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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Charming Restaurant with Good Food. Substantial size so no Pizza required on way home.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Gillian H
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Olinda, Australia
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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107 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Olinda, Australia
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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
9 helpful votes 9 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
2 reviews
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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12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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ferny creek
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Four of us had lunch on Australia Day, very generous servings both with food and wine, lovely warm feel to the tavern and piced very well.There is also a bar where you can purchase food and drinks rather than sit in the restuarant.Plus a large family area outside for children to play with tables for parents.

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Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We saw the Pig and Whistle advertised on a tourist website and, with our first visit to Olinda in the Dandenongs, decided to try it. It's funny, being Brits living in Oz and seeing pubs described as 'English' - this isn't the first - but in reality none have been like a real old English country pub. It's an interesting... More 

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London, UK
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Cold beer, large and tasty food portions with a couple of tables outside by the kids playground. Good selection of ales and lagers as well and they serve Kilkenny!

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Great little pub with a sensational atmosphere and delicious food. The service is top quality and the best pub food I've ever had! After numerous visits it never disappoints. Always busy hence why bookies are a great idea. Highly recommend for all ages and occasions!

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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?