Located inside a historic building on Stanpit which was once home to Christchurch’s shipwreck smugglers, The Ship In Distress has lots of traditional charm, serving up an ever changing menu of fresh fish and seafood, caught by local fishermen. Situated on the coast, in the summertime, The Ship In Distress is the ideal place for a spot of al fresco dining, while the traditional interior provides the perfect setting for a cosy lunch or dinner in the winter. We recommend beginning your meal at The Ship In Distress with a bowl of fish soup with rouille, croutons, parmesan, bread & butter, before moving on to the whole lemon sole or some whole locally-caught lobster. With plenty of choices for meat lovers and veggies too, there’s something for everyone at The Ship In Distress. Book a table and head on over!
Excellent experience all round. This venue was recommended to us by a friend, and it did not disappoint. Good value, including the wine, although be warned, it is a very fish oriented menu!
Best fillet steak in Christchurch. This is our 5th visit and it is always excellent. Nice service and reasonable prices.Relaxed and friendly pub with character and personality.
Ambience was very pleasant.Food quality is good and presentation also.We had a lovely waitress called Sian,very friendly and helpful.Would recommend,we will definitely be back for more.