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Chef Live

The line-up for Northern Restaurant & Bar 2018’s Chef Live includes 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 as well as popular coffee tastings to start your day at the show.

Grape & Grain

Two days of wine, beer & cider tastings led by industry experts and sommeliers. Topics include  beer and food matching and maximising sales from your winelist.

Market Kitchen Theatre

Watch expert butchery, fishmongery & patisserie skills demonstrations in the Market Kitchen theatre.

Specialist Areas

Spirit Room

Adjacent to the Drinks Live theatre over 20 curated spirit brands allow you to sample their gins, whiskeys and more.

Market Kitchen Area

Sample unique cheeses, preserves, oils, drinks and more from artisan producers in this specialist area of the exhibition.

Craft Beer Quarter

Visit the Craft Beer Quarter and taste a wide selection of ales, IPAs, bitters and stouts from 12 artisan brewers from the North and across the UK.

Cocktail Competition

Create a cocktail to wow the judges and show your bartending skills for the chance to win a fantastic prize. The NRB18 Cocktail Competition, sponsored by Double Dutch, will be held in the Drinks Live theatre on 21 March.


The 2018 VIP Bar will be hosted by Masons Restaurant Bar. Prepare to be swept off your feet as they tantalise your tastebuds with some lite bites from the restaurant alongside some delicious cocktails presented by award-winning mixologists. Entrance is by invitation only.


A space for events and networking in the heart of the show. This year an expanded programme includes the announcement of the prestigious NRB Top Fifty,  Food Porn Awards and a number of hospitality business group sessions.

Special Events

Bruntwood NRB Debate

Easily the most recognisable maître d’ in the country, Fred Siriex will headline the Bruntwood NRB Debate. The Bruntwood NRB Debate also features an expert panel which will discuss how new technology is creating significant change and challenges in hospitality.

NRB Top Fifty Awards

The seventh NRB Top Fifty Awards, in association with Kuits Solicitors, will be revealed live at NRB. The awards celebrate the fifty top hospitality operators in the North and three outstanding achievement winners will be crowned.

Sponsors & Partners

Food Porn Awards 2018

Action Against Hunger

Hospitality Action

City Life

The Caterer

Double Dutch Drinks

The Midland Manchester