The City Barge

4.2
328 reviews
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Gastro Pub
Top tags:
  • Waterfront
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Scenic View
Following an extensive refurbishment, this historic 14th century public house re-opened late May 2014. The City Barge aims to be the ultimate Thames-side pub, featuring a welcoming bar, stunning dining room, large open kitchen and considerable outside space, all right on the river
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HW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My party loved the place especially the neat app for the gluten and lactose intolerant guests.

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DS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We would most definitely recommend this place. Friendly, relaxed atmosphere, superb food and outstanding customer service.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really friendly staff, great food and great service. Couldn’t ask for more, will definitely be back.

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IB
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By the river in a beautiful stretch of houses which have not changed significantly in the last fifty years. Good food and a great atmosphere

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LR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a family dinner. Service was lovely, and excellent food - huge portions!
Delicious lamb and sliced potatoes. We ordered a carpaccio, which it wasn’t really- the meat was already half cooled.

Would recommend!

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AM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Very good service, was seated quickly and didn’t have to wait long for anything. Very afternoon out.

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JB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Good food, if slow service - seems to be a reoccurring theme...

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We are there on Tuesday evening. The evening was made by the wonderful friendly servers who couldn't have been more helpful. By the way, the food was excellent!

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BD
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great choice of food and service was excellent! We thoroughly enjoyed our evening!

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i
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

As a family of 4 we had a great time at the City Barge. Very friendly, great service and relaxed atmosphere. Children options and husband’s roasts were great. My vegetarian main was not my highlight but the starter and dessert were superb. I’d definitely recommend

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j
London
20 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was Father’s Day so it was busy, crowded & noisy. Staff coped admirably & food was up to the usual standard (large portions, well cooked & v tasty) but service felt a bit stressed & noise meant it was hardly relaxing. Fair value for money

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a lovely meal for Father’s Day. It was really busy so the food took quite a while to come out but we didn’t mind that as all meals were really nice. Great atmosphere.

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Father’s Day

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LA
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely friendly atmosphere, beautiful surroundings and delicious food.
Excellent service and would definitely go back.

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JH
London
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food good. Although would have liked more vegetarian choices. Our table was in a corner and was not the best position. Service was okay and one of our party had allergens which was addressed well. Would come again but felt there was room for improvement.

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LJ
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 3

Service was excellent but the roast meat and vegetarian was awful, we left most of it. I love the normal menu but the roast is canteen food.

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JB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Great food. Average service. Circa 30 min delay for the table - which was available but team just not ready to dit’s us. Result was we were not eating until nearer 9pm than 8pm. Sense was no one person in charge and everything was all over the place as a result.

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JG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, not too expensive, great atmosphere!

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Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My and my partners parents met for the first time here. Was the perfect place! Watch out the the high tide...

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SN
London
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had fish and Chips here and it was fabulous. The fish was cooked perfectly and the batter was lovely and crispy. The chips to be honest were probably the best chips i've ever eaten in my life. The waitresses were attentive and friendly. Would definitely eat here again. It was very busy so very noisy

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KP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff are always welcoming and attentive and the menu really unusual. The food is never a disappointment.

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RH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This is the best pub on Strand on the Green. It has a lovely buzz, great river views, lovely food and good, friendly service.

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LB
London
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and I are regular visitors of the City Barge and it always the first place we take friends/family when they come to see us. We love the river location, the airy and spacious feel, the food is always delicious and the staff friendly and charming. Thank you.

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AD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Food was OK the glass noodle starter with lime and coriander was very tasty, but the softshell crab 'burger' was disappointing there are better ways to serve softshell crab (which I love) , in a bun is not one of them. However what really put me off on entering the restaurant was the smell , old deep frying oil smell?

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HJ
London
23 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I was dining with a friend from Canada

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DB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great atmosphere and service - very friendly pub with a fab menu.

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LH
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Very busy - was a hot Bank Holiday but most people were outside and we had table in. Food took a while to come but otherwise service was attentive, didn't have to wait ages when asked for the bill.

Toilets not particulalry clean, evidence maybe of the number of kids around - not all supervised.

Food was very nice, the menu has a few non standard pub grub dishes - but a bit more of a description on the menu as to what they actually are would help.

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Great location and space but food was disappointing. Service was ok

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RP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Unique pub by the Thames, nice layout with lots of books and crannies and lovely staff serving us. The food was lovely (roasties a bit dry for me) and fantastic wine list. Definitely recommended for a lazy sunny weekend drink or meal

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s
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Slow service. Way too much smoke coming from kitchen they should have open the windows or doors! Sticky toffee pudding sauce was separated and oily and not sticky. Have loved this place before but on this occasion it was just ok.

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K
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful restaurant great staff .
We’re a bit slow getting my bill but overall a great meal & evening

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PJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Haddock and chips and the cod chowder good. Smoked trout ok.

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R
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

The servers should have dedicated sections. No one knew what was going on and we didn’t feel well looked after. It was hectic and our bill had several mistakes on it. We didn’t see the same face twice.
Food was excellent though

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PJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Sunday Lunch in London

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B
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

The restaurant was extremely noisy as they were showing the rugby in the bar area. We found the service to be very slow and disjointed throughout. The restaurant also used an app for diners with allergies, so the staff were unable to say what was present in the food. The app did not list our friend’s allergy which is quite common. It also didn’t acknowledge the presence of dairy in cheese.

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F
London
9 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

How do they do it? We've never had a bad meal at the City Barge and it's always a good time. Don't miss the fish and chips

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A
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We had a perfect table, excellent service and good atmosphere without being too noisy. However, my lamb was so tough I could only eat a bit of it. Really, really tough to the point of being inedible. Smoked salmon starter was perfect and my guests enjoyed the soup and the pork.

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KK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

All was excellent until a very noisy drill was used and we couldn’t hear each other speak. I asked them to wait until we were finished. They stopped work immediately.

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RL
London
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Just a lovely, warm atmosphere and all the waiters were very helpful and friendly. Good for allegies too.

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D
London
6 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely riverside pub, serves good quality food and good range of wines and beers - not the cheapest, but good value for the quality of food and service. It also has associations with the Beatles, a scene in HELP was filmed in the immediate vicinity and a bit inside.

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