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Our restaurant area overlooking the Thames - The City Barge, London,

The City Barge

4.4
4.4
1205 Reviews
£26 to £40
Gastro Pub
Following an extensive refurbishment, this historic 15th century public house re-opened late May 2014. The City Barge is 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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2 people

19:00


Booked 10 times today
Experiences are available.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, Seafood
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 12:00–23:00 Sat 11:30–23:00 Sun 11:30–22:30
  • Phone number
    020 8994 2148
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Marek
  • Catering
    Lunches, dinners and buffets by arrangement all available. We can host sit down meals for up to 120 and standing functions of 200
  • Private party facilities
    The City Barge offers a relaxed environment for a host of dining occasions. Uniquely located on The Thames, with panoramic views of the river the restaurant offers a unique ambience away from the stresses of central London.
  • Private party contact
    Eleanor Warren: 07812 256041
  • Area
    Kew
  • Parking Details
    No parking restrictions in our area.<br />1 disabled parking space
  • Public Transit
    Nearest transport links: Chiswick Rail / Kew Bridge / Chiswick Park/Kew Gardens/Gunnersbury<br />
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Germany vs Scotland

    14 Jun 2024 only
    We're hosting all nations! If you can't be there, be here for all of the Euros 2024 action. Serving next-level food, perfectly-poured pints and all the action from Germany
    Germany vs Scotland photo
  • Hungary vs Switzerland

    15 Jun 2024 only
    We're hosting all nations! If you can't be there, be here for all of the Euros 2024 action. Serving next-level food, perfectly-poured pints and all the action from Germany
    Hungary vs Switzerland photo
  • Italy vs Albania

    15 Jun 2024 only
    We're hosting all nations! If you can't be there, be here for all of the Euros 2024 action. Serving next-level food, perfectly-poured pints and all the action from Germany
    Italy vs Albania photo

What 1,205 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • South West London

    Great for scenic views

1,205 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely pub food in a beautiful setting. Friendly service

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  2. BrigitteA

    London

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food terrible. Chicken kyev overcooked & dry, tiramisu was so hard it was hard to grt your spoon into the desert so i didn’t eat it. Service good & the waiter comped my desert without being prompted
    The City BargeResponded on 6 May 2024
    Hi Brigitte, Many thanks indeed for taking the time to leave a review, I'm sorry the food didn't live up to expectations, though it's great to see we dealt with it at the time. I'll pass on your comments to the chefs and food team, we always strive for improvements, and I agree that the description of the vegan dessert could be clearer. Kind regards Ian Wright, General manager

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and good service. We weren’t able to sit outside but it was still nice.
    The City BargeResponded on 15 April 2024
    Lovely to read your comments about your experience, I'll make sure to pass them on to the rest of the team. Sorry you weren't able to sit outside, maybe next time! We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon, have a great week. Kind regards, Ian Wright, General manager

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  4. SonyaP

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it as always. Food is great, staff are friendly and always fun to talk to, location by the river is spectacular and Ian’s sommelier background always ensures the best quality wine and drinks.
    The City BargeResponded on 8 April 2024
    Hi Sonya, Thank you so much for your kind words, it's a genuine pleasure to host you, the team and I always look forward to your visits. Thanks also for taking the time to leave a review, it's greatly appreciated. Wishing you a fantastic week, Kind regards Ian Wright, General manager

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food and really nice staff - would highly recommend
    The City BargeResponded on 3 April 2024
    Lovely to read your comments about your experience, I'll make sure to pass them on to the rest of the team. Thanks for the recommendation, we look forward to welcoming you back again very soon, have a great week! Kind regards, Ian Wright, General manager

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  6. Roghug

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Took my elderly parents who have challenges with mobility. The restaurant staff were great and very accommodating. Food was good. Bar staff were very helpful. Whole experience was very comfortable and stress free. I will be returning
    The City BargeResponded on 17 March 2024
    Hi Roghug, Many thanks indeed for taking the time to leave us a 4 star review and for the recommendation, great to hear you enjoyed your visit! Please do not hesitate to get in touch to let us know how we can get the extra star next time. Have a great day, Best wishes, Team Barge

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and location. Staff very welcoming and professional
    The City BargeResponded on 4 March 2024
    Thanks for taking the time to leave us a fantastic 5 star review, it's great to hear you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. Best wishes, Team Barge.

