Great British Menu 2023 chefs: Tunde ‘Abi’ Abifarin, Scotland Heat

Alex South

Alex South


Tunde ‘Abi’ Abifarin, Chef-founder Fairn Road, is one of four chefs competing for the Scotland 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.

Tunde is going head to head with chefs Adam Handling, Kevin Dalgleish, Mark McCabe in a bid to represent Scotland in the regional finals, and ultimately cook a dish at the final banquet.

This is Tunde's first time competing in Great British Menu


Tunde is the chef-founder of pan-African Edinburgh restaurant Farin Road, creating African cuisine with a Scottish slant.

Tunde started Farin Road after searching good quality African food in Edinburgh and Scotland.

After struggling to find suitable quality and supply, the chef-founder decided to create his own offering providing a midway between Scottish and African fare.

After starting out hosting a range of supper clubs, Tunde’s popularity and profile grew, allowing the chef to open a permanent café called Tani Modi, which held dinners on Friday and Saturday.

Tunde’s goal is to showcase African food, and what possibilities and varieties can be displayed.

In 2022, Tunde won Be Inclusive Hospitality’s 2022 Chef of the Year for his efforts with his Farin Road restaurant.

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Alex South

Alex South

Editor 23rd February 2023

Great British Menu 2023 chefs: Tunde ‘Abi’ Abifarin, Scotland Heat