The New York Steam Packet

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The New York Steam Packet
31 Rose Street Lane North, Edinburgh, EH2 2NP
  • Telephone 0131 220 4825
  • Opening times Noon–5pm & 6–10.30pm.
  • Seasonal times Festival and Christmas: open every day.
  • Food served Tue–Thu noon–4pm, 5–10pm; Fri/Sat noon–4pm, 6–8pm/8.15–10.15pm. Closed Sun/Mon.
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The New York Steam Packet

Relaxed, fun venue with a great value 3-course set menu and BYOB policy.

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Making your way to the New York Steam Packet is a bit of an adventure. Traversing the little alley off Rose street, finding the door at the back of the building, being unsure if they’re actually open or not (top tip, call ahead). Then, as you scale the narrow spiral staircase to the dining room. it’s a good idea to hold on tight, especially on the way out if you’ve overindulged. But once upstairs the atmosphere is warm and welcoming, with a retro-nautical theme. Starters include bowls of mussels, potato skins with a spicy mayo dip, or falafel-like haggis balls with salad. For mains, sirloin steak slathered in a rich peppercorn sauce or garlic butter tends to be popular but the burgers shouldn’t be overlooked – they are well-seasoned and served with cheese or bacon. Puddings are pretty standard but tasty nonetheless, especially their take on a Dime bar cake. The space is small and often full of larger tables on work nights out, stag or hen dos, or family get-togethers – with BYOB at £1 per person and a great value three-course meal deal, it’s easy to see why.

The List's rating






Rachel Kavish Wheatley visited The New York Steam Packet on 23 March 2019
  • High point: Great value venue for parties and groups
  • Low point: Booking really is essential; they may not open without one
  • Notable dish: Sirloin steak with brandy and peppercorn sauce
  • Average price: £16.50 (set lunch); £16.50 (set dinner)

"Hidden gem in the heart of Edinburgh"

The New York Steam Packet has been hidden down the back alleys off Rose Street since the early 70's. In that time it's retained it's character and identity as a quirky themed burger and steakhouse. Serving a fusion of traditional American-Scottish fare with a modern twist.

With a simple yet great quality set menu and a bring your own bottle policy The New York Steam Packet never disappoints. From late night karaoke to daytime lunches and boardgames the Steam Packet has something for everyone.

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  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Free wi-fi
  • Capacity: 34
  • Largest group: 34
  • Open since: 1972
  • BYOB: £1 per person corkage