Great British Menu : Season 12

    • Air date: 02 May '17 45 episodes
  • List of Episodes (45)

    1. London and South East Starter

    • This week, it is the turn of three chefs from London and south east England who are all first timers in the competition. Tom Kemble is one of the youngest chefs in the country to hold a Michelin star and cooks at a restaurant in one of London's most exclusive auction houses. He is up against Mike Reid, who has cooked around the world and trained under both Gordon Ramsay and Michel Roux Jr, and Selin Kiazim, rising star of the London scene, renowned for her Turkish Cypriot fusion flavours. The

    2. London and South East Fish

    • The chefs do battle for the fish course. An unusual amberjack dish takes on barbecued octopus and a more traditional butter poached trout. Today the atmosphere in the kitchen gets even more intense as all the chefs take risks with their dishes. Mike Reid, executive chef at M Restaurants in London, shocks when he pairs his fish with some highly unusual flavours - white chocolate and strawberry. Selin's dish pays tribute to the famous 2008 Wimbledon final between Federer and Nadal, using

    3. London and South East Main

    • It is a smoke-filled kitchen as the three chefs prepare their summer-themed mains in the hope of impressing the veteran judge. Selin Kiazim, head chef at Oklava in London, is in her element, cooking a feast inspired by the summer barbecues she enjoyed with her family. It contains four lamb elements and she is under pressure to cook each of them to perfection. Mike Reid is also cooking a barbecue-inspired dish, using prized wagyu beef that he pairs with his take on traditional sides such as corn

    4. London and South East Dessert

    • All three chefs are feeling the pressure as they attempt their technical summer desserts. With only the two highest scorers going through to the regional final, who will be sent home? Dessert is the last chance for the chefs to secure a place cooking for the judges and the pressure in the kitchen is rising. Both Mike and Selin are inspired by Wimbledon's all-white clothing rule. Selin takes a risk using highly perfumed flavours in her dish that are notoriously difficult to balance. Mike is

    5. London and South East Judging

    • The two remaining London and south east of England chefs must cook their entire taste of summer menus again. They are hoping to impress the formidable panel of judges - Oliver Peyton, Matthew Fort and for the first time this year, broadcaster and restaurateur Andi Oliver. They are joined by Leon Smith, Davis Cup captain and former coach of Andy Murray. Both chefs raise their game and impress the judges with their inventive dishes but only one can go through to represent London and the south

    6. South West Starter

    • This week, it is the south west heats as two ambitious newcomers, Tom Brown and Andy Clatworthy, take on returning chef Dominic Chapman. After meeting their surprise veteran judge, the three chefs get in the kitchen where each is taking a risk with their starter. Dom, taking part in the competition for the third time, is under pressure to prepare the many elements of his complex summer salad. Newcomer Tom worries his clean and elegant dish will fail to impress the veteran judge. Fellow

    7. South West Fish

    • This week, it is the south west heats as two ambitious newcomers, Tom Brown and Andy Clatworthy, take on returning chef Dominic Chapman. Today it is the fish course and with a seafood specialist in the kitchen, the competition is stepping up a gear. Tom, head chef at Outlaw's at The Capital in Knightsbridge, is hoping he will be able to elevate the humble mackerel to the standards required for the Wimbledon banquet. His competitors are looking to score highly with their more luxurious dishes.

    8. South West Main

    • This week, it is the south west heats as two ambitious newcomers, Tom Brown and Andy Clatworthy, take on returning chef Dominic Chapman. Today it is the main course. With a refined summer barbecue going up against a traditional Cornish speciality and a historic Wimbledon-related recipe, who will come out on top? Andy Clatworthy is using his passion for historical cooking to reinvent a dish that was served at an early Lawn Tennis Association banquet. Dom is going all out with a lavish summer

    9. South West Dessert

    • This week, it is the south west heats as two ambitious newcomers, Tom Brown and Andy Clatworthy, take on returning chef Dominic Chapman. All three chefs are honouring Wimbledon and the British summer with their technically challenging strawberry desserts - but only two will make it through to the regional final. Third-time competitor Dom knows the importance of scoring highly today and is pushing himself to produce the perfect dish. With doughnuts as one of his main components, he is worried

    10. South West Judging

    • This week, it is the south west heats as two ambitious newcomers, Tom Brown and Andy Clatworthy, take on returning chef Dominic Chapman. The two remaining chefs compete for a place in the national finals. To get there, they must impress the formidable panel of judges - Oliver Peyton, Matthew Fort and for the first time this year, broadcaster and restaurateur Andi Oliver. Today they are joined in the chamber by guest judge Marion Regan, whose farm provides the famous Wimbledon strawberries to

    11. North West Starter

    • This week is the north west regional heats and three ambitious newcomers are competing to win a place in the national finals. They must cook their starters for veteran judge Daniel Clifford. The three chefs are Tom Parker, head chef at The White Swan in Fence, who is eager to impress with a salad that includes ten complex elements; Paul Askew, the most experienced chef in the competition, who hopes his traditional techniques will triumph over his younger competitors; and self-taught Ellis

    12. North West Fish

    • Today is the fish course and the atmosphere in the kitchen gets even more tense as the three newcomers begin to understand the perfection and skill veteran chef Daniel Clifford demands. Ellis Barrie, head chef at The Marram Grass in Anglesey, attempts to create the flavour of a summer barbecue without actually using one. Tom Parker and Paul Askew are both using luxury fish to try and meet the exacting standards of Wimbledon. Tom serves oysters and langoustines with a risky champagne sauce that

