The New York Steam Packet
Relaxed, fun venue with a great value 3-course set menu and BYOB policy.
One of Rose Street’s best-kept secrets, the Steam Packet has been around for over 25 years. It’s an intimate venue that makes good use of its limited space, with a spiral staircase leading up to a cosy dining area. As its name suggests, there’s a nautical theme to proceedings, with a hearty abundance of maritime bric-a-brac adorning the walls. A set menu featuring three courses is your only choice which represents great value for money (it’s BYOB too). Crunchy fried haggis balls with a tangy mustard dip get things off to a better start than the rather flaccid potato skins. Mains include sirloin steak, salmon fillet, vegetable enchilada or a selection of burgers. The signature 'New York’ beef burger is a no-nonsense dish, which could perhaps benefit from some relish or onion to accompany the thick slice of cheese. Desserts are nicely presented, particularly the ever-so-sweet toffee crunch Dime bar cake. No loitering, though: tables are turned every two hours.
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: American easy listening
- Capacity: 34
- Largest group: 34
- Open since: 1972
- BYOB: £1 per person corkage