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 40 2018 - Northern Ireland - Judging

Great British Menu episode 40 2018 – Northern Ireland – Judging

It is the last regional final of the series as the two chefs representing Northern Ireland go head to head. Judging as ever are Oliver Peyton, Matthew Fort and Andi Oliver, who are joined this week by Shehan Hettiaratchy, lead trauma surgeon at St Mary's Hospital who helped treat victims of the Grenfell Tower fire.     Both chefs hope to impress with some unusual takes on the brief on the day's menu. Who will go through to complete the…

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Great British Menu episode 39 2018 - Northern Ireland - Dessert

Great British Menu episode 39 2018 – Northern Ireland – Dessert

It is the dessert course and the final chance for the chefs to impress. After such a tightly fought battle all week, each chef is hoping to deliver a technically perfect dessert. Tommy and James both use passionfruit in their complex dishes, while Shauna hopes to use her pastry chef training to score full marks. James also travels to Belfast to find out about the work of the ambulance emergency call centre.     Which two will make it through…

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Great British Menu episode 38 2018

Great British Menu episode 38 2018 – Northern Ireland – Main

With two courses down, it is time for the chefs to cook their main courses. It is the battle of beef with each using the same meat in their innovative creations. Tommy also meets the first baby ever born on the NHS.     Following the fish scores it is tense in the kitchen as the chefs do everything they can to impress the veteran judge.   Great British Menu episode 38 2018 - Northern Ireland - Main It is…

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Great British Menu episode 37 2018 – Northern Ireland – Fish

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. Shauna is also taking inspiration from a personal connection with a tribute to staff from a facility in her hometown of Londonderry.     Last year's Northern Ireland champion Tommy is hoping to impress with a dish dedicated to the discovery…

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Great British Menu episode 36 2018

Great British Menu episode 36 2018 – Northern Ireland – Starter

It is the final regional heat and the nation's top professional chefs compete to cook at a banquet celebrating the heroes of the NHS. This week three chefs battle to represent Northern Ireland. Tommy Heaney, last year's regional winner and head chef at the award-winning Great House Hotel in south Wales, is taken on by two newcomers - Shauna Froydenlund, chef patron at Marcus Waring's two-Michelin-starred restaurant, and James Devine, the 2017 National Chef of the Year.     After…

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