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Pig & Whistle

) #35 of 118 Restaurants in Almancil $$ - $$$ , European, Mediterranean
Main Street towards Faro, Almancil 8135, Portugal
+351 289 395 216
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Contemporary, European, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Main Street towards Faro, Almancil 8135, Portugal
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A fabulous evening with family & friends. A wonderful welcome & excellent service. Very knowledgable on their wines. Food superb & good value. Would highly recommend. A great night out & nothing was too much trouble!!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been visiting the central Algarve since the early 2000's and have had many excellent nights at the Pig & Whistle over the years - during our 2016 holiday we enjoyed it so much we were there twice in one week! Last Thursday we...More

Thank howesclan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I have been going to this restaurant during the 9 years we have owned an apartment in the Algarve. How disappointed we were last night at the lack of choice in the menu. No sirloin available, although not many people there. No...More

Thank Robert M
Pigandwhistle, Owner at Pig & Whistle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Rob. I see you have only ever made 2 reviews In your 9 years of visiting the Algarve, and never commented how much you enjoyed the restaurant before.....I sometimes wonder when I see this , are you being put up to this by someone..........More

Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

We often went to the Pig and Whistle and visited it again last Friday. The food was not good and a pale shadow of what it was even a couple of months ago. The new chef is not of the same standard as the previous...More

Thank cw8491
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Ate at the Pig & Whistle last week on our visit to Val do Lobo and had another lovely meal. Chicken liver pate, tender rack of lamb with a fantastic mint sauce, and a very tasty cheese platter for me - desserts looked great too!...More

Thank jacquelane
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Had another lovely meal at the Pig & Whistle last week - one of our favourite restaurants on our holiday in Val do Lobo. Chicken liver pate to start, tender rack of lamb, cooked to perfection, with fantastic mint sauce, and a delicious cheese platter,...More

Thank Jacqui L
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

We ate at the Pig and Whistle last night, as it has always been one if our favourites in the Almencil area. Sadly, it was terribly disappointing. There was little choice on the menu and the food that we ordered was a pale comparison to...More

1  Thank Tracey P
Pigandwhistle, Owner at Pig & Whistle, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Dear Tracy; Sorry to read that you were disappointed with the selection of food that we have of on offer this year. Yes the Chef has changed due to Chris having to return to Scotland for family reasons, which has given us the opportunity to...More

Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Have been returning to this restaurant for past three years as we've always really enjoyed our dining experience here,but unfortunately not this year. The menu has been significantly cut and reduced,with all our usual favourites having disappeared. The food was just ok but the quality...More

Thank robjohnavekaza
Pigandwhistle, Owner at Pig & Whistle, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Dear Rob. Sorry you did not enjoy your experience with us this year. To clarify. The menu has the same number of choices as the previous year. As you can see from other reviews, the new menu has been well received, and sorry it was...More

Reviewed 24 May 2017

Only Ribs and Steak left on the menu, no other choices. Should have walked out at that stage. Chicken liver pate starter consisted of a thin smear of pate on crisp bread served with salad. Couldn't even taste the pate. Sirlion steak was tough and...More

Thank grahamnash1
Pigandwhistle, Owner at Pig & Whistle, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Dear Graham. I spoke to my staff about your visit, and it seemed your wife was very satisfied with her meal, and as you both had steak from the same cut, i am a bit bemused. Anna also offered to change it for you and...More

Reviewed 8 May 2017

We have visited this restaurant on many previous occasions & it has always been excellent. This time, it is just a little "off the pace". We understand that there is a new chef. Whilst the food was OK, it was not up to the previously...More

1  Thank OldKJ
Pigandwhistle, Owner at Pig & Whistle, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Dear Old KJ. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Hopefully you will return soon and enjoy the new summer menu. And write again of how enjoyable your evening was. Mike

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Gary W
26 August 2016|
Response from Caroline J | Reviewed this property |
You had better call the restaurant !
12 August 2016|
Response from lifeluvinlou | Reviewed this property |
You should call them and find out?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$26 - US$33
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
19:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
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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