Series 1 - Episode 5

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In this helping, Marco's food selection for the contenders is characteristically challenging - lamb with sweetbreads, red mullet and haunch of venison. With only four hours to prepare and one hour and forty-five minutes for service, each team is going to have to show tremendous skill and incredible stamina to stand a chance of winning a place in the grand finale. Which couple has the teamwork and strategy to impress Marco?

First up is husband-and-wife team Peter and Louise, whose Cotswold restaurant The Old Butchers, has won many awards. They are up against another married couple, Tim and Anna, who own The Roost in Perthshire. Like Peter, Tim is a classically trained chef – will his experience of working in Michelin-starred establishments give them an advantage?

Finally featured are inseparable best friends Steve and James. Together they run Fish Club, a seafood restaurant in south London. However, on the day of the Battle Kitchen, James is rushed to hospital. Will this mean they have to pull out of the competition?


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    Marco chooses halibut, duck and sirloin steak as his ingredients to test three more chef and front-of-house teams.

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  • Series 1 - Episode 4

    A tough heat sees teams from London and Lincoln compete, but will they all deliver on flavour and service?

    Available until 23:59 1 Jan 2021

  • Series 1 - Episode 3

    Marco’s search hots up as the Battle Kitchen opens its doors to the first three semi-finalist couples.

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Comments (8)

  • Jimmy Middler

    almost 2 years ago

    Jimmy Middler

    Apparently, the mash was amasing!

  • Peter

    almost 2 years ago


    Wielding a knife is nothing in a working kitchen, its hot sweaty, bad language most of the time, screaming shouting and even ducking as some head chefs will even throw things at you. They are gods in their own kitchens or at least they think they are.

  • rossmccusker

    almost 2 years ago


    People want to get a grip! Having worked in a professional kitchen, I can say for damn sure that a chef waving a knife about is the LEAST of your worries! And Marco doing so is NO exception. Culinary mastery still has the "master apprentice" vibe. i.e. the head chef IS the daddy... like it or not its true.

  • Shocked

    almost 2 years ago


    Just writing to notify that myself (and another victim of domestic cutlery-crime) found inclusion of MPW's antics disturbing, and generally irresponsible. Strongly suggest that C5 edit the program before rebroadcasting it.

  • jon7

    almost 2 years ago


    why do people keep going on about Marco waving a knife about?...It's a kitchen not the street for goodness sake!...It's a gimmick....Do people really think that because Marco waving a knife about will increase knife crime?...I don't b***dy think so!..People really need to get a grip!

  • Eileen Hall

    almost 2 years ago

    Eileen Hall

    Unacceptable to show a knife wielding chef who appears to be threatening. It makes me cringe so will not be watching anymore. I should be taken off air.

  • Eileen Hall

    almost 2 years ago

    Eileen Hall

    Wielding a knife! - especially in this day and age is Totally Inappropoiate. Who on earth thought this was a good example.

  • John Doer

    almost 2 years ago

    John Doer

    This is not good television,a compare that doesnt talk to his guests but passes "statements" albeit in not more than 4 or 5 words, and if this is the best the country can offer in chefs and restaurant managers then its a crying shame. I will be very shocked if this makes it to series 2?