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The Ship Inn

#174 of 3,328 Restaurants in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Australian, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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Cnr Stanley & Sidon Streets | South Bank Parklands, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
+61 7 3844 8000
09:30 - 22:00
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Sun 09:30 - 18:00
Mon - Thu 09:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 09:30 - 23:00
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Brisbane, Australia
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76 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a very nice dinner here. Staff were very attentive and the food was good quality, I had the porkbelly and scallops, which was very nice. My partner had the lamb belly which she said was very good, but near the end, she felt it was very rich and couldn't finish it. Good selection of beers and wine. All... More 

1 Thank David M
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were running late, but the staff were so helpful we were soon relaxed, enjoying great meals and refreshing drinks. I love how you're always greeted so friendly and politely, invited to choose a seating place and menus, cutlery, drinks and most importantly for a very hot day, chilled bottle of free water and glasses. Lamb in any shape or... More 

1 Thank ThePaulsTours
Niagara Falls, Canada
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166 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We visited the marine museum and a worker there suggested this restaurant. My husband wanted somewhere with air conditioning, and it delivered. The staff were friendly and efficient. There were three main meal specials for the day ($19 - $22). However, we ordered off the regular menu. I had a mediterranean chicken salad which was excellent. My husband had a... More 

2 Thank ru2cold
Brisbane, Australia
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95 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

3 of us needed a break from family Christmas and catch up ,the Ship inn proved the perfect choice. Great service, sensible priced and all in the wonderful location of SouthBank. They have tables inside ( great air con) outside great people watching. I had beef cheeks which were perfect and the crime brûlée was one of the best I... More 

1 Thank Katy44b
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Group of friends decided on the Ship Inn for our annual Xmas catch-up. Staff were friendly,venue was presentable,menu had something for everyone and the wine list was decent. Meals were served swiftly everyone seemed satisfied with their choice

1 Thank terahans
Toronto, Canada
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110 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped off for a pint (oops make that a schooner) after a long swim at the beach. Great beer garden and ice cold beer.

1 Thank Wade76
Geelong, Australia
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Had such a lovely and yummy meal here. I got the Philadelphia chicken, and I ate every last bit of it.. It so just so yummy. Very nice and friendly staff, they even moved some tables around for us Coz we were a big family. Kids loved their meals and adults did too. Fair priced for a decent meal! 😁

2 Thank Lauren S
Lennox Head, Australia
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656 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

This well located historic hotel has a restaurant which has been going for a long time so I figured that they must be doing something right. The menu has vegetarian, steak, chicken, seafood, rice and pasta based meals, and salad options as well as a dessert menu. Wines can be purchased by the glass. My friend chose lamb skewers with... More 

Thank TravellerFaye
Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

My partner and I came here for our anniversary dinner and a couple drinks. The service was incredible, even for a busy Saturday night. Our dinner was equally as great. We will defiantly be back, thank you!

3 Thank TaylaHicks
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

We have been to The Ship Inn numerous times previously. We have always liked it. Our latest visit, on a balmy Saturday night, was a big disappointment. The food was good and most of the staff were friendly. However, the Head Waiter or Duty Manager was abrupt, rude and disinterested. He rushed us through our order, slammed plates down, looked... More 

Thank Sandy H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 29
Bar, Australian, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
09:30 - 18:00
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?