The Pen & Pencil Two NQ big-hitters unite for a spring-time opening
Fourways House, 57 Hilton Street, Manchester, M1 2EJ

What they say:

Two seasoned experts on the Northern Quarter scene are joining forces to create Pen & Pencil, an all-day eatery and bar set to slot into Hilton Street this May. Dan Pollard (Violet Hour) and Kevin Connor (Dry Bar) cite Soho’s Breakfast Club as the stencil, with food served all day from 10am and those chilled vibes making way for a more buzzing feel when the sun goes down.

What we say:

We’re expecting Pollard and Connor to draw upon their considerable experience to put together something very exciting in Fourways House. They’ve picked a positively thriving area of the NQ to expand into, and with a wonderfully airy, industrial-tinged space to work with, the Pen & Pencil brims with potential ahead of its spring-time bow.