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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
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Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Mediterranean, European, International, Contemporary
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings
With our stunning new restaurant and fabulous new bar,​ we offer the best in local produce to tantalize your taste buds. Our unique cocktail menu has been specially designed by our mixologist bringing something different to the area. With live music available Thursday through until Sunday you will need to find your favourite night as the music style changes from one night to the next. When looking for a night to remember look no further.
$16 - $73
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Drinks
Mediterranean, European, International, Contemporary
Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very special restaurant well worth a visit. The beef cheeks with risotto was a very good choice and the meat melted in my mouth. Would definitely order it again. Service was good, friendly staff. Nice wine selection.

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked this restaurant on our holiday and can’t recommend it highly enough. The menu had a great selection of fine cuisine and nothing disappointed us at all. The food was the best we have eaten on our many trips to the Costa Del Sol...and I’m so glad we decided to book it. We opted for the Beef fillet which was impeccably cooked and the pineapple desert was created by an absolute genius! The staff were lovely and friendly and the barman dressed in a “ Peaky Blinders” costume just added to a great unique experience all round. If you like great food and a lovely atmosphere then go here!!More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to find as it’s just off the A7. Staff were fantastic, food was really nice, would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We celebrated friends birthday, with fantastic food and fresh coctails, what we all very much liked :) And the bonus was live singer who singed birthday song to our dear friend. Thank you very much this pleasent evening. Definetely coming again :)

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Playwright was recommended to us on a recent visit to Marbella. I am so delighted we went on the recommendation as we had Fabulous food, brilliant service and a great night. It was very busy on the night we were there but even though...the staff were under pressure the service was great. From our starter to our mains to our dessert there is nothing I could fault. The barman from Donegal who made the most amazing cocktails I have ever tasted. Well worth a visit if you are in the Marbella area.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed April 7, 2022 via mobile

We were staying at the Marriott and ate here twice, the food and service were both excellent. We went for the set menu which was excellent value for a starter, main and pudding. We would not hesitate to return next time we are in the...area. We would advise you to book as this is a popular and busy restaurant during peak times.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed February 28, 2022 via mobile

Once again I need to big this place up , from entering you feel wanted and you know your going to have the best time , Penny has high standards ( the proprietor, the boss ) nothing is a no , firstly at the bar...with its velvety bar chairs and classy drinks/ cocktails served by Peter there mixologist, I had the Piranha Colada gave me the kick and fresh mouth ready for my starter sesame coated Brie ( you will be in for a treat ) with the chilli marmalade, cuts like butter amazing , then I went for the wild sea bass , best dish I’ve ever tried ( and I’m saying I’ve eaten at plenty of high standard restaurants) Penny is fantastic she’s so passionate and proud of the menu and gives you the time to decide as there’s so many dishes you want , I could go on and on , just get there and enjoy you won’t be disappointed I promise , oh must say the singer’s different each night are also fantastic, first class from me and all I was with 👌👌👌More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed February 20, 2022

Wow! Such a great night - this is the most incredible gem of a restaurant and bar - such amazing food, cocktails and music 🥳 Many thanks to Penny, Michelle, Hanni and the team for making it so special… we were lucky to have live...entertainment from the excellent Zing too - perfecto!!! 🎷🎹 👏🏻🌟💖More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed December 18, 2021

Thank you so much to all the Team at Playwright and the great Duo who made our anniversary celebration a magical evening! We were welcomed with so much warmth and a surprise to do cheers with, thank you so much!! The staff are extremely friendly,...welcoming and look after every single detail, they are the best!!! The food was delicious and so nicely presented!!! The tempura fish I had was perfectly cooked, not greasy at all and absolutely delicious!! The decoration of the restaurant and bar is beautiful...transports you to a jungle :-) The live music was brilliant! We enjoyed it so much we were dancing in between dishes and at the end too! We definitely recommend it to anyone looking for an amazing night with delicious food and wonderful live music!!More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed December 10, 2021 via mobile

The food is delicious and also Honey the service was very pleasent ! Would 100% recommend. Not just the food but also the interior is very amazing. 🥰

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed November 28, 2021 via mobile

Great place to have cocktails and the food was outstanding entertainment by Sam Jones was fantastic a future name to look out for highly recommend for everyone. Staff were extremely professional and friendly they made my wife and I very welcome a must visit

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed November 14, 2021

We have only been to the "new" Playwright three times, once at the beginning, when it first re-opened, after be completeley refurbished, and three times recently. On the first occasion we were disappointed, but not any more. Maybe the Chef has changed - who knows?,...but the last couple of times we have been to the Early Bird, which is excellent value for money, and nobody tries to "throw you out" after you have been there for while. It now seems like another restaurant entirely. The food was absolutely SUPERB, which was the only thing lacking the first time round and which put us off going for a while. We had a mixture of starters, all excellent, my husband said the Wonton was fantastic, so I will order it next time. Then we moved on to the main course, where a couple of us ordered the fillet steak, cooked exactly as we wanted it, and to perfection, followed by the dessert. My husband and I ordered this indulgent Belgium chocolate fondant, in a nest of brandy snapps, topped off with vanilla ice cream. I was in chocolate heaven! We also had a couple of glasses of red wine and beer, both of which were excellent. There was entertainment, I think they were called the Vintage Girls, which would have been a nice, refreshing change to the normal entertainment we are so used to here on the coast. We didn't stop to listen to them, but definitely will next time! The service was excellent, the decoration is absolutely beautiful, and we were greeted with a warm welcome. What else can anybody ask for? Well done to the staff of The Playwright who have reinforced our desire to return, hopefully, again, and again, and again in the future!!More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed November 9, 2021

First visit after being recommended to go along. We had amazing service and food and loved the decor and extra details...music was being played and the ambience was so good. We will return for sure

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed November 5, 2021 via mobile

Zeker moeite waard als je in de buurt zit. Goed eten en goede service. Good food, good service, good ambiance. Certainly worth a visit. Owners know what there doing.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed November 4, 2021 via mobile

We have visited twice this week. Both times great meal and great service. Early bird menu before 730 very good value and good choices. Thursday was singer great fun. Altogether best experience. Cant wait for our next visit.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Playright's early bird menu is available from 18:00h Last orders take before 19:30h
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The Playwright Marbella is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5