About the boat

Technically a ship, The Milk Float was built in England in 2014. By day, she's a bar & cafe with Moo Canoes available for hire. She moonlights as a splendid events venue (COVID restrictions currently apply). 

Serving locally made ice cream, dairy-free sorbets, freshly baked cakes & more, she's a great spot to enjoy the British summertime in all its knickerbockerglory.

Bar Menu

We offer a selection of locally made soft drinks, spirits & beers, as well as an adventurous mezcal & cocktail menu. We can whip up a milkshake based on any of our ice cream flavours. Check out our seasonal cocktails on board.

At weekends, indulge in locally churned ice cream, or for something savoury, hit the back deck for tasty fresh street food. Group bookings and events can also be catered for on request.

Bandito Burger

This summer our back deck is home to Bandito Burger. Latin inspired menu featuring mouth watering smash burgers, dirty dogs & a tempting vegan selection.

You can order and enjoy your burgers & bravas on board, or take it away and find some canal-side sunshine. All burger options can be made gluten-free too.


If you fancy getting closer to the water, we also offer canoe hire. You'll be shown the ropes before you set off on your own adventure - perfect for couples, families & groups.

If you're planning a celebration, we can also arrange kayaking and paddleboarding sessions for groups, just get in touch!


The Milk Float is open every day from 10am. She can be found on the canal just off White Post Lane on the edge of the Olympic Park.

The closest station is Hackney Wick (3 minutes on foot). Turning left from the station, then left onto White Post Lane, you should see The Milk Float on your right hand side as you cross over the canal. The nearest postcode is E9 5EN.


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Drop us a message and one of the crew will be in touch soon. Please note, table bookings are usually required at the moment. We accommodate walk-ins when we can & have cold pints & refreshing cocktails to takeaway if the tables are occupied.