This year will be the twentieth edition of Northern Restaurant & Bar, taking place 17-18 March 2020 at Manchester Central.

This special anniversary year will see more top chefs including Simon Martin from Mana and recipient of the first Michelin star in Manchester since 1977, more top brand ambassadors talking in Drinks Live, Tom Kerridge headlining the Bruntwood NRB Debate and the launch of NRB Classroom introducing top training sessions to the event.

As always NRB will continue to provide an opportunity for leading operators, suppliers and industry figures to meet, speak and do business. From Liverpool to Leeds, the North East to the North West and the Lake District to the Peak District, it brings the cream of the hospitality industry to Manchester.Taking place alongside NRB20, this year’s Bruntwood NRB Debate sees Thom Hetherington interview Tom Kerridge. Fresh from the successful opening of his first Manchester restaurant, Bull & Bear, the Michelin starred chef will talk openly about his ambitions, what drove him to success, and how he is diversifying his business in this constantly evolving industry. Lucy Noone-Blake returns to chair a panel discussion with some of food & drink’s most agile operators. This year’s topic is ‘The Human Capital of Restaurants’ which will explore recruiting, retaining, inspiring and training to create a successful and empowering culture with speakers from HOP Training, UK Hospitality, Maray & Montana Fogg. The Bruntwood NRB Debate takes place on Tuesday 17 March at NRB20. Tickets are available to purchase from:

Renowned names and rising kitchen talent from across the country demonstrate their signature dishes and groundbreaking techniques in the ever popular Chef Live. The full line-up includes Simon Martin | Mana, Manchester, Alex Nietosvouri | Hjem, Hexham, Mark Owens | HOME, Leeds, Ryan Blackburn | Old Stamp House, Ambleside, Tommy Banks | Black Swan at Oldstead, York and Aiden Byrne | Black Friar.

Market Kitchen hosts two days of cooking demonstrations to inspire your next menu from stars of the street food scene and up and coming chefs with a niche concept. Demos include game butchery, tempura and the perfect scotch egg.

NRB 2019

300 Exhibiting Suppliers
NRB20 hosts over 300 exhibiting companies supplying everything a hospitality operator needs. From technology to tableware and menus to mixers, find everything your business needs to be even more successful in 2020.

Spirit masterclasses with leading experts from international brands and indie producers. Sessions this year come from Pernod Ricard, Mangrove, Luxardo, Rhum Clément and more in Drinks Live while over in Grape & Grain are Wine, beer & cider tastings led by industry experts and exciting operators.

New for 2020, NRB Classroom hosts free to attend learning sessions in a dedicated space in the heart of the show. Nick Clarke of Hop Training will be proving Danny Myer’s quote wrong that hospitality is almost impossible to teach. Other sessions will bring in the leading industry experts to teaching relevant and contemporary skills such as creating wine lists and cheeseboards and photographing food.

Free Trade Only tickets are available now at