Classic pub meals in Williamstown.
Lunch & dinner. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options available.
Lunch 12.00 noon to 3.00pm. Dinner 6.00pm to 9.00pm.
Kitchen open all day weekends and Public Holidays.
Parmas, three different toppings to choose from with chips and salad. $15
Selected meals only $15
Steak Specials: Porterhouse $17.5 | Scotch Fillet $24 | 300g Rib Eye $29.5
Each served with chips, salad and your choice of sauce
Classic Roast served with Roast Veggies and Yorkshire Pudding $19
Soup. Creamy Cauliflower & Bacon Soup. Served with toasted bread. . $12
Curry. House made curry served with rice, pappadums, naan bread, lime pickle and mango raita. $20 Ask our staff for today’s selection. Vegetarian option available
Linguini Puttanesca. Anchovies, capers & olives tossed through napoli sauce. $18
Chicken Caccitore. Pan fried chicken breast with bacon, mushrooms & olives in a red wine & napoli sauce. Served on a bed of mash potato. . $26
Cashew Chicken Stir Fry. Chicken with carrots, celery & cashews in a Chinese gravy. Served on a bed of rice. $18
Desert. Apple & Rhubarb crumple served with vanilla ice cream. $12
To Start or Share
Cobb Loaf (v) Choice of garlic or herb served with dukkha, olive oil and balsamic. $8.50 (Add Swiss Cheese $1.5)
Salt & Pepper Calamari Lightly floured and flash fried until golden served on a bed of rocket tossed in pawpaw, coriander and lime salsa. $11
Mushroom Duxelles Arancini (v) Arborio rice with a rich mushroom and herb paste served with sweet chilli mayo.. $10.50
Barramundi Spring Rolls House made with cabbage, carrot, onion, chilli, lime and bean shoots served with an Asian dipping sauce. $11
Chicken Satay Skewers Chicken skewers topped with a rich satay sauce. $10.50 (Add Steamed Rice and Vegetables $8.50)
Pork Belly Twice cooked crispy pork belly in our spicy chilli and lime sauce. $13
Chilli Mussels Freshly caught local black mussels, cooked in a spicy tomato sauce served with crusty ciabatta bread. E$12/M$21
English Style Fish and Chips Barramundi fillet (grilled or battered) served on pea puree with chips, a fresh garden salad and house made tartare sauce. $22
Chicken Parmigiana Panko crumbed chicken breast, topped with ham, napoli sauce and mozzarella cheese and served with two of your choice of chips, garden salad, mashed potato and steamed vegetables. $24
Beef & Guinness Pot Pie Tender beef and vegetables under a flaky pastry lid, with a side of garden salad. $21 (Add Mash or chips or veggies $2 each)
Mixed Open Souvlaki Tender grilled lamb and chicken skewers on an open flat bread served with a Greek salad, house made tzatziki and a side of chips. $22
Pork belly (gf) Crispy skinned, twice cooked pork belly served on a cauliflower puree with a side of baby carrots and beans. Finished with a orange maple glaze. $28
Duck Breast Risotto (gf) Slices of house spiced duck breast, tossed through Arborio rice with asparagus, thyme and mushroom. E$19 / $25
Seafood Paella (g) Traditional Spanish dish of saffron rice with prawns, calamari, scallops, mussels, chicken, chorizo, olives, beans, peas and herbs. $27 for one, $46 two ppl, $60 three ppl, $77 four ppl
From the Grill
The Packet Burger Premium beef pattie with tasty cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles and onion jam and aioli with a side of chips. $20(Bacon or Fried egg $1.5 extra).
The Packet Chicken Burger Fried chicken breast with tasty cheese, lettuce, tomato and chipotle mayo. Served with a side of chips. $20(Add Bacon $1.5 extra.)
The Packet Veggie Burger (v) Crumbed chickpea pattie with tasty cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles, onion jam and roast capsicum. Vegan option available. $19
Lamb Backstrap Cooked medium rare, served on mash, with a side of green beans and topped with shiraz jus. $27
Steaks: All steaks served with chips & salad. (Mash & Veg $3 extra).
250g Porterhouse $29.50
300g Rib Eye $32.50
250g Hanger (also known as the Butcher’s Cut as it is prized for its flavour(Cooked no more than medium). $34
All steaks come with your choice of sauces including gravy, garlic butter, mushroom sauce, green peppercorn, béarnaise, or shiraz jus (Seafood Sauce $5 extra).. Mustards and Gluten free gravy also available.
