The Pen & Pencil
Whatever level of hunger you’re anticipating, you’ll not have a rumbling tum for long next time you head on up to the Northern Quarter, with the host of all-day eating options on offer at The Pen & Pencil ranging from light bites to proper sit-down dinners.
The menu is bulging with breakfast and brunch choices, including American-style pancake stacks with different toppings such as bacon, maple syrup and candied pecans, and various bennies, which also feature on the bottomless brunch. On the last Saturday of the month, this serves up quite a spread, with the likes of protein-packed avocado and feta or homemade smoky beans on sourdough toast to choose from food wise and endless mimosas, bloody Marys, Prosecco and more to quaff. There’s plenty of vegetarian delights, including a breakfast of fried halloumi, mushroom and lentil patties, garlic and rosemary roast potatoes and more, while the discerning vegan might consider the herb-roasted cauliflower steak. At the other end of the steak spectrum, think steak and eggs, steak ciabatta and flat-iron steak, while other meat treats encompass BBQ ribs, hot wings and burgers of Cajun-style buttermilk chicken, and pescatarians might be interested in a shrimp wrap or something a little different in the soft shell crab on brioche.
Light bites, perfect for accompanying your house Hilton Street Smash cocktail or Passionstar smoothie, include guac-loaded nachos, and offers abound, from brunch and lunch combos to early bird fixed price menu on weekdays.