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  • Sheffield born Jason Atherton is one of the UK’s most successful global restaurateurs and will headline this year’s Bruntwood NRB Debate at Northern Restaurant & Bar on Tuesday 19 March 2019. Jason, who was head chef at Manchester’s legendary Mash & Air in the ‘90s, has built a global restaurant empire that now includes sixteen restaurants, four of which have Michelin stars, across three continents, seven countries and eight cities.

  • The Kuits NRB Top Fifty is now inviting nominations from the most significant hospitality operators in the North. The final list, selected by an expert judging panel, will be announced at Northern Restaurant & Bar 2019 on 19 March.

  • Entries open now for Northern Restaurant & Bar’s annual cocktail competition, sponsored by Ms Better’s Bitters, with the chance to win a VIP visit to Canada with guest shifts in Vancouver and Montreal.

  • 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.