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The Ship Inn

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Cnr Stanley & Sidon Streets | South Bank Parklands, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
+61 7 3844 8000
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“lamb” (14 reviews)
“creme brulee” (5 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Australian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Cnr Stanley & Sidon Streets | South Bank Parklands, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: The Ship Inn
1. Main Meal
"Good range of Tap beers and pub food"
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2. Crème Brulee of the Day
"the crime brûlée was one of the best I ever had."
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3. Ambience
"Good atmosphere and value for money meals"
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1 - 10 of 208 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1  Thank Mondo679
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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.

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!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank no2plumbing
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1  Thank annettelaurie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was really impressed with the 350g rib steak I thought it was really good value Such a nice spot to sit and chill for a bit

1  Thank adamsR2979EP
Reviewed 30 January 2018

I didn't have to opportunity to visit The Ship Inn physically, but I felt I was sitting in the pub with a pint, thanks to one of the incredibly personable owners, Gretchen, her frivolous attitude confirms they were born to have a good time and...More

Thank Cory M
Reviewed 21 January 2018

We were recently looking for somewhere to have dinner with some out of town visitors and we chose the Ship Inn initially on the basis that is close to where the visitors were staying. First impression is the wonderful old world charm of the 'Queenslander'...More

Thank diezo2016
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

My wife and I recently had dinner at the Ship In. We were in Brisbane for a few days of R&R. This particular night I wanted to show my wife the “fairy light figs” at the QUT end of the Goodwill bridge. We’re so glad...More

Thank 82Steve
Reviewed 2 January 2018

I visit this pub regularly with my walking group. It is a casual Aussie pub and seems popular with locals as well as tourists. The staff are very accommodating for my group, always reserving a table for us, and giving us very good service with...More

1  Thank myanmar2000
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

On a hot day after visiting the Maritime Museum this was a welcome find recommended by a volunteer. With an old world Queenslander charm we enjoyed sitting on the verandah with a refreshing breeze. The service was friendly and efficient, with a good range of...More

1  Thank Mountainbilly1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 30
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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.
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