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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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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“lamb” (14 reviews)
“salad” (15 reviews)
“paella” (4 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Australian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan 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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21 - 30 of 214 reviews

Reviewed 6 December 2017

Very good service and excellent choice of food. Garden area is uncluttered and roomy. Good beer selection. A very pleasant lunch time crowd and well worth a visit.

1  Thank WAP1956
Reviewed 5 December 2017

I am a regular diner at the Ship In Hotel. The food is of an unwavering high standard without rip off prices. Good for couples and good for families

1  Thank Tony L
Reviewed 28 November 2017

Really pleasant, traditional building in good location. Made to feel very welcome by helpful and friendly staff all coping well no matter how busy it got, especially with post cricket, weekend trade. Decent beer offer (by Brisbane standards!) and reasonable menu of pub type fayre....More

1  Thank wart1
Reviewed 13 November 2017

We had a reunion of old friends at the Ship Inn Saturday for lunch. I can honestly say it was the best experience I've had in a long time. When I booked our table the lady (Maz) couldn't have been more helpful. As we are...More

1  Thank LoretteHerdmun
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Enjoy a quintessential Aussie Pub, menu has all the usual suspects. We tried the lamb cutlet special, nicely cooked but very fatty. Good service and nice atmosphere, drinks are a little expensive

Thank GClife
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Dropped in due to its proximity to where we were staying (River Plaza). Enjoyable and tasty meal with appropriate pricing. On the night we decided to utilise the facility there was a Midnight Oil concert but they catered to the unexpected rush with ease. In...More

1  Thank Alan G
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Nice relaxing place, great food, great location, great staff, prefect for lunch, I will be back for sure next time I’m in town, Brisbane at it’s best.

1  Thank Peter Turnz
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Mars was her name , greeted us like we were peasants and pointed to a table yet to be cleared but other nearby tables were clean , took ages for someone to come to the table and clean it , wasn't like it was busy...More

Thank Balilover2
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Recently at Ship Inn for a company conference. Easy enough to find and an easy walk under the Southbank Arbour from the Southpank underground parking. A tip is to use the early bird parking to get the cheap parking. Slightly indirect route at the venue...More

Thank Gillian E
Reviewed 11 October 2017

The food at The Ship Inn is fairly typical contemporary Australian food and the pricing is not too expensive. You have a choice of inside or outside seating. But it is the building and location that makes the Ship Inn worth visiting.

Thank RonH1963
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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
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, 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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