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The B-bar

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Castle Street | The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ, England
+44 1752 242021
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12:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After being recommended by other people was excited to try some Thai noodles, left slightly disappointed with price, portions, and menu.nice location though and friendly service just wouldn't pay to eat there again

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Thank Zoe T
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's always a warm welcome from Nieve and all the staff at the B-Bar. We usually go there for the music nights and of course the Thai food. We particularly like 'Pad Pong Gary' - yes, that is a dish!! The B-Bar is certainly one of our favourite music venues - small and intimate plus lovely staff and nice food.

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Thank John B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here a couple of times. Really enjoyed the noodle dishes. Had a young child with me and they made his dish a little less spicy.

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Thank red_apples99
Devon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here a few times to eat and listen to some music.The food is lovely,tasty and freshly cooked.The staff are friendly and helpful.If you're looking for some Thai food I'd recommend trying here.

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Thank leeblackburn18
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

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 

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Thank Angie L
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

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 

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Thank Chris P
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 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 

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Thank Helen C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 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 

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Thank Jacqui309
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

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 

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Thank Stacey G
Exeter, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$12
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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