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The City Barge
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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Clean menu provided to every guest
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
So nice to get out for lunch for the 1st time since lockdown. Although it was quiet (as a result of distancing) the staff were very helpful, the food really nice and in terms of distancing they had gone to a lot of trouble to ensure that there was space around everyone and proper procedures in place. Really enjoyed our lunch
Really lovely food and a nicely decorated pub. But the service wasn’t as expected - chips didn’t show up with main and had to chase twice, ran out of wine but needed to reprint menu so took lots of time, slightly stroppy/stressed waitress, and we were accused of not paying. I put it down to everyone adjusting to the new post-lockdown set-up but it was a tad disappointing.
The City Barge has just reopened after the 4 months of Covid lockdown and it was great to have dinner at our local pub again. Food was great, very tasty as usual.
My only grudge is the system the pub uses for allergies. I’m gluten free & dairy free and there was only one dish I could choose from (good thing I was vegetarian or Hindu as it was steak!), because it gives no flexibility to adapt a dish (usually easily done). As food allergies become more common, I would think a more flexible approach would go a long way!
First visit back to pub since lockdown has been eased. Thoroughly enjoyed Great food, excellent service and cosy ambiance. Highly recommend
Great, great, great, great, great, great and great!
City Barge is my local and in these difficult times, it is nice to get a great welcome, a wonderful steak and a few beers. Current staff in City Barge do make and effort and so will continue to bring me back! Thanks 😊
Good choices on menu, friendly staff and great river view.
Great location and great food, good friendly staff. Will visit again.
Multiple items we ordered—bread and espresso—never made it to our table.
Great Sunday lunch!! Fab atmosphere and service!
Excellent food, unfortunately we had to eat in the bar which was a little noisy, we will book earlier in the restaurant next time.
Went on a Sat for lunch so not too busy. Citrus and ginger smoked salmon is delicious. Fish was served with crushed potatoes and spinach so no need to order additional sides. We have been at least 5 times before and it is always good. Sunday lunch service is bit slower because its busy then.
Always a great evening to be had at the City Barge. Food is delicious and plentiful very good value for money, best pub on the river !
Disappointed this week. We occasionally come for
Sunday dinner so through we’d invite my son and his partner.
The service was very slow again and not enough waiting staff. Kept having to attract their attention or ask.
The food was particularly disappointing this week. Roast potatoes seemed as if they’d been sat around for a while. Beef was quite fatty and gravy not great.
Not sure why this week was poor, if we based future visits on that we wouldn’t be back.
Sorry, thank you
Roast lunch the potatoes were awfully dry...and tasted stale. The service was slow.
We booked a table for Sunday lunch and turned up to find we had been allocated 3 armchairs around a wooden chest to eat off. The arrangement would be fine if we were just drinking, but not to eat a meal off.
We asked to be moved to an actual table and the staff were accommodating and sorted us a high table next to the bar after about half an hour.
For such a busy place there needed to be more staff as they were rushed off their feet. It took a long time to order and then there was a a fair wait for the food to come out. We waited ages for the plates to be cleared so we just gave up on dessert, paid and left.
The food was alright and arrived hot.
The setting is INCREDIBLE - lovely London pub with wonderful river-side views. The food we chose was pretty average (though in fairness we only tried the burger, which was probably the most basic thing on the menu). The service was ok, but the staff never cracked a smile. I would definitely go back, but only to sit upstairs in the bar area and enjoy the amazing setting.
Always good service and good food. Lovely setting on the river path. Dogs are always happy in there too.
Never let's you down. My only plea is 'bring back the chunky chips '.
Very good food in a nice location by the river. A very good spot also for a drink
A great meal, good and efficient service, lovely setting and atmosphere.
The food and service was excellent. The only reason for giving 4 stars for overall instead of 5 was because it was a quiet lunchtime so there wasn't the ambience of a busy evening.
Food always fantastic, just slow service sometimes.
Very good as usual
We ate on a Monday so possibly not reflective of more busier days in the week. The food was very good, we ordered steak and it was tasty and well cooked. Odd not to have the choice of bearnaise sauce. However, the service was very poor. Probably due to the fact that only two people were working. We ordered some bread to start which didn’t arrive at all, drinks were slow to arrive and it took forever to receive and finally pay the bill. The ambience was also not great but probably due to eating on a Monday night in December. I have eaten here in summer and the experience was a lot better with the appeal of walking along the river afterwards.
Food was delicious and service was good. Thought the portion size of the roast beef was a little small for the price.
We usually go the barge every so often, and it’s always very good, but everything about this visit was outstanding, roasts, fish and chips, desserts... all 5*
It catered for 10 people children and adults with differing diet requirements but food always served together, hot, and Delicious. Excellent service too, nothing too much trouble.
Our favourite eaterie for Boxing Day. The staff are very friendly
Delicious meal in cosy surrounds but with warmest and friendliest service I’ve ever had. My overseas guests were made to feel welcome and special. The perfect evening.
Great friendly service despite being Christmas and full and a family with unruly children they had to clear up after
good food and I would recommend without hesitation
Great attention to detail, efficient service, but not in your face, a lovely stroll along the Thames, great experience all round!
Lovely buzzing pub on a Sunday afternoon - food nice, not outstanding, but good.
As always a wonderful evening, amazing food and lovely ambience at the friendly City Barge. Only disappointment was that there were only 2 vegetarian options, very disappointing for me, my meat eating friend was very happy with the menu.
Lovely setting. Great, interesting food and very friendly staff. Would recommend to anyone
Food quite pricey here but is of good quality. Beef was quite fatty today.
What let’s this place down is the service. Staff should have dedicated tables for accountability so they can then follow through the whole service with efficiency.
I had fish which was good and others had chicken roast, no rave reviews so think it was good. Bread and butter pudding was very nice and so was the sticky toffee. Lot of young children there being Sunday lunchtime but noise level reasonable with the odd squad from time to time. Staff were good. Reasonable value. All in all a good lunch, affordable but not cheap.
Great Sunday lunch with the family. Friendly staff as always.
Food was outstanding! Best meal I have eaten out in a long time.
Gorgeous pub for a Christmas lunch. Lovely food, great ambience, good service. What more do you need. And when it got dark it was festive and cosy.
The City Barge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 8994 2148.
The City Barge is rated 4.4 stars by 410 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.