Great British Menu 2022 chefs: Robbie Lorraine, London and South East heat

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chef owner of Only Food and Courses Robbie Lorraine is one of four chefs representing London and the South east on Great British Menu 2022

Series 17 of the competition starts on February 1st 2022 on BBC Two at 8pm and will air at the same time every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for eight weeks.

The London and South East heat is taking place on Tuesday 22nd, Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th February, and will see Robbie go head to head with chefs Tony Parkin, Angelo Sato and Spencer Metzger. This is Robbie's first appearance on the programme. 

Before any of the chefs can make it to the judge's chamber, where they will face Tom Kerridge, Nisha Katona and Ed Gamble, as well as guest judge and Eastenders star, Anita Dobson, they must impress a veteran judge - who is yet to be announced.

Robbie was the first to leave the Great British Menu kitchen after the fish course, and despite his best attempts, Angelo followed. Spencer and Tony then tested their menu out on the judge's chamber, and Spencer won the week to represent London and the South East in the national finals.


After studying catering and hospitality at Westminster Kingsway College, Robbie spent two decades working in catering - for Rhubarb, SSP Group, Grazing and the Lion's Prep - before taking the leap and starting his own pop-up concept in Kent.

He opened his restaurant, Only Food and Courses, at Pop Brixton in south London last year, where he serves food inspired by what he grew up eating in the 80s and 90s.

Given that his restaurant's name is a play on that of the famous BBC sitcom, Robbie was likely delighted to be cast for Great British Menu on the year celebrating 100 years of the British Broadcasting Company - and his dishes will pay hommage to other cherished BBC classics, Absolutely Fabulous and Grange Hill.

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Editor 25th February 2022

Great British Menu 2022 chefs: Robbie Lorraine, London and South East heat