The Ship Tavern

(521 Reviews)
12 Gate Street, Holborn, London, London, WC2A 3HP
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Sunday menu

Award winning Sunday lunches served all day

Opening hours

Monday to Saturday : 12:00 - 22:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 21:00

Restaurant description

A traditional ale house and dining room hidden in the heart of Holborn, The Ship Tavern in London prides itself on cooking British culinary favourites. One of Holborn’s best pubs and dating back to 1549, The Ship boasts a fruitful history.

Classic pub fare characterises The Ship Tavern menu, from comforting pies to hearty steaks. Start with soft shell crab fritters or braised ox cheek, followed by venison steak au poivre, or halibut with razor clams. End with a baileys crème brûlée, or a selection of British cheeses.

Guests can choose between the mahogany-walled dining room adorned with antique paintings and roaring fires, and the cosy pub downstairs. Graze on light bites and snacks from the Ship bar menu while you enjoy one of the gins: a selection so vast, there is a menu specially devoted to it.

The daily specials and real ales are highlights at The Ship Taven Holborn, alongside the Sunday roast and frequent live jazz sessions. Holborn Tube Station is a 2-minute walk away.

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

Customer reviews for The Ship Tavern
(based on 521 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (5)
  • al fresco (5)
  • breakfast (1)
  • business (91)
  • child friendly (16)
  • dinner (405)
  • entertainment (32)
  • large parties (66)
  • lunch (254)
  • luxury (26)
  • private dining (141)
  • romantic (186)
  • trendy (22)
  • value (111)
  • By Kate U from leicester
    15 September 2020

    super pub I had walked passed often and never been in before, lovely food and service

  • By Hiroko G from London
    3 September 2020

    Very good atmosphere and nice hospitalization ! Everything was very good.

  • By Sarah T from London
    2 September 2020

    Wonderful in every way! Portions were ginormous and really tasty. Great service.

  • By Martin B from London
    30 August 2020

    Best Sunday Roast and service by staff. A hidden gem in London!

  • By Rachael R from Cardiff
    23 August 2020

    An amazing Sunday lunch here - completely overwhelmed with the portion size and flavour of the pork belly here it was so good. Loved the features and overall atmosphere, so lucky to have stumbled across this while staying in Holburn. Will definitely return in the future!

  • By Roger M from London
    26 July 2020

    The return of The Ship is really good news. They have managed the Covid restrictions very sensitively so the environment is still comfortable and enjoyable. The Sunday Roasts are excellent and portions were generous, as usual. The drinks menu is good and includes the super Holborn Gin. On top of this, the welcome was very warm and genuine and the service was great!

  • By Caroline M from London
    12 March 2020

    Friendly attentive service, scallops and chorizo starter was amazing, decent beer burger for main Vegan friend enjoyed courgette soup and vegan burger

  • By Judith M from boston USA
    5 March 2020


  • By Jacques K from Lille
    4 March 2020

    Wé l'île the friendly atmosphère

  • By Karena A from London
    1 March 2020

    Wonderful food and service in a location steeped in history. Sunday roast was beautiful.

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The Ship Tavern
12 Gate Street, Holborn, London, London, WC2A 3HP

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