The Restaurant is back for a third season. World-renowned chef Raymond Blanc, along with partners David Moore and Sarah Willingham, is on the hunt for a couple to back in a brand new restaurant venture. This time all three will be investing their own money in the winners' restaurant, so the stakes are high from the off.
The five remaining couples get a lesson in seasonality.
Before their restaurants open for evening service, Raymond sets them a challenge. They must use only fresh, local and seasonal produce to make dishes to sell at a local farmers market. As well as showcasing the best produce, their dishes must promote their restaurant concepts.
It's a chance to find new customers and show Raymond's partners Sarah and David what they can do, but as the pressure mounts, one pair goes AWOL.
Back at the restaurants, a surprise delivery from Raymond puts seasonal meat on all the couples' menus. To some chefs it's a welcome chance to reach out of their comfort zone, but others find it barbaric.
It's clear some of the couples are beginning to shine while others' bravado is wearing thin. Whatever Raymond, Sarah and David see will decide which of the restaurants will close.