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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.

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4.4
1,411 reviews
  • Kerstin Reichert
    Kerstin Reichert
    3 weeks ago

    Was looking for something different for my partner's birthday. Loved it. Quirky location, great atmosphere, fantastic food and fast and friendly service. Loved the cocktails, oysters and fish specials of the day. Everything is well put together and sticks to the theme. Great vibe and music too. We'll be back. Only small thing to improve could be catering to special bookings. I stated in my reservation that it's my partner's birthday. Of course not mandatory at all but it's always nice when places add that tiny bit of extra for the special occasion. Could be a small desert with a candle. Just as a cherry on top.

  • Grace Lilley (LilliesForGrace)

    Genuinely mind blowing. Have wanted to try this place since I moved to Hackney 2 years ago and it exceeded every expectation. Service was attentive, friendly, and relaxed - Fraser went absolutely above and beyond for us and we were insanely grateful for his recommendations. The food was incredible - indulgent without being ridiculously filling or overly rich, with really interesting flavour combos that left us totally bowled over. Chef - if you’re reading this, my boyfriend wants your hispi cabbage recipe. Thank you for a faultless evening, we can’t wait to be regulars.

  • trID
    trID
    a week ago

    Hackney Wick! On a barge in east London outside in the glorious sunshine the venue was perfect for a summer's evening. The evening started well with our waitress being very nice and attentive drinks came and all was great. However it went a bit wrong when we made our food order... about 5mins later the waitress was back to tell us they didn't have any aubergine left for the vegetarian main or cod collar left for the specials, so reordered a different fish course and then switched the aubergine for cabbage. Back again 10minutes later to say there was no specials left and also the last potato stack had been ordered. This carried on for about 3 trips until finally the food was ordered albeit a severely restricted menu. This unfortunately was a real shame as the food itself was good and if we had just been told at the start that only 2 mains and 3 starters were left then we would have ordered appropriately. I think if you were going for lunch or early dinner this wouldn't have been an issue so tip here is go early and just check they have everything as advertised!

  • Beckie Che
    Beckie Che
    3 months ago

    The team did an amazing job. We came here for our anniversary dinner and felt well taken care of by the service staff and the kitchen. We wanted to do a tasting menu, which they no longer had so they gave us several alternative options. We opted to have the chef send us his picks from the menu as a pseudo tasting menu instead of which we shared each and every dish. The food exceeded our expectations and was well priced, the atmosphere was cozy but comfortable (we opted to sit inside the boat on the lower level). We are looking forward to coming back here. Highly recommended.

  • Emma C
    Emma C
    3 months ago

    We have been meaning to try Barge east for ages and last night went . It was such a brilliant experience. The boat was lovely to be on for dinner and the food was absolutely brilliant. So fresh and the staff were great help recommending wine to go with our meal. The menu is seasonal and they grow a lot of their own ingredients. Definitely recommend and will be coming back to try some of the street food