Barge East

Description

Moored on the River Lee in Hackney Wick, the historic 118 year old Dutch 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 #1 Restaurant 2019 - 2020 and Travellers' Choice 2020  by Tripadvisor, guests can enjoy dining on board the barges rustic yet ambient lower deck and main restaurant, ordering 4-courses from their set, seasonal British menus (veggie, vegan and dietary options available). Tables are topped with vases of hand picked, riverside wild flowers and ambient candles to set the mood, while restaurant surroundings include views of the chefs cooking away in the galley and their floating bar. 

Upstairs, the barges Top Deck boasts a beautifully bright space with 360 degree riverside views of London's skyline, the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Stadium and their homegrown gardens. Dining off of a beautiful set of weathered Lee Boards (A form of pivoting keel, mounted underneath a sailboat) with overhead heaters for chilly evenings, the Top Deck is a truly unique, no other dining space. 

The Captains Cabin is a perfect choice for groups of 6 to 10 guests after a more exclusive dining experience. A quaint, fairy lit space located behind the Captains wheel, guests can play their own music and decorate the cabin to help theme their occasion. 

The barge also has a variety of heated and covered outdoor spaces for guests to dine. The front deck has a range of tables to suit groups of up to 3 guests, with an exclusive table seating 8 at the barges bow. The middle deck, located at the centre of the barge seats 6 guests. All outdoor spaces are perfect for admiring the breathtaking views and suit any occasion. 

GARDENS

Expanding on the Barge East experience, the team developed the Barge East Gardens in early 2020. A large, outdoor dining space surrounded by unrivalled views of London's skyline, the Queen Elizabeth Olympic stadium and Hackney Wick's vibrant street art. 

The riverside, sensory gardens was planned and designed to offer customers a multi-sensory experience while drinking, dining and socialising outdoors.

Built from up-cycled and repurposed materials to offer a range of rustic styles and textures throughout the space, the gardens and its canal side location features over 37 different types of plants and produce that help to stimulate guests senses through touch, sight, scent, taste and sound.

Unlike any other beer garden in London, the sensory gardens offers a unique experience where by guests can dine amongst the exact produce used in their Street Kitchen and restaurant menus. 

The gardens also includes their recently upgraded terrace space adjacent to their barge and airstream. Heated and covered, the quaint fairy lit space was adapted to suit the ever changing seasons and increased demand for outdoor dining.

Vouchers

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

Info

  • Drinkonomical £
  • Taking Bookings
  • None
  • By the Water, Heated Outdoor Space, Outdoor Dining
  • Booking required

Hours

Day Open Close Notes
Monday 12:00 23:00
Tuesday 12:00 23:00
Wednesday 12:00 23:30
Thursday 12:00 0:00
Friday 12:00 0:00
Saturday 10:00 0:00 Restaurant Closed Between 16:00 & 17:00.
Sunday 10:00 22:30

Location

Address

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

Area

Hackney

Nearest Station

Hackney Wick (Rail)

Menus

  • Cuisines

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

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Seated
Capacity
Standing
Cost Min spend
Midweek*
Min spend
Weekend*
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 (893)

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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