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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 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 with a choice of toppings, their signature Eggs Pen and Pencil, Steak and Eggs and Cherokee Corn Cakes served with asparagus wrapped in pancetta.

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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, 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
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Christmas 2018 At The Pen & Pencil
Canapé Packages from £12
Festive Set Menu from £24.50
Drinks Packages from £40


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, 3 course-meals, buffets and sliders, 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, Plan it with The Pen & Pencil to make it one to remember.


Hours Available December 2018

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Phoneto book call 0161 660 3303 quoting
"Christmas as seen on Restaurants Of Manchester"


Terms & Conditions Apply

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Festive Bottomless Brunch


This December, The Pen & Pencil will be hosting a whole day of Christmas indulgence with not just one, but two festive bottomless brunch specials on. The festive feasting will begin at 10am - brunchers will have 3 hours to demolish as much of the seven breakfast dishes including Steak and Eggs, Breakfast Hash and American Style Pancakes, as they desire, all washed down with prosecco, mimosas, or breakfast cocktails.

For those who don’t plan on making it out of bed pre-midday, there will be a Disco Bottomless Brunch sitting at 2pm, with another 3 hours of bottomless food and drink, this time paired with a special guest DJ.

Bottomless brunch is £40 and must be booked in advance, there will be two sittings for the bottomless brunch as a one-off for Christmas

Hours Available Sunday 16th December
10:00 for the normal bottomless brunch & from 14:00 for the disco sitting


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Pen & Pencil Christmas Party


The Pen & Pencil are planning a Christmas party that will knock your festive socks off.

Head to The Pen and Pencil on Sat 22nd December for a few boozy tipples and party the night away.

Headlining -  Sally Rodgers is one half of the production duo A Man Called Adam that defined the modern balearic sound. The senior lecturer at LeedsCollege of Music can be heard spinning everywhere from San Francisco to Singapore, from San Antonio to throughout the U.K., Sally’s sound on the decks is even harder to pin down than that of the proudly genre-defiant AMCA.

Support from - A Deeper Groove, the Scottish based twin brothers form a DJ and production tag team. The label bosses of A Deeper Groove Recordings can be heard spinning at various venues around the country and abroad as well as regular shows on Pressure Radio.

Hours Available Saturday 22nd December, 20:00 - 02:00


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New Year's Eve Party


The Pen & Pencil will be dancing into 2019 at their NYE bash with DJ Sam Flanagan.

Expect the best soundtracks from the year, cocktail giveaways and dancing ‘til the early hours.

£15 bottles of prosecco before 10pm Free showstopper cocktail giveaways at midnight Party packages available - with VIP bottle service.

Hours Available Monday 31st December, 20:00 - 02:00


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Danny Ward


To end the first month of the year in style The Pen & Pencil Danny Ward (Moody Manc) Headlining with Support from A Deeper Groove

Danny’s background as a jazz musician of international repute and lifelong collector and connoisseur of records from across the musical spectrum gives him an edge as a DJ, which few others have. Whether it’s playing dusty rare grooves or laying down 4 to the floor from intimate parties to festival stages, he brings a diverse and dynamic selection which never fails to move the crowd.

Hours Available Saturday 26th January, 20:00 - 02:00


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January 2019 Offer
50% Off Food


Start the New Year is style at The Pen & Pencil way with 50% off food all day Monday - Friday throughout January 2019.

When you book a table by email in advance.

Hours Available All Day Monday - Friday in January 2019

Menu food menu

HoursEmail Booking quoting
"50% in January off as seen on Restaurants of Manchester"

Terms & Conditions apply inc: Not available with any other offer, not available on bank holidays, table must be pre booked

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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
(not available in December)

Menu food menu

HoursEmail Booking quoting
"50% off as seen on Restaurants of Manchester"


Terms & Conditions apply inc Not available with any other offer, not available on bank holidays
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, 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 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 – 13:00
*** December Bottomless Brunch will be on SUNDAY 16th December 10:00 - 13:00 with a extra DISCO - Bottomless Brunch 14:00 - 17:00***

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HoursBook online


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 including 2 for £10 cocktails, £15 bottles of Prosecco, £3 bottle of Modelo Especial, along with £10 bottles of house wine

Hours Available Monday - Friday 17:00 -19:00
(not available in December)


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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Live Music Wednesday
2 Dishes & A Bottle of Wine £30

The Pen & Pencil have live music EVERY Wednesday!

They have some amazing artists lined up from the world of Blues, Jazz, Folk, Indie & Funk along with a different drinks deal each week.

Plus enjoy dinner at the Pen & Pencil on Live Music Wednesday and enjoy 2 dishes and a bottle of house wine for £30 per couple.

Free Entry.

Hours Available every Wednesday from 19:00
December Line Up:
Wed 12th: Nick Steed Pianist
Wed 19th Dec: TBC
Wed 26th: No live music - Boxing Day

January Line Up:
Wed 2nd: No live music
Wed 9th: No live music
Wed 16th: No live music
Wed 23rd: No live music
Wed 30th: Bay Bryan

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

Hours Available every Friday & Saturday

December Line Up: every Thursday, Friday & Saturday
Friday 7th: Duncan Wallis
Saturday 8th: Mark Hogg
Thursday 13th: Duncan Wallis
Friday 14th: Sam Flanagan
Saturday 15th: DJ Paulette
Sunday 16th: Disco Bottomless Brunch DJ
Thursday 20th: Duncan Wallis
Friday 21st: Yung Jozy (Goldteeth) - Hip Hop takeover
Saturday 22nd: Christmas Party - Djs: Sally (A Man Called Adam) and A Deeper Groove
Thursday 27th: Marco Giannini
Friday 28th: David Dunne
Saturday 29th: Mark Hogg
Monday 31st: Sam Flanagan NYE party

January Line Up:
Friday 4th: Gareth James
Saturday 5th: Sam Flanagan
Friday 11th: Les Croasdale
Saturday 12th: Adam Turner
Friday 18th: Goldteeth
Saturday 19th: Paulette
Friday 25th: Sam Flanagan Saturday
26th: Danny Ward with support from A Deeper Groove



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 - excluding NYD


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

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Private Party Hire

Let The Pen & Pencil host your party. 

With a private room, Food & Drinkcs packages available and no hire fee or minium spend it’s the perfect place for your next party.

Hours Available on request


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