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The B-bar

Castle Street | The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ, England
+44 1752 242021
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“thai food” (40 reviews)
“noodles” (38 reviews)
“noodle boxes” (11 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Castle Street | The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love, love, love the food here! So much choice and it’s deliciously fresh and boiling hot when it’s served. Highly recommend the chicken pad Thai. Staff friendly and helpful. Forks are available for anyone not keen on chopsticks. Take away available. If you’re looking for...More

Thank Helen C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited the restaurant without a pre-booking at 1815 hours. We were told we could have a table for 2 but that the table was booked for 1945 hours. That was fine and we were taken to a table. The restaurant was...More

Thank Jon H
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

I have visited the B-Bar many times and it has never disappointed. Beautiful Thai food, at a great price all served in a traditional street food cardboard box, what more can you ask for?!

Thank Dave M
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

What a lovely little place with lovely food and friendly staff. I would recommend this for couples. I had king prawn noodles and corn cakes that were cooked to perfection. Local band were playing too which set the mood perfectly.

Thank Charlotte P
Reviewed 28 November 2017

Casual Thai restaurant and bar in the Barbican theatre. Lovely authentic Thai food cooked to order......eat in or takeaway. Food served in small box containers. Chopsticks or knife and fork. Friendly bar. Good quality food at a very reasonable price. Recommend !

Thank AlistairR186258
Reviewed 16 October 2017

This place was really good last night ( 14/10/17 ) for Cuban music and dance. It was really buzzing. They have all sorts of entertainment on, your best bet is to goggle to see what’s on.

Thank busbylewis
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

My partner and I come here very often. The food is so good we don’t get cravings for Thai food, we get cravings for B-bar!! The atmosphere is always perfectly relaxed and casual which just adds to the experience. I have tried almost all the...More

Thank Meyrick T
Reviewed 3 October 2017

If you love authentic Thai Then this is the place to go, also great for entertainment. A real little gem tucked away. Love going there

Thank Kerry S
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Raved about the food after my visit many years ago. Took our family there recently who where over from USA. I was so disappointed this time. Out of the four meals two where just 'ok' and two very poor. My vegetable springs roles were on...More

Thank carolesangel
Reviewed 9 September 2017

I love having food at the B-bar and when a friend came to visit me in Plymouth, we decided to get some food there and sit somewhere nice in the habour and enjoy the view over the sea. My friend had a noodle box and...More

Thank livinginthefairyland
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Questions & Answers
4 February 2018|
Response from Luke F | Property representative |
Hi Jessica, some of our evening events do have age restrictions but the Free Cuba Party is open to everyone. Many thanks, The B-Bar.
2 January 2018|
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Response from Kerry S | Reviewed this property |
I usually pick up or dine in so I'm not sure tbh, but give it a try, I love it x
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$14
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castle Street | The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Plymouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1752 242021
  • E-mail
The B-Bar is Plymouth's most theatrical watering hole, residing in the Barbican Theatre, up a cobbly lane in the heart of Plymouth's cultural quarter: The Barbican. By day, the B-Bar is a Thai Noodle Bar, offering fresh'n'funky Noodle Boxes and fresh-cooked specials from 12noon, seven days a week. In the evening, the B-Bar hosts live music and performance of world music, jazz, blues, acoustic and folk, with some cabaret thrown in too.
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