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What’s on the menu at Northern Restaurant & Bar 2023?

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Opening next week – 14-15 March

Opening next week on 14-15 March at Manchester Central, Northern Restaurant & Bar, sponsored by Uber Eats, is set for its best show yet. With thousands of hospitality professionals already registered, and over fifty live demo sessions across five theatres hosting sixty-plus speakers, this year’s edition is ready to provide a blast of momentum for the industry.

Over 300 suppliers will be showcasing the very best innovation across the sector – everything from food, drink and tech to kitchen equipment, tableware, and interiors. Exhibitors include the likes of Uber Eats, Bibendum, Matthew Clark, LWC Drinks, Hopwells, Unox UK, Artis UK, Stephensons, Coca-Cola EuroPacific Partners, Kobas, London Bar and Kitchen, Diageo, Tevalis, illycaffe UK Ltd, and many more.

View the full exhibitor list here:

Visiting them at the show will be representatives from restaurants, pubs, bars, hotels, venues, cafes, and contract caterers including Admiral Taverns, Alberts Schloss, Amber Taverns, Arc Inspirations, Archie’s, Bidfood, Brunning and Price, Daniel Thwaites, Greene King, Gusto Italian, Hawksmoor, Hickory’s Smokehouse, Hilton, Junkyard Golf Club, JW Lees, Lane7, Living Ventures, Loungers, Manchester City Football Club, Marston’s, Mission Mars, Mitchell & Butlers, National Trust, New World Trading Co, North Brewing Company, NQ64, Pizza Pilgrims, PizzaExpress, Punch Pubs & Co, Revolution Bars Group, Roxy Leisure, Rudy’s Pizza, Sodexo, Stonegate Group, The Alchemist, and thousands more.

Chef Live:

Demonstrating signature dishes and ground-breaking techniques, Chef Live is designed to inspire an audience of ambitious Northern chefs, restaurateurs, and operators, with ideas and innovation to take back to their own kitchens.

The 2023 line-up includes the likes of Stosie Madi from The Parkers Arms, Lancashire, crowned Gastropub of the Year 2023, Paul Leonard from Michelin starred The Forest Side, Cumbria and Tom Reeves from Michelin starred Rogan & Co, Cumbria.

Industry legend Cyrus Todiwala OBE DL from Café Spice Namasté and a Million Pound Menu winner, Jay Morjaria from Dynasty Restaurants will also be taking to the stage showcasing Indian and Korean food respectively.

Elsewhere in the line-up include Manchester-based chefs Danielle Heron from OSMA, Joe Otway from Flawd/Higher Ground, Mary-Ellen McTague from Treehouse Manchester, and Sam Grainger from Belzan.

Liz Cottam from Home, Yorkshire, Luke Payne from The Pack Horse, Derbyshire – number 18 in the Top 50 Gastropubs 2023, and Aiden Byrne from The Church Green, Cheshire have also been announced and will be demonstrating their unique skills in the kitchen.

Drinks Live:

Tutored tastings and spirit masterclasses from some of the top names in the spirits industry including Rhum J.M., Rémy Cointreau and Metaxa.

Market Kitchen:

Take your menu to the next level and be inspired by cooking demonstrations from experts in nose to tail butchery, patisserie, foraged ingredients, fermented foods, and seasonal produce.

Grape & Grain:

Wine, beer and cider tastings led by industry experts including exploration in areas such as alternative format wines, the role of draft alcohol free beer, how to pitch sake to customers, and the next growth phase of craft beer.

NRB Hub:

Visit the NRB Hub for insightful sessions throughout the two days including data insights from CGA by NielsenIQ into how the Northern hospitality industry is faring, looking at how technology can help restaurants navigate economic uncertainty with Uber Eats, asking the question ‘do restaurants have an age limit’ with KAM, as well as a get together with the biggest hospitality recruitment campaign – Hospitality Rising.

To view the full line-up visit:

Bruntwood NRB Debate

Debate Headliner Kate Nicholls OBE, CEO of UKHospitality will be discussing the challenges and opportunities the industry faces in 2023 and beyond. Whilst panel chair Lucy Noone Blake, Founder of Pear, will be leading a discussion in “Getting Ready for Growth” with a panel of four industry operators, Laura Harper-Hinton from Caravan Restaurants, Matt Snell from Gusto Italian, Marko Husak from Bundobust and Edtya Stec from GAIL’S. Tickets can be purchased here:

Kuits NRB Top Fifty

The Kuits NRB Top Fifty returns for its tenth edition. It will again recognise fifty top hospitality operators who have excelled both commercially and critically over the past twelve months. Three special achievement trophies will be awarded, and the full top fifty power list unveiled at the show.

Register Today:

An unmissable date in the diary for everyone in the northern hospitality industry, NRB23 will bring together over 8,500 visitors and 300+ exhibitors for two days of business, networking, and education. For more information and to book your free trade ticket visit

Northern Restaurant & Bar is a trade only event, open to professionals working in the hospitality industry.

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