Manchester restaurant and bar scene powers ahead of London

The growth of the booming restaurant and bar scene in Manchester is now more than double that of London. Latest industry data shows that Northern cities dominate a new league table of hospitality growth, occupying six out of eight places.

By Manchester's Finest | Last updated 23 March 2018

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The new analysis by Northern Restaurant & Bar, the trade show for the Northern hospitality industry which opens in Manchester next week, and CGA, the hospitality data and insight specialists, has shown that the “M62 corridor” spanning Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds is a hotspot for new restaurants and bars.

The number of city centre outlets within Manchester itself has increased by nearly 25% over the last five years, more than double that of London, which had a 10.4% increase during the same period.

The continuing boom in the Northern hospitality scene is reflected in the success of NRB, the trade show for the industry in the region, which returns to Manchester Central, for its eighteenth year, next week on 20 & 21 March.

Visitor numbers are set to be at an all-time high, and stands for exhibiting suppliers sold out well in advance. NRB hosts 275 exhibitors providing every product and service a hospitality business needs, delivers 65 exciting live food & drink demos, and brings the entire Northern hospitality industry together for two days of networking, discovery and inspiration.

Free trade only tickets are available now here so make sure you pop down and see the Northern hospitality revolution for yourself.

Manchester Central, Windmill St, Manchester M2 3GX