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Playwrights Bar & Bistro

4-6 Hay Lane | Cathedral Quarter, Coventry CV1 5RF, England
+44 24 7623 1441
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
Bar, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
4-6 Hay Lane | Cathedral Quarter, Coventry CV1 5RF, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I decided to go to Playwrights to treat ourselves on bank holiday Monday. We had been there a few times before though not for a while admittedly and and from past good experience this was the venue of choice. We arrived about...More

Thank sexualchocolate
Playwrights C, Manager at Playwrights Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We are sorry that you didn’t enjoy your visit to us on Monday. We’d had an extremely busy weekend and had simply ran out of muffins, as it was a bank holiday, most the shops etc did not open until 11am so we were unable...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch yesterday food amazing staff attentive & professional, excellent value for money. Will definitely be going back, if you haven't been may I suggest you go.

Thank asettle2017
William J, General Manager at Playwrights Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi asettle2017, Thank you for your review. Hopefully see you again soon at Playwrights. Kind regards

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a large group for dinner. The service and food were both top notch. The staff bent over backwards to makes sure everyone was happy. Now we are regulars :)

Thank Anniecov
William J, General Manager at Playwrights Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi AnnieCov, Thank you for your review. I'm glad you had a great experience! See you in the near future.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

went last night place fairly busy, ordered bottle of wine and food. Waitress came back to say sorry no pinio grigio (can't believe they don't have any in stock) so ordered another type plus a jug of water to wash the very dry wine down....More

Thank porkypigCoventry
William J, General Manager at Playwrights Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Sorry you didn't have a good experience at Playwrights. We always try to achieve the best, all our meat is sourced locally and we will be following this up to our meat supplier. I have also spoken to the chef on that night and...More

Reviewed April 10, 2018

Popped in here this evening for an early dinner and had one of the best meals out I've had in ages. The Butternut squash & peppers puff pastry pie with lemon & herb crushed new potatoes and charred broccoli was delicious. Really good value as...More

Thank limace99
William J, General Manager at Playwrights Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2018

Thank you for your review! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed April 3, 2018

Party of 7 visiting on a bank holiday. No booking but we were found a table withing 20 minutes. Excellent selection of meals, all served to us within a few minutes of each other. As a coeliac I was delighted at the number of potential...More

Thank Jacqueline O
William J, General Manager at Playwrights Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2018

Hi Jacqueline, Thank you for choosing Playwrights. I am very pleased to hear you enjoyed our gluten free range. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Playwrights

Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

I came here after hearing how good the vegan menu was. I was not dissappointed. I had the mushroom risotto and it was fantastic. The general atmosphere of the restaurant and the service was just so lovely and I felt very relaxed here. I will...More

Thank Maisie S
William J, General Manager at Playwrights Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2018

Hi Maisie, Thank you for your review. Glad to hear you had a great experience with our vegan menu. See you soon. Playwrights

Reviewed March 27, 2018 via mobile

Stumbled on the Bistro by accident and glad we did, complete Vegan menu and Vegan option on the specials board. I went for the mushroom pate for starter and bangers and mash for main and wasn't disappointed. Very tasty and fresh quality food, will be...More

Thank pearny1971
William J, General Manager at Playwrights Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2018

Thank you Pearny1971, glad you enjoyed! See you soon.

Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

Arrived with a party of nine for a friends leaving doo. The staff were friendly and asked us if we wanted any drinks, these came within five minutes of being seated. The food was then ordered and came within ten minutes, and looked fantastic and...More

Thank shortbutsweet25
William J, General Manager at Playwrights Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2018

Thank you shortbutsweet25. Hopefully see you again soon! Playwrights

Reviewed March 16, 2018 via mobile

A great little restaurant in the heart of Coventry. We were a party of 5 and all tastes were catered for including vegan (with a separate menu and lots of choice) and gluten free. The staff were lovely and the place had a really nice...More

Thank MrandMrs J
William J, General Manager at Playwrights Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2018

Thank you MrandMrs J, we are glad you enjoyed your food. Playwrights

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apiapiaba
November 16, 2017|
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Response from Playwrights C | Property representative |
Hi, we allow children and babies into the restaurant, we have a baby change facility and high chairs, get in touch if you wanted to book a table.
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Susan H
July 27, 2015|
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Response from Sarah M | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, I believe that Gluten free options were available as was vegetarian and vegan
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Monday
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Saturday
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
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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