The Restaurant returns for a brand new series to TV3 shortly which sees Irish celebrities tasked with creating a three-course meal to serve to a restaurant of diners and food critics Marco Pierre White and Tom Doorley, while each week there will be a guest food critic joining them.

TV3 has today revealed the six celebrities who will be donning aprons for the brand new series, and announced that Grainne Seoige would be the first famous face taking to The Restaurant kitchen. Over the course of the six-week series, we will also see professional snooker player Ken Doherty, fashion experts Sonya Lennon and Brendan Courtney, Rose of Tralee winner Maria Walsh, entrepreneur and businessman Bobby Kerr and broadcaster Anton Savage.

There they all are now...

Maitre D John Healy returns with Sean Moncrieff as the voice of the series while it will all take place in Marco Pierre White Courtyard Bar & Grill, Donnybrook, Dublin 4.

As those of you who have seen the show before will know, 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).

Catch the first episode of The Restaurant on Thursday 23rd March at 9pm on TV3.