Great British Menu : Season 13

    • Air date: 13 Aug '18 45 episodes
  • List of Episodes (45)

    1. North East - Starter

    • This week it is the heats for the north east of England region. Competing for top spot are Danny Parker, head chef at Michelin-starred House of Tides in Newcastle, who is back to try his luck in the competition again after being knocked out in the regional heat last year following a tense tie-break. He is taking on two newcomers - Dan Fletcher, protege of Phil Howard, and now head chef at Fenchurch in the City of London, and David Coulson, who runs Peace and Loaf in Newcastle, which boasts 2 AA

    2. North East - Fish

    • After the tense starter course, the chefs are all hoping to impress with their unique fish dishes. David is celebrating a personal connection to the brief with his 'My Cod I Bet Me Ma'am Has Seen Some Trotters', a tribute to his mum who has worked as a chiropodist for the NHS for 25 years. In a bid for high scores, his rivals both cook lobster for their dishes. Dan's 'For All Those Sleepless Nights' pays tribute to nightshift workers from the NHS with some bold but classic flavours, while Danny

    3. North East - Main

    • As the chefs approach the halfway point of their regional heat, the pressure is mounting and once again, they are each serving a uniquely original take on the brief. Dan pays a tribute to an icon of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale, while Danny is inspired by Aneurin Bevan, the founder of the NHS. David's dish is dedicated to the air ambulance staff who saved the life of his fiance, and he also takes a trip to meet one member of the team.

    4. North East - Dessert

    • It is the chefs' last chance to impress and tensions are high. David hopes to transform a childhood comfort classic into a show-stopping dessert, while Danny is determined to pull out all the stops with his complex dessert 'Aunty Gwen's chocolate'. Dan takes a risk with an unusual combination of ewe's milk and bergamot, and he also takes a trip to meet Dr Ben Clarke who was working in the Royal London Hospital A&E during the London Bridge terror attack.

    5. North East - Judging

    • The two remaining north east of England chefs cook their four-course 'Feast to Say Thank You' menus again. But will they take advice on board? The chefs hope to impress the formidable panel of judges - food writer Matthew Fort, restaurateur Oliver Peyton and broadcaster and cook Andi Oliver. They are joined by guest judge Dr Anne Weaver, a lead clinician with the London Air Ambulance charity who, as well as being at the front line of emergency medicine in the skies, has been at the forefront of

    6. London and South East - Starter

    • This week, it is the turn of three chefs from London and south east England. 2017's banquet champion Selin Kiazim, a rising star of the London scene renowned for her Turkish Cypriot fusion flavours, is back hoping to join the elite group of chefs who have made it to the banquet twice. She is up against James Cochran, who has worked at some of London's toughest kitchens, including two Michelin-starred The Ledbury, and Scott Goss from The Twenty Six in Tunbridge Wells, renowned for his use of

    7. London and South East - Fish

    • This week, it is the turn of three chefs from London and south east England. 2017's banquet champion Selin Kiazim, a rising star of the London scene renowned for her Turkish Cypriot fusion flavours, is back hoping to join the elite group of chefs who have made it to the banquet twice. She is up against James Cochran, who has worked at some of London's toughest kitchens, including two Michelin-starred The Ledbury, and Scott Goss from The Twenty Six in Tunbridge Wells, renowned for his use of

    8. London and South East - Main

    • This week it is the turn of three chefs from London and south east England. 2017's banquet champion Selin Kiazim, a rising star of the London scene renowned for her Turkish Cypriot fusion flavours, is back hoping to join the elite group of chefs who have made it to the banquet twice. She is up against James Cochran, who has worked at some of London's toughest kitchens, including two Michelin-starred The Ledbury, and Scott Goss from The Twenty Six in Tunbridge Wells, renowned for his use of local

    9. London and South East - Dessert

    • This week it is the turn of three chefs from London and south east England. 2017's banquet champion Selin Kiazim, a rising star of the London scene renowned for her Turkish Cypriot fusion flavours, is back hoping to join the elite group of chefs who have made it to the banquet twice. She is up against James Cochran, who has worked at some of London's toughest kitchens, including two Michelin-starred The Ledbury, and Scott Goss from The Twenty Six in Tunbridge Wells, renowned for his use of local

    10. London and South East - Judging

    • 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 remake their 'Feast to Say Thank You'? The chefs need to impress the formidable judges - food writer Matthew Fort, restaurateur Oliver Peyton and broadcaster and cook Andi Oliver, as well as a guest judge from the NHS. Today they are joined by Jenny Turner who, at the age of 77, is Britain's longest-serving nurse. Both chefs raise their game and

    11. Scotland - Starter

    • 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. This week, vying to be crowned champion of Scotland are three talented newcomers to the GBM kitchen. Lorna McNee is a former Scottish Chef of the Year and is renowned for her technical precision which she has gained from working her entire career at two-Michelin-starred

