Visitor FAQs

When and where?

The Restaurant Show will take place from 28th - 30th September 2020 at Olympia London.

Opening times

Monday 28th September               10.00 – 17.00
Tuesday 29th September               10.00 – 17.00
Wednesday 30th September         10.00 – 17.00

How do I register?

Registration for The Restaurant Show 2020, featuring  Catering Equipment Expo is now open. Register your interest here...

What is the cost?

The Restaurant Show is free to attend.

Am I eligible to visit?

The Restaurant Show is a trade only event that offers commercial opportunities, knowledge, development, culinary discovery and networking for anyone working in:

  • Restaurants
  • Pubs
  • Hotels
  • Leisure clubs
  • Bars
  • Cafes
  • Contract catering
  • Private catering
  • Airline catering

We also have a lot of interest from people who wish to set up a business in this sector. You are more than welcome to visit the show if this is your situation.

No under 18s will be admitted. Students by prior arrangement only. Please read our Admissions Policy..

I’m a member of the press; can I get a press pass?

Yes, please select ‘Press’ on the registration form. All applications for press passes will be vetted by our team.

Can I bring my child with me?

This is an industry only event and therefore no one under the age of 18 will be admitted.

Why should I visit?

The Restaurant Show offers the best opportunity to see the widest selection of products and services available to the hospitality industry under one roof.

Whatever your role in the industry, our live events programme will feature a session to motivate you and have your burning business questions answered live.

It is beneficial to take the time away from the office to visit The Restaurant Show. We have over 450 suppliers all under one roof, to save you time seeing them individually throughout the year.

Can I attend on all 3 days?

Yes, once registered you can come along any day.

Will there be any seminars, workshops or demonstrations?

Yes there will be. We update our content programme every year to keep up to date with the latest trends. Our live event programme covers a broad selection of topics, especially industry trends.

You will also have the opportunity to watch live finals of prestigious competition such as National Chef of the Year, Young National Chef of the Year, Kikkoman Masters, Bocuse d’Or and Apprentice and Senior Compass Chef of the Year culinary competition.


Who will be exhibiting?

The Restaurant Show incorporating Catering Equipment Expo offers the best opportunity to see the widest selection of products and services available to the hospitality industry under one roof., From food & drink, to tableware, technology and all the latest equipment for the kitchen, you’ll find it all under one roof.

Please keep checking our exhibitors page for regular updates. 

Is there a show guide?

Yes, this will be available in the October issue of Restaurant Magazine and at the show free of charge to all visitors.

Do I need proof of industry?

The Restaurant Show is trade only so you may be asked to validate your registration with proof of business onsite.

I’m worried I haven’t received my badge yet what can I do?

Badges will be emailed to you prior to the event. If you don’t receive your badge you can turn up on the day and a new badge can be printed very quickly for you.

What can I do if my question has not been answered by any of the above?

Please call the organisers on 01293 610235 / 01293 846649

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