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Playwrights cafe bar & bistro

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4-6 Hay Lane | Cathedral Quarter, Coventry CV1 5RF, England
+44 24 7623 1441
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10:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 22:30
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Rugby, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We celebrated my mother-in-law's 85th birthday here as a party of nine, and we all had a wonderful time. The food was superb - a little slow to arrive as it was fully booked - but well worth the wait. There is a wide choice on the menu, including a separate section just for vegans. Although not vegetarians, two of... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was looking for somewhere "nice" to have lunch that wasn't a fast food outlet and came across Playwrights. I booked via e mail which was very efficient and the woman who welcomed us even remembered my name. We were seated quickly and efficiently and our orders were taken efficiently. My friend and I ordered the steakwich, strips of steak... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent
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77 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great food in good location. vegan menu too which is unusual but something we need for one member of our family. good selection on menu.

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Thank Susan S
UK
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96 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

We had a delicious hot lunch- the lamb casserole was very good. The children's menu was also good, my daughter's portion was huge! The staff were helpful. I would be very happy to eat here again

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Thank blt100
London, England
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Fifteen of us descended on this restaurant for a friends 40th birthday. We'd brought hats, comedy glasses, and drank plenty of alcohol, danced and sang and generally had a great time .... Good on the restaurant for looking after us in that state! Food was very nice, portion sizes were great, a good range of food (especially gf, veggie and... More 

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Thank BBV_UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Great hospitality for friend's 40th. Amazing food, service and atmosphere. Plenty of gluten free options for the birthday girl. Thanks for a great night!

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Thank Alice R
Coventry, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Went for an evening meal with three friends celebrating a 70th birthday. The food is always fantastic and service was extremely prompt and efficient. We all had a lovely time plenty of wine flowing and friendly staff.

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Fantastic breakfast, extra sausage, spinach lovely, good hot chocolate and a pot of tea. Two breakfasts plus 2 drinks for under £20. Excellent service. Would come back if in the area again.

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Thank dls1987
Manchester
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

I'm really sorry to have to write such a poor review but it really is warranted on this occasion. After having lots of mix ups with the booking, I did have my reservations about our visit. I was hoping it would be good as despite the disorganised booking system, the lady on the phone (Elaine I think) was very friendly... More 

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Bulkington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

The place is quite small but it was really busy with a couple of large groups in, so there was a really good atmosphere. They were late seating us but not a problem as we were drinking and chatting. Service was excellent, and the food was good while reasonably priced. We chose it based on recommendation and for the fact... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 19
Cuisine
Bar, British, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 17:00
Monday
10:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 21:00
Thursday
10:00 - 21:00
Friday
09:00 - 22:30
Saturday
09:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4-6 Hay Lane | Cathedral Quarter, Coventry CV1 5RF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Coventry
  • Phone Number: +44 24 7623 1441

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?