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Pen & Pencil Restaurant Manchester
The Pen & Pencil Restaurant Manchester
Address57 Hilton Street, Manchester, M1 2EJ
Book onlineBOOK ONLINE  Phone0161 660 3303
HoursSun - Wed: 10:00 - 00:00
Thu: 10:00 - 01:00 | Fri - Sat: 10:00 - 02:00
Pen & Pencil Manchester
The Pen & Pencil Manchester
An added touch of New York glamour has arrived in Manchester with the The Pen & Pencil bar and eatery on the corner of Hilton and Tariff Street.

Taking its name and inspiration from the infamous mid-20th Century bar on East 45th Street in New York, which was popular with newspaper journalists and ad men – the original ‘Mad Men’, The Pen & Pencil offers the perfect place for the NQ’s creative locals to chill, think, meet and enjoy great food and drink.

Open seven days a week, The Pen & Pencil is open from 10am right through until late, with a focus on a strong day time offering with great breakfast, brunch, lunch, vegan and vegetarian dishes washed down with top quality coffee and freshly blended smoothies. 

The brunch includes American pancakes with a choice of toppings, their signature Eggs Pen and Pencil, Steak and Eggs and The Vegetarian Breakfast with Fried halloumi, black bean patties, beans, poached eggs, hash browns, grilled tomato, flat cap mushroom and toasted sourdough.
Pen & Pencil Restaurant Manchester
Evenings and weekends the menu develops to include small plates and a few larger dishes with an international feel. It sits alongside a specially created cocktail list making the venue perfect for mid afternoon cocktails, after work gatherings, and those wanting to eat and drink until the early hours.

The cocktail list, created in-house features, amongst others, Hot of the Press made with Manchester Gin, lemon and cherry bitters, topped with their very own logo and plenty more refreshing summer serves.

A resident DJ gets the party started every weekend and the team has curated a series of monthly live music nights.

The Pen & Pencil is the joint venture of two of Manchester’s established bar and restaurant operators, Dan Pollard who created The Violet Hour cocktail bar and lounge on Burton Road in West Didsbury and Kevin Connor, who previously ran the NQ institution, Dry Bar on Oldham Street.
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Private Hire At The Pen & Pencil
Situated in Manchester’s bustling Northern Quarter The Pen & Pencil has a private room which is available for hire 7 days a week. The room is equipped with a projector, screen and microphone, plus independent volume control and air-conditioning.

It comes with exclusive use of its own staffed bar and can accommodate up to 70 guests. The Pen & Pencil drinks menu contains a full range of specially created cocktails, craft beers, wines and champagnes, perfect for any event.

They also offer private bottomless brunches, sliders and buffet packages to suit any occasion. Perfect for networking events, meetings, private parties and launch events.

The full venue is open for private hire on selected evenings with a capacity of 200 guests. Take a look at their private hire brochure here.
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The Pen & Pencil Special Offers & Events
Pen & Pencil Restaurant Manchester
Christmas At The Pen & Pencil

Unleash the tinsel and your nan’s knitted sweaters, Buy a few baubles and send Christmas letters, It’s that one time of year when you go out with work, Old friends and family, even great Uncle Kirk.

Listen to Wham and get in the mood, There’ll be DJs and dancing and plenty of food, Cocktails, mulled wine and hot apple ciders.

Whether a couple of glasses and a table for two, Or a complete private room to host your work do, Whatever you’re looking to do this December, Let’s plan it together, make it one to remember at The Pen and Pencil.

Hours Available from 15th November 2023

Terms & Conditions apply
Pen & Pencil Restaurant Manchester
The Pen & Pencil 8th Birthday Party

So, The Pen & Pencil are celebrating their 8th birthday by going ALL OUT on Sat 30th September! Well, you only turn 8 once after all...

They're starting the night with their ALL STARS DJ Line-up. They've got their favourites taking over the decks from 6pm - 2am!

Danny Ward
Sam Flanagan
Mark Hogg
Nev Johnson

& IT'S DOESN'T STOP THERE. They've got some absolutely mega drink giveaways... 100 FREE pints of red stripe from 9pm & 100 FREE tequila shots from 10pm! Sound appealing?

They'll also have a Birthday Cake Martini Special available all night. See you there!


Hours Available Saturday 30th September, 18:00 - 02:00

Terms & Conditions apply inc: *100 free pints of Red Stripe from 9pm until they have gone. 100 free tequila shots from 10pm until they are gone. offer can be withdrawn at anytime and drinks at their discretion.
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50% Off Food

Start the week the Pen & Pencil way with 50% off food all day Monday.

When you book a table at least 1 hour in advance for upto 6 people and buy a drink per person when dining.

Hours Available All Day Monday
(not available on Bank Holidays or in December)

Terms & Conditions apply inc: Tables must be booked at least 1 hour in advance, up to 6 guests. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or voucher. Only valid with the purchase of a drink or person. Doesn't include bank holiday Mondays & Offer isn't valid throughout December
NB, offers may not apply during Festive period & Bank Holidays - check with venue before visiting
Pen & Pencil Restaurant Manchester
Bottomless Brunch For £45

Taking its inspiration from Manhattan's 1950's steakhouses, brunch at The Pen and Pencil is not only big, but also occasionally bottomless!

On the last Saturday of every month, from 10am-5pm, the restaurant is offering a special ‘bottomless brunch’ deal where you can choose from a delicious range of breakfast dishes on the menu including: Steak and Eggs, Avocado and Feta, American Pancakes and the classic Eggs Benedict.

As if that wasn’t good enough, it’s not just the food that’s free flowing: selected drinks are also included in the offer. Guests can choose from brunch classics like a Bloody Mary and a Mimosa, or branch out with a brunch cocktail special, an Amstel or a glass of Prosecco.

Whatever you choose, there's always more if you want it.

Capacity is strictly limited and pre-booking is required.

Hours Available last Saturday every month 10:00 – 17:00

NB, offers may not apply during Festive period & Bank Holidays - check with venue before visiting
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Happy Hour
2 Cocktails for £12
Bottles of Prosecco For £18
Bottle of Selected Beer £4
Bottle of House Wine £14

Celebrate the end of the working day at The Pen & Pencil with Happy Hour drinks offers including 2 for £12 cocktails, £18 bottles of Prosecco, £4 bottle of Selected Beer, along with £14 bottles of house wine

Hours Available Monday - Friday 17:00 -19:00
(not available on Bank Holidays or in December)

NB, offers may not apply during Festive period & Bank Holidays - check with venue before visiting
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Pencils Down - Quiz Night

Manchester masterminds are invited to test their knowledge at The Pen and Pencil’s weekly quiz night, hosted by local quizmaster John Stansfield.

Contestants pay £1 each to take part and the winning team takes all. The bar will also offer a prize for the best team name.

Guests can enjoy a selection of the bar’s delicious New York inspired cocktails and a quality range of beers and ales, to relax their minds, as they put their brains to the test.

The quiz consists of 4 rounds including: Film & TV, General Knowledge, Music and a special ‘Wildcard’ round, which is chosen the previous week by either the losing team or by poll.

HoursEvery Tuesday 19.30pm

NB, offers may not apply during Festive period & Bank Holidays - check with venue before visiting
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DJ's At The Pen & Pencil

Cutting edge DJs head to The Pen and Pencil every Friday and Saturday playing Soul, Funk, House & Disco

Entry free.

HoursAvailable every Friday & Saturday, 20:00 - 02:00

NB, offers may not apply during Festive period & Bank Holidays - check with venue before visiting
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Gift Vouchers from £25

The Pen & Pencil exclusive Gifts Vouchers are now available to purchase securely online.

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