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“Nice location.”

Playwrights cafe bar & bistro
Ranked #29 of 568 Restaurants in Coventry
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $19
Cuisines: Bar, British, European
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Coventry, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Nice location.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2012

I enjoy going to Playwrights and it usually has a lovely atmosphere. Recently the quality of the food has begun to vary however, and I have had to send back soggy grey vegetables that were described on the menu as 'roasted med veg' and also 'home made' fishcakes that were disappointingly average and covered in flavourless breadcrumbs that were more 'iceland' than 'home made'. Lovely staff though!

  • Visited August 2012
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Coventry, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“ok+”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2012

Food is great. Staff is friendly, but.... Plan for a VERY long wait & the occasional mistake as both are sure to occur if you go there more than once.

Visited May 2012
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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
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Thank Jess H
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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
16 restaurant reviews
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
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Thank Katy_travel37
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