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Barge East, Canopy (Partial Hire)

Location pin

Barge East, River Lee White Post Lane, London, E9 5EN - 

  • Credit card

    From
    £1500 min spend

  • Users

    Up to
    26 guests

  • Table with chairs

    Offers
    catering

  • Delivery truck

    Internal Catering
    allowed

A unique & sustainable venue that brings Christmas to your doorstep by transforming Hackney Wick into a winter wonderland, with cosy heated spaces, Christmas markets, hot cocktails and festive feasts.

Festoon lights and pyramid flame heaters illuminate the area, creating shimmering & magical reflections across the waterside. There is no better place to get those festive vibes flowing this winter; Barge East will fill your hearts with joy and tummies with fresh pints!

With plenty of cosy & warm outdoor spaces, winter BBQs, live music and DJ events to seated Christmas feasts or Cocktail & Canape parties, the Barge East events team will personalise each event to spark your true Christmas spirit.

Book your 4-course festive meal or private dining experience on the barge for up to 45 guests. Alternatively, we offer a fantastic, seasonally inspired canapé selection, bookable for parties of varied sizes between 20 - 100.

Prefer alfresco dining, winter markets, heated terraces and street food? The large canopy that covers & heats the riverside terrace is perfect for your team social, away day or Christmas party. Hot water bottles & blankets are always available for extra cosy vibes. Available for groups up to 150!

We can’t wait to celebrate with you!


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Can't stop thinking about summer? Its not too early to book our venue for next year!

Recently awarded Taste of London 2022, and rated London's #1 Restaurant on Tripadvisor in 2019 and 2020, step aboard the 120 year old Dutch Barge or bathe in the sun in our sensory home-grown Gardens and Terrace.

Whether you may be looking to create a sophisticated evening of cocktails and canapés or a street food inspired summer BBQ, the Barge East team caters with you in mind, striving for the finest yet causal experience and designing all event packages to what you want!

Perfect for celebrating Weddings, Birthdays and Engagements to Corporate Events and Team Away Days, we can be flexible in creating a tailored experience for you.

The venue offers several dynamic and unique areas that can be hired simaltaneously or as private and partial hires:

The Barge (120)

The Canopy Room (26)

Captain's Cabin (8)

The Terrace and Airstream Kitchen (160)

The Terrace Cabins (6 x 6)

The Garden & Alotments (200)

Riverside Rooftop (30

Just minutes away from transport links such as Hackney Wick Overground and Stratford International, Barge East is located on Sweetwater mooring, The Lea Navigation Canal and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Stadium. For more information on exciting activites and experiences that can partner your experience with us, get in touch!

Private & Corporate Events only

Barge East is an impressive bar & kitchen based upon a historic 114 year old Dutch boat. Boasting an unparalleled location at the junction of two of London's waterways the site offers views of the London skyline along with the Olympic stadium.

The top deck of the boat has both indoor and outdoor seating, with beanbags on one end. The space is both unique and versatile!

Capacity & layout

Standing

Standing

up to 26

Dining

Dining

up to 26

Boardroom

Boardroom

up to 26

Pricing
& opening hours

Weekly schedule
  • monday

    11:00 - 24:00

  • tuesday

    11:00 - 24:00

  • wednesday

    11:00 - 24:00

  • thursday

    11:00 - 24:00

  • friday

    11:00 - 24:00

  • saturday

    11:00 - 24:00

  • sunday

    11:00 - 24:00

Price type: Minimum spend/day
  • from £3 minimum spend/day

  • from £1500 minimum spend/day

  • from £1500 minimum spend/day

  • from £1500 minimum spend/day

  • from £1500 minimum spend/day

  • from £1500 minimum spend/day

  • from £1500 minimum spend/day

Catering & drinks

Catering arrangements

Catering arrangements

Catering facilities

Catering facilities

Refreshments

Refreshments

Alcohol

Alcohol

Amenities

Heating

Heating

Natural light

Natural light

Outdoor / Garden / Beach

Outdoor / Garden / Beach

Table / chairs included

Table / chairs included

Public transport

Public transport

Breakout rooms

Breakout rooms

Audio & visual

Microphone

Microphone

WiFi

WiFi

Space rules

Allowed events

alcoholLicense

Licensed for alcohol

Location

Reviews

  • Sophie Jobkes

    February 2024

    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!

  • Enyo Onuh

    December 2023

    Fantastic! My tastebuds were happy with this restaurant. A beautiful gem in Hackney Wick with yummy food. But before getting into the food, the restaurant ambiance was so beautiful and the fact it was all inside of a boat! Wow. I had a good portion of everything, my favourites were the fried sardines, potato croquettes, braised ox cheek & fried spicy brussel sprouts . However the rest of the food was still so delicious but those blew my mind😅 This place is perfect for a date night, or just any form of an intimate dinner 🍽️

  • John Pryce

    January 2024

    Myself and my friend dined at Barge East on Friday 12th January and it was top notch. The food was all delicious. The service from Fraser, our waiter, was exceptional. The cocktails were piquant and the wine delectable. For the standard of food and service, combined with the quirky setting of the barge, I'd also say it was good value for money. 5* would recommend. Excuse the oyster shell pic, I only managed to take a snap after we had gobbled them all! But they came with mignonette sauce, lemon and tabasco, again very fresh and tasty.

  • Clarissa

    January 2024

    Very pleased to celebrate New Year’s Eve with friends here. Cozy ambiance. Delicious 7-course menu, even for vegans like me. Wine was amazing as well! A bit pricey £85 (food) plus £49 (for wine) but all worth it. The only concern we had that night was the dj’s rather monotonous music at their after party tent.

  • Libby Wales

    January 2024

    4* only purely because the service was so so slow. The food was 5/5 - absolutely amazing, really imaginative, one of the best roasts I’ve had out, sticky toffee pudding out of this world. All of the meats were perfectly cooked, the pork melted in the mouth, beef the perfect medium, lamb just pink. Starters were mainly fishy or veggie which suited us and balanced out the meaty main. There was just one option for veggie roast which was an onion tart so there’s better places for veggies but if not then I’d highly recommend. We were sat right opposite the pass and the chef was really calm despite how busy it was, excellent team! Great choice of beers. Such a nice atmosphere downstairs on the boat. We booked via firsttable on a Sunday arvo so it was very reasonable. But I’m not quite sure why they’re on firsttable because they were so so busy! We had 3 courses and it took around 2.5 hours, which considering the dessert was very quick seemed a longgg time. Really recommend but if we were paying full whack I would’ve been a bit miffed at the service!