After sifting through over 12,000 nominations, Gordon presents his two finest Italian restaurants: Mennula, a traditional Sicilian restaurant in London and Casamia, an innovative restaurant in Bristol
Gordon pits Prashad, a tiny Indian vegetarian restaurant from Bradford, against one of the biggest establishments in London: The Brilliant in Southall
Gordon presents his two best Chinese restaurants, Kai, based in London's Mayfair, and Yu & You, a family-run outfit in Blackburn
After sifting through over 12,000 nominations made by the public, Gordon presents his two finest local British restaurants, The West House in Kent and The Milestone in Sheffield
The finalists in the Thai restaurant category are Nahm Jim from Scotland and London's Mango Tree. Sparks fly as the restaurants bid to be best of the best
La Garrigue in Edinburgh takes on Winteringham Fields near the Humber Bridge in the French category
Small outlet, Azou in Hammersmith faces celebrated eaterie, Momo in London's West End in the best North African restaurant category
Fino in Central London faces El Pirata Detapas in Notting Hill in the Spanish category. And then it's the first semi final in this double length episode.
The second semi final features the best British, French, Indian and North African restaurants. And then it's the final, as the restaurant competition reaches boiling point.