Barge East


Boasting an unparalleled location at the junction of two of London’s waterways, Barge East - a new bar & kitchen based aboard a historic Dutch barge has opened in Hackney Wick at the edge of the beautiful & vibrant Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

The striking, historic 114 year old barge, has been breathtakingly transformed from its former life as a cargo barge in Holland into a truly stunning bar & restaurant.

The British fusion menu introduces global flavours which Head Chef Ryan Craig has developed from his extensive time cooking aboard some of the world’s most luxurious private yachts. The kitchen also boasts the Big Green egg, indoor ceramic barbeque, giving a rich, smoked flavour to the food.


Offer Availability
Bottomless Brunch on a boat (Saturday only)
Saturday 11:00 – 15:00
Weekday lunch specials from £5
Wednesday 11:00 – 15:00
Thursday 11:00 – 15:00
Friday 11:00 – 15:00


Barge East Gift Voucher
On sale until 31st Dec 2019
£25 - £200


  • Hackney, Stratford
  • Drinkonomical £
  • None
  • Rooftop Terrace


Day Open Close Notes
Monday - - Private Hire Only.
Tuesday - - Private Hire Only.
Wednesday 11:00 23:00
Thursday 11:00 23:00
Friday 11:00 23:00
Saturday 11:00 23:00
Sunday 11:00 22:30

Special opening hours

Day Open Close Notes
Monday 22nd April 2019 11:00 23:00
Monday 6th May 2019 11:00 23:00
Monday 27th May 2019 11:00 23:00
Monday 26th August 2019 11:00 23:00



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



Nearest Station

Hackney Wick (Rail)

Getting there

Website Citymapper Google Maps Gett £15 off for first riders with code DMNGETT


  • Cuisines

    This venue serves British, European, Bar Snacks, Brunch, Vegan Friendly and Vegetarian Friendly 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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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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