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“Dirty table, inedible, disappointed”

Pig And Whistle Pub
Ranked #101 of 257 Restaurants in Queenstown
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Queenstown's original English pub, located in the heart of town, is a favourite with locals and visitors alike!
Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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“Dirty table, inedible, disappointed”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

We sat down for dinner outside next to the fire, lovely setting but that's all the good we can mention. The table was filthy with cigarette ash and drink spills and wasn't wiped.
Our meals were awful. My parter ordered the lamb with chive mouse type stuff ontop and a potato assortment and it was really tasteless.
I ordered the calamari with chips and salad - again was bland and very heavy on the oil. I'm a big salad eater and couldn't eat the side salad - the tomatoes were mushy and horrible.

This was our first meal out in queenstown and were very disappointed. Wouldn't recommend it for dinner.

Visited July 2013
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Flat Beer and Pathetic Portions!!!!”
Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

Not only was my meal stone cold when it came out from the kitchen, the inexperienced staff were rude and not willing to cooperate.
My beer was flat and tasted out of date.

Give the Pig a miss. 'Pog Mahones' is a better pub on the waterfront and serves a delicious steak!

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank lucaselectrical
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Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Family favourite”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

Go early to get a seat , the crowds seem to hit this place as soon as they get back from a day at the snow. Great atmosphere and a diverse menu , enough to keep the kids happy as well.
I had the Pork Belly in Jamaican gravy with cous cous , one of the best meals I had during my week long trip to NZ.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Geoff J
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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great atmosphere”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

Good little pub with something for everyone. Families and couples alike were comfy there. Cheap drinks and good selection of food options

Visited July 2013
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Thank Tania M
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Townsville, Australia
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“warm n toasty”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

This is a great pub to relax and get warm after a day at snow, friendly bar staff. Food good too and plenty on if your into have a bit of a drink and a party but so safe

Visited June 2013
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Thank Katrina K
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