Barge East


Developed by Head Chef, Stefano Camplone with sustainability at its core, Barge East offers a variety of set menus and Sunday roasts using readily available seasonal produce and ingredients from Barge East's on-site gardens and local suppliers. 

Moored on the River Lee in Hackney Wick, the historic 121-year-old Dutch barge has been transformed from its former life as a cargo barge in Holland into a floating restaurant and bar in East London. Sitting adjacent to its sister venue, riverside street food and bar Barge East Gardens & Terrace

Offering a variety of dining experiences in its authentic spaces:

  • The Lower Deck Main Dining Room based in the hull of the barge offering views of the chef's kitchen
  • The Upper Deck for heated covered or uncovered outdoor spaces boasting 360 degree riverside views of London's skyline
  • Exclusive dining experience in the secluded Captain's Cabin for groups of 6 to 10 - 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. 

Now offering Bottomless Brunch offer from 12-3.30pm on Saturdays

For street food and drinks sourced from local suppliers and brewers, head to Barge East Gardens and Terrace, our adjacent riverside gardens.

Barge East has been proudly awarded the coveted Newcomer Award at the 2021 Catey Awards, the equivalent to an Oscar in the restaurant world, other accolades for this unique dining experience in East London include London’s #1 Restaurant 2019 - 2020 and Travellers' Choice 2020 and 2021 by Tripadvisor 


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


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 16:00 23:30
Tuesday 16:00 23:30
Wednesday 16:00 23:30
Thursday 16:00 23:30
Friday 12:00 0:00
Saturday 12:00 0:00
Sunday 12:00 22:30

Special opening hours

Day Open Close Notes
Monday 1st April 2024 12:00 21:30



Barge East, Floating restaurant serving modern British menu, 98 White Post Lane, E9 5EN



Nearest Station

Hackney Wick (Rail)


  • Cuisines

    This venue serves British, Bottomless Brunch, 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 - 2750 5000
Top deck Rooftop 50 90 - 1000 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 (1674)

Our Review

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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