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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%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“thai food” (38 reviews)
“noodles” (31 reviews)
“noodle boxes” (11 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

Raved about the food after my visit many years ago. Took our family there recently who where over from USA. I was so disappointed this time. Out of the four meals two where just 'ok' and two very poor. My vegetable springs roles were on...More

Thank carolesangel
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love having food at the B-bar and when a friend came to visit me in Plymouth, we decided to get some food there and sit somewhere nice in the habour and enjoy the view over the sea. My friend had a noodle box and...More

Thank livinginthefairyland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hadn't been here in ages and forgot how amazing the food is. The whole place is great - nice relaxed atmosphere, chilled music, pretty decor (currently including a Martin bush exhibition themed around jazz) and delicious food. We ordered the sharing starter, pad Thai, sweet...More

Thank Stacey G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've lost count of how many times I've eaten here and the food is consistently delicious! The satay chicken is yummy but a bit mean on the sauce portion (ask for more!). The pad Thai was gorgeous again, and my Thai red curry was superb!!...More

Thank ninadee82
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not to be missed, We love the no fuss, relaxed atmosphere and polite staff where the real star is the tasty food. Wholesome well cooked food and fantastic value for money. Right down our proverbial street. Thank you guys. We will be back a lot...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A table was booked for a friend's birthday as she will be abroad on the day. The food was simple, tasty Thai served in boxes and was extremely well priced. We came here because we'd eaten here before when there was a band on and...More

Thank Nichola W
Reviewed 15 August 2017

So I was told that ive been 'missing out' on thai food all this time.... so we went, and it was okay..? I didnt get the big hype, it was just a box of noodles, it was average tasting, there wasnt much chicken in it...More

Thank Katie6sh
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Try Bar B, it's tucked away on the Barbican near the Theatre. Lots of choice of Thai food boxed up to eat in or take away. The rice , curry & noodles dishes are very good. Recommended

Thank John R
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

I make a point if coming here when I return to Plymouth. The kitchen is always busy, because the food is so good and the takeaway is popular. I often have Pad Thai, and it's always a pleasure.

Thank DreaLynch
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Doesn't pretend to be anything it's not - a good, tasty Thai noodle served in a box to eat in or take away. A simple but varied menu based on noodle boxes. We ate in with the added pleasure of a live show going on...More

Thank Charles S
Luke F, Public Relations Manager at The B-bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Thanks very much, that is exactly what we are going for. Unpretentious, good quality, nice atmosphere. Thanks for taking the time to comment.

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10 August 2015|
Response from Jannerbloke | Reviewed this property |
Any reason for no management response?
Laurie C
16 February 2015|
Response from Luke F | Property representative |
Hello, The B-Bar and Barbican Theatre are fully accessible for wheelchair users. We have a lift as there are a few stairs at the entrance and we have two wheelchair accessible toilets, one in the bar and one in the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$14
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, 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
  • 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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