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Pig & Whistle

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Main Street towards Faro, Almancil 8135, Portugal
+351 289 395 216
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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Do not be put off by outside appearances it is a small restaurant about 30 covers but the food and service is great. The menu is not extensive but all the dishes are well cooked and attractively presented. Cost about 30 euros ahead including wine.

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Thank Ian S
Pigandwhistle, Owner at Pig & Whistle, responded to this review

Dear Ian , thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and I am glad we met your expectations . We look forward to welcoming you back . Mike More 

Lewes, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This was our third visit to the Pig and Whistle and whilst we had a good meal it wasn't as enjoyable as our previous visits. The portion sizes seemed smaller and we didn't feel the meal was as good value for money as previously. We were disappointed with the boiled new potatoes and really small portion of vegetables which were... More 

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Thank Martin F
Pigandwhistle, Owner at Pig & Whistle, responded to this review

Dear Martin. Thank you for the review and also the support as a returning customer. I can assure you that if you wish to change the potatoes or want less or more of something, the chef is happy to change the dish accordingly. We look forward to your return in the spring . Mike More 

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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Visited Pig & Whistle on the last day of our holiday. It's a beautiful, rustic restaurant with plenty of character. The food is 5 star without being pretentious and the prices are very reasonable. Was offered a free glass of port after dinner which was very nice. An essential visit for anyone staying near Almancil. We will definitely be back!

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1 Thank Mark O
Pigandwhistle, Owner at Pig & Whistle, responded to this review

Dear Mark, thank you for the review, I am glad we complimented your holiday and we look forward to welcoming you back . Mike More 

bridgend,uk
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We had not been here for 2 years and must say that the quality of the food is exceptional. I had the salt cod which was super, super while the wife had stuffed chicken breast in a red wine jus, delicious. Everything was perfect, food ,service,atmosphere that we went back a few nights later. Glad we did.Book its quite small.

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1 Thank jweBridgend_uk
Pigandwhistle, Owner at Pig & Whistle, responded to this review

Dear JWE, thank you for the review, and I am glad you have returned to us, let's hope it is not another 2 years before we get to welcome you back again. Mike More 

Read, Burnley
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Debated booking here having drove past several times (main road through Almancil). But, because of the comments on here decided to give it a whirl and so glad we did!! Once inside the quaint little courtyard, you have no idea you're on a main rd. As for the quality of food and service, it's excellent. The staff are obviously happy... More 

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Pigandwhistle, Owner at Pig & Whistle, responded to this review

Dear Deborah, thank you for discovering us. And I am glad we met your expectations from what you have read on here. I hope that you will not drive past on your next trip and ensure you come and visit us again. Mike More 

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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Having been going to The P&G for a few years now , the review of the food is that the standard of cooking is still very good , the one remark I would make that it's not had a change of menu in all that time which for the last three years also includesthe special which has always been salt... More 

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1 Thank SW32AG
Pigandwhistle, Owner at Pig & Whistle, responded to this review

Dear SW3: thank you for your support, the chef does change the menu occasionally and more often the specials. Many of clients return for tha special dish they enjoy every time they visit the Algarve. We look forward to welcoming you back. Mike More 

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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely evening here. It's the first time we tried it as have historically been put off by the name, thinking it perhaps wasn't very authentic. However we couldn't have been more wrong. Great options on the menu. The pernod and garlic prawns for starter were delicious and then the duck was delicious for main. We didn't have dessert as they... More 

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1 Thank Elaine C
Pigandwhistle, Owner at Pig & Whistle, responded to this review

Dear Maria, thank you for discovering us, I am glad you did and we surprised you. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip. Mike More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

The Duck was out of this world! What a great gem of the Algarve. Went back a few times over our holiday. You have to eat here.

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1 Thank Jamie N
Pigandwhistle, Owner at Pig & Whistle, responded to this review

Dear Jamie, thank you for the review, I am glad we met your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back. Mike More 

Scotland
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65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

The food in the pig and whistle is just fantastic, we keep coming back every trip. Doesn't look much from the outside but well worth the visit. Steak was superb as were the fish dishes some of the guys had. Goats cheese starter was bril ( photo). House wine was also a wee treat, not the usual average bottle but... More 

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2 Thank Stirlingtec
Pigandwhistle, Owner at Pig & Whistle, responded to this review

Dear Stirling. Thank you for your review, it sounds like you all tried something different. I am glad we continue to be on your list of "must visit". We look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip. Mike More 

Porto, Portugal
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

All seemed perfect. The reviews on TripAdvisor, the pics, the outside tables and the staff. Interesting menu (although a limited wine list). Sadly, the food wasn't up to the fine dining we all expected. Too strong/intense dressings - both for the starters and the main courses - using the same flavours to a lot of the dishes, staff not very... More 

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Thank Paulo_JSP-Portugal
Pigandwhistle, Owner at Pig & Whistle, responded to this review

Dear Paulo, thank you for the review, sorry that you found the food not up to your standard, though 98% of people on here write differently, and the wine list goes over 4 pages......I hope you will come back and try some other dishes that hopefully will be to your liking. Mike More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$26 - US$33
Cuisine
Contemporary, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
19:00 - 00:00
Monday
19:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
19:00 - 00:00
Thursday
19:00 - 00:00
Friday
19:00 - 00:00
Saturday
19:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street towards Faro, Almancil 8135, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Almancil
  • Phone Number: +351 289 395 216

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