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The Ship Tavern

12 Gate Street, Holborn, London, WC2A 3HP

(((() British
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Opening hours
Monday to Saturday : 12:00 - 22:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 21:00

Fantastic restaurant- Sunday roast was the best I have ever had

Linda 10 July 2018
from Maidenhead

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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.

The Ship Tavern

12 Gate Street, Holborn, London, WC2A 3HP

Contact +44 2074051992

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Customer reviews for The Ship Tavern

4.4 (((() (based on 372 reviews)
95% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (292)
  • lunch (171)
  • romantic (130)
  • private dining (101)
  • value (73)
  • business (66)
  • large parties (49)
  • entertainment (22)
  • luxury (18)
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  • child friendly (8)
  • afternoon tea (5)
  • al fresco (3)
  • breakfast (1)
  • ((((* 16 July 2018 by Samantha from LONDON

    Fabulous service. We had only a short lunch break - they were understanding and rushed our order through!
    Only thing, the chips (my favourite things in the world) were a little burnt.
    I will be back on Wednesday!

  • ((((( 10 July 2018 by Linda from Maidenhead

    Fantastic restaurant- Sunday roast was the best I have ever had

  • ((((* 4 July 2018 by Claire from Swansea

    Great steak and a large selection of gin!

  • ((((( 3 July 2018 by Lois from Southampton

    I had the goats cheese and onion tart with sticky toffee pudding and my mum had the brisket with a side of chips and the crumble and a strawberry G&T. The food and service was superb. It’s a shame we don’t live closer, but if we’re in the area again, we will definitely come back to sample more of the menu and will definitely recommend to friends.

  • ((*** 29 June 2018 by Alen from Cologne

    Overall, this experience was not nearly as good as the one we had last year. In 90 minutes the 'team' managed to serve two drinks per person. There were 'excuses' about being busy, but we were there when the room was no more than 50% occupied. The food initially turned up with 4 Sunday roasts and then 3 small pots of vegetables between 4 people. There was barely enough for 2. I complained an another was brought out. This was a satisfactory response, but should have been unnecessary.

    Average quality food for 5/6 people. The grilled option for the fish and chips was dry and tasteless, and cold.

    Not good enough to warrant high reviews. Too many excuses for poor performance.

  • (((** 12 June 2018 by Walter from London

    Overall it was good. The roast beef part of the Sunday roast was too dry in my opinion. The bread and butter dish changed as well and for worse: they used to serve three delicious types of butter. Now they only serve a normal one with salt on top and another smokey one which can be found at supermarkets.

  • ((((( 7 June 2018 by Stefania from London

    What a fantastic find this was! The food was excellent even if a little pricey, but all freshly prepared and everyone in our group of 14 polished their plates. The atmosphere upstairs is very quirky, the room is a little dated but there is plenty of candlelight. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Will definitely be coming back again.

  • ((((* 7 June 2018 by Tony from London

    Group of people visiting London form Europe for work activities. 4 x orders of Fish & Chip, 1 steak order, 1 x XXXX sausage. All meals thoroughly enjoyable

  • ((((( 3 June 2018 by TG from London

    The Ship Tavern is a wonderful place we have visited several times on our trips to London. Great atmosphere, good food and good service. This time we even got a complimentary glass of bubbles because we celebrated our wedding anniversary.

  • ((((( 29 May 2018 by Mike from London

    Good food, good service, bit pricey but great meal and nice romantic vibe.

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