Barge East - keep us afloat!

by Barge East in E9, London, England, United Kingdom

Barge East - keep us afloat!


raised in 192 days



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

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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