Where is MasterChef filmed?

WHETHER you’re a dab hand at cooking or you burn anything you try, everyone seems to love MasterChef.

But some fans watching at home, may wonder where the hit BBC One show is actually filmed.

Where is MasterChef filmed?
John Torode and Gregg Wallace host MasterChef

Where is MasterChef filmed?


Since 2014, MasterChef has been filmed at 3 Mills Studios, in East London.

The only time it wasn’t filmed there was for the 2021 series when social distancing was introduced.

For this season, filming took place in the London Borough of Newham, which is in between Bromley-By-Bow and West Ham tube stations.

It’s the site of a former distillery that is now a film and television studio.

The studio has also been used for Gordon Ramsey: Cookalong Live, Million Pound Drop Live, Stand Up To Cancer, and Bad Girls.


It’s been announced that from 2024 MasterChef will be filmed in Birmingham.

The show will be shot at the Digbeth Loc studios founded by the Peaky Blinders creator, Steven Knight.

Producers have signed a six-year deal at the studio, meaning the show will be filmed there until at least 2030.

Spinoff shows such as MasterChef: The Professionals and Celebrity MasterChef will also made in Birmingham.

What restaurants have previously featured on MasterChef?

Over the years the team have headed to some of the most wonderful restaurants across the UK and beyond.

One restaurant that is well remembered is Sartoria, in Mayfair, London, where the contestants had to prepare every dish on the menu.

The show has also filmed at Carlton Towers in North Yorkshire, which is home to Lord and Lady Fitzalan-Howard.

Although they live there, members of the public can stay and eat there, and the contestants were tasked with cooking for the Lord and Lady, as well as local Yorkshire producers.

Another time the team were taken to Peru to work with chef Virgilio Martinez.

The contestants were made to work the hectic lunch service at his world-famous restaurant Central, and were given three hours each to cook a dish from his impressive 17-course tasting menu.

Another year saw contestants head to the the Glyndebourne opera house, before having to cook a five-course tasting menu at the Royal Society in London.

The team even flew out for the culinary adventure of a lifetime in Hong Kong.

When is MasterChef 2023 on TV?

MasterChef kicked off on Monday, April 10, 2022.

The show will air for six weeks, with three episodes shown a week on BBC One.

You can catch them on Mondays at 8pm, Tuesdays at 9pm , and Friday at 8.30pm.

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