The Ship

(17 Reviews)
North Street, Chichester, South East England, PO19 1NH
British, Afternoon Tea
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Main course: £18
Food spend: £37

Opening hours

Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 14:30, 15:30 - 16:30 & 18:00 - 21:30
Sunday: 12:00 - 16:30 & 18:00 - 21:00.

Restaurant description

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.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for The Ship
(based on 17 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • breakfast (9)
  • dinner (11)
  • large parties (1)
  • lunch (1)
  • luxury (4)
  • private dining (2)
  • romantic (3)
  • trendy (2)
  • By Diana W from Staines-upon-Thames
    5 January 2019

    Food was outstanding cooked really well, and served beautifully

  • By Kevin M from London
    28 December 2018

    Excellent food and wine selection and very pleasant atmosphere. Highly recommended.

  • By Stephen W from Chichester
    9 December 2018

    Very good food andcservice

  • By Roy B from London
    9 December 2018

    Overall service and food was fine, although not exceptional, but one of the four starters (venison carpaccio) was very meagre - another of terrine was alright but uninspiring whilst two of tempura prawn were very good. Main courses and desserts/cheese were all perfectly acceptable.

  • By Martin W from Hazelmere
    8 April 2018

    The venue is pleasant, the service adequate. The food was however very disappointing. I ordered Lamb, it cam with a little mashed potato and an even smaller token portion of crochets. The lamb was over cooked and had a texture more like pork, it was also fairly tasteless. It though it might have been leftover from the day before. For the considerable price of £25 I found it very unsatisfactory.

  • By Imogen B from Chichester
    27 January 2018

    Had a really lovely meal. Started with oysters which were really fresh. Gin cured sea trout was excellent but sashimi was room temperature and tuna could have been fresher. Sea bass and sea bream cooked on the bone was excellent. Summer fruit parfait was nice but very icy rather than smooth and creamt and merengues we hard. Wine was reasonably priced. Lovey environment and friendly service. Waiter disappeared half way through leaving us waiting for a while to order dessert but another waitress took over quickly when we draw her attention. Would definitely eat here again.

  • By David W from Bognor Regis
    11 January 2018

    Excellent meal and generous portions though the service was a little slow.

Restaurant Location Map
The Ship
North Street, Chichester, South East England, PO19 1NH