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NRB Fringe 20-24 March 2017

Northern Restaurant & Bar is the annual hub for all hospitality professionals working in the North.

Throughout the week there will be a series of fringe events taking place under the umbrella of the exhibition including Action Against Hunger’s Too Many Critics Dinner, trade-only after parties at some of the city’s coolest bars and special dining, drinks and hotel special offers only available with an NRB ticket.

NRB Fringe

NRB Debate

NRB Debate

The region's annual debate on current topics. 2016 was standing room only! The topics and panellists for the next NRB Debate will be announced on 30 January 2017.

NRB Top Fifty

NRB Top Fifty

NRB Top Fifty celebrates the fifty top hospitality operators in the North plus three outstanding achievement awards. Submit your nominations for 2017.

Too Many Critics

Too Many Critics

Too Many Critics will return to Manchester on 20 March 2017 with top restaurant critics preparing an exclusive dinner for the North’s finest chefs and restaurateurs.

Food Porn Awards

Food Porn Awards

The Food Porn Awards™ is a celebration of great looking food from the North's best establishments. The winners will be announced at the exhibition in March.
Cocktail Competition

Cocktail Competition

One of the highlights of the show for bartenders, cocktail competition will take place in the Drinks Live theatre, sponsored by Whitley Neil Gin.
Special Offers

Special Offers

Including 50% off steak and tapas, cheap parking, NRBingo and more! See the full list of offers on food, drink and entertainment.

Parties and After Show Events

Franklin & Sons Show Party - Tuesday 5pm

Franklin & Sons Show Party - Tuesday 5pm

Visitors and exhibitors are invited to an exclusive Franklin & Sons event where they share some of their favourite spirits and their perfectly matched Franklin & Sons mixers on Tuesday 21 March from 5pm at Innside Melia on First Street, Manchester. Entry with an NRB badge only.
NRBingo at Minagerie - Tuesday 6pm

NRBingo at Minagerie - Tuesday 6pm

Bingo… Menagerie style! Music, dancing, shouting BINGO as loud as you can and all for a good cause. £20PP includes food & welcome drink. Contact emilia@menagerierestaurant.co.uk or Menagerie for tickets. Proceeds on the night to Action Against Hunger. 21st March 18:00 arrival and 19:00 start.

MOJO's Late Night Party - Tuesday 9pm

MOJO's Late Night Party - Tuesday 9pm

MOJO will be working in collaboration with Jameson Whiskey to create a special drinks menu for all NRB17 guests attending the after party. Get ready for a night of debauchery and damn fine booze! Join the  Facebook event.
Pen & Pencil Wednesday Late - 5pm

Pen & Pencil Wednesday Late - 5pm

Featuring DJ Damien Johnstone (Club Critique) Happy Hour All Night for NRB badge holders *2 for £10 cocktails *£15 bottle of Prosecco *£10 bottle of house wine *£3 bottle of Modelo Especial and *2 for £5 Jagerbombs £10 Double Pen and Pencil Burger Showcasing three special cocktails from our new drinks menu launching soon! Wednesday 22nd March 5pm - Midnight