The top Manchester food and drink businesses named on hospitality power list of 50 best in north of England

They have "excelled both commercially and critically” according to judges.
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Several prominent Manchester food and drink spots have been named among the north’s finest hospitality businesses.

The Kuits NRB Top 50 Hospitality Power List, in its 11th year, was announced at the annual Northern Restaurant and Bar (NRB) trade show at Manchester Central on Tuesday. 

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It recognises the top-performing and most influential businesses “who have excelled both commercially and critically” over the past 12 months. New additions this year include the Schofield Brothers, behind the hugely popular bar of the same name and two others in the city, and Salford brewery Seven Bro7hers.

Joe and Daniel Schofield Joe and Daniel Schofield
Joe and Daniel Schofield

Others to make the top 50 include Common & Co, the company behind the award-winning Common, Port St Beer House and Indy Man Beer Con, Michelin Guide-honoured restaurant Higher Ground and the San Carlo group.

Two special awards were handed out to the North East’s House of Tides/Solstice by Kenny Atkinson for his two Michelin Star restaurants and Brothers Ben and Matthew Jones who are behind Roxy Leisure Group & Concept Taverns who have opened eight new sites which included the launch of the King Pins brand, which can be found at Trafford Palazzo with another one opening soon in the Arndale. 

Siobhan Thompson, Event Manager for NRB24 said: “We are delighted to reveal this year’s highly anticipated Kuits NRB Top 50 Power List. Now in its eleventh year, the awards continue to shine a well-deserved spotlight on hospitality operators who excel in the industry and help cement the north as a leading hospitality destination The current climate of the industry makes this list even more pertinent, showcasing the resilience of Northern hospitality during challenging times for the sector.

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“From independent breweries through to Michelin starred establishments, each of the fifty have continued to pivot and evolve through the well documented challenges to the industry, and we’re excited to see what they go on to achieve for the rest of the year.”

The top 50 names are selected by a judging panel following a rigorous research and selection processes to ensure the finalists represent the very best operators in the competitive northern hospitality scene.

The Kuits NRB Top 50 Hospitality Power List 2024

  • 21 Hospitality Group
  • A Very Inc. (The Firehouse/Ramona)
  • Arc Inspirations
  • Archies
  • Bowland Inns & Hotels
  • Bundobust
  • By The River Brew Co
  • Camerons Brewery
  • Cheshire Cat Pubs & Bars
  • Common & Co
  • Dabangg
  • Daniel Thwaites
  • Elite Bistros
  • Fat Hippo
  • Frederic Robinson
  • Gilpin Hotel & Lake House (New entry)
  • GSG Hospitality
  • Gusto Italian
  • Higher Ground
  • House of Tides / Solstice by Kenny Atkinson (New entry & Special Achievement Winner)
  • Inn Collection Group
  • JW Lees
  • Living Ventures
  • Madre
  • Mission Mars
  • Moor Hall Restaurants with Rooms
  • Mowgli Street Food
  • New World Trading Company
  • North
  • Northcote
  • NQ64
  • Ossett Brewery Pub Company
  • Pivovar Ltd
  • QVO Hospitality
  • Revolution Bars Group
  • Rockingham Group, Kelham Island Brewery & Leah's Yard  (New entry)
  • Roxy Leisure Group & Concept Taverns (Special achievement Winner)
  • San Carlo Group
  • Schofield Brothers  (New entry)
  • Seven Bro7hers  (New entry)
  • Super Friendz
  • The Alchemist
  • The Liars Club Group
  • The Old Stamp House
  • The Star Inn At Harome/ The Star Inn The City/ York Minster Refectory (Returning)
  • The Tommy Banks Group
  • Tokyo Industries
  • Umbel Restaurant Group
  • Vaulkhard Group
  • Zanna Hospitality Group

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