By the River

By the River is a new summer offering at Barking Riverside, located uniquely on the Thames from mid-July to the end of August 2022.

Open every weekend in August, By the River has a full kitchen serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a selection of hot and cold drinks plus a choice of alcoholic refreshments.

On Fridays and Saturdays there are different workshops or you can just head down, grab a bite and enjoy the atmosphere. There's a large sandpit to keep the kids entertained and lawn games to entertain everyone.

Opening times:

Friday 12pm – 10pm

Saturday 9am - 10pm

Sunday 9am - 6pm

Kitchen closes: 8.30pm (Sunday 4.30pm)

Last drinks orders: 9pm (Sunday 5pm)


Please note that only food and drink purchased from onsite vendors can be consumed on the premises.

The Dapper Catering Company will be serving you a delicious selection of food and drink.  If you’ve signed up for your membership card for 25% off (you can collect this from Karl) then simply show your Eventbrite ticket.


The Dapper Catering Company

We offer premium bespoke catering services and mobile street food pop ups throughout the UK. As an award-winning chef and events planner couple, we combined our expertise to start our own company 6 years ago; Karl is passionate about creating fantastic food experiences and continually strives for perfection in each dish he serves, while Kat oversees the sales, marketing and events side of the business.

 The Dapper Catering Company is proudly community centric with an emphasis on local produce and supporting local suppliers; utilising fresh, sustainably sourced ingredients whenever possible.

Throughout this summer our menu offerings will change on a weekly basis to reflect Karl’s inspiration and the availability of ingredients; you can try something new and exciting every time you visit us!

We are excited to be part of this community and look forward to serving you some amazing food.

Event details

Dogs: The event is dog friendly, please remember to bring them some water and make sure that they are taken for regular toilet breaks to avoid accidents on the decking.

Toilets: There are male, female and disabled toilets, plus a baby change.

Parking: We only have a limited amount of disabled parking available.  The EL1 bus stops outside the Barking Riverside project office.  Barking Riverside is also accessible via Uber Boat by Thames Clippers (Barking Riverside Pier) and London Overground (Barking Riverside).

Browse events schedule
Membership discount
Friday 12th August4pm-6pmCocktail making workshop
Saturday 13th August10am-11amYoga
Saturday 13th August11.30am-1.30pmSalsa with Edward Benibo (£)
Friday 19th August4pmTote making workshop
Saturday 20th August10am-10.30amChildren's mini cactus terrarium workshop
Saturday 20th August11.30am-1.30pmSalsa with Edward Benibo (£)
Friday 26th August4pmPortrait life art class
Saturday 27th August11.30am-12.45pmFamily collage club London
Saturday 27th August11.30am-1.30pmSalsa with Edward Benibo (£)
Monday 29th August10am-11amSleep success workshop: nutrition, vitamin D and easy energy boosts
Book tickets