Barge East


Moored on the River Lee in Hackney Wick, the historic 118 year old barge has been breathtakingly transformed from its former life as a cargo barge in Holland into a truly stunning floating bar & restaurant in East London. 

Proudly awarded London’s ‘Best Rated Restaurant’ on TripAdvisor for 2019-2020, the floating dining experience is open 7 days a week. 

Up to 6 guests from one household can enjoy a seasonal 4 course British set menu whilst taking in unrivalled riverside views of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Central London and a magical outdoor heated terrace. 

Living up to the grandeur of the barges architecture, the restaurant dotes a rustic yet cosy and inviting decor with ambient candle lit tables, fresh wild flower arrangements and the soft glow coming from the busy galley. 

They stock a variety of produce from local businesses, whilst harvesting produce weekly from their own Barge East Gardens. 

Outdoor Heated Terrace 

After a more casual vibe? The heated terrace offers an exclusive outdoor space, allowing guests of up to 6 from separate households to enjoy casual yet tasty street food, boozy hot chocolates and mulled wine. There's also exlusive Garden Greenhouses for those after something a little more private. 


There's a variety of bookable experiences on board the barge and in the heated terrace:

- Captain’s Cabin - An exclusive hidden cabin behind the Captains wheel for 6 guests

- Bottomless Bubbly on the Barge - Saturday’s 12pm - 4pm 

- Sunday Roast - 2 Courses £25 / 3 Courses £30 [Only available inside our restaurant]

- Garden Greenhouses - Available upon request. 


Offer Availability
£25 Early Bird Set Menu
Available weekdays for bookings before 6pm.
Monday 17:00 – 18:00
Tuesday 17:00 – 18:00
Wednesday 17:00 – 18:00
Thursday 17:00 – 18:00
Friday 17:00 – 18:00


Barge East Gift Voucher
On sale until 31st Dec 2020
£0 - £250


  • Hackney, Stratford
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Day Open Close Notes
Monday 17:00 23:00
Tuesday 17:00 23:00
Wednesday 17:00 23:00
Thursday 17:00 23:00
Friday 12:00 23:00
Saturday 10:00 23:00 Restaurant Closed Between 16:00 & 17:00.
Sunday 10:00 22:30



Barge East, River Lee, Sweetwater Mooring, White Post Lane, Hackney Wick, E9 5EN



Nearest Station

Hackney Wick (Rail)


  • Cuisines

    This venue serves British, Brunch, Bottomless Brunch, Roast Dinner, Vegan Friendly, Vegetarian Friendly, European and Bar Snacks food.

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Barge East - full venue hire Venue Hire 100 150 - 1000 3000
Top deck Rooftop 50 90 - 500 2000
Captains Cabin Private Room 10 15 - 50 200
Lower Deck Venue Hire 50 70 - 750 1500

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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Customer Reviews (892)

Our Review

Talking The Tjalk: Did Barge East Walk The Walk?

Talking The Tjalk: Did Barge East Walk The Walk?

The De Hoop is looking pretty good for its age. At 114 the Dutch Tjalk has lived more than a little and through the efforts of three childhood friends it’s been given a new lease of life entirely. Sailed from Amsterdam to Hackney Wick, the vessel now stands moored at Sweetwater, next to the Queen Elizabeth…

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