It is national finals week in Great British Menu episode 25 2019, where the winning chefs from the regional heats compete for the honour of cooking at a banquet celebrating the brilliance of British popular music, held at Abbey Road Studios. Each episode sees the eight rivals cook a different course – and with this being the last chance they have to impress the expert judges and a raft of guest judges from the British music industry, the pressure is on.
In the first episode, the eight chefs battle to get their starter course to the Abbey Road banquet and don’t disappoint with stunning dishes dedicated to everything from Tom Jones to grime. The rivals are cooking to impress food writer Matthew Fort, restaurateur Oliver Peyton, broadcaster and cook Andi Oliver, and guest judge and British music legend Martin Kemp. Since the chefs last cooked their starters in the regional finals, they have had an opportunity to tweak the dishes with the judge’s feedback in mind, and with one chef choosing to cook a brand new, previously untested dish, there are some big surprises in store. With the stakes so high, and the finest chefs in the competition all vying for victory, which of the fierce rivals can secure the first place on the banquet menu?