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

The City Barge

4.4
4.4
1206 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

20:30


Booked 18 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 1,206 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
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • South West London

    Great for scenic views

1,206 Reviews
  1. SimonR

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Unfortunately they have lost their way with the food
    The City BargeResponded 5 days ago
    Hi Simon, I'm sorry the food didn't live up to expectations, please do email us and let me know the details. We've had the same kitchen team for over two years now so it would be really useful to know exactly what the issues were. Kind regards Ian WEright, General manager

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely pub food in a beautiful setting. Friendly service
    The City BargeResponded 5 days ago
    Great to hear you enjoyed your visit to our pub, thank you so much for your comments about the setting and service. Hope to see you again soon! Team Barge

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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FAQs

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 1206 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

20:30


Booked 18 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The City Barge

27 Strand on the Green, London, W4 3PH

Dining areas

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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