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Exhibit at Northern Restaurant & Bar

"Over the last decade hospitality growth in Manchester and Leeds has exceeded London" CGA Peach

The majority of our 7,988 trade only visitors are key decision makers who can’t take time out to source new products and suppliers in London. If you want to do business in the North and speak directly to key decision makers in Northern hospitality then you need to be part of the industry’s biggest annual event, Northern Restaurant and Bar.

NRB 2017 in Numbers



7,988 trade visitors attended in 2017.

88% from the North of England.



270 regional, national & international exhibitors. Specialist areas for craft beer, premium spirits and fine food.


92% of visitors are in management positions or influence decisions.

Exhibitor Feedback

Julian Lewis-Booth"Stephensons always exhibit at NRB because it's a fantastic showcase for the North West hospitality and catering industries that is brimming with key decision makers.

The last 5 years has seen a period of substantial growth for the North West hospitality scene, particularly in Manchester, so NRB is a prime location for us to present the latest trends to the important outlets.”

Julian Lewis-Booth, Commercial Director, Stephensons

Facts & Figures

Contact the Team

20-21 March 2018 at Manchester Central

To enquire about exhibiting in 2018 please call or email us today:

Andy Clayfield - 01457 866683
Sophie Helm - 01457 851152

Driving the news in Northern Hospitality


Northern Restaurant & Bar exhibition breaks records as the region’s food and drink scene out performs London

Growth in outlets across Manchester and Leeds exceeds the capital as the North’s largest hospitality trade show announces over 270 exhibitors and a host of international speakers. Figures from leading leisure consultants CGA Peach show that the percentage growth in the food and drink sectors of some major Northern cities has left London in the shade.



NRB organisers identify UK’s most ‘restauranty’ towns and cities, as North surges and London loses its foodie crown

Edinburgh pips London to crown of ‘UK’s Most Restauranty City”, with more restaurants per resident than anywhere else in the country, in research by leading hospitality trade exhibition NRB. Newcastle and Manchester lead the rest of the UK in strong Northern showing whilst cities in the South and Midlands trail behind.



Northern cities lead fight back against chains with independent restaurant boom.

Despite consumers’ fears of increasingly homogenised high streets and the march of the chains the last three years have seen a boom in the numbers of independent restaurants around the UK. New research commissioned by hospitality trade show, Northern Restaurant & Bar, has shown cities in the North such as Newcastle and Leeds leading the way with growth rates far outstripping traditional restaurant hotspots such as London and Edinburgh.


Sponsors & Partners

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