As 2022 gets going, there hasn’t been much for foodies to celebrate just yet. However, an all-new series of the ultimate TV cookery show is bound to provide a spark of light to a rather cold and gloomy winter. As if a new series of Great British Menu alone wasn’t exciting enough, there have also been a fair few changes when it comes to the show itself, including a new roster of judges. This means that there’s a lot to look forward to when the first episode airs.

Great British Menu has now been on our screens for 15 years (we know, we can’t be that old either), with the first season having been screened in 2006, and over the years has been a springboard for some of the nation’s now most successful chefs to go on to do some amazing things. Past contestants include Jason AthertonNathan Outlaw and Aktar Islam to name a few, and you can be sure that some of this year’s competitors will go on to become equally successful themselves. One of the things that we particularly love about Great British Menu is the fact that such a range of different chefs take part, so it’s not unlikely that you’ll have an experimental youngster competing against an established Michelin-starred head chef.

If you’re as excited as we are about Great British Menu being back on our screens for a 17th series, you’ll want to be in the know, from when it starts to who the contestants are. That’s why below we’ve answered all the questions you might have about Great British Menu 2022.

Watch this space – we’ll be updating it regularly to keep you in the loop!

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Everything you need to know about Great British Menu 2022

We’re still waiting to hear about various elements of the new series, but we’ve tried to answer some of the biggest questions you might have below and will be regularly updating this page with the latest information.

When does Great British Menu 2022 start?

The first episode of the new season will air on Tuesday 1 February.

What is the theme of the new season?

To celebrate 100 years of British broadcasting, the theme of the new season will be classic British TV shows. Contestants will have to concoct dishes to commemorate staple series such as Fawlty TowersBlackadder, Eastenders and The Crystal Maze.

Who are the new Great British Menu 2022 judges?

In one of the biggest changes for the show this year, the Great British Menu judging panel has been entirely refreshed. 2021 judges Matthew Fort, Oliver Peyton OBE and chef Rachel Khoo have all departed the series.

They have been replaced by Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge, restaurateur and TV presenter Nisha Katona (who runs the Mowgli restaurant chain) and, having appeared a guest judge last year, comic Ed Gamble, co-host of the Off-Menu podcast (if you haven’t heard of Off Menu, check out our guide to the best food podcasts).

How many episodes will there be of Great British Menu?

Things will remain the same as in the last series, with three one-hour episodes being screened each week, for nine weeks straight.

What channel will Great British Menu be on?

Great British Menu will be broadcast on BBC Two.

What is the format of Great British Menu 2022?

The format of Great British Menu is set to be similar to the previous series, with chefs from eight different regions of the UK taking part. A week will be dedicated to each region with four chefs cooking innovative dishes, based on the brief, for a veteran judge who will score each course out of ten. The lowest scoring chef after the starters and main courses will leave the competition, and then another chef will leave after all four dishes have been cooked. The remaining two chefs will then cook all four of their dishes for the panel of judges, who will then decide which competitor has won the region.

In finals week the winners of all eight regions will then cook off one last time against each other in a final bid to win a place at the prestigious Great British Menu banquet, with the judges making the final decision. Last series contestants were also asked to prepare an amuse bouche and pre-dessert for the first time, so we’re interested to see whether that returns in 2022.

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Great British Menu Season 17 Episode 25 Description It’s national finals week, where the winners from the regional heats compete to earn a place on the menu of a spectacular banquet celebrating 100 years of brilliant British broadcasting. Each episode will see the eight rivals compete over a different course, from starter through to dessert, […]

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Great British Menu Season 17 Episode 26 Watch Free Online

Great British Menu Season 17 Episode 26 Description It’s national finals week, where the winners from the regional heats compete to earn a place on the menu of a spectacular banquet celebrating 100 years of brilliant British broadcasting. Each episode will see the eight rivals compete over a different course, from starter through to dessert, […]

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Great British Menu Season 17 Episode 27 Watch Free Online

Great British Menu Season 17 Episode 27 Description It’s national finals week, where the winners from the regional heats compete to earn a place on the menu of a spectacular banquet celebrating 100 years of brilliant British broadcasting. Each episode will see the eight rivals compete over a different course, from starter through to dessert, […]

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Great British Menu Season 17 Episode 28 Watch Free Online

Great British Menu Season 17 Episode 28 Description It’s national finals week, where the winners from the regional heats compete to earn a place on the menu of a spectacular banquet celebrating 100 years of brilliant British broadcasting. Each episode will see the eight rivals compete over a different course, from starter through to dessert, […]

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Great British Menu Season 17 Episode 21 Description The two highest-scoring chefs from south west England must go head-to-head and cook their six-course menus again. Will they take on board their veteran’s advice as they serve to the new panel of judges? They need to impress two-starred Michelin chef Tom Kerridge, chef and restaurateur Nisha […]

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Great British Menu Season 17 Episode 23 Description The three chefs are halfway through their heat, and the pressure is mounting. Once again, they each serve their unique interpretations of the brief celebrating 100 years of British broadcasting. For mains, one chef is taking inspiration from Game of Thrones in a medieval Winterfell feast, another […]

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Great British Menu Season 17 Episode 24 Description The two highest-scoring chefs from Northern Ireland must go head-to-head and cook their six-course menus again. Will they take on board their veteran’s advice as they serve to the new panel of judges? They need to impress two-starred Michelin chef Tom Kerridge, chef and restaurateur Nisha Katona, […]

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Great British Menu Season 17 Episode 09 Description Wales Judging The two highest-scoring chefs from Wales must go head-to-head and cook their six-course menus again. Will they take on board their veteran’s advice as they serve to the new panel of judges? They need to impress two-starred Michelin chef Tom Kerridge, chef and restaurateur Nisha […]