Hamish Smith of Jake’s Bar & Still in Leeds announced as the winner of Northern Restaurant & Bar’s annual cocktail competition, sponsored by Double Dutch Drinks.
For the seventh year, the NRB Top Fifty is an exciting make power list of North’s most significant and influential hospitality operators. Long established names and nine new entries make up the list covering 216 brands, 1194 sites and over 22,200 employees.
Booming restaurant and bar scenes in Liverpool, Manchester & Leeds are growing at rates more than double those of London. Latest industry data shows that Northern cities dominate new league table of hospitality growth, occupying six of top eight places, with independent operators leading the surge as some casual dining chains struggle.