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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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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have frequently visited the B-bar with friends, family and my partner as I find it a great location for any occasion. The chefs continue to amaze me as they manage to create such excellent eats for such little money. The staff are all friendly and helpful and most recently I have visited with my friend and we were served... More 

Thank Angie L
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I drop into the B-Bar quite a bit for a quite drink in the evening or a coffee during the day but finally had to review it having eaten for the first time. There is a large selection of Thai dishes, cooked fresh at a really great price. I had the pad Thai and my wife had the sweet and... More 

Thank Chris P
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is amazing! Always steaming hot and freshly cooked. Lots to choose from and super flavoursome. I recommend the Pad Thai. Food is served in a box and the chopsticks or forks are wooden. They've just had new tables and chairs which was good to see. Live music is on regularly and based around acoustics mainly but can... More 

Thank Helen C
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122 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am not sure what was best the noodles or the pantomime! We ate lunch on Xmas eve before the show and it was fab. I love Thai food and it doesn't get much better than B Bar. We started with veg spring rolls - plenty for two to share, chicken satay and pork. My pad Thai with tofu was... More 

Thank Jacqui309
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped off for an unexpected and rather rushed dinner so was happily surprised by how quickly the food appeared. The satay chicken was delicious and so were our noodles and curry. I love being able to choose which meat and which spice level I want with any dish and the fact it all comes served in takeaway boxes made it... More 

Thank Stacey G
Exeter, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went with a large group, pre-ordered, and arriving at an agreed time. The venue is attached to a theatre, and the food arrived over an hour after we arrived and in the period when we were being asked to enter the theatre. The food was a pale imitation of thai food. The main ingredient in the soup seemed to... More 

Thank Joël S
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Waited for pre-ordered food over an hour, some of the people haven't even got to eat as the dishes haven't arrived before the show. You can imagine how much you would enjoy a play with empty stomach...To top that the food was terrible, they have nothing to do with Thai cousine, I strongly recommend you to avoid this place.

Thank Nóra S
Penzance, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

I always go out of my way to visit this lovely Thai restaurant.We come up from Cornwall on a regular visit,and always dine here.The staff are always friendly and the food is delicious.We are paying a visit again this week for my sons birthday.

Thank cookerob
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

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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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

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

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
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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