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NRB Safari

NRB Safari


The inaugural NRB Safari offers a unique opportunity to get under the skin and through the doors of the venues that make Manchester the most exciting and dynamic food and drink scene in the UK.

Hosted by Thom Hetherington, arguably the leading expert on Northern hospitality, the tour will take a cohort of leading operators from London and beyond on a carefully curated tour of the city, visiting the restaurants and bars which are shaping the sector, and hearing directly from the people behind them.

Proposed Itinerary

The final itinerary will be confirmed, but venues and operators keen to be involved include Bundobust, Nell’s Pizza, District, Ramona and The Fire House, Maray, and The Schofield Brothers. We will also get to tour the new Circle Square district of the city, home to incoming operators such as North Bar and Hello Oriental. In addition we are planning to eyeball sites along our route including Box Bar, Blues Kitchen, Rudy’s and more.

If you are part of a multiple operator which is looking to open sites in Manchester in the imminent future, or if you are looking to partner with or invest in the next generation of Northern talent, or even if you are simply looking for fresh insights, ideas and innovation, the NRB Safari is an unmissable event. It will be an invaluable half day of your time, ensuring you leave with current knowledge of the successful operators who are shaping the market, and a feel for the city itself – it’s audiences, tastes, trends, scale and dynamics.

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