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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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Bulkington
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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Thank Richard J
Los Angeles, California
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257 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Even though it's a small restaurant and very crowded so the wait can be a bit long but the food is worth it. really really well-made dishes. Reservations are a must be prepared to wait a bit but the food is worth the wait

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Thank csimmamps
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely restaurant, near the cathedral. Service was excellent, food portions ample and staff very attentive and helpful. Well worth visiting

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Thank Margaret B
Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here to eat after our sons graduation, we were not disappointed in out son's recommendations, They have a great specials menu together with their normal menu. The quality and quantities of the food served was great with friendly staff. The location is right next to the cathedral, parking will have to be done via the towns car parks. Menu's... More 

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Thank KevGSmith
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Four of us got together for a long overdue catch-up. Chose Playwrights for gluten free options. I had nice gluten free fish and chips, rest of family 'normal' fish and chips and the chicken and pulled pork. Everyone happy with food. We had a lovely, friendly and helpful waitress. Unfortunately her colleague seemed to want to show our waitress up.... More 

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Thank Andrea A
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and great service! Had a large party of us and all food came out about the same time, tasted lovely and portions were generous!! Staff were welcome and friendly. Would 100% recommend! Thank you for a lovely time.

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Thank Chloe D
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came across this on tastecard and what a delightful meal we had. It's a lovely clean restaurant and the staff are friendly and helpful. Definitely recommend

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Thank Movingonsoon
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very impressed with the vegan menu. Not even veggie myself but was really impressed with vegan options so chose to eat from that menu too. Suitable for all, children on another table were very happy and there was a steak menu, fish dishes and lots of other food available. Staff were very friendly and cheerful. Service was generally quick and... More 

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Thank Emily R
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice friendly restaurant with great veggie and vegan options. Just a bit surprised when my daughters vegan choice came out with a big pile of creamy coleslaw which clearly wasn't vegan! Anyway, they took it away when realising their mistake. Lovely location and would go back next time we are in the city.

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Thank Kate W
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited this place twice in the last few months, on my own on both occasions and how amazing was the food. The staff were polite, well versed with the menu and happy to help. Food arrived well presented, quick and tasted delicious! First time I visited for dinner and second was for breakfast! I will definitely be returning.... 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
USD 6 - USD 19
Cuisine
European, British, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
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?