> Features

Announcing the chefs from BBC's Great British Menu 2016

Announcing the chefs from BBC's Great British Menu 2016

by Great British Chefs 03 June 2016

The BBC have announced the chefs competing on the new series of Great British Menu, along with this year's theme – the Queen's ninetieth birthday banquet. Read on and get acquainted with the new chefs to be gracing the Great British Menu kitchens.

View more from this series:

Here we go – the BBC have finally confirmed the theme and contestants on the latest series of Great British Menu. We're feeling quite smug here at Great British Chefs as many of our predictions for this year's theme turned out to be correct. Yes, the Queen has another birthday banquet to look forward to, Michael O'Hare will be returning as a guests judge and plenty of the chefs competing are head chefs who have trained under winners from the earlier series (think Marcus Wareing and Jason Atherton). Things bode well for the rest of our predictions at this rate – fingers crossed for a Duke of Edinburgh carved out of venison served up at the final banquet!

The competing chefs by region


  • Michael Bremner, 64 Degrees, Brighton

  • Adam Handling, The Frog, London

  • Ally McGrath, Osso, Peebles

South West

  • Josh Eggleton, The Pony and Trap, Chew Magna

  • Jude Kereama, Kota, Cornwall

  • Chris Wheeler, Humphry’s at Stoke Park

North West

  • Adam Reid, The French at The Midland Hotel, Manchester

  • Kim Woodward, The Savoy Grill, London

  • Matt Worswick


  • Adam Bannister, Slice, Swansea

  • Andrew Birch, Fishmore Hall, Ludlow

  • Phil Carmichael, Berners Tavern, London


  • Danny Gill, The Bell, Lincolnshire

  • Andrew Scott, Restaurant 56, Oxfordshire

  • Daniel Smith, The Ingham Swan, Norfolk

London/South East

  • Russell Bateman, Colette’s at The Grove, Hertfordshire

  • Mark Froydenlund, Marcus, The Berkeley Hotel, London

  • Ronnie Murray

North East

  • Chris Archer, The Cottage in the Wood, Cumbria

  • Tommy Banks, The Black Swan at Oldstead, North Yorkshire

  • Mini Patel, The Pointer, Buckinghamshire

Northern Ireland

  • Mark Abbott, Midsummer House, Cambridge

  • Eddie Attwell, St Kyrans County Cavan, Eire

  • Chris McGowan, Wine & Brine, Country Armagh

Get in touch

Announcing the chefs from BBC's Great British Menu 2016


Please enter text

The message must have at least characters

The message must be less than characters

Unfortunately, a problem occured and we are not able to send your comment. Please try again later.

Technical details: