'The Restaurant' Returns Tonight At 9

10th Feb 16 | Entertainment News

'The Restaurant' returns to TV3 with a whole host of culinary wannabes and first up in the Kitchen is Mrs Brown's Boys star Rory Cowan. 

Tonight sees the return of the hugely popular TV series The Restaurant. Airing on TV3 from a brand new location: Marco Pierre White’s Courtyard Restaurant in Donnybrook with Marco himself on the critics table, thisbrand newsix-partseries will see a host of celebs all vie to impress the critics and those lucky enough to be sampling their menu!

First up in the kitchen is star of Mrs Brown’s Boys; Rory Cowan. Rory will have to impress resident food critics Tom and Marco along with the first week’s guest critic, food activist and writer, Ross Golden-Bannon. Tasked with creating a top-class three course menu using the finest ingredients from Aldi along with complementary wines, also from Aldi, Rory is hoping to tickle the critics’ taste-buds in the hopes of being rewarded with a five star seal of approval.

As diners take their seats in the new home of The Restaurant, Marco Pierre White’s Courtyard Restaurant in Donnybrook, Rory gives them a choice between Prawn Cocktail and Grilled Halloumi for starters, Fillet of Steak and Pan fried fillets of John Dory for mains, topped off with a choice of Crème Brulée or Rainbow Cake for dessert. Dressed in a pink bandana, Rory gets off to a fashionable start but will his simple classic menu with a piece de resistance of an ambitious nod to an accepting nation, a ‘Rainbow Cake for a Rainbow Nation’ be to everyone’s taste?

Each week during service, the celebrities will get instant feedback about 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).

Produced by Vision Independent Productions and voiced by well-known presenter Sean Moncrieff, this is the eleventh series of The Restaurant.

Celebrities taking part in The Restaurant on TV3 include weight loss expert and television personality Dr Eva Orsmond, country music sensation Nathan Carter, former Republic of Ireland footballer and pundit Kevin Kilbane, model and fashion blogger Pippa O'Connor and businessman and former Dragon Sean Gallagher.

Will Chef Rory tickle Marco Pierre pink?

Tune in to The Restaurant’ tonight (10th February) at 9pm on TV3 to find out!

The Restaurant on TV3 is proudly sponsored by Aldi