The City Barge

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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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J
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Overall the three of us had a very good experience. Sunday roast x3 was excellent (a little more gravy would have been welcome), service was pretty good although we did twice have to work hard to get the staff’s attention, nice atmosphere (although there were noisy children all over). They have a good formula here; we’ll be back.

LR
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening / seated at a super table.....amazing food

a
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice pub, comfortable with different cosy spaces. Good atmosphere, friendly staff, fast service.
The choice of beers on tap is good and the food menu is very satisfactory, good balance.
Only downside, it’s a bit pricy but the quality is there. Would definitely recommend.

AV
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

It was very busy and we literally had to barge our way in.

TH
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I love the location…even the walk alongside the river from Kew Bridge to the City Barge is a delight and to arrive at such a 'proper' riverside pub is a joy. The food is good, the portions ample and the sauces accompanying both my started salmon and main course beef, were excellent. And the staff were warm and welcoming. Top marks all round.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love CityBarge - food was delicious and service was brilliant. Will keep going back!!

L
London
19 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Manager Sean is terrific. He makes diners feel comfortable.

JW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Took my son and granddaughter for Sunday lunch. Food was excellent but took a long time coming. My grand daughter's meal arrived but she had eaten half or more before ours came. However even though we didn't say anything when bought to the table we were told we wouldn't have to pay for our two meals. Because of this I would definitely return as the food was very good.

C
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Saved us a great nook table with a view of the river and the food came in a jiffy. Welcoming staff and DELICIOUS / generous portions!

The City Barge
Responded on 1 October 2019

We are really happy you had a great experience with us and are looking forward to having you back. Team City Barge

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I
London
87 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely Sunday Roast at The City Barge. Very accommodating to our late reduction in numbers, relaxed friendly service, great portions. We ate inside - outside looked lovely, but beware the high tide on The Thames, which can flow over onto the pavement!

The City Barge
Responded on 1 October 2019

Thank you for your review Iain, we hope to see you again soon. Team City Barge

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DC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and host! We have been there a few time, always consistently good!

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Child portion of Mac n cheese came out unbelievably hot, the bowl being so scalding hot it burnt our 2 year olds arm. We didn’t say anything at the time as weren’t aware she had touched it so much. It had obviously been under a grill to melt cheese then straight onto the table. Not expected for a child meal. No indication from server that it was scalding hot. Would not recommend simply for this fact.

L
London
11 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Two tables occupied however had to walk to bar to get service not great

KS
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely Saturday evening here with the ladies. Great ambiance & lovely but not overly loud. Food & service perfect. Would highly recommend & will be going back there very soon.

BE
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great view of the Thames with outdoor options when the sun is out. Solid English pub with a welcoming and friendly vibe.

EL
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

Apart from the terrible waitress, this was another great experience sitting outside in the sun by the riverside enjoying some great food!

GC
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Lunch on the whole was enjoyable but the surly waitress clattering constantly whilst polishing the cutlery was extremely irritating.

JS
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great lunch by the river, made more humorous by a bunch of adults setting sale in their inflatables down the Thames! Lovely food, great service and would highly recommend The City Barge.

PS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good food. Early booking so a bit quiet in the restaurant.

OT
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our 4th visit. Service is always very good, as is the food.
A good balanced menu, something to suit everyone. The Japanese salmon is a popular favourite.

EA
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The City Barge is a great gastro pub. The food is very good and very well executed. We have been there many times and never been disappointed.

OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a reliable and great meal 👍🏻

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 2

Food took a while to arrive but it was very nice

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the whole meal was amazing from all regards, I can’t recommend this place highly enough.

F
London
11 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Without doubt the best fish and chips in Chiswick. In fact every dish on the menu is delicious. Trust me I've tried them all!

LJ
Liverpool
4 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Limited vegetarian choices

SC
London
7 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely pub on the river. Very good food and exceptional staff. Will go back many times.
It couldn’t be a more friendly place. Try it!!!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food and service were good. Bitterly disappointed at the end of the evening that the option to pay a gratuity was left open on the credit card machine. Despite the fact that there is a hefty 12.5% service charge already included in the bill. I fell for this and inadvertently added another 12.5 % to the bill. Left with a bitter taste in my mouth.

MH
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

Food very poor . One dish inedible and had to be sent back! Would not recommend or visit again

KO
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our time at the City Barge. The staff was great on all levels and the food was quite good. I had the fish-and-chips along with a soup. My colleague has the trout and the duck appetizer.

I would recommend going there, tho I did feel it was a bit pricey.

Enjoy

HW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

DS
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

s
London
134 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The City Barge is a quaint gastropub on the river Thames. It has board games, a space which makes you feel like you're in a living room, an outside area with seats and an all-round general good vibe. Food is gastropub worthy albeit quite expensive for a 2-course meal for 4 with wine and drinks.
Recommended but don't forget your wallet!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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

LR
London
5 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!

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.

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

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

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!

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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