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  8. DizyR

    Perthshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The welcome was warm and our pre-request for a quieter table had accommodated. Unfortunately our wait between starter and main course was not acceptable (nearly 30 mins). We were told as our starter plates were being cleared that mains would be right along. Nobody let us know differently and I had to track down a server to ask what was going on. They were really busy, but it was a Saturday so I’m sure that’s not unusual. No apology or deduction from the bill. I would go back as long I don’t have other plans, and not with elderly parents who can’t do such a long lunch.
    The City BargeResponded on 4 March 2024
    Hi Dizy, Many thanks for your feedback, I'm sorry the main courses took a little longer than usual to arrive. With Brentford playing at home, and a party of 25 dining upstairs, there was a period when the kitchen team simply did not have enough space or equipement to get the food out any quicker. It's very unusual that we have 100 diners or so all needing to eat and leave at the same time, so rest assured the mains will arrive more promptly on your next visit. Kind regards Ian Wright, GM

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  9. WiltshireCustomer

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    On top of its game. Exquisite squid starter beautifully presented and a pan fried hake dish par excellence. My daughter liked her Caesar salad with charred broccoli and the mushroom risotto was excellent. Nice atmosphere and always easy to get a lunch table before a Brentford match…as I regularly do!
    The City BargeResponded on 4 March 2024
    Hi Wiltshirecustomer. Thank you so much for such a positive and detailed review, it really helps us to know what we're getting right. We look forward to seeing you again next team the Bees are at home! Have a great week, Kind regards Ian Wright, General manager.

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  10. WendyW

    Exclusive

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful welcome, perfect table with a view and the steak was delicious. Thank you.
    The City BargeResponded on 26 February 2024
    Hi Wendy, Great to hear you enjoyed your visit, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review and for the recommendation. We look forward to seeing you again very soon. Best wishes Team Barge

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It’s a nice pub overall and nice Sunday atmosphere. I think Sunday menu can be improved we had a member who usually likes fish and there was no fish main course option which is pretty standard these days. Also the Sunday roast was ok I wouldn’t go back for it I have definitely had way better. I think the beef can be improved. Thank You
    The City BargeResponded on 19 February 2024
    Many thanks indeed for taking the time to leave us a 4 star review, great to hear that overall you enjoyed your visit! We do have the fish and chips on Sundays, as well as 3 fish starters, so hopefully they were able to find something they enjoyed. I'll pass on your comments about the beef to the chefs, it's usually very well received so I'm not quite sure what went wrong on this occasion. Have a great day, Best wishes, Team Barge

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  12. AlandAng

    Liverpool

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fab situation on a sunny day with sunny tables on the footpath. Staff initially a bit slow at reception but service at bar was good and the rest of the service was great. Extensive wine list and good white burgundy for £40. Food great and all in all a good experience
    The City BargeResponded on 19 February 2024
    Hi AlandAng, Many thanks indeed for taking the time to leave us a 4 star review and for the detailed feedback, lovely to hear you enjoyed your visit! Have a great day, Best wishes, Team Barge

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  13. JasonX

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Decent pub for a Sunday lunch. Food and service could be improved slightly, but the dining room is a nice place to spend time with friends or family.
    The City BargeResponded on 19 February 2024
    Hi Jason, Many thanks indeed for taking the time to let us know how we did, I'm sorry we didn't quite get it right on your visit. We always welcome the opportunity to improve though so thanks for the feedback. Have a great week, Kind regards Ian Wright, General manager

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  14. bhappy

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location, atmosphere and decor. The food was was wonderful and Rosie was amazing she provided an excellent service. We had a lovely time and would definitely come back.
    The City BargeResponded on 22 February 2024
    Hi Bhappy, Great to hear you enjoyed your visit, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review and for the recommendation. I'll pass on your comments to Rosie, we think she's amazing as well! We look forward to seeing you again very soon. Best wishes Ian Wright, General manager

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  15. AlanL

    London

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food. Good service. Reasonable price. What more do you want?!
    The City BargeResponded on 19 February 2024
    Hi Alan, Great to hear you enjoyed your visit, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review and for the recommendation. We look forward to seeing you again very soon. Best wishes Team Barge

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  16. Richard

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, lovely place, the two girls that served us were fantastic. Thanks very much from 8 northern rugby lads 👍
    The City BargeResponded on 12 February 2024
    Hi Richard, We strive for 100% satisfaction so it is great to see you had such a positive experience at our pub, I'll pass on your comments to the girls! We hope to see you again soon, have a great week. Best wishes, Ian Wright, General manager

