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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

1,333 reviews
  • Beckie Che
    Beckie Che
    a week 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
    a week 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

  • Sophie Jobkes
    Sophie Jobkes
    a month ago

    I've been to barge east twice, once for their Sunday roast and once for dinner and would highly recommend! Super interesting dishes with unique flavour combinations and great sustainability concept. The restaurant is in a boat and it's super cool to see, how the space has been used to deliver a full restaurant experience. The service is very nice, giving lots of recommendations and being very attentive. The restaurant is dog friendly. The food choices always offer unique options that you won't find elsewhere and the changing menu makes it very interesting to come back regularly. If you are looking for a super cozy restaurant with interesting and new food options and a very friendly and relaxing atmosphere, then this is the perfect restaurant!

  • Amanda Fata
    Amanda Fata
    2 weeks ago

    Came here after the West Ham game a couple weeks ago and had a lovely Sunday roast. The three courses were a great value and the service was excellent. Very relaxed and fun environment. Good options on the menu and clearly a commitment to quality.

  • Wong Ryan
    Wong Ryan
    2 weeks ago

    (4 guests) nice atmosphere, great selection of interesting cocktails and the food were decent. Sharing 4 sides, 3 mains, 3 cocktails. £50 per person. - The portion sizes were very small for both sides and mains. - And for the waiting time between courses were way too long, what's worse was that staff didn't seem to care when we ask about it? We waited almost 80minutes before getting our mains!

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