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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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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 2
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
High quality and consistent pub

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
camdenham
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Endeavour Hills
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  • Late Night
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114 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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

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
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89 reviews 89 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 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
27 helpful votes 27 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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London
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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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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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
6 helpful votes 6 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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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?