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  17. AndrewC

    Cornwall

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Great food. Great location. Service couldn’t have been friendlier or more more efficient. But as a result of ‘the rugby on the TV’ that afternoon - not flagged at time of booking online with Open Table rather than by phone - slightly off putting to be placed under a loud TV when there were lots of empty tables (albeit ‘reserved) elsewhere in a room still largely empty when we left an hour later. Quite understand the challenge of filling a room efficiently on special event days. This is as more a reflection on the limitations of online booking than on the team at City Barge, who were very warm, welcoming and on the ball. So a thumbs up overall .
    The City BargeResponded on 12 February 2024
    Hi Ansdrew, Many thanks indeed for taking the time to leave us such a detailed review, and for your kind words about the service. Indeed, it is always a challenge balancing dining with sports and I fear there is no easy solution. Had we known you would have been in and out so quickly we could certainly have seated you on one of the other tables, though of course the TV may have been a factor in you not staying longer! We hopr to see you again soon, Kind regards Ian Wright, General manager

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  18. PaulC

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As ever, a very enjoyable lunch. The food was very good and the service, excellent
    The City BargeResponded on 12 February 2024
    Hi Paul, Many thanks indeed for taking the time to leave us a 4 star review and for the recommendation, great to hear you enjoyed your visit! Please do not hesitate to get in touch to let us know how we can get the extra star next time. Have a great day, Best wishes, Team Barge

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  19. AndrewC

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    a great meal in a great location - well done - will come again !
    The City BargeResponded on 7 February 2024
    Hi Andrew, Thank you so much for such a lovely review, comments like these really give the team a lift, we do appreciate it! We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon, Kind regards Ian Wright, General manager

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  20. PaulaE

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place! Always a hit with us. Great atmosphere, attentive staff ( always visible and helpful). A cozy pub that hits higher with its atmosphere and service. Lots of seating choices, including outdoor.
    The City BargeResponded on 7 February 2024
    Hi Paula, Lovely to read your comments about your experience, I'll make sure to pass them on to the rest of the team. Thanks also for the recommendation, and have an amazing week! Ian Wright, General manager

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  21. PaulS

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a Saturday lunch in the dining room at The City Barge. Food was very good and service excellent. Only drawback was the sound of the Rugby game on the television which was very loud but it was a Six Nations Game and customers come to watch the game.
    The City BargeResponded on 5 February 2024
    Hi Paul, Many thanks indeed for the 4 star review and constructive feedback. Indeed, although we're not a sports bar per se, the 6 nations is popular, especailly in West London, and I think it's always nice to watch these events in a pub. Some noise does inevitably seep into the restaurant area even though there are no screens here, but I'm glad it didn't spoil your overall enjoyment too much. Have a great week, Kind regards Ian Wright, General manager

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  22. Anna

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great pub for a family lunch. Excellent service. Would definitely recommend it.
    The City BargeResponded on 29 January 2024
    Hi Anna, Lovely to read your comments about your experience, I'll make sure to pass them on to the rest of the team. Thanks also for the recommendation. Any specific feedback about the food would really help us improve in this area if you have the time, hope you have an amazing week! Ian Wright, General manager

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  23. WilhelmineB

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This fabulous historic pub on the Thames has a great modern menu and provides great service. Go for the view and stay for the irresistible dark chocolate mousse.
    The City BargeResponded on 26 January 2024
    Hi Wilhelmine, Many thanks indeed for taking the time to leave us a 4 star review and for the recommendation, great to hear you enjoyed your visit! Please do not hesitate to get in touch to let us know how we can get the extra star next time. Have a great day, Best wishes, Team Barge

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  24. Quatrecenttrois

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Once again, a great meal and, although busy, no pressure and relaxing. I really loved the cauliflower soup, really good flavours. Certainly will return again!
    The City BargeResponded on 22 January 2024
    Hi Quatrecenttrois, Many thanks indeed for taking the time to leave us a 4 star review, great to hear you enjoyed your visit! Please do not hesitate to get in touch to let us know how we can get the extra star next time. Have a great day, Best wishes, Team Barge

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  25. AndrewC

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good and would recommend to friends etc - have been there many times.
    The City BargeResponded on 20 January 2024
    Hi Andrew, Lovely to read your comments about your experience, I'll make sure to pass them on to the rest of the team. Thanks also for the recommendation, and have an amazing weekend! Ian Wright, General manager

