Great British Menu 2021 returns to BBC2 for series 16 on March 24 at 8pm on BBC2 and will be available on BBC iPlayer. Episodes will then continue to air on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8pm, and Fridays at 8:30pm.

Great British Menu is a cooking show which all chefs want to be seen on and ultimately get to the banquet.

It will mark the 30th anniversary of Sir Timothy Berners-Lee inventing the World Wide Web, and of Helen Sharman becoming the first British astronaut to go into space. 

Who are the Great British Menu judges? 

TV chef and cookbook author Rachel Khoo has joined the Great British Menu judging panel. The Croydon-born 40-year-old will make her debut this spring alongside returning judges Matthew Fort and Oliver Peyton, plus a different guest each week. Khoo, best known for her BBC series Little Paris Kitchen, is expected to bring her training as a pastry chef in the French capital to the role.

Keep your eyes on The Staff Canteen for the latest Great British Menu 2021 news, interviews with the competing chefs, recipes for their dishes and more.