For a taste of days gone by in the Big Apple, there’s no better place to eat out in Manchester than The Pen and Pencil. They take inspiration and their name from the days of ad men and newspaper journalists that frequented the famous mid-century bar on East 45th Street. And as it was based in the area known as ‘steak row’, diners can bet that they have many meaty delights to enjoy.
One of the more central Manchester restaurants, The Pen and Pencil can be found in the Northern Quarter in Fourways House on Hilton Street. The bar and eatery is just a short walk away from the Manchester Piccadilly train station and would make a fine place to unwind after a trip to Manchester Art Gallery or bargain hunting at the Arndale shopping centre.
Diners will feel right at home in the spacious dining area which features cushioned bench seating and long tables that are perfect for bigger groups, while couples can enjoy sitting at the bar or find plenty of cosy corners to enjoy a conversation. Exposed brickwork and stripped-down furnishings also give The Pen and Pencil a modern, edgy feel that make it one of the more unique places for dining out in Manchester with friends.
Those that love American restaurants may have just found their new favourite eatery. The Pen and Pencil has one of the largest selections of dishes around, covering everything from sandwiches and burgers to steak and a few international gems thrown in for good measure. But for a real taste of America, diners should consider their hot pastrami, their Philly cheesesteak or their classic beef burger.
For the bold flavours of the US, there’s no better option than The Pen and Pencil. Any visit will be even more of a treat for tastecard members who can enjoy exclusive restaurant savings when they call to book ahead and present their cards upon arrival. It’s a good chance to order one of their shakes, a few extra sides to share with friends or another round at the bar.
Please note: You must book in advance and mention the tastecard to be entitled to the discount. The tastecard restaurant discount is not available on bank holidays or celebration days – including, but not limited to, Valentine’s Day, Mothering Sunday, Father's Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The discount is also unavailable throughout December. To avoid disappointment, diners are advised to book via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.