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Pig & Whistle Tavern

1429 MT DANDENONG TOURIST RD, Olinda, Victoria, Australia
9751 2366
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Ranked #4 of 23 restaurants in Olinda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

we had a wonderful Christmas in July last year so we booked again for this year, unfortunately the experience was quite different! The restaurant was packed! the tables were so close together it was very difficult to get up to visit the bar and bathroom without asking people to move.... Then the meals arrived...all in bowls! Christmas dinner in bowl... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

I Love The Pig & Whistle Tavern. It brings many fond memories of my travels through the English country side. I like the decor of this old pub displaying paraphenalia and relics from old historical times. Very impressive & leaves you feeling a warm sense of wonderment and awe! Many varieties of English ale to choose from and enjoy whilst... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Lovely food, great ambience. It's like a wee hidden European pub with a roaring fire. Service was fast and it was a lovely lunch! Highly recommended!

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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Went with some friends on a very warm Saturday. The outdoor area is just perfect for a few beers and a meal on a warm day. And, they have Little Creatures Pale Ale on tap! That was enough to hook me :D food is fantastic also. My ONLY gripe was the meals took a while to come out, but the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Was a very busy Friday night we visited and although I had booked we had to wait another 15 minutes which would have been easier of the bar had not be quite so busy. The bar staff were friendly and a good choice of beer. Waitress's were all wonderful but food was on the good side of satisfactory rather than... More

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melbourne
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

its a warm comfortable old pub style atmosphere. for those who like that feel its perfect. the food it good pub style food, hearty and satisfying

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Sunbury, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Very busy Sunday lunch and it had a bit of a conveyer belt feel so didn't feel that we could sit and relax with an after lunch drink or coffee. No traditional Sunday roast which is disappointing for a place that claims to be "English". Decor a bit tired and was not impressed with the fox hinting paintings etc around... More

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Melbourne
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I used to love The Pig & Whistle Tavern, but the food we had there recently was inedible. My pot pie tasted like pet food, and was left largely untouched. The service was ok, but certainly nothing noteworthy. Nobody enquired as to why my meal was left pretty much intact. I definitely wouldn't go back again, which really makes me... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Great little restaurant, very well presented food and very tasty, a nice menu well worth trying, helpful friendly staff. We liked the wine list and thought the prices for both wine and food very reasonable. Good selection of beers on tap. You are able to sit at the bar for a drink only if space is available where there is... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

lovely staff and took care of us even when the restaurant was virtually full. Given the close proximity I may decide to drive an hour just to get a couple beers again :)

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