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The Ship Inn

$$ - $$$, ,
Cnr Stanley & Sidon Streets | South Bank Parklands, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
+61 7 3844 8000
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lamb” (16 reviews)
“salad” (15 reviews)
“creme brulee” (5 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Australian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, 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."
See reviews that mention catch up
3. Ambience
"Good atmosphere and value for money meals"
See reviews that mention great atmosphere
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141 - 150 of 229 reviews

Reviewed 9 July 2015

I attended a Conference at the Ship Inn - Conference Room over two days. This included morning and afternoon tea and one day's lunch. The food was modern, different but interesting. Dowstairs restaruant opens for lunch and dinner. Mains aroud the $20+. On day 1,...More

Thank Carol M
Reviewed 3 July 2015

The food here is yum and a good variety of different, interesting dishes! Location is also great, walking distance to lots of other places and things to do!

Thank 987liad
Reviewed 1 July 2015

My family and I have met up twice now at this central location. Menu was diverse and able to cater to coeliac and other food restricted diets. Some caught train to Southbank station and just walked over, some parked at Southbank and some stayed in...More

Thank TheAndo
Reviewed 23 June 2015

The Ship Inn always delivers, nice atmosphere, great food and drinks. The Ship Inn is located at the southern end of South Bank, opposite the Goodwill Bridge (pedestrian bridge). You can't miss this beautiful old 'Queenslander' styled building constructed in 1864, renovated for the 21st...More

Thank kpiddy
Reviewed 22 June 2015

The Ship Inn's food was really excellent - we had Beef Cheeks and Lamb shanks. The children's meals were very good too. They all enjoyed them and the Service was very good. One of the few restaurants left in Southbank that has delicious food, not...More

Thank Jacqui P
Reviewed 20 June 2015 via mobile

It's out of the main heart of Southbank but it's worth eating here The food is excellent along with service This is the second time we have visited and the standard was again up there Price was mid range Seating inside or out right by...More

Thank Vivienne N Keit... A
Reviewed 20 May 2015

We have eaten here several times, and the meals have been great every time, service nice and relaxed. I would not hesitate to recommend it to visitors,

Thank ingerl426
Reviewed 20 May 2015

We regularly meet at the Ship Inn and have a meal and get well looked after. It is more than a pub and a great middle of the road place to dine with that touch of extra flare and value. Very solid performer and highly...More

Thank SteveSGC590
Reviewed 19 May 2015 via mobile

We went last Sat nite for family birthday dinner & ordered the slow cooked beef cheeks & braised lamb neck...these guys slow cook very well! Delicious & melted in the mouth..we'll be back

Thank Karen & Les N
Reviewed 19 April 2015

Been to this place a few times b4. Looks like the standards are dropping. Seems to be happening to many restaurants in Brisbane lately. Were ushered to a crummy table inside. Then we asked to sit outside. Was a table that was reserved for 7.30pm...More

Thank Frank1958490907
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1 July 2018|
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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
Kaye G
26 November 2015|
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Response from WLKennedy | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 29
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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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