Review on The Ship
Founded as a Thameside waterman's inn around 1786, The Ship by Wandsworth Bridge is still in the business of providing hospitality although it now attracts crowds from near and far. It is famed for its vast outdoor bar and terrace, hidden sunken garden and daily barbecues ('whenever the sun comes out or the temperature creeps above 17 degrees'), but things are equally appealing indoors.
The Ship has returned to Young's Brewery since the departure of licensees Charles and Linda Gotto, but the current regime still offers a great choice of interesting food and drink. There's more than a touch of ambition about the seasonal menu, which has strong restaurant overtones and a liking for foie gras and truffles as well as pasta and salads.
To start, there might be carpaccio of spiced beef with red cabbage and candied apple or ham hock and pig's trotter cannelloni with Madeira sauce, while main courses might range from seared halibut with Savoy cabbage, home-smoked bacon and bouillabaisse sauce to lamb shank with pine nuts, Puy lentils, haricot beans and coffee-scented jus. Desserts tend to be more straightforward - chocolate fudge cake, pecan pie with elderflower sorbet, for example. The full range of Young's real ales is on draught and the pub also boasts a carefully selected global wine list (assembled with help from Michelle Angear MW).
The Ship is also featured in: Hardens, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Gastro pub / Modern European
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 4.00pm (8.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 6.00 - 10.00pm Mon-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express