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What's On

What's On


Chef Live

Renowned names and rising kitchen talent from across the country demonstrate their signature dishes and groundbreaking techniques.

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 10 minute tastings and in depth explorations in upcoming areas such as natural wine and low ABV beer.

Market Kitchen Theatre

Watch butchery, fishmongery, patisserie and more expert demonstrations in the Market Kitchen theatre, surrounded by small-scale artisan makers.

Specialist Areas

Spirit Room

Twenty 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 makers.

Craft Beer Quarter

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

Cocktail Competition

The NRB19 cocktail competition, sponsored by Ms better's Bitters, offers one talented bartender the opportunity to travel to Canada with guest shifts in Montreal and Vancouver.


Hosted by The Alchemist, the NRB19 VIP bar is ticket only and only open to the industry's most influential operators and suppliers.


Hosting industry events, meetings and networking in the centre of the show. The NRB Hub hosts the Kuits NRB Top Fifty Awards, R Noone’s Buyers Breakfast, CityCo’s F&B Network, Ladies of Restaurants, The Female Hospitality Network and other dedicated hospitality gatherings.

Special Events

Bruntwood NRB Debate

Global chef and restaurateur Jason Atherton headlines this year's Bruntwood NRB Debate and Lucy Noone-Blake guest chairs an expert marketing panel discussion.

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.