Barge East - keep us afloat!

by Barge East in London, England, United Kingdom

Barge East - keep us afloat!

Total raised £50,292

raised so far



Help us keep afloat during these choppy waters and ensure we can support our staff and sail back stronger.

by Barge East in London, England, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 19th May 2020 we'd raised £49,457 with 605 supporters in 62 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target

  • £13,500 allows us to provide a basic income for our 18 staff for 1 month. We will be able to support our staff for another month with our stretch target. 
  • We will continue using staff to volunteer in the local community whilst we are closed and ensure they have jobs to come back to. 
  • A few weeks ago we started building our Garden which will be growing fresh produce for our restaurant. We sadly had to stop the project mid way through, we would look to restart this. 
  • We are pleased to announce that we will be producing lunch for Homerton Hospital on Fridays to say thank you for the amazing work of our healthcare workers.

Hey friends! We have a problem...

After 3 years of hard work by so many people, the next few months are going to be a real struggle. Today our future existence is at threat. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in our closure. We will be doing everything we can to support our staff during this time and also use our staff to support our community in any way in which we can.

But we have a solution

By pre booking meals and events for later in the year you can help us a huge amount. You can also enjoy a big discount. 

How will it help?

Quite simply it will help us survive. We have an amazing team and want to help them keep a roof over their heads and food on their plates over what are going to be some very difficult months. Our staff will also be available over the next few months to volunteer and help our local communities in any way in which we can. 

Who are Barge East?

Three years ago we had the crazy idea to buy a Barge in Holland, sail it across the North Sea and convert it to a Bar & Restaurant in Hackney Wick

We opened 18 months ago and are so proud to have established ourselves as the top rated restaurant in London on TripAdvisor (2019) gaining exceptional reviews by customers and media alike. 

We are proud to have an amazing team of people working with us to provide a great experience to everyone who visits. Using local East London suppliers we are proud to support the local economy around us. 

Please keep us sailing

Your support now for when we open again, can help us keep afloat.

  • Please share this campaign with anyone you know
  • If you can, think about pre booking a meal or event please do
  • If you need support in the Hackney Wick area let us know and we can come and help.

Thank you all and we hope you stay healthy.

Blandy, Ryan & Tommo

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This project offered rewards

£50 or more

Grand Reopening Party - food, drinks and music

Do not worry, we will reopen and we will reopen stronger and with the amazing team that we employ. Join us for our grand reopening party, with food, drinks and live music included in the price.

£10 or more

Beer & Scotch Egg (save 20%)

Help a business you love get through whatever COVID-19 sends our way and as soon as we reopen join us for a beer or glass of wine and a scotch egg (or veggie pannise)

£25 or more

Trumans Brewery Tour and Barge East Beers

We are lucky to use an amazing local brewery for the majority of our draught beers at Barge East. Now is your chance to learn a little more about how their beer is brewed. - Meet our brewers and find out about how their beer is brewed - You can then enjoy 2 Trumans pints of your choice at Barge East

£75 or more

4 Course Meal for 2 with bottle of wine (save 15%)

Help a business you love get through whatever COVID-19 sends our way and as soon as we reopen join us for a 4 course set menu for 2 with a bottle of wine!

£140 or more

4 Course Meal for 4 + 2 bottles of wine (save 20%)

Help a business you love get through whatever COVID-19 sends our way and as soon as we reopen join us for a 4 course set menu for 4 with 2 bottles of wine!

£250 or more

Captains cabin 4 course meal for 8 (save 22%)

Captains cabin hire with a 4 course meal and glass of Prosecco for 8 people

£350 or more

Ultimate Boating day out

This is the ultimate boating day out for you and 5 friends. Your morning will start with an unforgettable trip on London's world famous hot tub boats. 75 minutes cruising around the docks of Canary Wharf in your very own private hot tub boat. You will then travel to Barge East for a 2 course lunch or dinner served with a welcome glass of Prosecco. This is valid for 6 people.

£600 or more

Party for 20 (save 23%)

Hire the top deck canopy for a private party for 20 people. Price includes 4 course set meal for 20 Glass of Prosecco for everyone Additional people can be added

£5 or more

Join us for a drink

Join us for a drink when we reopen, a beer or glass of wine on the house!

£500 or more

Our Head Chef Cooking at your house

Our Head Chef and Young Chef of the Year nominee, Stefano Camplone cooking at your house for up to 6 people. - 4 course meal - 3 Wine pairings - For up to 6 people Must be within 2 miles of our location.

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