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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” (33 reviews)
“noodle box” (18 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 21:00 Hours
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Castle Street | The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the second time I've been here to see a band, and in both cases it's because i knew one of the musicians. The main room has a cafe atmosphere with the stage at the far end, but it is also possible to stand...More

Thank stewartb947
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Had such a good meal here with my girlfriend, the food was so tasty and the atmosphere was spot on. The staff were friendly and attentive.

Thank michaelkeane1919
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

The B-Bar offers a variety of delicious and affordable dishes that are designed to cater to every taste. Boasting a great live-music venue and a wide menu, this is a great place for families, friends, and even couples. With only a handful of tables, it...More

Thank TamsynJoll
Reviewed 3 February 2018 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 28 January 2018 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 6 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 15 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
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Questions & Answers
5 April 2018|
Response from Luke F | Property representative |
Hi, the B-Bar is situated in the Barbican Theatre. Upstairs there is a seated auditorium, downstairs there is a bar and a restaurant area. There is a stage in the restaurant and we have live music, spoken word and comedy at... More
3 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.
1 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$13
Dinner, Lunch
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
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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