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“Very good” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pig & Whistle

Pig & Whistle
Main Street towards Faro, Almancil 8135, Portugal
+351 289 395216
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Ranked #1 of 125 Restaurants in Almancil
Price range: $26 - $33
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Very good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

I had the chicken liver pate to start with followed by the special which was a fish dish, delicious. My friend had soup followed by lamb. She did ask for it 'pink' but it arrived a rather grey colour. I think you have to be specific when ordering meat e,g rare, medium, well-done etc etc. The restaurant were great and didn't charge for the dish. In spite of this hiccup, I would definitely go back next time.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Pigandwhistle, Owner at Pig & Whistle, responded to this review, December 19, 2013
Dear Maggi, thank you for writing on your experience and service we offered you when visiting our restaurant. Our chef Chris prides himself on his quality of food and rightly so if the customer was disappointed then he will rectify it. We look forward to welcoming you back next time you are in the Algarve. Mike
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“great evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We celebrated a birthday here and they made our evening very special. The steak was superb andthey even arranged flowers and a magnificent cake!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Pigandwhistle, Owner at Pig & Whistle, responded to this review, December 19, 2013
Dear Pfolan, I am so pleased to read that on your celebration night you had a great time at our restaurant. Thank you for writing about it and we look forward to welcoming you back. Mike
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Excellent Restaurant in Almancil”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We had an excellent meal at the Pig and Whistle last Saturday, not that this was the first time that we'd been there. We have been there on many occasions before when we are out here in the Algarve, this restaurant is consistently good - the food and service first class and very reasonable compared to many of the so-called up-market restaurants in the vicinity. It is a small restaurant and can become a bit crowded at times, otherwise this restaurant is highly recommendable.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Pigandwhistle, Owner at Pig & Whistle, responded to this review, December 19, 2013
Dear TaffyTime, thank you for writing such a up beat review on your visit to our restaurant, I'm glad you had a great experience and we look forward to welcoming you back. Mike
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Small but worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

The only reason why it doesn't get a 5-star rating is the lack of space inside. The food is great, especially if you are longing for a taste of home. The fish and chips on Friday night are worth a long journey. It's right on the main road from Almancil to Faro, just on the edge of town on the right. Be careful, it's easy to miss. Book early to avoid disappointment, and a disappointment it would be to miss eating here. Very sensible prices. The food quality beats that of many more pricy restaurants.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Pigandwhistle, Owner at Pig & Whistle, responded to this review, December 19, 2013
Dear Colin, thank you for writing such a great review for us following your visit to. The Pig and Whistle. It sounds like you had a most enjoyable experience and we look forward to welcoming you back. Mike
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“The best in Almancil”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

So good that it's the only place that I had dinner twice !! The food was a real treat and at half the price as some of the highly rated restaurants around Almancil this is a must visit , but make sure to book as it seems tobe full most nights

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Pigandwhistle, Owner at Pig & Whistle, responded to this review, December 19, 2013
Dear SW32. Thank you for such a great report on your visit to our restaurant, and pleased that on both occasions you were not disappointed. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to The Algarve. Mike
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