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The Ship Inn


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2016, 2018 Winner

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Sponsored by: The Ship Inn

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Main Meal
1. Main Meal
"Good range of Tap beers and pub food"
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2. Crème Brulee of the Day
2. Crème Brulee of the Day
"the crime brûlée was one of the best I ever had."
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3. Ambience
3. Ambience
"Good atmosphere and value for money meals"
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What was once a rowdy sailor's drinking den has been transformed into a civilised Gastro Pub complete with a separate and impressive function and convention facility catering for up to 200 guests. This iconic South Bank Hotel, constructed in 1864, has developed a reputation as a lamblover's paradise and boasts a classic pub style menu sitting beside our more accomplished dishes. The Ship Inn is proud to have a strong commitment to sustainability. Drop by some time and see for yourself what it is we do.
USD 11 - USD 28
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gastropub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Catch up lunch with friends for Australia day close to their home. Located in Southbank precinct, the prices reflected it. $8 schooners. Food was average at best. Fish and chips : fish was frozen fillet overcooked and dry. Pumpkin and Haloumi salad with lamb. They...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank fiosraim
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tasty and quick lunch, plenty of tables which are spacious. Friendly staff though the only view is of the path through parkland, good if you like people watching.

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Mark N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Top spot. We held our annual social club dinner in the function rooms. Great food great service and great atmosphere. Thanks guys

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank waves_sc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff were super efficient and obliging. The duty manager was excellent, we arrived with a kids sporting team for dinner. The tables were all moved to suit us and were all seated all together so as not to disturb at other diners. The food...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Steve M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was our first visit to The Ship Inn,though we'd been past it many times.Met friends from Sydney there,had a few drinks then decided we'd stay to eat. Not much choice for me being a vegetarian,so I opted for the quesadilla,,which I know is really...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Sue S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here on Sunday to use my entertainment book voucher. Staff were very friendly. Much quieter than the Plough on a Sunday if that's what you are after. Nice area outside to people watch but we chose the air con inside. Good sized portions...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank pamela a
Reviewed 27 December 2018

23.12.2018 We wondered the park lands and while other venues were loud and bustling this grand lady at the east end of the park was magnificent. it had a charm and elegance that drew me in. The staff were friendly and helpful and willing to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank partlegend
Reviewed 25 December 2018

Decided to drop in for a few drinks prior to X'mas & found the pub packed, a great atmosphere with fantastic staff working so hard to make sure everybody had a good time. A lovely old pub, set amongst the trees in popular Southbank is...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank 188petere
Reviewed 24 December 2018 via mobile

Had the pleasure of two visits to this establishment in Nov got my nephews wedding. On the first night a casual dinner with family and friends pre-wedding which was superb to say the least. Food was delicious and service was of a great standard. Second...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank Miss-Zilzie
Reviewed 8 December 2018

Stumbled across The Ship Inn whilst doing a walk along the South Bank. Called in for a few refreshments as it was such a hot day. The staff are extremely friendly and the menu is extremely reasonable and the food menu looks really good. Hence...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Jan D
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Response from JohnFairDobinson | Reviewed this property |
Dog are fine near tables outside, the team advise. They'll even bring out water. Cheers, John
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