Great British Menu 2023 chefs: László Nagy, North West Heat

Alex South

Alex South


László Nagy, Is Head Chef of the Nags Head in Tarporley, is one of four chefs competing for the North West region on Great British Menu 2023.

Series 18 of the competition starts on January 31 2023 on BBC Two at 8pm and will air for eight weeks.

László is going head to head with chefs Sam Grainger, Danielle Heron and Caroline Martins in a bid to represent the North West in the regional finals, and ultimately cook a dish at the final banquet.

Before joining the Nags Head in Tarporley, László was the head chef of Hypha, which won a Michelin Green Award in 2021. He has also worked at Balthazar restaurant London (with Robert Reid) and Panoramic34 Liverpool.

This is László's first time competing in Great British Menu.

Full name

László Nagy


No nicknames.


37, born 15/12/1990.

Place of birth / residence

I born in Hungary, currently based in Liverpool.

Relationship status / children

Married, with one 2 year old daughter.



Type of chef (restaurant, hotel, development chef, etc.)

Head chef at a restaurant, did work in couple of hotels.

Favourite type of cuisine


Path to becoming a chef

Wanted to be a chef since is was little, my great grandma inspired me the most to be a chef.

Past and present place of work

Past: Balthazar restaurant London(with Robert Reid) Panoramic34 Liverpool(with Elliot Hill) Hypha Restaurant Chester(as Head Chef).

Currently at Nags Head in Tarporley.

Personal and professional mentors / role models 

No professional mentors.

Guilty pleasure dish

Anything from McDonalds.

Best / worst thing about being a chef

The freedom, the creativity, the excitement, the pressure, making people happy and feel good with your food.

Feelings stepping onto the GBM set

It was nerve racking but such a great feeling in the same time.

Plans for the future

Just being better every day and maybe my own restaurant one day.

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Alex South

Alex South

Editor 16th February 2023

Great British Menu 2023 chefs: László Nagy, North West Heat