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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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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lamb shank” (9 reviews)
“salad” (16 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (3 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Bar, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4-6 Hay Lane | Cathedral Quarter, Coventry CV1 5RF, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve been visiting Playwrights for many years but recently we’ve noticed a decline in both meals and service . We’d booked an evening to celebrate both my partner and my own birthdays but the evening was ruined by a large party celebrating a 70th birthday....More

Thank Mandie H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in for Breakfast Sunday morning. The Breakfast was of the highest quality and freshness.Our young waitress was very attentive, which added to the experience. Highly recommended..

Thank John K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A nice menu with a good selection of gluten free and vegetarian menu. A good selection of drinks and cakes. Just what we were looking for on a Sunday afternoon.

Thank sobrique
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

Went back to playwrights for dinner and tried the beef pie of the specials board, it was gorgeous with a nice relaxed atmosphere. Again the staff were friendly and if they start doing beef pies on the main menu I can see myself being a...More

Thank BooBooshubs
Reviewed 4 February 2018

The lunch menu comprised of a variety of sandwiches, salads, jacket potatoes and smaller portion meals. Even though there were 16 diners, the service was good. The food was well presented and of an adequate size for lunch. For once we were also able to...More

Thank Gillian G
Reviewed 31 January 2018

Playwrights made booking and preordering our Christmas Dinner so easy. It can often be hard to organise a group of people but the evening went seamlessly because of the friendly and helpful staff. The food on the festive menu was lovely, I had the winter...More

Thank emily t
Reviewed 22 January 2018

My Daughter and I visited this restaurant before going to the Theatre. It was a Venue that we had not eaten in before but are so pleased that we have now as we will be going back again!! From the moment we arrived the Restaurant...More

Thank suedavoile
Reviewed 17 January 2018

Lovely place to eat, lots of choice. We love the vegan menu, great food at reasonable prices!!! Staff are really friendly and helpful, we took my mother-in-law, who is in a wheelchair, before Christmas and the staff were great, nothing was too much trouble, she...More

Thank tigerbluck
Reviewed 12 January 2018

Excellent food and good service. Did get a little cramped but they were full with christmas bookings! Staff were cheerful and service was good.

Thank Benoris
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Questions & Answers
17 November 2017|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
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.
Susan H
28 July 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
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$21
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
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
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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