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Playwrights cafe bar & bistro

4-6 Hay Lane | Cathedral Quarter, Coventry CV1 5RF, England
+44 24 7623 1441
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“lamb shank” (6 reviews)
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Bar, British, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4-6 Hay Lane | Cathedral Quarter, Coventry CV1 5RF, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great food, reasonably priced, good service in a cobbled stoned street of Coventry ( close to the cathedral). We ate dinner and breakfast there.

Thank nicolecoogee
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very friendly and attentive staff; food is fresh and tasty, no highlights but solid; unfortunately it can get very loud, when busy.

Thank Arne B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our coffee and cake! Staff were very friendly and welcoming. The only downside was that the cake was precut onto plates and wrapped in cling film - so the plates had a little moisture on and the cake was soggy at the edges...More

Thank theCovMuddies
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went for breakfast and had the full English which was delicious and generous. It was nice to be offered a choice of bread and it came with a free tea or coffee. My partner had eggs Benedict which was also very nice. My only...More

Thank Caileigh M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband has Coeliac disease and as there were gluten free items on the menu and specials board we thought we'd give it a try. They hadn't got the gluten free lamb shank as it wasn't cooked yet! When our order did arrive my husbands...More

Thank lsupergran
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose Playwrights as they do a really good Vegetarian selection. Its a very nice quaint and compact bistro. The food was really nice, (Black Pudding Stack was awesome). The staff were brilliant, so friendly and helpful. Only advice to people is that it's maybe...More

Thank Eddieready123
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Great food and choice. Lovely staff. A little cramped as there was a big party there at the same time. Best to go when it looks quiet.

1  Thank djw1848
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

I popped in for dinner after work. The waiter was polite, and unintrusive. The atmosphere was very quiet and relaxed. There is a good range of food including a vegan menu. I went for an omlette with sweet potatoe fries folled by syrup pudding and...More

Thank dhelen2016
Reviewed 2 April 2017

My son and I had lunch at Playwrights. He chose it because they have a few vegan options which was very exciting! The restaurant is cosy, and has a lovely atmosphere. The staff were friendly. The food was tasty- nothing spectacular or different, but good.

Thank Lisa L
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We celebrated my mother-in-law's 85th birthday here as a party of nine, and we all had a wonderful time. The food was superb - a little slow to arrive as it was fully booked - but well worth the wait. There is a wide choice...More

Thank AndyLandyMan
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Susan H
do you have a gluten free options
28 July 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
US$7 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
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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