Black Ship Restro Pub
We opened Black Ship in November 2020 AKA worse time to start a bistro, thanks to COVID-19. However, our team’s passion and belief made Black Ship into reality even during the world pandemic. Our mother kitchen on Jasper Ave is the oldest established public house in downtown Edmonton! dating back to 1912. One of our values is to provide modern benefits while keeping with tradition dating more than 100 years old.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Do not eat here.
I used to really enjoy eating at The Hat and was sad when it closed during the pandemic. When looking for a place to eat downtown recently I noticed The Black Ship had taken over, looked at the menu, and was excited that the menu was the same as The Hat! Well. Do not be fooled.
I ordered the California chicken burger with salad, same thing I've had several times before when it was The Hat. It was awful. I took one dubious bite, choked it down and that was it for me. The chicken was boiled, the bun was hard on the bottom (I couldn't even cut through it), what used to be a slab of feta was instead 1cm cubes of feta (basically impossible to eat on a burger). The "citrus glaze" that would typically be on the chicken as a...Glaze...was instead clearly from a jar and dumped (cold) on top. There was pineapple which was maybe new! But it was from a can or maybe from one of those little fruit cups I send to school with my kids.
The salad. It was romaine lettuce (center hard parts only), some weird looking bacon bits, and powdered Kraft-type parmesan cheese. Apparently this is their house salad as it came with ranch dressing (I did not specify what type I wanted, only that I wanted it on the side please). When I told the waitress I'd never seen a salad like that in a restaurant ever I was informed it's because the salad dressing wasn't On the salad.
My dining partner ordered Poutine. When it arrived it was cold. Why it was cold I'm unsure as there was only one other diner in the restaurant.
We each had 1 bite, asked for the cheque and left. Then ordered something else for lunch on the way back to the office.
I’ve always loved this restaurant. New ownership is excited to keep the tradition of the location alive!
Black Ship Restro Pub offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (780) 705-2237.
Black Ship Restro Pub is rated 3 stars by 2 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.