    12. Scotland - Fish

    • It is the fish course and the chefs are all out to impress. The heat is increased as all three serve their unique takes on lobster. Ross is hoping to snatch victory with his dish Lobster Aid. Lorna's Live Well, Live Very Well features only three elements - each of which she needs to deliver perfection. Ben has yet again set himself a mammoth task with his dish, The Multicultural Lobster, which features an unconventional array of international ingredients. Ross also visits a family member who

    13. Scotland - Main

    • It is main course day and the heat is on. Ross is hoping to impress with Oh Deer It's Time For Your Penicillin, his tribute to Scottish scientist Alexander Fleming featuring an unusual yeast element, as well as venison. Across the kitchen, Lorna, a former Game Chef of the Year, is also cooking venison in a bid to impress. Ben is pulling out all the stops with his main dish The Disruption of Ward Two which features duck and is inspired by a historical menu he found in the archives of a local

    14. Scotland - Dessert

    • It is dessert day and the last chance for the chefs to impress before one is sent home. Ross is attempting to elevate a comfort classic into a dish worthy of the banquet. Lorna's cooking a personal tribute to the NHS staff who have cared for her during treatment for a rare blood condition, using unusual yuzu and tonka bean flavours. Once again Ben is serving an experimental dish with his Dance for the Greater Good which includes a bees wax ice cream. Which two chefs will make it through to

    15. Scotland - Judging

    • It is 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. The panel is joined by guest judge Dr Sara Kayat, a GP and media figure who is passionate about fostering good doctor patient relationships. With so much at stake, emotions run high in the chamber.

    16. Central Starter

    • This week three chefs compete in the heat for the central region. Returner Ryan Simson-Trotman, who failed to reach the national finals last year, is originally from Nuneaton and opened his own restaurant Orwells in the Oxfordshire countryside with his partner Liam, who is also a contestant in the north west region. Newcomer Marianne Lumb has 20 years' experience catering for distinguished clientele who demand perfection. Born in Leicestershire, she worked as a private chef and now runs her own

    17. Central Fish

    • It is 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. Ryan's dish is a reference to the purported health benefits of fish high in omega 3 oils. Sabrina is inspired by her aunt, a retired nurse who used to take in food to share with her fellow workers during her shifts. With all chefs gunning for gastronomic glory, when the scores are delivered one chef is in for a shock.

    18. Central Main

    • 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. Once again, there is high drama in the kitchen.

    19. Central Dessert

    • 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. Sabrina hopes to make it through with an elevated take on jelly and ice cream while Ryan goes all out with his very sweet treat 'A Spoonful of Sugar'. Which chef will be sent home?

    20. Central Judging

    • 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. With both chefs aiming to treat the heroes of the NHS to the very best, it is a fiercely fought battle. The judges are joined by Dan Smith, a paramedic for the North West Manchester Ambulance Service who was one of the first at the scene of the Manchester Arena bombing. Which chef will go through?

    21. Wales - Starter

    • The competition continues as the nation's top professional chefs compete to cook at a banquet celebrating the heroes of the NHS. This week it is the turn of three chefs representing Wales, who are all first timers in the competition - maverick chef Andrew Sheridan, who trained with Michelin-starred Michael Caines and is now executive chef at Sosban in Llanelli, classical chef Jason Hughes, who, following a stint in the RAF, spent three years with Gordon Ramsay and is now head chef at Anglesey's

    22. Wales - Fish

    • After the starter results, the chefs return to the kitchen hoping for high scores with their fish dishes. Chris once again is using ingredients he has foraged from around his restaurant, while Jason hopes to impress with a spicy scallop dish and Andrew prepares a cod dish with 11 different elements.

    23. Wales - Main

    • The chefs are pulling out all the stops in a bid for big scores with their mains. All three dishes pay tribute to the founder of the NHS Aneurin Bevan - Chris's Everything but the Squeal is an ambitious pork sharing platter, while Jason's For the Rich and the Poor showcases lamb, and Andrew is hoping to impress with Aneurin Bevan for Better Steak.

    24. Wales - Dessert

    • It is the dessert course and the last opportunity for the chefs to impress. Chris is hoping to triumph with another dish which showcases ingredients foraged near his restaurant, Jason attempts a technical feat in his dessert inspired by a childhood hospital stay, and Andrew is inspired by a dish by his great-grandmother used to cook. Which two will make it through to the judging chamber?

    25. Wales - Judging

    • It is 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. The judges are joined by Aneira Thomas, the first baby born on the NHS, who is named in tribute to the service's founder Aneurin Bevan and who went on to dedicate her life to the service. Who will win a place in the national finals?