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Playwrights cafe bar & bistro

4-6 Hay Lane | Cathedral Quarter, Coventry CV1 5RF, England
+44 24 7623 1441
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“lamb shank” (6 reviews)
“salad” (10 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 21:00All hours
Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4-6 Hay Lane | Cathedral Quarter, Coventry CV1 5RF, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Ate here on Friday lunchtime for a friend's birthday/work reunion - booked a table in advance, which meant my friend was entitled to three free courses as part of their birthday bonanza offer (if you visit a week either side of your birthday, you get...More

Thank SR120757
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Another night of amazing food and service at this lovely restaurant. Every time I have been I have been so impressed and so have my friends and family that I have recommended it to.

Thank snehciR
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Upon arriving outside Playwrights, we were greeted by William, a friendly, welcoming member of staff who gave us a menu, and invited us to a table. We were waited on by Tilly, who had a thorough knowledge of drinks at the bar (down to exact...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

25 mins for a bean burger ? Then 18 mins after my request for a desert menu it arrived Was so bored of waiting I didn't bother Watched the owner chef argue with a group of old ladies in there 90s was entertainment I didn't...More

1  Thank mikeyintheuk
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a lovely date night and met up with a friend here. I had the blood pudding stack and the lamb shank. Never have I tasted blood pudding so tender and flavorful, the lamb shank was fall off the bone and layered with flavors.. Bravo!...More

Thank NHThom
Reviewed 4 days ago

Ate here for lunch yesterday with a client. The food was outstanding. I had a hand made burger which was cooked to perfection and my companion had the braised steak which he said melted in his mouth. We also had dessert (treacle sponge) which was...More

Thank emmel1320
Reviewed 4 days ago

Popped in for an impromptu meal with friends last night. Never been to this place before but the food was fantastic and the service excellent. Shared 3 starters between 4 of us and glad we did as our mains were quite large portions. Hopefully be...More

Thank Rachel F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely, lively meal here following a concert at the Cathedral. The servers were all very friendly and the menu is broad with good options for vegans and veggies. They had run out of cold wine which was unfortunate, but they made good...More

1  Thank Sophie O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for the parents wedding anniversary. Looked good inside . We placed our drinks order which took quite a while to arrive the water some 15 minutes after our other drinks. We then placed our food order. Starters took a good half hour to...More

1  Thank pinkerton99
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had learned of this place through my membership of Tastecard and the good reviews it had. My wife and I were in Coventry for a day trip and it is situated a stonesthrow from the Cathedral in the historic district. The exterior looked delightful...More

Thank nicandave
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Susan H
28 July 2015|
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Response from lisajones136789 | Reviewed this property |
god knows considering they think fish is for vegetarians.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 22:30
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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