Great British Menu is back, and this time the nation’s top professional chefs are competing 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. Across eight regional heats, 24 chefs compete in the toughest competition of their lives as they attempt to dazzle with their culinary skills, serving up outstanding dishes that honour the incredible work of the heroic NHS staff and give them a gastronomic experience they will never forget. In each regional heat, they first have to impress one of the surprise veteran judges whose identity won’t be revealed until they walk through the door. The two highest-scoring chefs then face our exacting panel of judges – Oliver Peyton, Matthew Fort and Andi Oliver.

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Great British Menu episode 45 2018

Great British Menu episode 45 2018 – Banquet

It is the grand finale of Great British Menu as the winning chefs cook their dishes at a banquet for the heroes of the NHS. Having arrived at St Bartholomew's Hospital, the chefs are shown the incredible location for the following night's event - the almost 300-year-old Great Hall. But there is a shock in store as Oliver reveals that it is the banquet guests who will be voting for their favourite dish on the menu to elect an overall…

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Great British Menu episode 44 2018 – Finals – Dessert

It is dessert day and with just one place remaining at this year's banquet feast, each chef is giving everything they have got for a chance to say thank you to the heroic NHS staff. All the chefs have significantly reworked or reinvented their desserts since the regional heats, proving that they will do everything they can in a bid for that final winning spot.     The judges are joined by guest judge Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent, head of maternity, children…

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Great British Menu episode 43 2018

Great British Menu episode 43 2018 – Finals – Main

It is main course day and with only two spots remaining on the banquet menu, the competition is fierce. Both chefs and judges alike are amazed at the high standard of cooking and an incredible number of tens are dished out as the chefs serve up venison, rabbit, duck, beef, lamb and pork for scrutiny.     The judges are joined by guest judge Tom Lynch MBE - a former BMX world champion turned healthcare hero who founded the Ambulance…

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Great British Menu episode 42 2018 - Finals - Fish

Great British Menu episode 42 2018 – Finals – Fish

Today the chefs must cook their fish courses but after some exceptionally high-scoring dishes in the starter round, everyone is desperate to deliver perfection in order to see off the competition. Once again the chefs present their innovative, witty or heartwarming creations, with lobster, mackerel, John Dory, turbot and hake among the dishes being scrutinized.     The judges are joined by guest judge Chris Ogden, a revolutionary pioneer of robotic surgery. Specialising in prostate cancer, Chris is the most…

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Great British Menu episode 41 2018 - Finals - Starter

Great British Menu episode 41 2018 – Finals – Starter

It is finals week on Great British Menu as the competition reaches its thrilling climax. The winning chefs from all eight regions now battle it out for the honour of a spot on this year's 'Feast To Say Thank You' banquet menu, celebrating 70 years of the NHS, one of Britain's most prized institutions. Each day the regional champions cook one of their courses again for the discerning panel of judges - food writer Matthew Fort, restaurateur Oliver Peyton and…

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