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice pub. Interesting location. Good was good. Service was really good. Overall a nice cozy Sunday evening meal.
    The City BargeResponded on 17 January 2024
    Thanks for the high rating and kind wordss about the food and service, it's really appreciated. We're glad to hear we delivered such a great experience and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Have a fantastic 2024! Ian Wright, General manager

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  27. ZowieJ

    Buckinghamshire

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a lovely Sunday roast here,all cooked well and hot.beef is fantastic and the staff were absolutely lovely..nice ambience without being to noisy.we live in Richmond and this is lovely and central to everywhere.Can always find parking
    The City BargeResponded on 17 January 2024
    Hi Zowie, Many thanks indeed for taking the time to leave us a 4 star review and for the recommendation, great to hear you enjoyed your visit! Please do not hesitate to get in touch to let us know how we can get the extra star next time. Wishing you a very happy and prosperous New Year, Best wishes, Team Barge.

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  28. WilliamU

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great riverside pub, a favourite for Sundays with the family. Good food reasonably priced and decent service.
    The City BargeResponded on 10 January 2024
    Hi William, Many thanks indeed for taking the time to leave us a 4 star review and for the recommendation, great to hear you enjoyed your visit! Please do not hesitate to get in touch to let us know how we can get the extra star next time. Wishing you a very happy and prosperous New Year, Best wishes, Team Barge

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  29. DavidA

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Nice riverside setting. Food was excellent in a comfortable dining area.
    The City BargeResponded on 26 December 2023
    Hi David, Many thanks indeed for taking the time to leave us a 4 star review and for the recommendation, great to hear you enjoyed your visit! Please do not hesitate to get in touch to let us know how we can get the extra star next time. Have a great day,Best wishes, Team Barge

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely experience and great food; shame they had to kick us out after 2 hours
    The City BargeResponded on 29 December 2023
    Thank you so much for your kind words about the food and experience. Unfortunately on Sundays we often do have to limit the times our guests can stay as it does get very busy, though I'm glad this didn't detract from your overall experience. Wishing you a fantastic 2024! Kind regards Team Barge

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  31. EdwardK

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great pub, welcoming and friendly which serves good, family orientated food
    The City BargeResponded on 16 December 2023
    Hi Edward, Many thanks indeed for taking the time to leave us a 4 star review and for the recommendation, great to hear you enjoyed your visit! Please do not hesitate to get in touch to let us know how we can get the extra star next time. Have a great day,Best wishes, Team Barge

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  32. jayneb

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 13 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good local pub with consistently good food. Excellent staff.
    The City BargeResponded on 14 December 2023
    Hi Jayne, Many thanks indeed for taking the time to leave us a 4 star review and for the recommendation, great to hear you enjoyed your visit! Please do not hesitate to get in touch to let us know how we can get the extra star next time. Have a great day,Best wishes, Team Barge

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  33. AlainC

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quiet and pleasant place. Attentive service. Nice evening along River Thames.
    The City BargeResponded on 13 December 2023
    Hi Alain, Many thanks indeed for taking the time to leave us a 4 star review and for the recommendation, great to hear you enjoyed your visit! Please do not hesitate to get in touch to let us know how we can get the extra star next time. Have a great day,Best wishes, Team Barge

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  34. AdellaS

    Surrey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Service is slow and had to ask more than once for condiments and the bill
    The City BargeResponded on 11 December 2023
    Hi Adella, Many thanks indeed for the 4 stars and contstructive feedback, I'm sorry the service wasn't quite where it needed to be on your visit. Between 2pm-3.30pm on Sundays we are extremely busy so please accept my apologies that this had an impact on your experience. I'm glad you enjoyed the food and ambience, however. Hope you have a great week, Kind regards, Ian Wright, General manager.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went as a group of 6 for my birthday. Great table with a lovely view of the river. Super Sunday roasts and other lovely food and impeccable service. Has always been one of my favourite pubs in Chiswick and they didn’t disappoint. Highly recommend it.
    The City BargeResponded on 11 December 2023
    Hi, Thanks for the high rating, it's really appreciated. We're glad to hear we delivered such a great experience and helped t make your birthday special. I'll pass on your kind words about the food and service to all involved. Have a great week, hope to see you again soon. Ian Wright, General manager

