Adelina Yard: where is Bristol restaurant from Great British Menu - and who is owner Olivia Barry?

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Bristol’s Adelina Yard restaurant owner Olivia Barry - also known as Liv - is representing the South West of England as a Great British Menu 2022 finalist.

The finalists for the Great British Menu 2022 have been confirmed - and Bristol has  a representative.

Teams of passionate chefs are set to battle it out for a place on the top table this week, where they will serve their cuisine at an Alexandra Palace banquet in London.

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This year’s theme for the final feast is ‘100 years of Great British Broadcasting’ to commemorate the first BBC Radio broadcast in 1922.

Who is Olivia Barry?

Olivia Berry (middle) when she was on Great British Menu 2018Olivia Berry (middle) when she was on Great British Menu 2018
Olivia Berry (middle) when she was on Great British Menu 2018 | BBC

One of the eight remaining candidates is Olivia Barry, owner of Bristol restaurant Adelina Yard.

Growing up in a cooking-fueled family with an Italian heritage, food has been a huge part of Olivia’s daily life.

Through the influence of her chef grandfather, she took an intensive training course at Bournemouth College to hone her skills.

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Olivia also took on a number of vital work experience opportunities in London, including working under renowned chef and Gordon Ramsey’s protegee Angela Hartnett OBE at Murano - a one Michelin star restaurant.

Returning to her home, Bristol, Oliva opened Adelina Yard with her partner Jamie Randall in 2015.

This is not the first time that Olivia Barry has appeared on our screens as part of the Great British Menu competition - previously taking part in 2018.

Olivia’s menu for the BBC 2 programme pays homage to larger-than-life figures such as Sir David Attenborough; as well as television shows like Casualty.

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What is Adelina Yard and where is it?

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Inside Adelina Yard | Adelina Yard

A fine dining establishment tucked away in Queen’s Quay, Adelina Yard opened its doors in 2015.

Boasting a menu that celebrates modern European cuisine, the food hub is known for providing quality food sourced from fresh local ingredients.

The restaurant has received high calibre recognition, including a 2 AA Rosette, a Michelin plate, and a place in the Sunday Times Top 100 Restaurants.

Customers love the relaxed and informal atmosphere of Adelina Yard, as the restaurant is incredibly difficult to book a table at due to high demand.

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For more information about Adelina Yard and if you are interested in trying to make a reservation, visit its official website.

Address:Queen’s Quay, Welsh Back, Bristol, BS1 4SL

What is the Great British Menu?

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The new judge line-up | BBC/Optomen Television Ltd/Ashleigh Brown

Great British Menu is a BBC 2 television programme where the best chefs from across the UK compete for the opportunity to cook one course for a banquet at London’s Alexandra Palace.

Each candidates’ culinary skills are put to the test as they showcase their talent by producing stellar, taste-bud tickling dishes.

The 2022 series has had a makeover this season, with a fresh and new judging panel - consisting of Tom Kerridge (Multi-Michelin star chef), Nisha Katona (chef and author) and Ed Gamble (comedian).

Who are the other finalists?

The line-up for Thursday’s final is as follows:

  • Spencer Metzger - from Essex, London
  • Sam Lomas - from Macclesfield, head chef for Glebe House in Devon
  • Chirs McClurg - from County Down, Northern Ireland, works at Cornwall’s Paul Ainsworth at No. 6 restaurant 
  • Luke French - from Yorkshire, owner of Nordic/Japanese restaurant Joro in Sheffield
  • Sally Abe - from Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, chef consultant at The Pem in London
  • Adam Handling - from Dundee, Scotland, winner of ‘Scottish Chef of the Year’ award
  • Nathan Davies - from Aberystwyth, Wales, owner of SY23

How to watch the Great British Menu 2022 final?

Great British Menu 2022 is broadcasted live on BBC Two.

Wednesday’s episode starts at 9 pm and the final on Thursday is live at 8 pm.

All episodes are available to stream on catch-up from BBC iPlayer.

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