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The Cheese Barge in Paddington is a floating restaurant on a canal barge that serves various cheese-based dishes. This unique dining experience is brought to you by The Indytute; enjoy the finest selected cheeses paired with wine, all while taking in the scenic views of London's waterways, a truly unique dining experience.

Cheese Barge Paddington Reviews

Following it's rave reviews from TimeOut to TripAdvisor we decided to climb aboard the Cheese Barge at Paddington; we now have a range of dining experiences, now the place to go for afternoon cheese tea.

The Cheese Barge Paddington

The Cheese Barge in Paddington is London's first floating cheese bar and restaurant. The menu offers a selection of fresh cheeses with hand-selected cheeses by Funk's Cheesemongers, complemented by delightful sides that work incredibly well, and an extensive choice of luxury desserts. The Cheese Barge in Paddington is moored on the Thames; enjoy stunning views of the city skyline while in cheese heaven. It can accommodate up to 180 guests across two levels, with the top floor's main dining room overlooking the river Thames (ideal for private parties).

Cheese Afternoon Tea for Two

Cheese Barge Experience

Enjoy a luxury cheese afternoon tea for two; discover six delicious British cheeses accompanied by a carafe of wine and pairings.

  • Selection of 6 British Cheese from their list.
  • 1 x Carafe of house wine (red/white)
  • Comes with Crackers (GF available) & Coombeshead Sourdough.
  • Vegetarian and gluten-free selections are available too.

Deluxe Cheese and Wine Tasting Experience for Two

Cheese Tasting Platter

Experience a unique cheese tasting with a glass of wine and cheese pairing. This will be followed by a molten cheese fondue, with seasonal accompaniments such as baked Camembert. You'll be supporting traditional cheese makers and all our farmers and rural communities. Help The Cheese Bar make British cheese grate again!

  • Includes 3 kinds of cheese
  • Molton cheese fondue
  • And a wine flight to pair with your cheese

Our Best Cheese Tasting Experience

Cheese Barge Paddington

Here's our very best cheese-tasting experience at the Cheese Barge in Paddington. You will be given a masterclass like no other in the art of pairing cheese with wine. You will be guided through different types of cheese and how best to match them with wines. This experience is set on a double-decker barge named Paddington, moored in the Paddington Basin. The barge was built by a boatyard in Somerset and has proved to be a floating sensation ever since it was launched, now carrying the finest cheese, gorgeous wines, and cheese lovers! This wonderful experience includes;

  • Glass of fizz with Driftwood Goats Cheese
  • Glass of white wine with Baron Bigod Brie
  • Glass of orange wine with Corra Linn
  • Sweet Wine with Lanark blue

Cheese Lovers Walk London

Cheese Tasting London

You can experience other cheese-tasting experiences at The Indytute, including our cheese lover's walk, an experience that was created closely with cheesemongers and wine specialists at Borough Market. 

This tour will take you to some of London's best cheesemongers, where you can get up close and personal with the finest cheeses in the world. At Borough Market, you will visit several cheese stalls and then enjoy a restaurant that even has its very own cheese room. The tour also includes a hot cheese fondue demonstration.

Enjoy Cheese and Wine Tasting at Home

We also created an 'at home' cheese-tasting experience. Discover 3 different kinds of cheese from the exceptional Vermont Butter and Cheese Center, paired with two wines from local vineyards. This deliciously balanced trio holds all the ingredients for a perfect meal, including bread and crackers for the sweet bunch.

This premium cheese-tasting experience includes;

  • Cheeses will consist of soft, hard, and blue cheese, all British.
  • Choice of red or white wine
  • Choice of regular or GF crackers

For the very best food experiences in London, from dining at Cinnamon Kitchen at Battersea Power Station to pancakes and cocktails. Enjoy afternoon tea, cocktails, gin tours, and the ultimate collection of wine-tasting experiences.

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