Pig & Whistle Tavern

4.6
84 Reviews
$41 to $100
British
We are a family owned, traditional English tavern nestled away in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges. Boasting 16 taps, great wines, an extensive spirit selection and a tried and tested no nonsense menu. There is no doubt that The Piggy will make you feel at home.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 84 people are saying
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EbonyA
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! The parma’s are top of the range. Great value for money. Warm cosy atmosphere. Can’t fault the service either. Will definitely be back.

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GregL
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely blown away by the ambience, staff were super friendly and accommodating. Rooms all warm with open fires and a gas fired log heater. Food is to die for and that was from everyone of our group where we all had different meals. Great beers on tap.
Our new fav place to go to.
Can't recommend the Pig & Whistle Tavern any higher.

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SarahR
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most amazing Parma both my fiancé and I have ever had! Our new favourite place!

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DJG52
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The Christmas in July lunch was very disappointing. I have had several lunches previously at pig and whistle and it has always been excellent.
The pork belly main course was fatty and I doubt it was pork belly. The turkey was dry and tasteless. The roast vegetables where good but the strong flavour of the gravy over powered the meal.
On a good note the staff where friendly, polite and very efficient even

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SCDC
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Meals are very generous and the veggie burger was the best I’d ever had! Loved it!

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Jill3136
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas in July with friends on Friday. What a treat to be out and about .We all loved our lunch felt we were back in England in an English pub. Great day out highly recommend will be back very soon.

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Bryanw
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Has dinner on Wednesday with a mate an the decision was unanimous, A great evennig and we will certainly do it again
Sat in the bar area and the atmosphere was great .
The selection of beers in amazing
Great friendly service

Cheers

Bryan

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JamesL
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Incredible food and a fantastic atmosphere. Also, the selection of beers is ace.

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SueM
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favourite restaurant for birthday dinners. Generous portions, great menu with lots of choice & friendly staff.

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ChrisW
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely unreal food, atmosphere is perfect with the fire going.

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JaneF
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 5th year of 'Christmas in July.
The food is amazing, and the staff lovely as always

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DarrenR
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A really good standard of food. Customer service was also good. Will be going back again.

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uzoo
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Food took over an hour to arrive, staff were lovely but obviously under the pump. Food was good. steating was so cramped I couldn't get out of my seat.

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TimH
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Pork Belly was great, the large serving was enough for both of us

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DianeG
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly welcome, good variety of drinks. Interesting menu with favourites for ex Brits. Very generous serves of tasty food. Only comment, not a criticism, another brightly burning log on the fire would have added to the ambience

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Emma
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The Pig and Whistle was amazing. Superb food. Large servings. Variety for the whole family. The only negative part of our experience was that the restaurant was cold to begin with. We sat right by the fireplace and we warmed up eventually however, we kept our coats on the whole time.

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NeilB
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal, with excellent service and a fantastic atmosphere. Thanks

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IlukaW
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

My pizza was delicious, as were rosemary chips.
From my colleagues:
Nachos were a bit soggy
Parma was good but too many chips and was very disappointed there was no salad with it.

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a great time on a cold winters evening. Warm and cosy and the staff were a pleasure! A nice touch at end with a chocolate and schnapps

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DivT
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely love this place. The food is always delicious and the service outstanding! I also love the fireplace which adds not only warmth but a lovely ambience to the place.

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TaniaT
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and efficient service . Quality of meal very good.
Could do with more car parking.

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PaulD
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very cosy pub with old world charm, the open fireplace made everything warm and created a great ambiance
The food was HUGE serving , gad to take half of it home as the Parma was bigger than the plate

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sean
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great English pub with a super range of beers that remind people of the mother land.. more than enough on the food plate and great value for money in a great atmosphere..

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Andrea
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from a beautiful young lady . I didn’t get her name but she was funny , welcoming, beautiful to my children and very engaging.
The food was delicious and reasonably priced .
My only critique is the portion control of your chips !! Unfortunately I hated seeing go to waste 😊
Can’t wait to return.

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JoJo
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a good steak and hearty food. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Booked with the app as requested, got a confirmation email then arrived and the tavern was closed. Might be good to let your booking app know your closed for renovations 🤬

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LyndyJ
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal as always. Staff Lovely, helpful & friendly. Great place.

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MelindaD
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a group booking and there was something for everyone on the menu. From pork, to fish and even veggie burgers. The affogato for desert was delicious and 3 of us shared it.

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Tanya
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Really friendly staff, yummy food and a good setting for a family lunch.

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Shan
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for dinner love the vibe and the food! The deserts are massive servings too

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Judy
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We enjoyed a great night out and really appreciated the food arriving to or table still hot

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Mona1
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Love coming to this place but I felt like this time because we had kids will put in a new room that wasn’t finished yet and weren’t able to experience the actual restaurant itself other than that everything was okay.

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brianr
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

we had a booking for 10 and were 30 minutes late. they were fine with it even though I suspect we caused some problems with the next sitting.

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AndrewN
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time dining at the Pig and Whistle, but it definitely won't be the last time.

We loved the place.

The staff were friendly and attentive. The food and beverages came out in a prompt manner and any other requests were no problem at all.

Great selection of local and imported beers on tap.

Absolutely loved everything we ordered.

Garlic bread was a hit with the kids and we had to order a second serve.

Nachos were a fantastic appetizer that was devoured by all of us.

The steak I had was cooked to perfection and delicious.

Couldn't quite fit in a dessert this time around, but as I said, we'll be back for sure.

Thank you to the entire crew at the Pig and Whistle for a great night...

TM
TaniaM
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Have been on a few occasions always enjoyed going there for a meal but this last visit was certainly out of the ordinary. Cramped table/chairs, spilt drink by the waiter all over my sister, ran out of my preferred spirit (the last shot was spilt over my sister!), just felt the whole afternoon was a shambles and I struggled to enjoy myself. :(

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CherylH
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Pork belly was cooked to perfection.
Deserts were incredible.

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MehganC
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service, definitly come back. And the cocktails are deliciouse.

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JennyE
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Best steak I have had in a long time!
Querky English place in a stunning setting.

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Yolly
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Be aware they get very busy on the weekends and sometimes a bit frazzled. Menu needs some more vegetarian options. Old staples are still very good. Food prices a tad high.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Place was great and the beer was cold. Had a bday catch up with friends and it was great.

FAQs

Pig & Whistle Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9751 2366.

Pig & Whistle Tavern is rated 4.6 stars by 84 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.