    13. North West Main

    • Today is the main course and the pressure is intense in the kitchen. In the hope of impressing veteran judge Daniel Clifford, Paul Askew, chef patron at The Art School Restaurant in Liverpool, serves an extremely personal main course based on his mother's favourite food. Ellis Barrie surprises with an imaginative dish that honours Wimbledon champion Fred Perry, originally from the north west. And Tom Parker does his take on a traditional summer barbecue, which he needs to elevate to banquet

    14. North West Dessert

    • Dessert is the last chance for the chefs to secure a place cooking for the judges and the pressure in the kitchen is intense. Paul can't afford to make any mistakes and is pushing himself with a technically challenging baked alaska in tribute to the Wimbledon men's singles trophy. Ellis's dish is inspired by strawberries but with so many elements to perfect, has he given himself too much to do? Tom hopes to beat the other chefs with a savoury and sweet bilberry dish. With a place in the

    15. North West Judging

    • The two remaining north west chefs cook their entire taste of summer menus again. They are hoping to impress the formidable panel of judges - Oliver Peyton, Matthew Fort and, for the first time this year, broadcaster and restaurateur Andi Oliver. They are joined by guest judge Greg Rusedski, former British number one, who understands the high standards expected at Wimbledon. Both chefs raise their game and impress the judges with their inventive dishes, but only one can go through to represent

    16. North East Starter

    • This week is the north east regional heats and returning banquet champion Tommy Banks takes on two ambitious newcomers, Danny Parker and Josh Overington. They start by finding out who is the surprise veteran judge, who will be marking their dishes. Today they are cooking their starters. Tommy, head chef at Michelin-starred The Black Swan in Oldstead, is eager to defend his title and win a place cooking at the Great British Menu banquet. Tommy's tomato starter draws inspiration from the

    17. North East Fish

    • Today the atmosphere in the kitchen gets even more heated as the three chefs are cooking their fish courses. Josh Overington creates a decadent dish inspired by the prestige of the Wimbledon Championships. He creates a fish stew that comprises champagne, lobster, scallops and truffles. Also using champagne and scallop, Danny creates a delicate dish of cured scallop served with grapes and apple.

    18. North East Main

    • Today the chefs are cooking their main courses and are all taking risks to try and win a place at the banquet. Danny Parker is trying to recreate the flavours of an American barbecue but the veteran chef is dubious about one of his ingredients. Tommy is inspired by Wimbledon's guard of honour - the ceremonial line up given to Wimbledon winners. He is worried about his lamb as he will not know if it is perfectly cooked until the diner carves it. Josh creates a main course inspired by memories of

    19. North East Dessert

    • The dessert course is the last chance for the chefs to secure a place cooking for the judges and the pressure in the kitchen is intense. All the chefs are using unusual ingredients in their desserts. Inspired by his summers spent on his family's Yorkshire farm, Tommy is cooking a dessert flavoured with hay. Both Danny and Josh are making panna cottas - whose will impress the veteran chef? Danny is under pressure to complete his six strawberry-flavoured accompaniments, as well as a dandelion and

    20. North East Judging

    • Today the two remaining chefs from the north east of England must cook their entire Taste of Summer menus again. They hope to impress the formidable panel of judges - Oliver Peyton, Matthew Fort and broadcaster and restaurateur Andi Oliver. They are joined by guest judge Judy Murray, mother of Wimbledon champions Andy and Jamie. Both chefs raise their game and impress the judges with their inventive dishes but only one can go through to represent the north east in the national finals.

    21. Scotland Starter

    • This week it's the Scottish regional heats, and returning chefs to the competition - Michael Bremner and Ally McGrath - battle ambitious newcomer Angela Malik for a place in the national finals. Today, they are cooking their starters. Michael, chef proprietor at Sixty Four Degrees in Brighton, is eager to win, having narrowly missed out on a place at the banquet last year. He faces stiff competition from Angela and Ally. In the hope of edging ahead in the competition, each of the chefs takes a

    22. Scotland Fish

    • Today, the atmosphere in the kitchen gets even more heated and the veteran chef is expecting perfection from the fish course. Ally McGrath, chef proprietor at Osso in Peebles, creates an inventive dish based on his summer memories of rock pooling in the River Tweed. Angela Malik takes on the ancient skill of preparing sashimi. Inspired by Andy Murray's love of sushi, she uses traditional methods to create an interactive and modern dish. Defending regional winner Michael Bremner uses turbot to

    23. Scotland Main

    • Angela Malik is in her element, cooking a tiffin box that includes a summer biriyani, a quail scotch egg and spiced quail breasts based on memories of summer picnics. Michael Bremner is taking a huge risk, using ox tongue as the centrepiece of his main - this is the first time in Great British Menu history that has chef has prepared an entirely offal main course. He worries that it will not be well received by the banquet guests and struggles to get it cooked in the time. Ally is desperate to

    24. Scotland Dessert

    • Dessert is the last chance for the chefs to secure a place cooking for the judges and the pressure in the kitchen is intense. Angela Malik is cooking a technically challenging dessert. For it to succeed she must complete each element with upmost precision and exact timing. Ally McGrath starts the round with confidence, but a series of errors leave him worried about completing it on time. Michael Bremner is pushing himself with a dish in tribute to Wimbledon champion Andy Murray, but with lots

    25. Scotland Judging

    • Today the two Scottish chefs must cook their entire taste of summer menus again. They are hoping to impress the formidable panel of judges - Oliver Peyton, Matthew Fort and broadcaster and restaurateur Andi Oliver. They are joined by guest judge Gary Parsons, Wimbledon's executive chef, who is in charge of feeding everybody at the tournament from the players to royalty. Both chefs raise their game and impress the judges with their inventive dishes, but only one can go through to represent