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Pig & Whistle

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Main Street towards Faro, Almancil 8135, Portugal
+351 289 395 216
19:00 - 00:00
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 and standard absolutely nothing at all like we've experienced in last few years.So so disappointed...we... More 

Thank robjohnavekaza
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 half of it was impossible to cut. When we complained they offered to take the... More 

Thank grahamnash1
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 very high standard. It has now nothing to set it apart from the rest. The... More 

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

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 More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We go to the Algarve often but this was the first time we visited The Pig and Whistle in Almancil. The garlic prawn starter was delicious and the prawns HUGE! We both followed these with Rack of Lamb. We had never tasted such superb lamb which was cooked to perfection and accompanied by home made mint sauce (even better than... More 

Thank S4436XGjanet
Pigandwhistle, Owner at Pig & Whistle, responded to this review

Dear Janet. Thank you for the review. I am pleased you enjoyed your evening with us and then took the time to write about it on here. We look forward to welcoming you back soon . Mike More 

Almancil, Portugal
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Shocking is how I describe my experience of this restaurant. For what I thought was meant to be a good quality restaurant I expect ... 1. With a menu with a limited offer, I would expect all items to be availabe, we asked for three barbecue ribs and got one, we asked for 3 Belgian chocolate deserts and got two.... More 

3 Thank alexrimmer
Pigandwhistle, Owner at Pig & Whistle, responded to this review

Well as the owner of the restaurant, I am also shocked at your comments. It certainly does not seem to be in line with what verybody else writes about us. And then I notice you have only ever made one comment on tripadvisor. Ever. So I am now thinking that you are possibly a new rival restaurant trying to compete.... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

On arrival one could think your choice was an error as the premises are small unremarkable and on the side of the road. You would be right but prepare yourself for a surprise. On entering passing the lit stove you could think you were in an English country village pub. Service was very friendly and genuine not the usual tourist... More 

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

Dear Jon. I am glad we surprised you as we seem to with every first time visitor. We are also pleased you have discovered us and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip. Mike More 

Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Small privately owned restaurant in the town centre of amancil. Ok you would walk past it if you didn't know what food was waiting for you inside, well worth a visit for a relaxed evening on a dark night .

Thank Pomfret1
Pigandwhistle, Owner at Pig & Whistle, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to respond. And true, I am sure people do walk/drive past without knowing what lies inside. I hope people adhere to your wise words. We look forward to welcoming you back . Mike More 

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Stumbled across this restaurant on Trip Advisor and decided to book a table whilst staying at the nearby Conrad Algarve. Didn't know what to expect when we arrived but it ended up being one of the best meals of the holiday. Small intimidate venue with great hospitality. The staff are all extremely friendly, especially the maitre'd. The food was as... More 

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

Dear Alex. We are pleased you have discovered us, and now we hope to see you on your next trip to the Algarve . Mike More 

Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
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.

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 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 

1 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 26 - USD 33
Contemporary, European, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?