Booming restaurant and bar scenes in York, Leeds, Manchester & Liverpool are powering ahead of people in London. Latest industry data demonstrates Northern cities dominate new league table of hospitality growth, occupying six of top eight places, with independent operators leading the surge as some casual dining chains struggle.
New analysis by Northern Restaurant & Bar, the event with the Northern hospitality industry which opens in Manchester in a month’s time, and CGA, the hospitality data and insight specialists, has proved that your “M62 corridor” spanning Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds is really a hotspot for brand spanking new bars and restaurants. How many city centre outlets within those locations has risen by over 20% over the last incomes, a part double that of London, which have a 10.4% increase over the same period.
The data, from CGA’s Outlet Index, covered the central business districts of the major city which contained over 100 licensed premises. Liverpool topped the chart with 25.2% growth over the 5 year period, with Manchester close behind on 24.9% and Leeds in third place on 20.5%. Southampton was fourth having a rate of 20.5%, York was on 19.5%, Cardiff 17%, Newcastle 15.7%, and Bradford is at eighth place on 15.1%. Overall Northern cities occupied six within the places within the top eight, whereas London is at 14th place on 10.4%.
Thom Hetherington, CEO of Northern Restaurant & Bar said “We’re delighted although not astonished at your data, we have seen the modifications top notch – new restaurants and bars are opening virtually every day. Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds are building high grade munchies scenes, and that is very good news for diners. Despite this learning to be a challenging period for hospitality businesses, the rise has been largely driven by ambitious regional independents, and we’re proud that NRB will help to inspire and make them aware of.”
Jamie Campbell, Retail Business Unit Director of CGA, says “Of course London is really a much bigger restaurant and bar scene in absolute terms, but percentages don’t lie, the advance inside cities within the North might be more pronounced and possesses a proportionally greater influence on diners, whether residents or tourists. Moreover were taking care of additional data which reveals that increase areas can be so being driven by independents, with all the featured Northern cities showing a rise in independent outlets at exceeding twice the national rate.”
The continuing boom during the Northern hospitality scene is reflected inside success of NRB, the event with the industry in the area, which returns to Manchester Central, due to its eighteenth year, a few weeks on 20 & 21 March. Visitor numbers are going to be at a record high, and stands for exhibiting suppliers had sell outs well in advance.?NRB hosts 275 exhibitors providing every product and repair a hospitality business needs, delivers 65 exciting live food & drink demos, and brings the complete Northern hospitality industry together for a couple of era of networking, discovery and inspiration.