Pen Factory

City CentreBritish, Drinks, European££££
287 Reviews
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About Pen Factory

British food and drink is undergoing a renaissance, and at Pen Factory on Hope Street in central Liverpool, they are riding the crest of that wave. Culinary entrepreneur Paddy Bryne – once of the bistro at the Everyman Theatre next door – and head chef Tom Gill have built a menu of small plates that changes twice daily to ensure diversity and freshness, as well as an extensive repertoire of beers, wines, cocktails and desserts. A great spot close to the many attractions of the city centre’s Rodney Street conservation area and the Georgian Quarter, bookings are advised.

Opening Times

Closed now
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Pen Factory
13 Hope Street, City Centre
Liverpool L19BQ

Menu Highlights


Light Bites

Fried Broad Beans


Hyderabadi Chicken Curry w/Chick Peas & Gee


King Prawn Chilli Linguini

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More about Pen Factory, Liverpool

Paddy Byrne and Tom Gill are old hands in the Liverpool restaurant trade, with years of experience. They were previously involved at the iconic Everyman Theatre bistro just next door, and their latest effort in the city centre’s award-winning Hope Street Quarter (north of the Georgian Quarter proper), the Pen Factory, has the potential to be even better. The ethos is based around small plates to share – with an emphasis on British cuisine – and a beer menu and wine list built to go with the food.

The food at Pen Factory is predominantly British in origin, but with plenty of variation. Cheese & onion crisp butties, potted shrimps from Southport and broad beans are combined with traditional tapas favourites – patatas bravas, kikones, chorizo – and small plates from further afield, such as baba ganoush, chicken and chickpea curry and chilli linguine. Central Liverpool has few places that can compete with the Pen Factory’s menu, and this hasn’t been lost on the foodies scouring the city centre: so make sure you book a table in advance to avoid disappointment.

287 Pen Factory Reviews

287 Reviews
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Noise levels:Pleasant
Value for money:Great value
Liz M.2 days ago · 2 reviews

Gorgeous food large tasty tapas plates in relaxed warm friendly environment- perfect Service is friendly with food info and advice. Bat is good too with nice drinks menu and well proced

Claire S.13 days ago · 1 review

Deliciously tasty food, great variety and lovely staff. Can particularly recommend the chicken supreme, cod loin, stuffing and horseradish greens! And the poached pear and rice pudding for dessert. Delicious.

Sara C.16 days ago · 5 reviews

Excellent food and great service. I recommend the Pen Factory all the time!