter
2018-09-03
This week three chefs compete in the heat for the Central region.

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Scotland Judging
2018-08-31
It's judging day and the two remaining chefs must impress the panel of Oliver Peyton, Andi Oliver and Matthew Fort. Both chefs are gunning for success and are doing everything they can to deliver their menus to perfection.

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Scotland Dessert
2018-08-29
It's dessert day and the last chance for the chefs to impress before one is sent home.

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Scotland Main
2018-08-29
It's main course day and the heat is on.

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Scotland Fish
2018-08-28
It's the fish course and the chefs are all out to impress. The heat is increased as all three serve their unique takes on lobster.

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Scotland Starter
2018-08-27
Great British Menu continues as the nation's top professional chefs compete for a chance to cook 'A Feast to Say Thank You' at a glorious banquet celebrating 70 years of the NHS, one of Britain's most prized institutions.

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London & South East Judging
2018-08-24
Today the two remaining London and the South East chefs must cook their four course menus again. But will they take on board their veteran's advice as they prepare their 'Feast To Say Thank You'?

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London & South East Dessert
2018-08-23
It's the last chance for the chefs to secure a place cooking for the judges tomorrow and the pressure in the kitchen is rising.

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London & South East Main
2018-08-22
The contest is hotting up as the three chefs prepare their celebratory mains in the hope of impressing the veteran judge. All three of them are creating sharing dishes.

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London & South East Fish
2018-08-21
Today the chefs do battle for the fish course and as they all strive for perfection the atmosphere in the kitchen is tense.

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London & South East Starter
A new round of Central England starters: pork neck, veal tartare, and breast of squab.

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North East Judging
2009-04-17
Only one can remain to represent Scotland on the Olympic Banquet Menu.

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North East Dessert
2009-04-16
Dessert dishes in the final round include an Eton mess and beetroot cake.

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North East Main
2009-04-15
Barbecued veal, beef rump, and blackface lamb with sweetbreads compete as main courses.

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North East Fish
2009-04-14
The fish course, featuring grilled mackerel, crab cannelloni, and poached halibut.

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North East Starter
2009-04-13
Scottish starters: duck terrine and pineapple, braised pork cheek, or smoked pigeon breast.

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Great British Menu is a captivating culinary programme aired on BBC Two, first debuting in 2006. It is essentially a combination of culinary skill, competition, and a showcase of the traditions and rich culture of diverse parts of the United Kingdom. The show swiftly became one of the most loved TV shows for gourmands and casual viewers alike, attracting worldwide attention for its novel competition style, and has been growing in popularity ever since it was first introduced.

In essence, Great British Menu celebrates the excellent range of British fine dining by giving accomplished chefs, who are often Michelin-starred and own their restaurants, an opportunity to compete against one another. The chefs are typically hailing from different regions of the U.K., and each season focuses on a specific theme that relates to a significant event or commemoration.

The structure of the competition involves chefs being split into groups according to their respective regions of U.K. Each week, the show features a regional heat, where culinary talents from each area go head-to-head, creating their innovative and exquisite dishes. The tasks include delivering a taste of home by composing a sumptuous four-course menu - a decadent starter, fish course, main course, and a breathtakingly delightful dessert.

In their quest to prepare the most delicious and creative dishes, the chefs draw inspiration from their respective regions. They consistently honour and promote regional produce by sourcing local ingredients. This commitment strikes a chord with viewers, sparking their curiosity and offering them a virtual tour that encapsulates the rich diversity of the UK's gastronomic landscapes.

What makes the Great British Menu even more interesting are the specific themes given each season, which indeed add an element of challenge and suspense to the show. Chefs are inspired to showcase their creative flair and personal style, while at the same time honouring the themes. Doing so requires ability, insight, inventiveness, and first and foremost, a deep understanding of the nuances of British cuisine.

Being a competitive cooking show, Great British Menu places a significant emphasis on the evaluation of dishes. Highly acclaimed veteran chefs serve as mentors and judges. Their wisdom, expertise and rich insights add a critical element to the show.

Their role extends beyond evaluation, as they provide the competitors with valuable critique, advice and guide them throughout the competition. Their duty includes deciding which chefs, and subsequently which dishes, will proceed to the next rounds. The highest-rated dishes from each heat compete in a final round where one overall winner is selected.

Although it has the competitive side, Great British Menu is about more than just winning or losing. It's about sharing the love and passion for British culinary traditions, showcasing the range and quality of the UK's local ingredients, and, naturally, presenting a spectacle of mouthwatering dishes that are marvels of creativity and flavour.

What the audience particularly finds endearing is the drive and passion of the competing chefs. Their strong desire to represent their regions with sublime cooking, their moving and often emotional connections to their dishes and the inspirational stories behind their menu provide a fascinating insight into their culinary journeys.

As the show evolves each year, it continues to illuminate British culinary prowess to audiences, giving them a taste of both traditional and contemporary cuisine. The Great British Menu is also instrumental in recognizing the country's exceptionally talented chefs and giving them a platform where they can impress audiences with their skills and creativity.

For those who relish cooking, Great British Menu is a treasure trove of new techniques, unique combinations of flavours and presentation ideas. It is an inspiration for aspiring chefs and home cooks, sparking creativity and driving their passion.

In conclusion, The Great British Menu is a celebration of British cuisine, a feast for the eyes and an exploration of the nation’s rich culinary heritage. It encapsulates the essence of the UK’s food culture and brings it straight into the viewers' living rooms in a charismatic and captivating format. It is a celebration of the unyielding spirit of the UK's hospitality industry, acknowledging its diversity, creativity, and resilience. The show offers more than just entertainment – it tells the phenomenal story of British cuisine, its traditions, innovations, and the personalities that continue to shape it.

Great British Menu is a series categorized as a cancelled. Spanning 13 seasons with a total of 51 episodes, the show debuted on 2010. The series has earned a moderate reviews from both critics and viewers. The IMDb score stands at 7.5.

Genres
Reality
Channel
BBC Two
Rating
7.5/10
Cast
Matthew Fort, Oliver Peyton, Andi Oliver
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