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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.
$18 - $83
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 yesterday via mobile

We had a pleasure of experiencing the newly renovated Playwright restaurant last night and we were blown away! Love the new decor- it’s like you step into another era, the new menu that still has the old classics on with the new cocktail menu are...just fabulous (and soooo tasty) The staff was so welcoming, helpful and very attentive. We were table of 7 and every single person finished their starters and mains and could have licked the plates. Delicious is an understatement! And a fantastic entertainment was just a cherry on the cake! By far one of the best nights all of us had! Thank you team Playwright and good luck. We can not wait to return again!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Just celebrated my special birthday at the newly refurbished Playwright. Wow!!! Amazing new look,food was excellent&James and the team looked after us brilliantly. Will definately be back for more.xxx

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 2 days ago

Myself, Brother and our Wives went to the Playwright for the first time since it reopened last night. We were extremely impressed with its fresh exotic and exciting new vibe. The staff were extremely attentive, we were met at the door and shown to our...seats where we received a complimentary Prosecco each. Although we loved the old menu, the new menu has surpassed it. All our party had individual dishes, each of which were delicious. The atmosphere was buzzing and the live music was great. We look forward to revisiting In the near future to try out the rest of the menu. Thanks again! JohnMore

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband and I went to The Playwright in Elviria on the second night of its opening. They now have a new Chef and we think that is very disappointing as a couple of his signature dishes were not on the menu, and these I...particularly enjoyed. You also had to pay for all accompaniments, which you didn't have to do before. So, for example, if you had the steak, you only got the steak and had to order all vegetables separately. This obviously boosted the bill up considerably. We just shared the chips, which were expensive and tasteless. The food was OK, but not as good as before. They served the complimentary drink late and we already had cava and red wine on the table, which we were drinking. The front door still doesn't close. Even though all the renovations have been done, they have omitted to solve that problem. It was extremely hot in there, which makes me wonder if the central heating is working properly. They don't do the early bird menu any more, although there is talk of early diners getting some sort of discount off their bill.More

Date of visit: September 2020
JustGrowDigital, Owner at The Playwright Marbella, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your 4* review. Customer feedback is extremely important to us. We are sad to hear so many negative points on your review as after greeting you, showing you around and serving you it seemed you were...More

Reviewed April 3, 2020

Recommended by a friend and certainly didn't disappoint. We both had the Lemon Sole which was to die for. Friendly staff and service was great. Will definitely be back to sample the rest of the menu. Rob&Kate x

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed March 27, 2020

I held a party here for my Girlfriends birthday recently, they were about 30 of us and everyone had a great time. Very organised and professional from start to finish. The belly pork I had for my starter was amazing, best I have had in...years.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 15, 2020 via mobile

Excellent food & service thoroughly enjoyed my Eton mess to top it off with some good live music .. great evening thanks shauna

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 11, 2020 via mobile

After a great recommendation from a friend we were not disappointed. The chicken liver pate is superb. Lovely ambience, great food and service. You must visit!

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 9, 2020 via mobile

Once again the Playwright did not disappoint. This restaurant is one of the reasons we come back to Spain and their consistent high standard has never let us down. The food is always fresh and tasty, with a menu elevated above much of the standard...options around. The welcome is always warm and service attentive and friendly. The Tempura Sole is to die for and the desserts a real treat, again, beyond what’s expected.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 6, 2020 via mobile

The food was amazing i can not recomend this restaurant enough. The service from the amazing Shauna and Lynn, They made our night so very especial!! No wonder why it is number 1 on tripasvisor! Thank you we will be back next week!More

Date of visit: March 2020
JustGrowDigital, Marketing at The Playwright Marbella, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your 5* review. Customer feedback is extremely important to us so we are delighted to hear you had the best night with us. We are thrilled to still be sitting at NUMBER ONE on Trip Advisor....More

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Playright's early bird menu is available from 18:00h Last orders take before 19:30h
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