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The B-bar

Castle Street | The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ, England
+44 1752 242021
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“thai food” (40 reviews)
“noodles” (37 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 5 weeks ago via mobile

I was down on business looked like a nice atmosphere and Great value for good Thai food, definitely would return! You get a lot for your money, seems to be stuff going on too.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank pixc1987
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

This is somewhere I go very often, it's great value, cooked fresh and has great atmosphere. There's always some type of entertainment and the staff are lovely!

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Cari T
Reviewed 18 October 2018

Went here last night with my partner, not your normal Thai restaurant which is good. Very small and quirky setting, there was a magic show on which was okay. Spring rolls and crackers for starters were very tasteful, I loved how our mains were presented...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank zachbromfield
Reviewed 11 October 2018

OK cocktails and food - service can be a bit pushy if they have an event on, but I guess that is understandable. It's nice when they are not busy,

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Nathan M
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Went there for partners daughters graduation meal. There was a large group of us and they looked after us well even if we were a bit noisy. Food was excellent and great service. The pork cakes were top notch. Great menu. Not too pricey. Friendly...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank RobSomerset
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Visited this place today, absolutely gorgeous food, helpful staff, a definite hidden gem. Gorgeous food

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Debbie L
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Great Thai food. With the added bonus of live bands/ performers. We went on singer/songwriter night. Small star and few seats but also do takeaway.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank NR920
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

The food is lovely here but most impressed with the character and atmosphere of this place. The staff are friendly and professional. It's always a pleasure seeing people who are good at their job. The guy behind the bar and Jane who took orders and...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank O1779XZdavidm
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

Staff were extremely rude and un welcoming, especially Jose or Chelsea, she was so rude I was scared to ask again!! All other staff were diamonds and such a shame the above was so miserable....More

Thank Ben C
Luke F, Public Relations Manager at The B-bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

We aim to create a safe and harmonious environment for our customers and our staff and expect people visiting the B-Bar to treat us as they would wish to be treated. We have a zero tolerance policy to rude and abusive behaviour, shouting and swearing...More

Reviewed 9 July 2018

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

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Jak W
Luke F, Public Relations Manager at The B-bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

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

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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$5 - US$13
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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