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Barge East Garden Summer Venue

London, E9 5EN
  • 300
    Maximum Guests

Barge East is London’s premier floating venue, offering a unique and unforgettable summer party experience. With a capacity of 300 guests standing and flexible garden spaces, this charming boat is the perfect setting for your next corporate event, private party, or milestone celebration.

Docked at Sweetwater Mooring in Hackney Wick, Barge East is a beautifully restored 114-year-old Dutch barge that boasts a stylish blend of rustic charm and modern design. The venue’s idyllic location along the River Lee offers stunning views of the London skyline, creating a serene atmosphere for your summer event.

The flexible garden spaces at Barge East provide a versatile setting for any summer party theme. Whether you’re planning a laid-back BBQ, an elegant cocktail reception, or an energetic dance party, this floating venue will make your event truly one-of-a-kind. The outdoor deck area is ideal for soaking up the sun, while the indoor spaces provide an intimate and cosy ambience for when the evening chill sets in.

Barge East’s talented culinary team takes pride in crafting a delectable menu that showcases the finest seasonal ingredients sourced from local suppliers. From mouthwatering canapés to delicious sharing platters, your guests will be raving about the food long after the party has sailed away. The venue’s dedicated event coordinators are on hand to help you plan every detail of your summer party, ensuring that your celebration is smooth sailing from start to finish. Plus, with its convenient location near Hackney Wick station, Barge East is easily accessible for guests.

So, anchor’s aweigh! Set sail for an unforgettable summer party experience at Barge East, London’s premier floating venue.




Google Reviews

1,134 reviews
  • Tanya Lake
    Tanya Lake
    10 months ago

    Soak up the sun and the surrounding buzzy atmosphere of the Hackney Wick Rivera as you dine on the splendid 120 year old Dutch Barge. It’s an unforgettable laid-back fine dining experience. We enjoyed the Saturday set menu. The food was lovely and the staff super friendly. It's a memorable dining occasion, an excellent choice for a special anniversary or birthday. We ate mainly veggie and fish dishes, everything was well presented, looked pretty and tasted amazing. You can dine on the barge (below deck, on the deck, in the top deck dining room), the terrace or garden where they grow ingredients> Next door is the Milk Float and place to buy burgers. You can hire a canoe from Moo Canoes.

  • Suthini Tanangsnakool

    The ingredients are interesting. Each dish came with nice decorations. The taste was okay. The portion was small. I ordered fish. The fish skin was not crispy. A lot of big fish bones were in the middle of the fillet. The service was good. All staffs are nice and friendly.

  • Meera
    11 months ago

    This was my worst experience ever. June 26 was my son's birthday and we had reserved the restaurant in advance. When we arrived we had to wait a little while for the table on the deck to be free. We had two kids as well. The kids menu was the weirdest I have ever seen. Like cabbage steak and leeks. What kind of kid would eat that? We had to wait 1.5 hours for the main course. The children were very hungry and started crying because they wanted to eat. We asked several times to bring the food at least to the children quickly. After 1 hour and 45 minutes the kids got their food. The baked potatoes were so greasy and dried out that it was impossible to even cut them. We ended up asking for bread to be brought to the kids. I ordered a vegan dish with mushrooms and aged tofu. The tofu was one tiny piece about 2 cm dry and very overcooked and some mushrooms. The portion is miniature. The manager didn't even try to make excuses for such service. The birthday party was completely ruined. The room downstairs where the kitchen is smelled awful because someone threw up. I attached the photo of the kids meal and mine. The worst place in London!

  • Joy Victor
    Joy Victor
    10 months ago

    We were sat at the table across from the chef so had an incredible view of the kitchen as they made each dish. Each meal was perfection and such great portions. The have a set Sunday menu where you can select 2 or 3 courses. It was so quiet and intimate with only a few other people in the restaurant. The chef was so friendly and took time to speak with us.

  • donna brady
    donna brady
    a month ago

    Food was so full of flavour..We had the trio Sunday Dinner. It was amazing even the pork had a rind of crackling on it. We also had the side dish leeks with cheese on it was delicious. Would 100% recommend it. We will definitely go back again.... But word of warning you definitely need to book in advance

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