Great British Menu: Everything you need to know about series 12 with new judge Andi Oliver

New look: Oliver Peyton, Andi Oliver and Matthew Fort: BBC/Optomen TV/Andrew Hayes-Watkins

With Masterchef about to end and The Great British Bake Off not starting until Autumn, food fans will be looking for another cooking show to keep them entertained.

Thankfully, the new series of Great British Menu is arriving on BBC 2 tonight bringing with it plenty of delicious dishes.

What is it about?

Great British Menu pits the nation’s top chefs against each other for the chance to cook one course of a lavish meal in honour of a famous figure or a special occasion.

This year the series culminates in a four-course banquet to celebrate Wimbledon’s 140th birthday. So expect lots of strawberry and cream-themed dishes and guest appearances from the likes of Judy Murray, Sue Barker and Tim Henman.

Who are the judges?

After Prue Leith was announced as the new Mary Berry on Channel 4’s Great British Bake Off, she left a vacant spot in Great British Menu’s judging line up.

Andi Oliver is taking over the reins and joins restaurateur Oliver Peyton of Peyton and Byrne and food writer Matthew Fort on the panel.

The food broadcaster and restaurateur has previously presented her own cookery show and is a regular on Radio 4’s The Kitchen Cabinet.

What happens in episode one?

Each week sees chefs from a different area of the UK battle it out for a place in the final. The first serving will focus on talented foodies from London and the South East who will kick off by cooking starters.

With a dish per episode, the chef’s efforts for all four courses will then be presented to the judges at the end of each week.

When is it on?

Great British Menu returns tonight at 7pm on BBC 2.

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