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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

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Pen & Pencil Restaurant 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 and lunch washed down with top quality coffee and freshly blended smoothies. 

The brunch includes American pancakes served with a choice of toppings including Maple Syrup, Bacon & Pecans; ‘Nduja Baked Eggs, Steak & Eggs and Mushroom Toast.

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 Beer in the Bronx with gin, IPA syrup, pink grapefruit juice, sweet & dry vermouth and Cucumber & Sake Martini with cucumber, vodka, sake, sugar.

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, 3-course menus, 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.
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The Pen & Pencil Special Offers & Events
Pen & Pencil Restaurant Manchester


Rum ‘N Chocolate £15


Rum lovers. Chocolate lovers. Are you ready?

How does an evening of rum drinking, chocolate tasting and truffle making sound?

Pen & Pencil have teamed up with Ron Zacapa rum and Mr Bee and Mr Bat chocolatiers to create every chocolate and rum lover’s dream Easter celebration!

Enjoy a Specially created Ron Zacapa rum cocktail on arrival, Rum and chocolate tasters (someone's gotta do it), Rum truffle making workshop with Mr Bee and Mr Bat and Take home your very own rum truffles - a perfect Easter gift ... or late night snack.

Advance tickets only.


Hours Available Thursday 22nd March 19:30

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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 by email in advance.


Hours Available All Day Monday

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"50% off as seen on Restaurants of Manchester"


Terms & Conditions apply inc Not available with any other offer
NB, offers may not apply during Festive period & Bank Holidays - check with venue before visiting

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Bottomless Brunch For £40


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-1pm, 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, Eggs Pen and Pencil, American Pancakes, or 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 the Aylesbury Duck Bloody Mary and a Mimosa, or branch out with a brunch cocktail special, an Amstel or a glass of Sant’Orsola 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 – 13:00

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

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Happy Hour
2 Cocktails for £10
Bottles of Prosecco For £15
Bottle of Modelo Especial £3
Bottle of House Wine £10

Celebrate the end of the working day at The Pen & Pencil with Happy Hour drinks offers includin 2 for £10 cocktails, £15 bottles of Prosecco, £3 bottle of Modelo Especial and £10 bottles of house wine

Hours Available Monday - Friday 17:00 -19:00


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

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Cocktail Masterclass


…. No pen and pencil required for this class.

Become a master mixologist in just two hours!

These cocktail masterclasses are perfect for birthdays, hen-dos and work socials. Not only will you discover traditional cocktail secrets and tricks of the trade but you’ll be dazzled by party tricks, learn the art of making the perfect cocktail and most importantly, try them (well, 3 to be exact!)

Who knew learning could be so much fun?

Masterclass: £25.00 pp Includes tips, tricks, tutorials, shaking, tasting and making with your masterclass teacher.

Masterclass + food: £35.00pp Includes all of the above + your choice of canapes or sliders

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

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Rock The Mic

Guess who's back with a brand new name??

Due to popular demand, Rock the Mic night at The Pen & Pencil is RETURNING  - and this year it's going to be even bigger and even better! Who needs karaoke when you can rock out with your own LIVE BAND?

Not only have the Rock the Mic band designed their own app, so you request songs from their repertoire on the night, but you can even get your requests in early and they'll learn your favourite songs before the event

If you've ever wanted to be the lead singer of a band  - this is a night you don't want to miss.

The event will start with live music from the band and then it’s your time to get up, get involved and get singing! Prizes at the end of the night for the best performance.

Plus, they’re teaming up with Pabst Blue Ribbon to offer 2 for £6 cans

Hours Available
Thursday 29th March
Thursday 3rd May

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It’s A Sin - Good Friday Party

Start the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend off with not a just a bang, but a POP  - this is the night for unashamedly, unapologetic, guilty pleasure tracks!

Welcome to the pop safe space.

Oh yes, we’re talking  Spice Girls, Backstreet Boys, S Club 7.  DJ Duncan Wallis will be playing all your guilty pleasure faves.

It’s going to be a good Good Friday!

Hours Available Friday 30th March 20:00 -02:00


Pen & Pencil Restaurant Manchester


Easter Sunday Party

The Pen & Pencil are very EGGcited (sorry) to welcome back disco hero, Derek Kaye, for their Easter Sunday Bank Holiday Party!

Celebrate the sound of disco, NO work tomorrow and try the hot cross bun cocktail specials!

See you on the dancefloor!


Hours Available Sunday 1st April 8pm ‘til the early hours.


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Live Music

The Pen & Pencil have live music EVERY Wednesday!

They have some amazing artists lined up from the world of Blues, Jazz, Folk, Indie & Funk.

Free Entry.


Hours Available every Wednesday from 8pm start


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

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DJ listings

The Pen and Pencil has cherry-picked an eclectic range of some the best DJs and live music acts in Manchester to entertain guests every Friday and Saturday from 5pm-8pm and 8pm-2am. 

On the first Friday of every month, The Pen and Pencil will be joined by Capital FM DJ Wingman for Wingman’s Indie Mixtape Night from 9pm-2am. 

On the 2nd Friday of the month Pen & Pencil are doing things a little differently. 
With a Hip Hop Takeover By Veteran hip-hop DJ, Yung Jozy (Gold Teeth), will be playing nothing but all the best in hip-hop from 8pm ‘til late! Think old and modern, classics and new gems

Once a Month The Pen & Pecncil will also play host to their Lost in Music DJ night, which will see some of the biggest names in DJ take to the decks.

Guest DJ’s include artists Duncan Wallis, DJ Paulette, David Dunne, Nathan Burroughs, Jamie Bull plus many more.


Hours Available every Friday & Saturday 17:00 - 20:00 & 20:00 - 02:00


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 round of the beers 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

Pen & Pencil Restaurant Manchester


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