Great British Menu showed it’s fun side for the eighth series, with chefs trying to bring some laughter to their dishes in the hope of serving them up at the final Royal Albert Hall banquet for Comic Relief.

Great British Menu, 2013

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Great British Menu 2013, The Final Banquet
Great British Menu 2013, The Final Banquet
Great British Menu 2013, The Final Banquet
by Monica Shaw
29 March 2013
This week marked the end to the eighth series of Great British Menu, in which the eight chefs who won the regional heats - including four chefs from Great British Chefs site - competed to represent their region at a banquet for Comic Relief at Royal Albert Hall. Monica gives her round up of the week leading to the banquet and how the final dishes were chosen.

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Great British Menu, 2013 Great British Menu 2013, Wales Heat Final
Great British Menu 2013, Wales Heat Final
Great British Menu 2013, Wales Heat Final
by Monica Shaw
23 March 2013
Week eight of Great British Menu and chefs from Wales were going head to head, in one of the most talked about weeks of the series. The first time for both Richard Davies and Mary Ann Gilchrist to face the judging chamber. Which one would represent Wales?

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Great British Menu, 2013 Great British Menu 2013, Wales Heat Preview
Great British Menu 2013, Wales Heat Preview
Great British Menu 2013, Wales Heat Preview
by Mecca Ibrahim
17 March 2013
For week eight it’s the last regional heat and the turn of Wales to raise a laugh on The Great British Menu to celebrate the fun of Comic Relief. The three chefs will be creating a menu that is not only excellent food, but has to make the judges smile too.

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Great British Menu, 2013 Great British Menu 2013, Central Heat Final
Great British Menu 2013, Central Heat Final
Great British Menu 2013, Central Heat Final
by Monica Shaw
15 March 2013
Week seven of Great British Menu and chefs from the Central region were battling it out were going head to head. Would Daniel Clifford or his good friend Richard Bainbridge make it through the tough judging panel to represent their region?

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Great British Menu, 2013 Great British Menu, 2013 Central heat preview
Great British Menu, 2013 Central heat preview
Great British Menu, 2013 Central heat preview
by Mecca Ibrahim
10 March 2013
For week seven it’s the turn of the Central region to raise a laugh on The Great British Menu to celebrate the fun of Comic Relief. The three chefs will be creating a menu that is not only excellent food, but has to make the judges smile too.

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Great British Menu, 2013 Great British Menu 2013, Northern Ireland Heat Final
Great British Menu 2013, Northern Ireland Heat Fin...
Great British Menu 2013, Northern Ireland Heat Final
by Monica Shaw
9 March 2013
Week six of Great British Menu and chefs from Northern Ireland were battling it out were going head to head. Would Chris Fearon or his former employer Raymond McArdle make it through the tough judging panel to represent their region?

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Great British Menu, 2013
Great British Menu 2013, Northern Ireland Heat Preview
Great British Menu 2013, Northern Ireland Heat Pre...
Great British Menu 2013, Northern Ireland Heat Preview
by Mecca Ibrahim
3 March 2013
For week six chefs from Northern West will be raising a laugh on The Great British Menu to celebrate the fun of Comic Relief. The chefs’ challenge is to create a menu full of gastronomic delights, but has to make the judges smile too.

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Great British Menu, 2013 Chef Chris Eden
Great British Menu 2013, South West Heat Preview
Great British Menu 2013, South West Heat Preview
by Mecca Ibrahim
24 February 2013
For week five chefs from the South West will be raising a laugh on The Great British Menu to celebrate the fun of Comic Relief. The chefs’ challenge is to create a menu full of gastronomic delights, but has to make the judges smile too.

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Great British Menu, 2013 Great British Menu 2012, Final Banquet Preview
Great British Menu 2013, North East Heat Final
Great British Menu 2013, North East Heat Final
by Monica Shaw
22 February 2013
Week four of Great British Menu and chefs from the North East were going head to head. Would Colin McGurran or Stephanie Moon make it through the tough judging panel to represent their region?

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Great British Menu, 2013 Great British Menu 2012, North East Heat Final
Great British Menu 2013, North East Heat Preview
Great British Menu 2013, North East Heat Preview
by Mecca Ibrahim
17 February 2013
Halfway through the contest it's the turn of chefs from the North East to raise a laugh on The Great British Menu to celebrate the fun of Comic Relief. We talk to contestant Colin McGurran about his favourite dishes from the heat.

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Great British Menu, 2013 Great British Menu 2013, Scotland Heat Preview
Great British Menu 2013, Scotland Heat Preview
Great British Menu 2013, Scotland Heat Preview
by Mecca Ibrahim
2 February 2013
For week two it's the turn of Scotland to raise a laugh on The Great British Menu to celebrate the fun of Comic Relief. The three chefs will be creating a menu that is not only excellent food, but has to make the judges smile too.

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Great British Menu, 2013