The Ship is a spirited and sophisticated seafood bar and grill offering simple, fresh seafood alongside thick-cut, dry-aged steaks and decadent desserts – all expertly prepared under the supervision of acclaimed Chef Patron Alex Aitken. Following the philosophy of Alex's other restaurants, The Ship serves regional flavours, using locally sourced produce and seasonal ingredients.
Signature dishes on The Ship menu feature a sumptuous Harbour Fish Pie, a home-made seafood burger, their renowned twice-baked cheese soufflé, and a cod fillet topped with crab crumb.
The Ship restaurant also offers a traditional full afternoon tea, dishing up cakes, scones with homemade jam and clotted cream, and sandwiches. Diners can sip on a range of teas and coffees or even top it off with a glass of fizz.
A versatile venue to enjoy gourmet British flavours, The Ship is a 4-minute drive from Chichester Rail Station.
of diners recommend this restaurant
- breakfast (9)
- dinner (11)
- large parties (1)
- lunch (1)
- luxury (4)
- private dining (2)
- romantic (3)
- trendy (2)
22 November 2019
Reasonable value for money. Dishes well prepared but not smashing. Drinks overcharged. Nice staff.
25 August 2019
Myself and my other half had an amazing time dining at The Jetty. We could not fault anything whatsoever, we would definitely recommend this to anyone staying at The Hotel too.
23 August 2019
Gorgeous cheese soufflé, really light but no seasoning. A few grinds of salt and pepper put this right. Same with the crab linguine,for my husband. Seafood tortellini was really ravioli but tasted OK with added salt. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. Sadly no atmosphere, typical of hotel restaurants and the dreadful background music simulated a throbbing headache! Huge brown stain on ceiling needs addressing. Not somewhere to linger. Why do restaurants assume diners share the decision makers taste in music? This would stop me from returning.
9 August 2019
good food and service
3 August 2019
Possibly the best waitress that we’ve ever had, very friendly, genuine and attentive. All the food was exceptional, perfectly cooked and presented. We’d definitely eat here again.
15 June 2019
They kindly gave us a 20% discount because the food was cold but unfortunately we wouldn’t want to eat here again. Service slow but pleasant waiter and good, responsive manager. Very annoying loud drum machine music despite sedate older clientele. Food mostly good but not really good enough to command the premium pricing.
24 May 2019
Though this restaurant bears the same name as that in Christchurch, the ambience and more importantly the quality of the food was far inferior. The staff were all attentive and very pleasant, but there were shortcomings. For example, we were presented with dessert spoons for soup in the evening and soup spoons at breakfast. Not a major disaster but indicative of things not being to a high standard. This could have been forgiven if the food was of the expected quality, but sadly it wasn't.
9 May 2019
Charming but a little chaotic! Somewhat undertrained staff! Ordered prawns without chilli sauce, came with a bed of samphire mixed with chilli! Ordered whole plaice ( catch of tge day, we were told that it came with vegetables.what I got were two plaice fillets with no veg?! Delicious andperfectly cooked but unexpected! The staff have not been trained to watch the room which resulted in our needing to attract their attention several times. However, tge food was good and tge place pleasant. We would probably visit again but not in the same league as the theatre restaurant
3 March 2019
Excellent decor, atmosphere and wonderful dining experience with first class service.
26 January 2019
Nice meal. The starters were great. Main courses both done well. Decent bottle of Montepulciano. Friendly service.