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been going now for 3 years at this time and had a very enjoyable and tasty meal. The only criticism is the menu didn't strike you straight away as being "exciting". Not sure why this was - concluded it was the way it was written perhaps. Some of the wording we googled to see what it was! So we made our choices and waited, when the food came we were more than happy it all was delicious. The squid starter very tasty, the pate not too hard or dry, the fish and chips the others love and my broccoli salad main was very unusual and nice flavours. As it was a birthday lunch it would have made it a bit more special to have some Christmas greenery or something on the table. The staff were excellent, very friendly waitress, and all in all would recommend to any one. Great views across the river, nostalgic as I lived in Cambridge Cottages off Kew Green and know the CB from old Perhaps the menu could have looked more Christmassy?
    The City BargeResponded on 6 December 2023
    Thank you so much for such a detailed and constructive review, it 's great to hear you enjoyed the food and found the service freindly and efficient. We do have a festive menu that can be pre ordered, which also comes with crackers, so feel free to order from this next year for a more Christmassy feel! Have a wonderful Christmas and New year, Kind regards Ian Wright, General manager

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  37. JulieH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fab Sunday lunch today. The meat roasts and the vegan wellington were all very tasty. Mulled wine was wonderful too. Big thank you to Ian and all the exceptionally friendly staff who made it a very lovely way to spend the afternoon with good friends and a small dog named Fred!
    The City BargeResponded on 6 December 2023
    Hi Julie, Thank you so much for your kind words, it was lovely to meet you all, and great that we found you a table in our dog friendly area so Fred could come along! Thanks also for posting on Google, positive reviews really help us, so we really appreciate it when people take the time to write. Have a fantastic Christmas if we don't see you before. All the best. Ian and the team

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  38. Quatrecenttrois

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Of the pubs around Strand-on-the Green and Kew Green, the City Barge has the superior restaurant, as opposed to just pub food. Real restaurant-quality food and service.
    The City BargeResponded on 4 December 2023
    Hi Quatrecenttrois, Thank you so much for the 5 star review and kind words about our food and service. I'll pass them on to all involved. Also. I completely agree with you! Have a fantastic week, we hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards Ian Wright, General manager

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  39. Runnaholic

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attentive staff, a good choice on the menu and food fresh and very good.
    The City BargeResponded on 6 December 2023
    Hi Runnaholic, Thanks for the high rating, it's really appreciated. We're glad to hear you found the staff attentive and food fresh, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Have a great week, Ian Wright, General manager

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  40. ZaraH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was average, however, the customer service was outstanding. The chicken liver pate was not to my taste (I didn't eat it) so they deducted it from the bill. The steak arrived rare and when I asked them to cook it more they did so. The customer service was therefore absolutely fantastic and they were mostly attentive. The only downside was that the first waitress who greeted us rushed us into placing our order although there was still time before their kitchen was due to close. Two of us were vegan and ordered the vegan caesar salad which was average. It would be nice if they had more vegan options on their menu - that would definitely give me a reason to return. The ambience was good/mellow. The main waitress who served us was an absolute gem and made our overall experience pleasant.
    The City BargeResponded on 15 December 2023
    Hi Zara, Thank you so much for such a detailed and constructive review, it 's great to hear you found the service outstanding, though I'm sorry the food didn't quite hit the mark, we'll certainly take your comments on board. Have a wonderful Christmas and New year, Kind regards Ian Wright, General manage

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The City Barge does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. The City Barge also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 8994 2148.

The City Barge is rated 4.4 stars by 1205 OpenTable diners.

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27 Strand on the Green, London, W4 3PH

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Additional information

  • Area
    Kew
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 12:00–23:00 Sat 11:30–23:00 Sun 11:30–22:30
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    No parking restrictions in our area.<br />1 disabled parking space
  • Public Transit
    Nearest transport links: Chiswick Rail / Kew Bridge / Chiswick Park/Kew Gardens/Gunnersbury
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Marek
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    020 8994 2148
  • Catering
    Lunches, dinners and buffets by arrangement all available. We can host sit down meals for up to 120 and standing functions of 200
  • Private party facilities
    The City Barge offers a relaxed environment for a host of dining occasions. Uniquely located on The Thames, with panoramic views of the river the restaurant offers a unique ambience away from the stresses of central London.
  • Private party contact
    Eleanor Warren: 07812 256041
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