Salt & Pepper Calamari Lightly floured and flash fried until golden, served on a salad of rocket and cherry tomatoes tossed in pawpaw, coriander and lime salsa. $21
Greek Lamb (GF) Marinated lamb, grilled medium and served over a salad spinach, tomatoes, cucumber, olives and feta, topped with house made tzatziki. $23
Warm Chicken, Potato and Green Bean Grilled chicken with spinach, potatoes, Spanish onion, cherry tomatoes, red pepper, olives, beans and Cesar dressing. $21
House Salad, Roquette, radish, tomato and red onion with a house made vinaigrette. Sm $7. Lrg $12.50.
White Chocolate Chip Brownie served with a rich chocolate sauce and dollop of thick cream. $10 (Ice Cream add $2)
Crème Brulee Classic custard base, flavoured with vanilla bean. Topped with a crisp caramelised sugar crust. $10
Apple Strudel Apples, hazelnuts, spices, and raisins in a flaky phyllo pastry jacket served with a warm apple sauce and a dollop of thick cream. . $10 (Ice Cream add $2)
Sticky Date Pudding Sponge cake, with finely chopped dates, covered in a butterscotch sauce and a dollop of thick cream. $10 (Ice Cream add $2)
Cheese Board Selection of three cheeses (brie, cheddar and blue) served with dried fruit, grissini sticks and water crackers. $15
Sides & Snacks
Hand cut chips and aioli. $9 (Add gravy $1)
Steakhouse Chips Served with our famous sweet chilli mayo. $8.50 (Add gravy $1)
Seasoned Wedges With sour cream and sweet chilli sauce. $10 (Add bacon pieces and melted mozzarella $4.5)
House-made Onion Rings With a sweet chilli mayo. $9
Crumbed Chicken Bites with a chipotle mayo dipping sauce. $11
Mixed Seasonal Vegies. $10
Still the place to be in 2017 from a culinary point of view
During his younger days The Dear Luncher used to frequent The Packet quite a bit, but not for food. It was the place to be for young folk Willy/Altona folk back in the day. Well it’s still the place to be in 2017 from a culinary point of view, says The Dear Luncher. It’s been decked out rather nicely, plenty of variety on the menu. The Packet Burger was rather nice, and the paella was tremendous. Kid friendly, great live music in the background and an excellent range of beer. The Dear Luncher’s eyes lit up when he saw Hawkers Pale Ale on tap.
Rating: 4 / 5
Just a short walk off the main strip of Williamstown, we found the oldest pub in Willy. Plasmas with Foxtel made it an enjoyable lunch watching the cricket.
Food quality was very good. Steak was tender, parma was huge!! Price was a bit cheaper than i expected for the location and the quality. Well worth a second visit..
via Trip Advisor
“Good Pub Food”
We have been here many times and have not been disappointed on any occasion. There is a great Menu selection with lots to choose from. Highly recommended for groups or couples.
Children are very welcomed. This is a place we will go back to again and again.
via Trip Advisor
Went here with the family of for dinner. Pub has a front bar and then a meals area and what looks like a private dining room.
Service was good and place was full. Meals were great and kids loved theirs. Kids drawing materials were provided and placed on wall. Steak was superb. All meals coming out looked good size.
3AW Pub of the week
The Steam Packet, after 122 years, kicks over as strongly as it ever has…… The Steam Packet Hotel rolls on neatly and after a long absence, the pub’s interior is still whipsmart and welcoming.
Front bar and dining room present a place of community and while the competition in Williamstown is plentiful, the truth is (in my opinion) there are few ‘must get to’ pubs and experience this beautiful and historic suburb.
Pricing for food and drink is about the mark, and there is sufficient diversity to appeal to all. I liked it again.
via Trip Advisor
Have visited the ‘Packet’ after work and for dinner a few times recently and found it to be quite delightful.
Food and drink menu are interesting and varied. Fave meals so far are lamb blackstrap and roast duck. Apple and rhubarb crumble for sweets ‘brilliant’! Mates rave about the steaks as well.
Live music on Friday night as well. Great tunes yours truly even got up and had a dance!
The owners come along most evenings and are delightful hosts…
Great little pub and well worth a visit or two or three
via Trip Advisor
“Lunch in Willy”
The Steampacket hotel restaurant is located a short distance from Nelson place where the majority of eateries are found. I would never have known it was there except that I was looking online for eating options in Williamstown. Glad to have found it. A lovely little hotel with a very stylish dining room.
Good varied menu, fast and pleasant service and good quality food. Will return.