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The B-bar

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Castle Street | The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ, England
+44 1752 242021
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely thai food. Very casual and decor could do with some love and attention, but very reasonable prices. Great place to catch up with friends over some very tasty noodles!

Thank Beansprout2016
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this afternoon i had the pleasure of getting a noodle box - the calming atmosphere of this quirky space is good for the soul - its a lovely old fashioned unique set up, has some really good entertainment in the evenings, good bar really nice staff always smiling and attentive can help you with your menu choice if you're not... More 

Thank jacqui h
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a shame that people come to some places like this one and the taste of Thailand in the market place and think the Thai food they are served is really nice . Truth is if the same people had real Thai cuisine to try first they would never ever eat in ether of these places again and would be... More 

Thank ellie610
Luke F, Public Relations Manager at The B-bar, responded to this review

Chefs from Thailand; ingredients from Thailand; recipes developed in house by our Thai chefs with Thai ingredients. Every dish cooked fresh to order using locally sourced vegetables, fish and meat. We're very proud of our food and our staff. More 

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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Very nice place to go with a few friends. Traditional Thai, served in traditional noodle box. Personally i think it is a fair price as you get a large portion, however drinks can be quite pricey.

Thank Romany_and_Elliot
Plymouth, Tobago
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This place is awesome. Food is very authentic and service is fantastic. Great prices and always great live music! Nice and chilled atmosphere - would highly recommend!

Thank Tan B
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Tasty thai food served in a no frills restaurant. There's a distinct studenty feel about the place, but don't let that put you off.

1 Thank sianevans82
Wadebridge, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

This is a non pretentious venue, this doesn't mean the welcome, service and food is in anyway affected by that. All of the above are spot on, ok maybe it's not everyone's cup of tea but don't judge a book by its cover, if you like fresh ingredients, friendly surroundings and most of top Thai cooking then look no further... More 

2 Thank Kernow_Roamer
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

It was comedy night so we paid £10 to see the acts we need not have bothered as people were just coming in standing at the bar watching the acts . Are 2 seats were at the front you could not get any closer to the act i had to tilt my neck to look at him , feeling uncomfortable... More 

Thank pottingshead
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We come to Plymouth once or twice a year to stay with family and this is always on our agenda the food is amazing and it's a lovely setting Highly recommended

Thank Triggytriggster
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This little gem can be hard to find being right off the Barbican however hunt it down! It does some of the best Thai food I've ever tasted. Definitely one for the younger generations or those who don't mind a more causal environment. The atmosphere is brilliant for lunch or dinner. Plus if you're really in a rush there is... More 

1 Thank CABody

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$12
Asian, Thai, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?