Series one and two were presented by Jennie Bond, the former BBC Royal correspondent, whereby each week, two chefs from a region of the UK create a menu. In series three and four, both narrated by Bond but with no presenter, three chefs from a region of the UK create a menu; only the two with the best scores went through to the Friday judging. In series five and six, the fifth narrated by Bond while the sixth is narrated by Wendy Lloyd, three chefs from a region of the UK create a menu, with in kitchen judging undertaken by a past contestant chef; only the two with the best scores go through to the Friday judging.

In each series, the Friday show is when chefs present all courses of their menu to a judging panel, tasted and judged by Matthew Fort, Prue Leith and Oliver Peyton. One chef each week goes through to the final, where the judges taste the dishes again and award them marks out of ten.

In the first and second series, the three dishes that have scored the highest for each course of the finals are then shortlisted for public vote via televoting. In the third and fourth series, the shortlisting rule was dropped, so all dishes scored by the judges are then sent to the public vote. Judges’ scores represent one half of the overall score, and public vote represents the other half. The Guardian critic Karina Mantavia in May 2007 criticised the public vote system as incompatible to food that viewers could see onscreen but not taste in-person.

Starting from the fifth series, a fourth judge, usually either a veteran chef or a guest related to a brief, is introduced, replacing public vote. Since the eight series, the fourth judge addition extends to regional heats.

Up until series six, the finalists can replace only one course dish of their own menus with a newer one. They can adjust or tweak other dishes but cannot completely change them.

On 28 October 2016, it was confirmed that Prue Leith was leaving the show and would be replaced by Andi Oliver for series 12 in 2017.

On 1 October 2019, Susan Calman was announced as the new presenter for series 15.[3] Filming took place in Stratford-upon-Avon and was completed in November 2019. The show was broadcast in spring 2020. For Christmas 2020 special series and thereafter, Andi Oliver stepped down as a judge and has replaced Calman as the presenter.

On 7 February 2021, it was announced that Rachel Khoo would be joining as a new judge when the series returns in spring 2021.

On 6 September 2021, it was announced that the whole judging panel would be changed with Matthew Fort and Oliver Payton leaving after being on the show since the beginning and Rachel Khoo after one series. The new judging panel will consist of former GBM champion Tom Kerridge, chef and restaurateur Nisha Katona and comedian and food podcaster Ed Gamble.

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Great British Menu Season 18 Episode 21 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 up their dishes to the new panel of judges? They need to impress Michelin-starred chef Marcus Wareing, chef and restaurateur […]

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Great British Menu Season 18 Episode 22 Description The final heats, for central England, begin. Returning to the programme after a four-year break is Marianne Lumb, now a private chef for exclusive clients. Joining her are Thom Bateman, chef patron of The Flintlock in Cheddleton, Tom Shepherd, chef patron of Upstairs in Lichfield, and Kareem […]

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Great British Menu Season 18 Episode 23 Description The three chefs are halfway through their heat, and the pressure is mounting. Once again, they each serve their unique take on the brief celebrating British animation and illustration, inspired by Paddington’s 65th birthday. For mains, two chefs serve very different beef dishes, but the third chef […]

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Great British Menu Season 18 Episode 29 Description Banquet Special It’s the final banquet, where the overall winner of Great British Menu 2023 is decided. Over nine weeks, 32 of the best chefs from across the UK have been competing with menus celebrating the theme of animation and illustration – from cartoons to computers to […]

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Great British Menu Season 18 Episode 19 Description The heats for Northern Ireland begin. Returning to the programme for a third time is Gemma Austin, chef patron of A Peculiar Tea. Joining her are John Hollywood from County Armagh, Kerry Roper, head chef at Stix and Stones in Belfast, and Matt Jordan, who heads up […]

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Great British Menu Season 18 Episode 04 Description The heats for the south west of England begin. Returning to the programme are Nick Beardshaw, head chef at Kerridge’s Bar and Grill, and chef Charlotte Vincent, who cooked her whole menu last year but didn’t make it to the judges. They are joined by Andi Tuck, […]

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Great British Menu Season 18 Episode 20 Description The three chefs are halfway through their heat, and the pressure is mounting. Once again, they each serve their unique take on the brief celebrating British animation and illustration, inspired by Paddington’s 65th birthday. For mains, two chefs are making pies. One takes inspiration from the Wombles […]

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Great British Menu Season 18 Episode 06 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 Michelin-starred chef Marcus Wareing, chef and restaurateur Nisha Katona, […]

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Great British Menu Season 18 Episode 07 Description The heats for Wales begin. Returning to the programme are Mark Threadgill, head chef at Hotel Portmeirion, Georgia Sommerin, head chef at Michelin-starred restaurant Home in Penarth, and Tom ‘Westy’ Westerland, who developed his style at Michelin-starred Lucknam Park. They are joined by first-time contestant Simmie Vedi […]

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Great British Menu Season 18 Episode 09 Description 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 Michelin-starred chef Marcus Wareing, chef and restaurateur Nisha Katona, and comedian […]