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Pig & Whistle Tavern

Bar, British, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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1429 Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd, Olinda, Victoria 3788, Australia
9751 2366
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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253 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was abuzz on a Friday evening. Glad I had made a reservation earlier. Pork belly was divine, and the other food was not too bad either. Portions were HUGE! The entree size pork belly was sufficient to feed a grown man. I had also ordered children's pizza. When it arrived, I thought they made a mistake. It was... More 

Thank nlaykhim
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dined at the pig and whistle tavern in olinda with a group of friends last night. What an absolute gem! From the moment we arrived the staff were friendly and attentive, happy and nothing was too much trouble. The tavern was warm and cozy with loads of atmosphere. The menu had a good range of delicious sounding choices, plenty of... More 

Thank Jeangenie0
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Then head on up to the Pig & Whistle. Plenty of beers on tap, terrific English pub grub, cosy fires and terrible mobile reception ensures you can enjoy the afternoon without being disturbed. Parking can be tight and don't go on a Friday or Saturday night. Too crowded.

Thank Mike D
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

The place doesn't look much from the outside but once you step through the door you transported straight to an English pub, with proper pub grub! I had the pork and my hubby had the fish & chips and wow they were fab, the fish had homemade tartare sauce!

Thank minniski1
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

With a guest draft pump for some our our favorite ales (hop thief 8) and crushed orchard cider we were happy after 4.5 hours of walking. Friendly service and friendly locals to talk with. Basic pub food if you like that kind of thing.

Thank Tycho L
Sunbury, Australia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

Had lunch here on Friday. Much prefer it to the extremely busy Sunday lunch. Food was excellent and service was good but it still has the shabby feel to it and still not a fan of the fox hunting paintings

Thank Angela F
Berwick, Australia
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

Fantastic hearty meals can be found here all day. Too many other places have lunch then evening settings where here you can rock up and have a meal any time of day. Also a good selection of tap beers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

A perfect spot for a mid-hike refuel. Generous hearty serves matched with a great range of draught beers. Staff are very friendly

Thank Michael C
Berwick, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Been wanting to go to the Pig and Whistle for a while now. For a brit who emigrated to Melbs with his Australian wife at the end of last year, having a quaint old English style pub in such a beautiful location was a must. To top it all off they celebrate Christmas in July! I rang two days prior... More 

Thank 464michaelmac
Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Good food, good beer, good god it was doing a roaring trade!! Pork belly for me, Beef and beer pie for the Wifey. Glad we didn't order starters as the meals were HUGH!!!! (No room for desserts either) Bar Staff need to work on pulling a proper pint (too much head), but the beer still tasted good. Would We go... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1429 Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd, Olinda, Victoria 3788, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Olinda
  • Phone Number: 9751 2366

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