We function well at the Ship Inn.

Our Functions

The Ship Inn has a dedicated function room upstairs which is ideal for all styles of corporate and private functions.

The function room can cater for up to 200 guests for cocktail style function or 100 for a sit down meal and is complimented by a 4 meter wide wrap around veranda to enjoy a view over the Parklands below.

We do not charge a room hire and we do not charge a premium for weekend functions.

There are full bar facilities and you can choose from one of our menus below or ask our chef to tailor make something special for your function.

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Our Menus

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Breakfast Menu

(Served Alternate Drop – Choose 2 from the options below)


  1. Smoked salmon with cream cheese, curly lettuce, cucumber, finger lime.
  2. Adam’s ham, black pepper mature cheddar, lettuce, tomato, English mustard, cornichon. Option of fried egg.
  3. Fried haloumi, crushed avocado, lettuce, tomato capsicum relish (V).

Sourdough Open Sandwiches:

  1. Ship Inn BLEAT – Adam’s smoked bacon, fried egg, crushed avocado, tomato chutney, rocket, red onion, wholegrain mustard mayo, Tabasco.
  2. Ship Inn MATHS - Grilled mushroom, crushed avocado, blistered truss tomatoes, fried haloumi, spinach, balsamic reduction (V).
  3. Ship Inn BRATS – Crispy bacon, 150g rib fillet, rocket, crushed avocado, cherry tomato, caramelized shallots, spicy thousand island dressing.

Individual Plates:

  1. Zucchini and haloumi fritters, choice of Italian sausage, spicy chorizo or herbed Portobello mushroom, tomato capsicum relish, watercress salad (GF, V option).
  2. Sweet potato and carrot hash cake, choice of crispy bacon, Italian sausage, spicy chorizo or herbed Portobello mushroom, blistered truss tomatoes, rocket pesto, sourdough soldiers (V option).
  3. Baked butter beans, crispy bacon, Ship Inn sausage, oven baked tomato, watercress, choice of Vegemite or cheddar soldiers.
  4. Spanish frittata, choice of vegetarian or spicy chorizo, tomato capsicum relish, rocket, toasted mini bagel (V option).

Additional Platters ($5pp):

  1. Fresh fruit platter (GF)
  2. Homemade mini muffins
  3. Freshly baked mini pastry selection
  4. Greek yoghurt with honey & fresh fruits (GF)

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Set Menu

TWO COURSES - $50 per person
THREE COURSES - $60 per person

Minimum of 30 guests


Choose two of the following, served alternate drop:-

  • Crumbed Calamari stuffed with Chorizo Ratatouille.
  • Chermoula Chicken Tenderloins served over Couscous with Sweet Potato, Carrot & Currants, topped with Raita & Pomegranate Molasses.
  • Vegetarian Aumoniere – homemade pastry basket with a creamy mashed potato base, filled with grilled vegetables and bocconcini (V).
  • Herbed Lamb Skewers served with Garden Salad and Minted Lemon Yoghurt (GF).


Choose two of the following, served alternate drop:-

  • Oven Baked Salmon served with Crushed Sweet Potato, Seasonal Green Vegetables and Mango Salsa (GF).
  • Philadelphia Chicken – A plump chicken breast stuffed with garlic, cream cheese & parsley, lightly crumbed and fried, finished with Balsamic Jus. Served with Potato Gratin and Julienne Vegetables.
  • Crispy Skin, Lemon & Rosemary Chicken Breast with Crushed Potato & Bacon Cake, Kale, Blistered Tomatoes & Homemade Gravy (GF)
  • Lamb Rump Confit with Garlic & Thyme, served with Roasted Potatoes, Fresh Herbs, Broccolini and Red Wine Reduction (GF).
  • Beef Cheeks, slow cooked in a Beez Neez Honey Wheat Beer Sauce, served over Mash with Spring Onions & Sour Cream and Green Beans.
  • Char Grilled 300g Porterhouse served with Potato Gratin, Asparagus and Wild Mushroom Sauce (GF).


Choose two of the following, served alternate drop:-

  • Homemade Warm Berry Crumble.
  • Homemade Lemon Tart.
  • Homemade Chocolate Mud Cake with Chocolate Sauce & Berries.
  • Eton Mess – crushed meringue served with mixed berry compote and whipped cream (GF).

All Dietary Requirements can be specifically catered to – please ask for further information

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Finger Food Menu

Minimum 30 guests, (Starts from $22pp)

Choose 5 items for $22, 7 items for $29 or 10 items for $39

Prawn Salad Spoon (GF, DF)
Finely diced Asian vegetables in a coriander lime vinaigrette with marinated prawn meat.

Thai Chicken Balls (GF, DF)
Two juicy chicken meatballs infused with lemongrass and ginger and glazed with lemon chilli sauce and served on a lemongrass stalk.

