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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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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visit here was prompted after lots of friends talking about how great the food and atmosphere is. Now don't get me wrong, I love the Barbican theatre and the B Bar is has great live music and atmosphere. When we ate there the restaurant was packed and we were crammed into a tiny space. The food took a very long... More 

Thank Sugarspunsister
Viareggio, Italy
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299 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Back to Plymouth after more than two years I was disappointed to discover than food quality at the B/Bar has precipitated to a much lower level than in the past... The atmosphere is still very nice, unformal, airy and with the addition of the dancing nights. I'll go back and check if this was a particularly unfortunate night or the... More 

Thank Naturalchoice
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

I don't know how they do it but the food always stays so hot! Always come to BBar to eat in but last night we tried our first take away and would do it again. The food is delicious fresh hot and good sized portions. Well recommended.

Thank Helen C
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

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

Thank Zoe T
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

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.

Thank John B
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 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.

Thank red_apples99
Devon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

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.

Thank leeblackburn18
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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 

Thank Angie L
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

Thank Chris P
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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 

Thank Helen C

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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$13
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, 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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups, 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?