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The Playwright Marbella

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International, British, Contemporary, Wine Bar
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C/ Manzana, Local 8-11 | Pueblo Los Acros, km 191, 29604 Elviria, Marbella, Spain
+34 952 83 08 68
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene
Description: The Playwright Marbella, located in Elviria, serves a wide selection of...
The Playwright Marbella, located in Elviria, serves a wide selection of dishes to a very high standard, with a variety cuisines to suit all diners. Special lunchtime menus (2 course for 15€) and Early Bird Specials (2 course for 20€) are always popular.We can cater for special occasions for small or large groups.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A 'must' to enjoy when you are on the Costa del Sol.

The Playwright's fame has been mainly by word of mouth by locals and visitors alike. The menu is a fine mix of flavours and interesting combinations which will make your lunchtime or evening very special. By visiting in the evening, there is live music to listen or dance as you wish. Don't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Playwright's fame has been mainly by word of mouth by locals and visitors alike. The menu is a fine mix of flavours and interesting combinations which will make your lunchtime or evening very special. By visiting in the evening, there is live music to listen or dance as you wish. Don't miss this gem!

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Thank Janis99
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Have been lucky enough enjoy some great nights at the playwright. As ever the food and staff (Victoria, Jamie and Amy) were excellent. Had been advised on a visit just before Christmas of the closure and refurbishment so was looking forward to seeing it when I came over. So disappointed with the new position of the stage the entertainment had... More 

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Thank Charlotte P
Marbella, Spain
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I am a local and regular to The Playwright. Recent refurbs by the owners have ensured that the restaurant's live entertainment and dancing has been severely compromised. What was once a great place for good food, dancing, entertainment and fun has been reduced in a greedy attempt to squeeze in more tables thus removing the dance floor. All of you... More 

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London
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92 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here as a group of 6 to celebrate a birthday and was not disappointed. The early bird menu for e25 is excellent value and you can chose any 2 courses from the menu. The prawns pil pil were lovely and my steak was very tasty. The sole, lamb, scallops all looked great and everyone enjoyed their meal. The staff... More 

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Thank Jacqui C
Rebecca F, Public Relations Manager at The Playwright Marbella, responded to this review

Thank you for a great review. We are delighted you enjoyed your evening and your Birthday celebrations. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Ireland
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96 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We go here regularly, either as a couple for casual eating in the bar area or more formally with a group of friends in the sit down restaurant area. When we are in Spain for a few months there's no doubt about it but one gets a longing for something different . The chefs are great. The Lemon Sole Tempura... More 

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Thank RealFoodIreland
Rebecca F, Public Relations Manager at The Playwright Marbella, responded to this review

Thank you for a lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your evening at The Playwright; we will gladly pass over your comments to the staff for providing a continuously great service. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Malaga, Spain
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good food, fantastic selection of Whisky....nice bar area, always busy, we have recommended it many times only 1 person moaned..(and to be fair he always moans) Give it a try..

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Thank Richard C
Rebecca F, Public Relations Manager at The Playwright Marbella, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your experience with us and hope to see you, all of you, again to exceed you expectations. Thank you again. More 

Malaga, Spain
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45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked a table for Saturday night unaware it was also a music night. Warm welcome, service was excellent even though the restaurant was very busy. Food was of high quality and good presentation, prices were reasonable for the Marbella area. The entertainer was outstanding, had the restaurant buzzing, people of all ages dancing and enjoying themselves throughout the evening. Will... More 

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Thank Philip W
Rebecca F, Public Relations Manager at The Playwright Marbella, responded to this review

Thank you for a great review of our restaurant. We always enjoy hearing when everything goes right for our customers and we a glad that you enjoyed it. Hope to see you again soon. More 

newcastle upon tyne
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything was excellent food , service, ambiance and final bill for quality food. They even had a singer who whilst performing walked around the resturant!!

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Thank kj2000s
Rebecca F, Public Relations Manager at The Playwright Marbella, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time giving us such a lovely review on Trip Advisor, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your meal with us and hope to see you soon. More 

Lancaster, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there on Sat evening. As always the staff are very professional especially a lovely Northern girl (like myself) called Victoria. The food is very high quality and even though the restaurant was completely full , nothing was compromised. The icing on the cake was seeing Johhny G a great versatile singer well known on the Costa Del Sol, do... More 

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Thank Montysmum5
Rebecca F, Public Relations Manager at The Playwright Marbella, responded to this review

Thank you for a great review of our restaurant. We work hard but it is always worth it when we hear great reviews like yours and we a glad you had a memorable evening. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Kilcullen, Ireland
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been travelling to this area of Spain for a number of years and absolutely love the area, but the playwright is my favourite thing about it. I'd never miss a night in the restaurant on my trip to Spain. Every option on the menu is amazing. I've had steak, fish, stir frys and much more from the menu. Desserts... More 

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Thank WivenWovenLoveX
Rebecca F, Public Relations Manager at The Playwright Marbella, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and your returning custom. We are thrilled you enjoy your experience every time and have tried so many of our dishes. See you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: C/ Manzana, Local 8-11 | Pueblo Los Acros, km 191, 29604 Elviria, Marbella, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Marbella  >  Elviria
  • Phone Number: +34 952 83 08 68

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International, British, Contemporary, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene

Description

The Playwright Marbella, located in Elviria, serves a wide selection of dishes to a very high standard, with a variety cuisines to suit all diners. Special lunchtime menus (2 course for 15€) and Early Bird Specials (2 course for 20€) are always popular.We can cater for special occasions for small or large groups.

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