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The Ship Inn

#197 of 3,381 Restaurants in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Cnr Stanley & Sidon Streets | South Bank Parklands, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
+61 7 3844 8000
09:30 - 18:00
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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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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had our wedding reception here and were very happy with the fantastic service we received. The staff are amazingly helpful and friendly,the food was great, the venue was beautiful.

1 Thank arharring
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been eating at the Ship Inn for many years & it is consistently good food. My husband had the Steak with Prawns(surf & turf) 😊 & I had the vegetarian basket. Both of us enjoyed our meals very much. The staff are very friendly & helpful.b

2 Thank vivsay18
Brisbane, Australia
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87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here for dinner as it is casual and quick and in the nice surrounds of Southbank and you can watch the comings and goings over the Goodwill Bridge. There was a mixture of tourists and they enjoyed the easy outdoor atmosphere as it was a lovely evening. The food is just pub food but enjyable enough!!!

Thank Christine R
New Orleans, Louisiana
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85 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Situated at the South Bank close to the City it's a very comfortable place to have lunch. The food and service are not outstanding, just average. I had a Moroccan Chicken Salad with a lot of salad and two minor pieces if chicken who looked lost in the heaps of salat. The place makes it ok, but it's for me... More 

1 Thank dutchy-abroad
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110 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We had a table outside where we could watch the world go by. It was a Saturday lunch and we could choose from several tables outside or inside without a reservation. I ordered the pork belly and scallops. The pork belly was cooked to perfection. It fell apart, melted in the mouth and was full of flavour. The scallops were... More 

1 Thank Vicki B
Patumahoe, New Zealand
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped for drinks and an early dinner on the way to Adele at the Gabba. The staff literally laughed at us when we asked for a table as we hadn't booked, and told us to try our luck in the garden bar - there was plenty of room! Not the best welcome! It was all bar service which was... More 

Thank Debra L
Melbourne, Australia
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72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Sale & pepper calamari was ruberry and no taste. I got 4 pieces for $22 my son orderered lamb soulvaki with calamari and got 2 pieces for $5 rip off. waitress bought the wrong wine what more could have gone wrong! Even the cab driver could not find the address.

1 Thank KITTEN0072014
Darwin, Australia
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67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Caught up with family here on a business trip, the food, drinks and location was great I highly recommend that if you are looking for great meal at a reasonable price to check this place out

2 Thank Shane T
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

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 

2 Thank David M
Brisbane, Australia
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

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 

2 Thank ThePaulsTours

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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
US$14 - US$29
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, 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
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, 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?