The New York Steam Packet
Relaxed, fun venue with a great value 3-course set menu and BYOB policy.
Is alleyway chic a thing? Probably not. But who would have thought that turning down a dark side street, stumbling across cobbles and climbing a creaky old staircase would lead to a charming dining experience? Once you're inside New York Steam Packet the vibe changes completely: this restaurant is warm, friendly, and delightfully retro (for the décor, think 70s sailor bar meets 80s burger joint). There's no à la carte. Instead, there's a set three-course menu with starters including haggis balls and potato skins; New York-style burgers and sirloin steaks for mains; and a fairly standard dessert selection to finish (fudge cake, anyone?). If you're not three courses kind of hungry you can swap a course for a coffee or soft drink, but mind and nip to the shops if you're after something stronger: it's BYOB all the way at NYSP. This wallet-friendly venue has been around for decades, and it's easy to see its appeal – what it lacks in frills, it more than makes up for in atmosphere (alleyway aside).
- 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