Chicken and Vegetable Stick (GF, DF)
Hand cut chicken breast marinated in red curry paste and grilled on a stick with mixed capsicum and onion.

Lamb and Feta Rissoles
A plump couscous rissole with lamb and feta topped with baked feta and tzatziki.

Pesto Chicken Pinwheels
Diced chicken breast marinated in basil pesto and rolled in a tortilla with semi sun dried tomatoes and served as medallions.
(Vegetarian option also available)

Barramundi Spring Roll (DF)
A chunky spring roll with barramundi, mixed vegetables and rice vermicelli with a mango dipping sauce.

Duck Spring Roll (DF)
A chunky roll filled with duck breast, mixed vegetables and rice vermicelli and served with a plum dipping sauce.

Homemade Sausage Roll
Lamb and beef mince seasoned with our house recipe spices, wrapped in puff pastry and served with a Smokey BBQ dipping sauce.
(Vegetarian option also available)

Fish Goujons
Flash fried parmesan crumbed fish bites served with a lime aioli.

Calamari Stick
Marinated calamari flash fried and served on a stick.

Haloumi and Vegetable Stick (GF, V)
Haloumi and vegetables grilled on a stick.

Caprese Stick (GF, V)
Cherry tomato, basil and mozzarella balls on a stick.

Banh Mi Roll
Mini white baguette filled with thinly sliced BBQ pork, homemade pickles and a coriander salsa.

Roast Beef Roll
Mini white baguette filled with thinly sliced roast beef, egg salad and a horseradish mayo.

BBQ Pork Slider
Mini brioche slider filled with pulled pork and topped with a Smokey BBQ sauce.

Pulled Beef Slider
Mini brioche slider filled with pulled beef topped with caramelised onion.

Buffalo Chicken Wings (GF)
Spicy golden fried chicken wings served with a lime aioli.

Chorizo Pizza Bites
Golden puff pastry topped with Napoli sauce, chorizo olives and mozzarella.
(Vegetarian option also available)

Bacon and Manchego Cheese Muffins
Golden cornbread muffins filled with candied bacon bits, shallots and sharp Manchego cheese. (Vegetarian option also available)

Chorizo Salsa (GF)
Diced chorizo salsa, guacamole and sour cream on a crunchy corn chip.

Smoked Salmon Canape (GF)
Finely diced Tasmanian salmon with honey mustard dill and sour cream on a cucumber base.

Spanakopita (V)
Spinach and feta cups with a walnut crumble.

Philadelphia Stuffed Mushroom (V)
Mushroom stuffed with herbed cream cheese, crumbed and flash fried.

Manchego and Zucchini Fritters (V)
Golden fried fritters served with a tomato relish.

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Buffet Menu

Minimum 30 Guests
Starting from $48pp


  • Roast lamb in garlic & thyme sauce
  • Chermoula chicken in basil & tomato jus (GF)
  • Roast beef in green peppercorn sauce (GF)
  • Roast pork with crackling & apple sauce (GF)
  • Roast turkey with cranberry sauce

Yorkshire puddings, mint sauce, horseradish cream (with all buffets)


  • Herb roasted potatoes (V, GF)
  • Medley of roasted root vegetables (V, GF)
  • Cauliflower & broccoli gratin (V)
  • Medley of green vegetables (V, GF)


  • Classic Caesar
  • Pumpkin, feta & spinach (V, GF)
  • Asian noodle (V)
  • Waldorf (V)
  • Caprese – tomato, Bocconcini, basil (V, GF)

Dessert Buffet
(include in all buffets)

  • Profiteroles
  • Chocolate mousse (GF)
  • Mixed berry fool (GF)
  • Chocolate & almond brownies

$48pp – Choice of 3 main dishes, 3 side dishes & 3 salads
$58pp – Choice of 4 main dishes, 4 side dishes & 4 salads
$60pp – Choice of 3 selections, plus platters of fresh prawns to the table
$70pp – Choice of 4 selections, plus platters of fresh prawns to the table

Vegetarian dishes available upon request. All dietary requirements can be accommodated.

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"As a professional conference organiser, I regularly choose The Ship Inn for smaller workshops and conferences. The upstairs room is great for a small group; it is particularly nice to be able to break out onto the veranda, overlooking the river, city and South Bank, for meals. The food is always above average and receives high praise from delegates at each event we have held there. Special dietary needs are also well catered for. Working with the staff in organising the vent is always a pleasure - fantastic communication and always happy to try to accommodate our needs. Pricing if fantastic - the day delegate package is very reasonable, and is inclusive of room hire. We will always recommend this venue to our clients for a small group, especially when working to a tight budget."
Conference, February 2015

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