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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HO
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A lovely cosy pub, the food was outstanding and amazing value. Pork belly rolled with a fabulous herb mixture in the middle. Great wine which was very reasonably priced. Highly recommend

MS
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Really good experience. Animal friendly pub, this is important for us. Will certainly return!

HI
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great pub atmosphere with a good selection of beer. We were particularly pleased with the quality of the food - the chicken was crisp and succulent. and the salmon, thinly cut and chilled, particularly tasty. The best of the Strand-on-the-Green options!

UL
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Real Find
Having driven through the area a no of times pleasant surprise to find a gem on the Thames goid food and ambience
Would return

g
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The City Barge marries a great location with good food and a great vibe
Staff are great

LT
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and a great location. Decorated very tastefully throughout. Thoroughly recommend the roast pork Sunday lunch. Service was also friendly and attentive. I expect to be a regular there over the summer, and am keen to try the bottomless brunch!

M
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I used to come to The City Barge quite a bit when I worked in Brentford. Not so much recently. I decided to go this weekend on my Birthday. The whole experience was wonderful and the food, service, and ambiance perfect. One of the best Sunday lunches in West London. We had such a great time and will be back again soon!

JA
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting and excellent food and service as always.

C
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Returned to CB a second time while in London from US. Celebrating our daughter’s work triumph. We missed the alert about the time change and showed a hr early - NO PROBLEM.
Sean seared us and had crisp G&Ts and our glorious Sunday Roast in front us in record time. Love this restaurant.

OT
London
12 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

There was no-one to greet us on arrival and other staff couldn’t help; once we were attended to we had good service and enjoyed the food. We ate early as we were going to Kew for the last night of Chihuly exhibition so it was quite noisy as there were quite a few family dinners going on. Would love to come back next Summer and dine outside if possible. We all enjoyed our meals.

C
London
28 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

This was a disappointing evening. The service was really poor. We were there for a special occasion and had mentioned this in my booking but no one even mentioned it. On arrival waiting staff just walked past us and didn’t even acknowledge us at all. Real shame.

J
London
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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 on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

a
London
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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 October 9, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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

TH
London
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

L
London
19 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Manager Sean is terrific. He makes diners feel comfortable.

JW
London
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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
32 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 October 1, 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
86 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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 October 1, 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 September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

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 September 2, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

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

KS
London
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 August 26, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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

EL
London
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience4

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

GC
London
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

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 August 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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 August 21, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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

OT
London
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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 August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a reliable and great meal 👍🏻

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience2

Food took a while to arrive but it was very nice

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

F
London
10 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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 August 7, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Limited vegetarian choices

SC
London
7 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

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 July 26, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience5

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