We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Ship Inn

$$ - $$$, ,
Cnr Stanley & Sidon Streets | South Bank Parklands, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
+61 7 3844 8000
Certificate of Excellence
All photos (57)
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lamb” (14 reviews)
“salad” (15 reviews)
“paella” (4 reviews)
Closed Now
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Cnr Stanley & Sidon Streets | South Bank Parklands, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
All Details
Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: The Ship Inn
1. Main Meal
"Good range of Tap beers and pub food"
See reviews that mention pub food
2. Crème Brulee of the Day
"the crime brûlée was one of the best I ever had."
See reviews that mention catch up
3. Ambience
"Good atmosphere and value for money meals"
See reviews that mention great atmosphere
Write a ReviewReviews (215)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 214 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Met with colleagues and had an extremely enjoyable lunch before a lecture at Griffith University. Great food and good portions!

1  Thank Tim F
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Great place for a drink and nibbles, very nice atmosphere and a good view. Really enjoyed a drink here.

1  Thank Kelvin P
Ellie J, Front Office Manager at The Ship Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

Hi Kevin P, We always thought the place was good for drinks and nibbles, we hope you come back for some more!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Young Michelle said she's thinking of flying up for a couple of days - I can see her now removing her shoes at the airport and walking across the tarmac bare footed - and so I had to go and check a few nice places...More

Thank JohnFairDobinson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a week night dinner and loved the food and service. I had the crispy skin salmon and my partner had the 10 hour slow cooked beef cheeks. The new menu is great,there’s something for everyone.

1  Thank BrisbaneBetty
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

The lady who served our lunch was terrific. She was polite, efficient and did everything she could to make our meal enjoyable. The meals were good. However when the dressing was left off of my salad I was a little annoyed (although the waitress was...More

1  Thank Jackie W
Reviewed 11 April 2018

We went there for lunch on Sunday with a large group without a reservation. The staff were very helpful & we sat outside in a very pleasant area. Meals were good & good value also. Service was prompt. In all, we enjoyed the venue &...More

1  Thank iana4417
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Nice atmosphere, you can sit inside or out. We enjoyed the salmon although it was hard to decide, everything sounded yummy.

1  Thank Lee D
Reviewed 11 March 2018

We celebrated my father's 90 th birthday here today. A very cosy and comfortable venue. Delicious food and attentive friendly staff. Highly recommended.

2  Thank Mondo679
Reviewed 11 March 2018

The ship inn One of the best value for meals out . Staff are great ,and will do what they can to help . Never ever had a bad meal at this place . Ps the lamb shanks are superb

2  Thank no2plumbing
Reviewed 9 March 2018

Popped in here, just for a coffee, after roaming around the Botanic Gardens on the other side of the Goodwill Bridge. It was so clean and lovely and people were eating some delicious looking meals it almost made us want to stay and eat -...More

2  Thank annettelaurie
Nearby HotelsSee all 172 hotels in Brisbane
Swiss-Belhotel Brisbane
666 reviews
.27 km away
Central Hillcrest Apartments
117 reviews
.49 km away
Quest South Brisbane
373 reviews
.52 km away
Menso at Southbank
74 reviews
.54 km away
Nearby Restaurants
MADO Cafe and Restaurant
575 reviews
.20 km away
Stokehouse Q
837 reviews
.13 km away
Siam South Bank
156 reviews
.18 km away
Nearby Attractions
Queensland Maritime Museum
333 reviews
.12 km away
South Bank Market
116 reviews
.44 km away
Old Government House
62 reviews
.64 km away
Goodwill Bridge
37 reviews
.27 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Kaye G
26 November 2015|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from WLKennedy | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe that is an option.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 29
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr Stanley & Sidon Streets | South Bank Parklands, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3844 8000
  • E-mail
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing