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: 250g Porterhouse $17.5 | 300g Rib Eye $29.5 | 200g Eye Fillet $32 |
Each served with chips, salad and your choice of sauce
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
Herb Crumbed Hoki. Crumbed Hoki fillet served with sautéed snow peas and rosemary chats. $23
Beef Stir Fry. Beef strips with an Asian style sauce with seasonal mixed vegetables. Tossed through Hokkien noodles. $22
Quattro Formaggi Pizza. Thin crust base with napoli, wild mushrooms, mozzarella & parmesan. $20
Chicken Breast with a creamy mushroom sauce served with mash potato and sautéed spinach. $27
Desert. House made apple crumble served with vanilla ice cream. $12
To Start or Shre
Cobb Loaf (v) Garlic cobb served with dukkha, olive oil and balsamic. $9 (Add Swiss Cheese $1.5)
Cream cheese Cobb Loaf Sautéed onion, bacon and oregano. Mixed through cream cheese, served in a toasty cobb. $12
Salt & Pepper Calamari Lightly floured and flash fried until golden served on a bed of rocket tossed in pawpaw, coriander and lime salsa. $12
Zucchini & Capsicum Arancini (v) Crumbed arborio rice balls with Zucchini and Capsicum served with a garlic aioli. $11
Tempura Prawns (v) Japanese inspired prawns lightly battered with an Asian dipping sauce. $13
Pork Spring Rolls House made with cabbage, carrot, onion, chilli, lime and bean shoots served with an Asian dipping sauce. $12
Pork Belly Twice cooked crispy pork belly in our spicy chilli and lime sauce. $13
Chicken Liver Pate House made served with cornichons and toasted crusty bread. $12
Chilli Mussels Freshly caught local black mussels, cooked in a spicy tomato sauce served with crusty ciabatta bread. E$13.5/M$25
Trio of sliders Beef with roquette mustard & tomato sauce, Pulled pork with chipotle mayo & coleslaw, veggie Pattie with onion jam, coz lettuce & garlic aioli. $16
The Packet Charcuterie Board Selection of cured and smoked meats, chicken liver pate and cheddar cheese served with toasted bread, crackers cornichons and a Tomato and onion Jam. $20
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. $23
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
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. $24
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
Southern Fried Chicken Lightly spiced, twice crumbed chicken served with cheesy mash potato, gravy and coleslaw. $29
Oven Baked Duck Served with sautéed rosemary potatoes, wild mushrooms, roasted capsicum, and snow peas, drizzled with a chilli and plum glaze. $29
Seafood Paella (g) Traditional Spanish dish of saffron rice with prawns, calamari, scallops, mussels, chicken, chorizo, olives, beans, peas and herbs. $28 for one, $52 two ppl, $72 three ppl, $88 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. $21(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. $21(Add Bacon $1.5 extra.)
Pulled pork burger slow cooked pork shoulder, served with coleslaw and sweet chilli mayo with a side of chips. $21(Add Bacon $1.5 extra.)
The Packet Veggie Burger (v) Crumbed chickpea pattie with tasty cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles, onion jam and roast capsicum. $20(Vegan option available)
Classic Steak Sanga Cooked medium with egg, tasty cheese, lettuce, tomato and beetroot served with a side of chips. $24
All steaks served with chips & salad. (Seafood sauce add $5 / Mash & Veg $3 / Extra Sauce $2 ).
250g Porterhouse $29.50
300g Rib Eye $33
250g Hanger (also known as the Butcher’s Cut as it is prized for its flavour(Cooked no more than medium). $34
200g Eye Fillet (200g) $38
All steaks come with your choice of sauces including gravy, garlic butter, mushroom sauce, green peppercorn, béarnaise, or shiraz jus. Mustards and Gluten free gravy also available.
Salt & Pepper Calamari Lightly floured and flash fried until golden, served on a salad of mixed leaves and cherry tomatoes, tossed in a pawpaw, coriander and lime salsa. $22
Classic Caesar Cos lettuce, crispy bacon, poached egg, croutons, anchovies, shaved parmesan cheese served with a Caesar dressing. $21(Add chicken $4)
Greek Lamb (GF) Marinated lamb, grilled medium and served over a salad spinach, tomatoes, cucumber, olives and feta, topped with house made tzatziki. $24
Sliced Beef mixed cos and mixed leaves with avocado, onion, feta and cherry tomatoes. Dressed with an olive oil and red wine vinaigrette. $24
House Salad(v) Mixed leaves, radish, cherry tomato and Spanish onion with a house made vinaigrette. Sm $8. Lrg $13.
White Chocolate Chip Brownie served with a rich chocolate sauce and dollop of thick cream. $11 (Ice Cream add $2)
Poached Quince and Pear in a red wine reduction served with crumble, whipped cream and strawberries. $12
Salted caramel peanut butter parfait peanut butter parfait with a salted caramel sauce garnished with roasted peanuts. $12
Tart of the week house made tart, ask our staff for this weeks selection. $12
Cheese Board Selection of three cheeses (brie, cheddar and blue) served with dried fruit, grissini sticks and water crackers. $18
Sides & Snacks
Steakhouse Chips $9 (Add gravy $2)
Seasoned Wedges With sour cream and sweet chilli sauce. $11 (Add bacon pieces and melted mozzarella $5)
Creamy Mashed Potato (v) $8
House-made Onion Rings With a With chipotle mayo. $9
Chicken Satay Skewers Chicken skewers topped with a rich satay sauce. $12 Steamed Rice and Vegetables add $9
Mac and Cheese (v) . $10
Buttered Green Beans (v). $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.