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What's On

What's On


Chef Live

The line-up for Chef Live will include a mix of renowned names and rising talent from across the country.

Drinks Live

Spirit masterclasses with leading experts from international brands and indie producers.

Grape & Grain

Wine, beer & cider tastings led by industry experts and exciting operators. Topics include beer and food matching and maximising sales from your winelist.

Market Kitchen Theatre

Watch butchery, fishmongery, patisserie and more expert demonstrations in the Market Kitchen theatre.

Specialist Areas

Spirit Room

Over 20 curated spirit brands allow you to sample their gins,  rums, liqueurs and more.

Market Kitchen Area

Sample cheeses, preserves, breads and more from small scale artisan producers.

Craft Beer Quarter

Taste a wide selection of ales, IPAs, bitters and stouts from 12 artisan brewers.

Cocktail Competition

The NRB19 cocktail competition with Ms Better's Bitters is offering one talented bartender the opportunity to travel to Canada with guest shifts in Montreal and Vancouver.


Hosted by one of Manchester's most exciting operators, the VIP bar is only open to the industry's most influential operators and suppliers.


A space for dedicated industry events and networking in the heart of the show.

Special Events

Bruntwood NRB Debate

The 2019 Bruntwood NRB Debate will be an unmissable chance to see specialist discussion and expert debate. Previous panellists include Fed Sirieix, Garry Neville, Michael O'Hare and Jay Rayner.

Kuits NRB Top Fifty Awards

The eighth Kuits NRB Top Fifty Awards will reveal the fifty top hospitality operators in the North. From the fifty, three outstanding achievement winners will be announced.