The City Barge

London, W4 3PH ·Website ·Call020 8994 2148

SquareMeal Review of The City Barge

Although it’s named after the Lord Mayor’s Barge – moored alongside in Victorian times – there’s been a tavern on this site since the 1500s. Following a timely refurb, the pub now boasts heritage decor, a recycled 19th-century bar, open fires and alfresco seating, plus a boozy line-up of reasonably priced wines, cocktails and hand-pulled London craft ales such as Twickenham Naked Ladies and Truman’s Runner. With a chef’s table and upstairs dining room for hire, the Barge is also serious about food, offering set lunches, brunch and dinner: anticipate beef tartare with anchovy mayo; Thai-style broths; lamb cutlets with puréed white beans, spinach and borage flowers; ‘crabacado’ burgers, steaks, pies, sorbets, ices and rich puddings. Fans of The Beatles’ movie Help! will already know that Ringo Starr fell through a trapdoor to face a Bengal tiger in this very pub’s cellar.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Lively, Traditional
Food Occasions
Late night dining, Sunday roast
Alfresco And Views
Beer garden, Outside seating, Waterside
Food Hygiene Rating

The City Barge is featured in

Location for The City Barge

27 Strand-on-the-Green, London, W4 3PH

020 8994 2148


Opening Times

Mon-Fri 12N-11pm (Fri -12M) Sat-Sun 10am-12M (Sun -11pm)

Reviews of The City Barge

Share your thoughts with other diners

Write a review

1 Review 


Let down by poor service
24 May 2021  

We try to like this place, we really do - but every time we’ve booked for dinner (after forgetting we said never again the last time) we are left disappointed. The food - when it turns up - is actually pretty good, but the service is just awful. Expect messed up and forgotten drink orders, food arriving 20-30 minutes after everyone else had finished, extras missing so what has arrived is cold - it’s just a disaster. It’s now known locally as the ‘Shitty Barge’ - such a wasted opportunity…

Food & Drink
Book a table

Find a table
Book a table

Other restaurants we like near The City Barge

Check availability
Back to restaurant
Complete your booking

Book The City Barge for people on at .

Select a special offer

These offers are optional, and there's no commitment.

Error adding booking details, please try later.

First Name is required field
Last Name is required field
Email Address is required field
Phone Number is required field
Diner First Name is required field
Diner Last Name is required field

By clicking 'complete booking' you agree to the SquareMeal User Agreement