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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
Pen & Pencil Restaurant Manchester


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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Rum ‘N’ Pumpkin Carving £10

Join The Pen & Pencil for some rum ‘n’ pumpkin carving.

Bring your A-game because there’s a rummy good prize for the most pimped up pumpkin.

Your ticket includes:
Specially created rum cocktail on arrival
El Dorado rum tasters throughout the night
Pumpkins & carving gear
Prize for the best carved pumpkin

Tickets are only £10, but must be bought in advance

Hours Available Thursday 25th October, from 19:00


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All Day Halloween Party

Come dressed as your worst nightmare and join The Pen & Pencil 12-HOUR HALLOWEEN PARTY.

Their Disco Bottomless Brunch will kick-off at 2pm. 3 hours of free-flow food and boos, eh hem, booze. Advance bookings only

Need some help getting ready? Get your face painted by professional Halloween makeup artists (for free!)
DJ Bucky will be getting the party started from 2pm-8pm
DJ Marco Giannini taking over the decks from 8pm-2am
£5 cocktail specials all night
Free entry.

Hours Available Saturday 27th October, from 14:00


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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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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

*** On Staurday 27th October The Pen & Pencil will be holding an additional Disco Bottomless event from 14:00 -17:00 ***

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

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£10 Thursday!

Get a Sandwich or a Burger plus a soft drink, a bottle of Modelo Especial or a small glass of house wine for £10 every Thursday at The Pen & Pencil

Hours Available all day Thursday

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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


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

Pen & Pencil Restaurant Manchester


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
Wed 24th: Matthew Bradford
Wed 31st: Walkate and Lawley - Bourbon & Blues


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

October Line Up:
Friday 26th: Jamie Bull
Saturday 27th: Bucky 2pm-8pm and Marco Giannini 8pm-2am


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

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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


Pen & Pencil Restaurant Manchester


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