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“Good honest grub!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Playwrights cafe bar & bistro

Playwrights cafe bar & bistro
Ranked #30 of 564 Restaurants in Coventry
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $19
Cuisines: Bar, British, European
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Coventry, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Good honest grub!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2012

Happened across Playwrights by accident many years ago and have gone back again and again. The food is really well done with good portion sizes and reasonable prices. I would say it is more of a luch type place but it does evening meals too.

The staff are always friendly and the atmosphere is cosy, as there are only about 12 tables in a fairly small room. There is the option of sitting outside but I never have, what with the british weather!

A perfect little pitstop whilst out and about exploring Coventry

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jess H
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English first
Coventry, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good restaurants are hard to find in Coventry”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2012

Went for Sunday lunch, food was very good. Vegetables were fresh and a lovely mixture. The staff were very friendly. It has a 5 rating for cleanliness. I would recommend it highly.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank Sylvia J
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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

The food was absolutely delicious - perfect portions, expertly cooked and a great range. It was so hard to choose what to have! Lovely atmosphere too, and seconds away from the cathedral.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Katy_travel37
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Hinckley
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78 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Only a passing visit....but will return”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2012

Visited over Sunday lunch for a quick bite.

Menu looked fantastic. Full menu AND Sunday lunch, the latter looked fantastic.

Just had a steak baguette, and the kids are off the kids menu. No complaints. I enjoyed my food, and so did the kids. Service was great. Location was great. The true test will be in a few weeks when I bring along my mum...the harshest critic in the world. However for me this was a great restaurant and will return.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mrandyd
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UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Friendly, home cooked food & extensive Gluten Free menu”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2012

Having recently read an article in "Coventry Evening Telegraph" announcing that this restaurant has created a new "Gluten Free" menu I was eager, as a diagnosed Coeliac for the last 5 years, to try out a new "safe" establishment.

A seperate "Gluten Free" menu is available so make sure you ask for it rather than the usual menu and I promise you will be overwhelmed by the selection available!

A variety of starters, mains and deserts are available and they even serve Gluten Free beer!!

I went for lunch but they also offer the menu in the evening too.

There was so much to choose from but I opted for gluten free beef lasagne with garlic bread. Fabulous and such a treat to eat this in a restaurant!! They have the full gluten free menu included on the website so tantalise the taste buds before you visit.

Obviously, they have their usual menus which again provide a great selection of home cooked food. The rest of my party enjoyed their meals every bit as much as me. Lunch is generally busy but there are plenty of tables with small outdoor seating area for those who like to eat al fresco.

Having spoken to the owners, Nicky & Mick, they have certainly gone to a lot effort and have an excellent understanding and awareness of Coeliac disease to reduce cross contamination etc. Such a welcome change

All the staff are really friendly and helpful.- Well done to all at Playwrights from a very satisfied customer!!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Angela C
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