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.
Parmas, three different toppings to choose from with chips and salad. $15
Selected meals: Burgers, Souvlaki, Curry, Fish & chips. $14.50
Steak Specials: Porterhouse $16 | Scotch Fillet $22 | 300g Rib Eye $28
Each served with chips, salad and your choice of sauce
Seafood Basket. Prawn skewers, crumbed scallops, salt & pepper calamari and battered barramundi. Served with chips, salad & home-made tartare sauce. $30
Lamb Shanks. Succulent lamb shanks slow cooked in a tomato, red wine & rosemary sauce served with mashed potato & peas. $26
Chicken & Chorizo Penne. Penne tossed in a creamy, chicken, chorizo and tomato sauce. $22
Crumbed Whiting. Served with hand cut chips & a rocket, onion & sundried tomato salad, finished with a balsamic glaze. $24
Desert Special . Layered vanilla, toffee & chocolate ice cream terrine, topped with nuts and chocolate sauce. $10
To Start or Share
Cobb Loaf (v) Choice of garlic or herb served with dukkha, olive oil and balsamic. $9.50 (Add Swiss Cheese $1.50)
Salt & Pepper Calamari Lightly floured and flash fried until golden served on a bed of rocket tossed in pawpaw, coriander and lime salsa. $11
Indian Starter Plate (v) Samosa, vegetable pakoras, onion bhaji with papadums, lime pickle, mango riata and a spicy sesame and tomato chutney. $10.5
Arancini (v) Filled with risotto, grilled vegetables and parmesan, topped with pesto butter. $9.50
Thai Fish Cakes Three delicate patties served with lime & sweet chilli sauce. $10.50 (Add Steamed Rice and Salad $8.50)
Barramundi Spring Rolls House made with cabbage, carrot, onion, chilli, lime and bean shoots served with an Asian dipping sauce. $11
Spanish Style Meatballs Our take on this classic tapas dish, served in a tomato sauce, with crusty bread. $10
Chicken Satay Skewers Chicken skewers topped with a rich satay sauce. $10.50 (Add Steamed Rice and Vegetables $8.50)
Fish Taco Crisp battered fish on a soft tortilla with cos lettuce and red radish, served with a salsa. $11
Chilli Mussels Freshly caught local black mussels, cooked in a spicy tomato sauce served with crusty ciabatta bread. $12
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
Curry Of The Day House made curry served with rice, pappadums, naan bread, lime pickle and mango raita. $19.50
Ask your waiter for today’s selection. Vegetarian option available.
Packet Pot Pie Tender meat and vegetables under a flaky pastry lid, with a side of garden salad. Ask your waiter for today’s selection. $19.50
Oven Baked Duck Served with sautéed rosemary potatoes, wild mushrooms, roasted capsicum, and snow peas, drizzled with a chilli and plum glaze. $27
Chicken Wrap Grilled chicken tenderloins filled with lettuce, Spanish onion, tomato, bacon, avocado, Swiss cheese. $16 (Add Wedges, Sweet Chilli and Sour Cream $6)
Seafood Paella (g) Traditional Spanish dish of saffron rice with prawns, calamari, scallops, mussels, chicken, chorizo, olives, beans, peas and herbs. $26 for one, $44 two ppl, $59 three ppl, $74 four ppl
From the Grill
The Packet Burger Premium beef patty in a grilled bun with cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato and pickles with a side of chips. $19
(Bacon & Fried egg $2 extra). Vegetarian option available.
Chicken Breast Crispy skin chicken on the bone served on a bed of kipfler potato and a dressing of onion jam, basil mayo, fresh herbs and garlic butter. $28
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
Kangaroo Fillet Chargrilled to medium rare and served on a lemon myrtle mash with jus, chutney and green beans. $25
Steaks: All steaks served with chips & salad, mash and veg or hand cut chips.
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 | Reef & Beef 300g Scotch fillet with prawns, calamari, scallops and seafood sauce $32
All steaks come with your choice of sauces including gravy, garlic butter, mushroom sauce, green peppercorn, béarnaise, or shiraz jus. Gluten free gravy and mustards 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. $20
Thai Beef Marinated beef strips with green leaf salad, cherry tomatoes, carrot, fried shallots, toasted cashews dressed in a mild sweet chilli and lime dressing. $21.50
Warm Chicken Salad Grilled chicken tenderloins with spinach, kipfler potatoes, Spanish onion, avocado, cherry tomatoes, red pepper and basil mayo dressing. $21
Moroccan Lamb Marinated in a dry rub, grilled medium and served over a salad of spinach, couscous, semi dried tomatoes, cucumber, onion and dried fruits with a side of citrus yoghurt. $21.50
Garden Mixed leaves, tomato, cucumber, red onion, carrot and herbs with house-made mayonnaise. Sm $6.50. Lrg $11.50.
Chocolate Brownie House-made brownie, served with berry coulis, chocolate ganache and cookies n’ cream ice cream. $9.50
Crème Brulee Classic custard base, flavoured with vanilla bean. Topped with a crisp caramelised sugar crust. $9.50
Ice Cream Sundae Selection of vanilla, mango sorbet, fruit of the forest, toffee and cookie ice-cream served with mixed fruits and your choice of either a strawberry or chocolate topping. $9
Panna Cotta Freshly made in-house. Ask our friendly staff for today’s flavour. $9.50
Cheese Board Selection of three cheeses (brie, cheddar and blue) served with dried fruit, grissini sticks and water crackers. $13
Sides & Snacks
Hand cut chips and aioli. $8.50 (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. $9.50 (Add bacon pieces and melted mozzarella $4.50)
House-made Onion Rings With a sweet chilli mayo. $8.5
Sautéed Greens Beans, asparagus and broccolini. $10
Pulled Pork Taco Slow cooked pork served on a soft tortilla bread with red radish and sweet chilli mayo. $10.50
Spicy Buffalo Wings Freshly cooked wings in a house-made hot sauce. $10
Garlic Prawn Skewers Two skewers of garlic marinated prawns served on a bed of rocket with fresh lemon. $10.50
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.