The Pen and Pencil
Open seven days a week from 10am until late, the restaurant and bar not only offers a variety of beverages including cocktails, beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks, but focuses on its strong day time offering with great breakfast, brunch and lunch options as well as quality coffee and freshly blended smoothies.
The Pencil and Pencil has an array of events throughout the month with a resident DJ to get the party started every weekend, a weekly quiz night on a Tuesday, and its sell-out Bottomless Brunches! It also offers of rooms for private hire for networking meetings, private parties and launch events.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Contact tracing information collected
Philadelphia Steak Ciabatta
6oz rump steak with sautéed peppers, onions, Nduja, chipotle mayo served on toasted ciabatta
Monkfish with Beetroot Lentils & Clams
Monkfish served on beetroot lentils, clams and sweet potato aioli
The staff in particular were really friendly. Portion sizes great ! Lovely little place.
Nice atmosphere friendly staff and good food, very clean
Really quick service and friendly staff to take our order
Lovely atmosphere and attentive table service with super friendly staff.
We just had a couple of bowls of nachos as it was a drinking occasion but they were delicious.
Nice surroundings and good food I would recommend
Loved the food and the atmosphere.... nice and chilled 💜
Food was good, for a Friday afternoon it was very quiet however in the current climate I’m sure this is to be expected. The staff were attentive and the food was good.
Great service and food, thanks for a great night.
Great food, great service. Price was slightly above average but still reasonable. Overall, a really enjoyable experience.
The food was delicious and the whole atmosphere was great. We felt very safe whist there as all guidelines were followed. The staff even made me my own (delicious!) mocktails as I am currently unable to drink. I will definitely be recommending to friends! Thank-you x
Great food and a fun quiz.
Great every time staff are so helpful and friendly
We didn't order food so couldn't comment. Was a nice place with friendly staff. Didn't get the high seated chairs but it wasn't a major issue.
Service was great, food was just alright for the price paid. Lovely atmospehere
Just right level of attentiveness and friendly team. Food was excellent - my friend had Monkfish and I had the steak Ciabatta. The red wine - Shiraz was great too! Great place to do lunch:)
Really nice venue, staff were extremely friendly and helpful! Cocktails were delicious! Will definitely be coming back here again
Great experience and great food. Would definitely recommend.
Fantastic food and very friendly service, can’t wait to go back!
The bar looks good. The food looked nice. However the service we received was the worst I've ever experienced. Manage to serve us one drink in 75 minutes. Although they were very good at bringing the bill with drinks never received included. Very disappointing end to the day
Lovely place. Lovely staff. Great food!
An enjoyable experience. Thanks again.
Great food and great cocktails for the 5th anniversary. The staff were lovely, attentive and very friendly. Would definitely recommend.
Very good service, great food and felt very safe and at ease throughout.
Absolutely brilliant with superb service from start to finish especially our waiter deff be a revisit
The food was dreadful. My partner had eggs that were very undercooked and inedible. The muffins were stale. The beer was flat. My food was overcooked and felt like it had been cooked earlier in the day and reheated. Nothing tasted good. It was very expensive and the outdoor seating area was surrounded by plastic road guards and old dirty tables. The staff were pleasant but failed to notice the poor quality of food they served. Would not recommend this place.
Great food, excellent service, really enjoyed our time their and would definitely recommend.
Great food And excellent service, definitely recommend
New menu and another fantastic night
Absolutely superb food, service and quality. Lovely setting very safe social distancing for a romantic date night or for special food with friends.
We attended the Tuesday quiz night and had a great time! Our waitress, Tayler, was brilliant and incredibly friendly. Can’t wait to come back!
Fantastic food and service
Perfect, quiet and clean environment for a vegan brunch. Food was cooked well, hot upon serving and tasted lovely. Looking forward to returning again soon. Service was great and menu is very reasonably priced.
Monday night burgers.
Great to have a half price Monday promotion. Which made a much more affordable night out. Chicken burger great. Cauliflower fritters needed a dip or dressing.
The staff were very friendly, the atmosphere was chilled and the food was pretty tasty. I’ll definitely be going back as it was good value for money.
Lovely staff and nice food. Good COVID safety measures in place.
P very bland and cold on arrival.
We had a great time. We had a booth, there are screens and temperature checks. Staff are helpful.
Lack of atmosphere and felt disconnected from the main bar area. Felt almost pushed into a corner. Left after 1 drink as atmosphere was flat.
Only issue was I Ordered sweet potato fries got normal fries
Bill came before it was asked for, implying we should leave, made an uncomfortable ambience. One person was still drinking their drink.
The Pen and Pencil does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. The Pen and Pencil also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0161 660 3303.
The Pen and Pencil is rated 4.4 stars by 236 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.