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The Pig & Whistle

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Bar, Pub
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365 Purves Rd, Main Ridge, Victoria 3928, Australia
+61 3 5989 6130
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Staff were friendly and welcoming. Good selection of beer and cider and the roast pork belly was a highlight.

Thank Erin M
Matt H, Guest Relations Manager at The Pig & Whistle, responded to this review

Hi Erin, Thanks for taking the time to post this lovely review and for your comments on Chef's Signature dish! We hope to see you back some time soon, and don't forget our Trivia Nights and Pig & Whistle Poker League starts in June! See you then! Matt @ The Pig & Whistle Tavern. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

being here was like going back in time. the decor is great the ambience was great and most importantly the food was amazing. thanks guys for a great meal. More 

2 Thank Snowlady82
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went there after obtaining a Cudo voucher. The staff were very friendly and helpful. There are interesting points in history posted on the wall. The decor was charming and well suited to the restaurant. The food was delicious and well presented. Would be happy to go back again and recommend.

Thank Christine S
Matt H, Guest Relations Manager at The Pig & Whistle, responded to this review

Hi Christine, So pleased that you enjoyed your experience and took a bit of time to take in the nostalgia on the wall - there is indeed a lot of history on the walls of the venue! Will be good to see you back again! Thank you once again, Matt @ The Pig & Whistle Tavern More 

Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Friendly service, good food and plenty of it. Not fine dining just great down-to-earth pub style meals. Best sticky date pudding ever with delicious butterscotch sauce.

Thank SusieInOz
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service was friendly The food was lovely Has cheese, smoked salmon and pate The bread was freshly made The twice cooked pork belly was to die for! Enjoyed the dining experience and friendly service from the staff Will go there again and tell my friends

Thank Daniel G
Matt H, Guest Relations Manager at The Pig & Whistle, responded to this review

Hi Daniel, Thanks so much for taking the time to post such a great review! Glad you enjoyed Chef Jared's Pork Belly dish, it's amazing! We look forward to hosting you once again when you're down at The Pig & Whistle! Kind regards, Matt Hillman The Pig & Whistle Tavern More 

1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just returned from a fabulous overnight stay at this amazing tavern. Dean and his staff could not have been more helpful and generous and welcoming. Our 3 course dinner was superb ....with a bottle of wine ....everything was tasteful and fresh. Our first time but definitely not our last. Thank you Dean for your warm hospitality and good luck. Judy

Thank Yoseph W
Matt H, Public Relations Manager at The Pig & Whistle, responded to this review

Hi Judy, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this amazing review of our Venue, we are so pleased that you had such a great experience with us! Please let us know when you'll be back, and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards, Matt Hillman The Pig & Whistle Tavern More 

Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Been coming to this venue for 20 years. Initially brilliant then went down as it had several owner changes. Glad to report the latest owners have got their act together and it is now very good again. While not fine dining the food is really excellent as is the venue itself. Great seating inside or out. Ideal for a couple... More 

Thank John E
Melbourne, Australia
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112 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We dined at this restaurant as part of a 1-night vineyard stay package. The deal is a 3-course dinner with a set menu, presumably different from the 'normal' a la carte menu. In any event, there is quite a number of choices: for entree, we each selected a tasting board, complete with cheese varieties and bread. The serve was generous... More 

Thank WongAK
Melbourne, Australia
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

this venue is old and tired. our meals were ok but with a small bit of effort could be much better. the salad was wilted and unappetising. the calamari cut so thin it was unidentifiable to the pallet .. could have been anything. the venue has an outdoor and indoor area which is constantly bombarded with flies. the staff are... More 

Thank Gaye L
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Arrived looking forward to tradtional pub food with my husband and son having been here a few years ago and loved our experience. Atmosphere was still the same only difference was the lack of patrons - and now realise why. Food was hideous! Of the 5 tables of patrons only 2 tables meals came out on time. My husband and... More 

1 Thank kamo2728

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$30
Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 365 Purves Rd, Main Ridge, Victoria 3928, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Mornington Peninsula  >  Main Ridge
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5989 6130
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.

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