Here are the six celebs taking part in ‘The Restaurant’ this year

Who are you most looking forward to seeing in the kitchen?


TV3 has revealed the six celebrities who will be donning aprons for the brand new series of ‘The Restaurant’.

Marco Pierre White returns to the show with the addition of a brand new food critic, celebrity chef Rachel Allen.

First up in the kitchen will be weather and National Lottery presenter, Nuala Carey. Joining Nuala over the six-part series will be Irish musicians Paul Harrington, who famously won the Eurovision song contest with ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Kids’, and Irish jazz & folk singer Mary Coughlan.

Health expert and broadcaster Dr Ciara Kelly will also be taking part, as will TV Star Aoibhin Garrihy and Munster & Ireland rugby legend Donncha O’Callaghan.

Each celebrity chef will have to impress the palates of critics Marco Pierre White and brand new critic Rachel Allen.


They are all tasked with creating a top-class three-course menu using the finest ingredients.

The chefs will be hoping to tickle the critics’ taste-buds in the hopes of being rewarded with a five-star seal of approval. During service, the celebrities will get instant feedback in the kitchen to their menu from remote cameras and microphones covering the dining room.

The identity of the celebrities will remain a secret to the diners and the critics until service is over, at which point the celebrity will step out of the kitchen and face the critics in front of the diners to find out their star rating (from 1–5).

The new series of The Restaurant, hosted in Marco Pierre White Courtyard Bar & Grill Donnybrook, will air on Wednesday 21st February at on TV3 at 9pm.

Who are you most looking forward to seeing?

Check out all the pics at from the launch below:

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