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Pig & Whistle Tavern

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1429 MT DANDENONG TOURIST RD, Olinda, Victoria, Australia
9751 2366
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • 43
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    Very good
  • 16
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Brtish Pub. I always enjoy it, but sometimes too crowded and too rushed.

I'm English, I miss English Pubs and this is the closest thing that provides anywhere near the same atmosphere (and beer of course). When we first started visiting this place about 10 years ago, it was quieter, and probably more pleasant. Now, we still enjoy visiting for dinner for the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
leemondthefirst
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London
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  • Late Night
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111 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I'm English, I miss English Pubs and this is the closest thing that provides anywhere near the same atmosphere (and beer of course). When we first started visiting this place about 10 years ago, it was quieter, and probably more pleasant. Now, we still enjoy visiting for dinner for the atmosphere, beer and food, but it is often overcrowded with... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Excellent Pork Belly! Great setting and friendly service. We were driving along and decided to stop there and we are glad we did. Very busy, but we were still made to feel welcome. *Kids playground. *Outdoor undercover area. *Bar/Bar area *Separate Dining area *Well priced drinks and food *Ample parking. *Beautiful setting

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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We stayed in a cottage in Olinda and was recommended to visit this tavern for dinner. Mostly filled with locals and rather family friendly for a pub. Kids' meal is only $8 each, my sons had nuggets & chips and fish & chips, portion is big with generous serving. My husband ordered a house Shiraz and he said it is... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Wonderful, unique atmosphere, like being in a little pub in England. Loved the decor. Meals were very basic, and did not offer anything light to eat, like side dish of salad. Catered more of meat pie, steak, heavy digestive type of foods. Waiters were difficult to get attention, and were a little run off their feet for the number of... More 

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Olinda, Australia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Lovely atmosphere, particularly on a cold day when the wood fire is burning. The Chef does an excellent meal with variety that should suit everyone. I like to go there in the evening as I have found lunch less appealing. Went with friends for my Birthday and we all had something different and enjoyable. Also, had two little girls who... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Went for dinner on saturday nite...ordered the chicken involtini and the beef and guiness pie...both dishes were tasty and good sized portions...would return for another meal....has a relaxed beer garden section

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you sit at the Pig for long enough, I think the whole mountain will pass by... The social hub of Olinda and Mount Dandenong, the Pig is an institution unto itself. Consistency of dishes is phenomenal. The perfect Pumpkin soup will always be the perfect pumpkin soup! Traditional fare with the feeling of the mountain community at every turn.... More 

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Berwick, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This is an awesome pub to visit. The meals are excellent and the serving size are ample. The beer is also fantastic , with a wide range of choice. Have been here now several times and never disappointed. The atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming. You can sit inside or outside in the beer garden. Well Done.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Good food, friendly and helpful staff, great atmosphere with welcoming open fire in background ( a cool January evening!!)

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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

My partner and I dined here on a Saturday night and the place was full which is always a good sign. Not an extensive menu when I looked online but I was very happy when we arrived and saw the specials board which was full of other options. My partner and I both ordered the eye fillet which was cooked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1429 MT DANDENONG TOURIST RD, Olinda, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Olinda
  • Phone Number: 9751 2366

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?