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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 18
    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
A great hearty lunch on a cold day

The Pig and Whistle was recommended by staff in the Touchstone Craft Gallery in Olinda. What a great recommendation. We walked in to a rather dated Australian version of an English pub. We didn't think of turning around. The environment was inviting and comfortable. Staff were friendly, attentive... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
Tim V
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Melbourne, Australia
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We thought the food here was just excellent, probadly the closest you'll get to the motherland a home from home for poms g

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The Pig and Whistle was recommended by staff in the Touchstone Craft Gallery in Olinda. What a great recommendation. We walked in to a rather dated Australian version of an English pub. We didn't think of turning around. The environment was inviting and comfortable. Staff were friendly, attentive and enthusiastic about their food and drink. The food was very good... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We really enjoyed our food, it was nice a quick, hot and fresh, a real winter warmer. The staff where friendly, but as many other reviewers added, the whole venue including the staff lacked character. It just has so much more potential.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Great atmosphere and food. If you like a typical English style pub or tavern, you will like it here. This is always one of my favourite places for a meal on a Friday night.

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Service was quite good. Friendly staff. Warm and cosy. Was a bit disappointed with the prawn curry. Felt slapped together and over priced for what it was. Everything else was fine though.

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Geelong
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Warm welcome. Great service. Great food! It had a warm atmoshere and the waiting staff were attentive and the food was seved quickly and it tasted great!

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Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Been here a few times over the past couple months. First time was very good with the pork belly and piggy platter cooked to perfection. Its a pity that it hasn't been even close to that quality since. Quality of fat on the pork belly was over the top. No crispness. Missing ingredients in the platter. Forgotten meals. Customer service... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Self explanatory! Pork belly easily rivals many chef's hat restaurants anywhere in the world! Also cosy atmosphere with beautiful fire and excellent staff! Great selection of beers too.

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Endeavour Hills
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We visit this pub every time we are drive through the Dandenong Ranges. They have a typically British menu with a range of British beers on tap also. We last visited on a public holiday. I rang to make a booking around 4pm and was told the earliest they could do was 8pm which was no problem. We arrived slightly... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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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, Pub
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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