The Ship Tavern

(515 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 515 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (5)
  • al fresco (3)
  • breakfast (1)
  • business (90)
  • child friendly (16)
  • dinner (401)
  • entertainment (32)
  • large parties (66)
  • lunch (249)
  • luxury (26)
  • private dining (140)
  • romantic (184)
  • trendy (22)
  • value (110)
  • 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.

  • By Danny R from Holborn
    16 February 2020

    Always a pleasure to visit the Ship, we like the historic atmosphere and the general buzz of the place. We usualy visit for Sunday lunch which is consistently good and afterwards we move to the pub downstairs for the live jazz, 5 – 7 on Sunday aftrenoons.

  • By Rosa A from London
    16 February 2020

    We went to the Ship Tavern for their Sunday roast, and it's true, it was amazing! I had pork belly, delicious! My partner had beef, which was also very good. The dining room upstairs is cosy, the staff is very nice, I would definitely recommend it and go back!!!

  • By Peter B from Canaan
    16 February 2020

    Very cozy and historic with great food and service

  • By Kate B from London
    14 February 2020

    An excellent evening..the Valentines meal came with a glass of prosecco

  • By Mark L from London
    11 February 2020

    Great ambience and service, pie of the day was amazing as was the beef wellington according to my son.

  • By Roos V from Amsterdam
    8 February 2020

    Great atmosphere, enthusiastic staff and magnificent food.

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

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