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Playwrights Bar & Bistro

4-6 Hay Lane | Cathedral Quarter, Coventry CV1 5RF, England
+44 24 7623 1441
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Bar, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4-6 Hay Lane | Cathedral Quarter, Coventry CV1 5RF, England
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Reviewed July 16, 2016

After going to this café for many years to meet friends and have lunch I am very sad to say I will not be visiting again. Not only has the menu been slashed so really very little choice compared to old menu. Sorry but I...More

Thank Janet W
Playwrights C, Manager at Playwrights Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2016

Hi Janet I am very sad to read your review, firstly, by the fact that you say our menu has been reduced. You say you have been dining with us for many years, well our menu has not changed for 4 years, and is almost...More

Reviewed July 11, 2016

A lovely little café, but unfortunately the food and service were a bit iffy. We will be back though, hopefully just an off day.More

Thank CeriPaterson
Playwrights C, Manager at Playwrights Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2016

Thanks for taking the time to post your review. I'm sorry you found us a bit 'iffy' on your recent visit but I am also grateful that you are willing to give us another try. Hopefully next time you will enjoy your visit more and...More

Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

We were visiting Coventry & came across the Playwrights. The menu outside looked inviting so decided to have lunch, on entering we were shown the specials board & taken to a table. My wife ordered the ham salad & had the ploughman's lunch. Both meals...More

Thank nigel C
Reviewed July 2, 2016

The party had meat eaters, vegetarians and vegans and there was something for everyone. They even had an entire menu for vegetarians/vegans too. Sensible prices and nice atmosphere.

Thank ekcihey
Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Always such tasty gluten free food :) would recommend every time for gluten free in Coventry to come here. Staff are always happy, polite and helpful

Thank Kerrie M
Reviewed June 27, 2016

The food here is really lovely and the setting in the old cobbled road of Hay Lane is exquisite. Really enjoyed the afternoon the food and the setting and wouldn't hesitate to recommend Playwrights to family and friends.

Thank miriam370
Reviewed June 15, 2016

The restaurant we were at had closed their coffee machine down, without asking us if we wanted coffee, so we found Playwrights. Jolly glad we did too. Very friendly welcome and we bought more than just coffees. One member of staff gave us a discount...More

Thank Neil_Sussex_UK
Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Just happened to walk by here whilst looking for somewhere different for a late lunch rather than going to a chain. Had seats outside down a pretty cobbled side street of historic buildings, so it was a nice setting for sitting out and enjoying the...More

Thank girlstridge
Reviewed May 25, 2016

We were looking for a place to have a coffee and discovered that this place does gluten free burgers. This was the first place that we had found such a phenomenon! Once inside it just got better and better.We were tempted by the daily specials...More

Thank lindaA9871DU
Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

We dined here last night with friends and thoroughly enjoyed our meals and the atmosphere. Food cooked to perfection and service excellent. Thank you so much, we will be back soon!

Thank ScorpionBlonde
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Susan H
July 27, 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
$7 - $20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
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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