Review: All aboard The Ship for a delicious meal

The Ship, Kinghorn. Pic: FPA
The Ship, Kinghorn. Pic: FPA

The Ship Restaurant, 2 Bruce Street, Kinghorn

If you are looking for a beautiful meal in relaxing surroundings then I would highly recommend you pop along to The Ship in Kinghorn.

I had heard only good things about the restaurant and I have to say I was not disappointed - in fact I would go as far to say it is one of the best meals I have ever had.

I was immediately struck by how beautifully decorated The Ship was inside and it had a very welcoming ambience.

The staff were very friendly and attentive and ready to answer any questions about the menu.

I didn’t know what the choice of meals was beforehand as the menu changes every weekend, but there was a wide range of dishes to choose from. For our starters my companion chose the southern fried chicken strips with sweet chilli sauce but as I had difficulty deciding, I was given the chance to sample each one so I tried a couple of haggis filo parcels with Drambuie sauce (available last weekend to celebrate Burns Night) and two prawns marie rose and smoked salmon coronets. The haggis filo parcels were delicious and the coronets, amply filled with the prawn marie rose, just melted in the mouth. While my companion’s chicken strips were very tasty and the sweet chilli sauce had a nice tangy flavour. Both starters were beautifully presented with fresh salad.

For the main course I went for the chicken stuffed with haggis and peppercorn sauce and my fellow diner opted for the chef’s steak pie with chips. Again both dishes were beautifully presented and came with generous helpings of fresh vegetables. I savoured every mouthful of the chicken - it was so tender and cooked perfectly. It was presented on a bed of mash potato and the sauce just added to the lovely flavours. My companion had the steak pie which had very tender pieces of steak and she thoroughly enjoyed it. For dessert I had the creme brule with homemade shortbread and my friend had the walnut meringue stack. The creme brule had a lovely creamy texture and the walnut stack, which came with cream and ice-cream, was deliciously chewy, drizzled in a tasty sauce. My companion and I finished off the meal with a couple of lattes. We would highly recommend a visit to The Ship.


The Ship pate with cumberland sauce

Tiger prawns in garlic butter

Smoked haddock fishcake with sweet chilli sauce

Chef’s soup of the day with crusty bread


Slow braised lamb shank with black pudding

Fillet of pork and mushroom stroganoff

Sirloin or fillet steak with a choice of sauces

Pan fried sea bass

Scottish salmon

Beef lasagne with salad, garlic bread and fries

Fresh beer battered/breaded haddock


Sticky toffee pudding

Rich chocolate torte

Iced raspberry cranachan