We’ve missed SO many places over the last 12 months. As COVID-19 forced us all indoors, businesses across the city closed up shop, only to re-open for a couple of months in the Summer before subsequently shutting again.
It’s all been a big mess – but we’re finally reaching the light at the end of the tunnel NEXT WEEK as hospitality venues are free to open their doors for indoor dining and drinking – with no restrictions on what guests eat, drink or when they need to stop.
Opening up their doors is Northern Quarter bar and restaurant Pen & Pencil, and they’re looking to hit the ground running and going straight back to ‘business as usual’ with this lot…
Bottomless Booze & FOOD Brunch!
In case you didn’t know this – The Pen & Pencil is one of only a few places in the city that offer up a Bottomless Brunch that also includes the FOOD! Yep, for £40pp you can sit down and eat as many brunch dishes as you like, alongside as much booze as you like.
They don’t do it every week – it’s the last Saturday of every month – which is probably a good thing because otherwise we’d be there every week getting fat.
The Happy Hour
One of the best Happy Hours in the city, The Pen & Pencil will be offering it up straight away when they open next week – from Monday to Friday 5-7pm. During that time you can grab 2 cocktails for £12, £3.50 bottles of beer, £12 bottles of wine and £16 bottles of Prosecco.
All Day Brunch & Banging Burgers
The Pen & Pencil serve up their brunch dishes until 4pm every single day, which makes having a hangover in the city much, much easier. There’s loads of great stuff on there, including all the classics and my personal favourite – a Nduja Potato Hash with Poached Eggs.
Also on the menu are some ace mains – including a fantastic Flat Iron Steak, Ribs, loaded Sandwiches and some banging Burgers.
New Cocktail Menu
The Pen & Pencil will be launching a brand-new cocktail menu next week and, judging by their previous efforts – there’s going to be some belters in there. It’s nice to see their excellent Smoked Pineapple Marg back, and as soon as I can get my hands on their Irish Campfire Old Fashioned – the better.
50% OFF Mondays
I reckon most places in the city that previously offered 50% OFF on a Monday, probably aren’t doing for a while when they open next week. Not P&P! They’ll be kicking things off and getting straight back into it with 50% OFF Mondays once again.
Just book a table in advance and get 50% off your food all day.