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Meet Great British Menu star Andi Oliver's family

The restaurateur even has a famous daughter!

Great British Menu's Andi Oliver
Francesca Shillcock
Senior Features Writer
Updated: 23 January 2024
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Great British Menu returns to our screens for a brand new series, which means Andi Oliver is back as host to welcome a fresh batch of top chefs to the kitchen, where they'll compete for a chance to cook at a final banquet for Team GB athletes ahead of the Paris Olympics. 

But when Andi isn't stepping into the kitchen to share her expert knowledge, the former musician can be found at home in London with her partner. Meet her family below…

Andi Oliver's partner

Chef and singer Andi lives at home in Clapton with her partner Garfield Hacknett. Andi met Garfield over 20 years ago while working at a bar in Shoreditch. At the time, Garfield worked as a music manager and the two bonded over their love of food. Now, the couple run Andi's Wadadli Kitchen, a Caribbean restaurant in Stoke Newington.

Miquita Oliver and Garfield Hacknett© @andioliver/Instagram
Andi's daughter Miquita and her partner, Garfield

Andi Oliver's siblings and children

Andi's late brother, Sean, along with famed singer Neneh Cherry were part of 80s punk band Rip Rig + Panic. After Andi's brother was in a car accident, Andi met Neneh and decided she was going to join the band. Sadly, in 1990, Andi's brother passed away aged 27 from sickle cell anaemia.

She told Local Buyers Club: "I never really sang before that – I'd sing in the bath a bit – it didn't cross my mind to wonder if I could sing in tune or not! In those days there was a lot of freedom. Six weeks later I'd joined the band and we were on the road."

You may even recognise Andi's daughter – Miquita Oliver. The 39-year-old followed in her mum's footsteps by pursuing a career in film and music, and was perhaps best known for her work on MTV and 4Music. Miquita has also worked in radio for BBC Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra.

Miquita and Andi Oliver© @andioliver/Instagram
Miquita and Andi host a podcast together

The mother and daughter often appear together on Channel 4's Celebrity Gogglebox, where they chat about the best TV moments from the week. They also host a podcast together, Stirring it up, which sees the duo welcome celebrity guests for a chat about everything from food to culture. 

Speaking about their podcast during an interview with, Miquita said: "Me and Mum know how to throw a party and give people a good time. This is us sharing who we are. It was important to create some autonomy for ourselves."

Miquita and Andi Oliver will be settling down for some telly chat © Channel 4
Miquita and Andi on Celebrity Gogglebox

Andi Oliver's career

After having success in her music career, Andi went into the food and television industry. As well as running her own restaurant, the broadcaster has fronted a number of popular TV shows for the BBC including Neneh and Andi Dish It Up alongside her former bandmate Neneh Cherry.

She's also appeared on Truth About Food, The Big Eat and, in 2016, as a judge on Great British Menu replacing Prue Leith.

Great British Menu judges Ed Gamble, Andi Oliver, Nisha Katona, Tom Kerridge© Ashleigh Brown
Andi hosts the Great British Menu alongside judges Ed Gamble, Nisha Katona and Tom Kerridge

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