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“Solid pub experience”
Review of The Pig & Whistle

The Pig & Whistle
Ranked #8 of 9 Restaurants in Main Ridge
Price range: $9 - $30
Cuisines: Bar, Pub
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Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Family friendly English style country tavern located 3 minutes from the top of Arthurs Seat. Set amongst picturesque gardens overlooking Port Phillip Bay with indoor and outdoor seating. Open daily for lunch and dinner, the menu features hearty pub style meals, wood fired pizzas and an impressive range of local and imported beers and wines.Live entertainment every Friday & Saturday night and Sunday afternoons. Groups and functions welcome. Venue is suitable for Wedding Functions/parties. Property includes Bayview Estate winery cellar door for Wine Tasting, Bayview Accomodation is a great get-away for families or a group of 10. All Mornington Peninsula tourist attractions are at "door-step", we are partnered with Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs, welcome to get a Priority Pass from us.
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Solid pub experience”
Reviewed September 29, 2013

We spent an enjoyable late afternoon/early evening first enjoying the sunset view accross the bay and then the log fire inside after sunset. Some really pleasant music was provided by a solo artist performingsongs straight from popular "easy" playlists. The food was pleasant pub fare and the service was fine. A good experience all round.for an evening out with friends.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Matrelli
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PigandW, Manager at The Pig & Whistle, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Thank you for your review Matrelli, we hope to see you at The Pig & Whistle Tavern again soon.
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Food, Drinks and Location to be Recognised”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

Attended this Tavern as a group of four for a very pleasant Sundays lunch in September. The weather was beautiful as was the location and surrounds. This old and very grand Tavern is run by Bob Lawson who has undertaken an excellent job in taking over the business to build it into something more substantial, including the attaching vineyards. The burning log fire was a great effect and provided a further warmth to the atmosphere and ambience. The memorabilia was something to behold and was very interesting. During lunch, served both indoors and outdoors, a live duo played a good range of music. The meals were large and interesting as were the choice of wines, and beers on tap. The staff were very good in their roles and maintained good conversation with patrons. I decided to settle on a 500gm rump steak which was cooked to perfection. The business had clearly picked up based upon prior reports and this was evidenced by the large number of attending patrons. The meal was reasonable priced and wouldn't hesitate upon a return.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Phil S
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PigandW, Manager at The Pig & Whistle, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our business Phil S. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit and that you noticed some of the changes we have implemented since taking over. We hope to have you company again soon.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Dire. As bad as it gets...”
Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

Shadow of its former self. Depressing service, no atmosphere, no warmth, no smiles and food was dull and uninviting. I could have eaten a four and twenty pie and it would have cost me a fraction of this place.

How sad as it used to be fun, musical, casually friendly and worth a stop over.

Needs a mental refresh!

  • Visited June 2013
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2 Thank Greedy_reidy
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PigandW, Manager at The Pig & Whistle, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your visit with us Greedy_reidy. Since taking over we have already made some changes to the menu and there are plenty more to come including an updated beer, wine and cider list. We hope you will come back again to give us another go.
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“Yummo!”
Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

Awesome huge meal and cold beer! Great ambiance sitting out by the outdoor brazier, kids playing footy on the front lawn and beautiful view. We are lucky!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank ReynoldsTeam
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PigandW, Manager at The Pig & Whistle, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Thank you for the positive review ReynoldsTeam!
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“Great Olde English Fare”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

Great place for lunch. woodfire was going as it was a cold day, we each had something different from the menu, All serves were of good size, came out together and were very hot had not been left sitting waiting till they were all ready. The staff were great. Had a great view of Port Phillip Bay from were wa sat. Will go back next time we are in the area

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank CJD-469
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PigandW, Manager at The Pig & Whistle, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review CJD-469. We are in the process of updating our menu so we'd love you to come back and try the changes sometime soon.
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