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The B-bar

Castle Street | The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ, England
+44 1752 242021
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“thai food” (40 reviews)
“noodles” (36 reviews)
“noodle box” (18 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 1 week ago

The B-Bar Noodles deserve to be something of legend, but insofar as they complement a great night of poetry, music, spoken word or performance alongside being the right level of spicy. The B-Bar is fantastic at hosting community-driven, frequently grassroots and sometimes non-profit arts events...More

Thank Jak W
Luke F, Public Relations Manager at The B-bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Jak W, that's exactly what we are going for! We're proud to support our brilliant local artistic scene and honoured to be a part of the Barbican Theatre and their unique services to the arts

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We called in for some lunch and ordered Pad Thai which surprised us when it came out in cartons but boy did the carton keep it lovely and hot there were plenty of noodles and some big prawns in the mix it was a most...More

Thank Sonia B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved this place, Food is delicate and was served really fast. The bar staff were friendly and helpful. The value for money is fantastic, which really can't be beaten. Will be coming back soon.

Thank AdventureSouthUK
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

I've had the whole menu many times over. I've been going for years. Never has the Bbar let me down for service, atmosphere and quality of food. Highly recommend :)

Thank rowcanfly
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Quite possibly my favourite takeaway venue. The food always comes hot, looking amazing, and well presented. Quite often have a nice cold cider whilst waiting for the food to cook at the bar. Often my go to when I am on break from my work....More

Thank Andy H
Reviewed 6 May 2018

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
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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
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
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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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