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“Ploughing thru lunch ”
Review of The Pig & Whistle

The Pig & Whistle
Ranked #7 of 9 Restaurants in Main Ridge
Price range: US$9 - US$29
Cuisines: Australian, British
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

We went here for lunch on Boxing Day. We sat outside as it was a beautiful sunny day. There was no table service per se- you order inside both meals and drinks. We were fortunate enough to have a young lady bring us water as well as the drinks we ordered- because they weren’t busy she said. All our meals arrived in a timely fashion, bar one which was completed not what we ordered but they did correct and ordered meal arrived soon after. All very tasty and filling, although there was a 10% surcharge being a public holiday! None of this sounds too difficult or taxing- neither for patron or restaurant, however, if you, like me sometimes can read between the lines, I’d say this business is under stress. The lack of table service when clearly they could do this when not busy, the added surcharge when this is clearly a small operation, the passing of the buck when drinks were ordered and the lack of patrons on what should be a really busy day- other locations in the area bustling with business same day- suggests that this place may need to rethink their game a little, perhaps staff need a rest, perhaps place needs a re set. I may have eaten the ploughman lunch but this place feels like they’re ploughing through some tough times. My recommendation/ go while the Pig and Whistle is still in the Stye.

Thank Nancybub
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Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

We arrived at 245 and asked about lunch and were told no worries. Ordered at the bar and whilst food was a bit slow it was a generous trio of Xmas meats with gluten free no hassle.

1  Thank Christine P
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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

We went for lunch here on the day before Melbourne Cup. Arriving without a booking, the fluster man greeting us showed us to a table, asked us to order at the bar and said he would bring some water. Sounds good so far eh?

30 min later, no water no food - asked the bar staff and said shouldn’t be too long & would get someone to bring some water. 50 min later no water or food then told it will be at least another 30 - 40 minutes because they were really busy. So we got our money back and left hungry and thirsty.

I’m really not sure how hard it is to put the roast of the day on a plate? I won’t be visiting again!

Thank smooth_travels
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

booked a table for mums birthday lunch ,being a sunday it was quite busy , orders didnt take too long,food was very nice ,beer was good ,mum was happy ,what more could you want . would be a nice place to sit outside in good weather

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1  Thank toohey2017
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

Great atmosphere, friendly and accommodating staff. A group of us rang ahead and although the place was very busy, they organised a lovely quiet table for us. Food was delicious, and service was friendly and helpful. Prices were very reasonable too.

Thank Jenny G
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