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The Ship - CLOSED

Kings Quay Street, Harwich CO12 3HB, England
+44 1255 553727
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  • Average1%
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17 Oct 2015
“Fantastic fish and chips and dressed crab”
14 Mar 2014
“Sadly Closed”
Restaurant Hours Closed
British, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Kings Quay Street, Harwich CO12 3HB, England
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Reviewed 17 October 2015

A great place to visit. After sightseeing go to the Ship for lunch ,afternoon tea or even for dinner. If the fish platter is available then try this or have it to share!

Thank ros209
Reviewed 14 March 2014

We usually make a pilgrimage from Stowmarket once or twice per year to Harwich and have always had lunch at the Ship. Sadly, it appears it is now closed, being confirmed by the local postman. The food was always excellent and very well priced.

1  Thank Pete E
Reviewed 31 May 2013

We had heard the rumours that things and cook had changed , infact it is all around the town. No need for concern ,the new week day chef cooked the most delicious fish and chips we can remember ever having . Followed by scrumie bread...More

1  Thank Fruitgum1955
Reviewed 26 May 2013

We went for Sunday lunch as it's always been fantastic. I was disappointed however, the quality of the food was no where near as good. I found out later that the restaurant has been taken over by new owners. It also turns out that they...More

Thank babygrace06
chefjimmysals, Owner at The Ship, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2013

Hi and thanks for the review. I just wanted to correct you on a few things, firstly the ship isn't under new ownership and won't be for a long while yet, it just has a new concept! Secondly the quality hasn't changed at all, we...More

Reviewed 6 May 2013 via mobile

Great location and venue. The owner/head chef was extremely friendly and inviting. Food was amazing, best I'v ever had. Prices were very good and great value for money. Staff were very helpfull and polite and the food range and choices were brilliant. Epic place to...More

Thank TyJewell
Reviewed 28 April 2013 via mobile

On a bright cool spring day we fancied a birthday (my wife) walk with the children round Harwich, pottering on the pier and then lunch. The reviews for The Ship were good but they were booked out! But the guy on the phone was really...More

1  Thank Mike J
Reviewed 30 March 2013

Found this on a freezing cold day wandering around Old Harwich. The service is helpful and fast with no intrusive behaviour and the food.............well, it was divine. A real gem of a place. Spotlessly clean and lovely atmosphere. Will be back!! Oh, and loved the...More

Thank sooty1803
Reviewed 22 March 2013

Having been unimpressed by the town of Old Harwich, we were dreading what we'd find for lunch. Then we stumbled across The Ship. What a delight! The decor is modern and handsome, with vibrant local art on the walls. I loved the short but varied...More

Thank Mojosbigstick
Reviewed 3 March 2013

With out fail the ship is leagues above the pier and amazingly it's cheaper. The chef is second to none and I say this with experience coz my hobby is food and I save up to go to the best restaurants in the country but...More

Thank kellyb481
Reviewed 15 February 2013

We have just enjoyed a superb valentine's meal at The Ship. Welcomed by staff with a lovely glass of mojito champagne followed by a three course meal. Amazing flavours. Couldn't fault the food or the experience. The Ship never fails to meet our high expectations...More

1  Thank Dianem78
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kings Quay Street, Harwich CO12 3HB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Harwich
  • Phone Number: +44 1255 553727
  • E-mail
Now in his 3rd year at the ship restaurant chef James Sallows welcomes you to his intimate yet fulfilling eating establishment. Fresh food is the key, accompanied by a well thought out and hand picked wine list, a friendly and welcoming service awaits you and artwork by local artists is in abundance for your viewing and purchasing pleasures.
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