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“" love this place "”

Pig & Whistle Tavern
Ranked #5 of 27 Restaurants in Olinda
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2 reviews
“" love this place "”
Reviewed March 5, 2013

catching up with friends , have been up quite a few times never had bad yet the meal sizes are great you get value for your money , great atmosphere beautiful on winters evening with the fires going & lovely on summers night as you can sit out side and enjoy the cooler mountain air a great local pub we love it , we were up there only the other night with friends they enjoyed it too l had the chicken parma Mmm it was good so did my husband & the chocolate parfait that was yummy also , so yes we will coming back ....

  • Visited March 2013
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Adelaide, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Good food, good English beer”
Reviewed March 2, 2013

A British theme pub with a good choice of several Uk beers on tap (including Old Speckled Hen and Newcastle Brown Ale) as well as the lots of Austrailian choices.

This is the second holiday in the area and the second visit to the pub. Both times the food, friendly service, decor and atmosphere have been great.

I had the prawn curry and my husband had the steak and guiness pie. We both really enjoyed our meals - well cooked and large servings. Mains are around $25, which is reasonable for a restaurant style meal. The food seems to be served all day which is a bonus.

Will definitely return next time we are in the area.

  • Visited February 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
186 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
“The Memory of it Leaves You Drooling ....”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

We stopped by for dinner during a weekend away in the Dandenong mountains and were delighted with the result.

I ordered the pork belly and my partner ordered the chicken risotto: both meals were superb and hard to fault. The pork belly was absolutely perfect, and was beautifully complemented with Bubble & Squeak - fortunately I only ordered the entree size so I was able to enjoy their Key Lime Pie for dessert ... which was also close to perfection.

Aside from the delicious meal, the service was low key, very friendly and engaging: the whole experience has left me with a new favourite location in Olinda and a wish to return to enjoy the menu again.

Salivate away!

  • Visited February 2013
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Ambleside, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Always reliable”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

As locals, this is the place we keep going back to. It's unpretentious, friendly and serves honest, consistent food.
In 10 years I never had a bad meal at The Piggy. Yes, it can be crowded and no, it's not haute cuisine...but it's just what you want in your favourite local pub restaurant. The owners are hands on and always welcoming. What more could you want from this style of pub?

  • Visited February 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Best Sunday Session Spot”
Reviewed February 14, 2013

Love the atmosphere, love the acoustic music on a Sunday afternoon, love the locals that chat to you, love the couches by the fire.....Love the Pig & Whistle!

Visited February 2013
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