As we’ve made it our mission to get out and about in the Northern Quarter to try the local restaurants and bars, our next stop was The Pen and Pencil! Our Senior Recruitment Operations Coordinator, Rachel Wilson and Marketing Executive, Isabelle Turner visited The Pen and Pencil, read about their experience here!



3. The Atmosphere

Walking into the restaurant, you automatically knew that you were in the heart of the northern quarter, it was a great mixture of casual yet lively. Looking around you could clearly see that was a restaurant favourite with a variety of people from office colleagues to young couples. It was the perfect place to relax, unwind and enjoy the music.

4. The Entertainment

Unbeknown to us, at the time of booking we hadn’t realised that there would be a live band playing that evening and what a fantastic surprise it was! The band were absolutely amazing and allowed the audience to interact by letting us picks songs and perform with them (the latter didn’t apply to us, the audience wouldn’t have thanked us for it). It appeared that these sorts of nights were quite regular at The Pen and Pencil as they drew in a large crowd of lively people. We’d go as far as saying that it was the highlight of the night

5. The Service

From the minute we stepped in the restaurant to the moment we left, the staff provided us with exceptional service and where an asset to the business. Our waiter was on-hand to offer us advice on the menu and make recommendations which was very helpful. Whilst we were there, we spotted some friends and once they realised that we all knew each other, they cleared a big table and moved us there without us having to ask! Talk about accommodating!

If you’re ever in the northern quarter, make sure you try The Pen and Pencil! With its flavoursome food, quirky atmosphere and first-class entertainment, you won’t be disappointed!

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