Pig ’N’ Whistle - King George Square

3.3
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50 reviews
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$40 and under
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English
Featuring beautiful alfresco dining, yet still embracing traditional British pub decor and interiors, Pig ‘N’ Whistle King George Square is a favourite Friday night haunt for many workers from within the CBD and beyond.

Pig ‘N’ Whistle brand has stayed true to its roots. Whilst many bars and pubs around Brisbane have undergone refurbishments, we embrace our authenticity. We are proud to be Brisbane’s most genuinely British pub! Our kitchen serves up hearty, English fare with attention to detail being a key reason why the Pig ‘N’ Whistle brand is renowned throughout Queensland. Our dishes include pub classics such as fish and chips, burgers and pies, whilst also incorporating Modern Australian flavours and techniques.
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3.3based on recent ratings
3.5
Food
3.4
Service
3.4
Ambience
3.2
Value
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52% of people would recommend it to a friend
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R
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

The waitress serving us had really poor manners. She made a few mistakes and didn't even apologise.

MM
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

The meals took a long time .. probably 40 mins.. and the only 4 of the 5 meals were delivered with no comment as to how far away the remaining meal was..I waited about ten minutes before having to broach a staff member and ask them how long it will take and I received the "they are just serving it now" comment. It was grilled chicken burger. No way should it have taken that long to come out. The food was mediocre and the place was about 1/5 full. So no real reason for sucha huge delay.

YK
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Although we arrived early, it took quite a long time for the orders to arrive. It would be great if you could improve the speed in the future. My colleagues are all satisfied with the quality of the dishes, otherwise.

CH
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Food ordered was incorrect and staff tried to make us eat what was put before us when the order was incorrect when taken. Then eventually came out after an hour and everyone else had long since eaten. No discount or any kind of apology was made, on the contrary the waitress made the the guest feel like she was a total inconvenience just because she didn’t eat what was put in front of her.. Not at all happy... we also
Ordered two steaks, one was medium to well done and the other medium but both came out completely rare and virtually raw!!! I know it’s busy but this is not acceptable when charging such high prices for food.

JB
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

Very rude staff. I have written a detailed google review. One table sent food back 3 times because it was cold.

A
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Date night for my partner and I ended up at the Pig N Whistle for dinner. We had a voucher to use and were pleased with the service. The food was impeccable, and the atmosphere of a live performance by a young man with a guitar really set the tone for a wonderful, much needed night out for us. Definitely coming back.

A
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

A much better experience. Good food, great service.

OJ
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience1

Overpriced, under quality, not value for money at all.

DP
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous evening. Catch up with friends to celebrate several birthdays. Everyone had a good meal and drinks and overall a fun evening.

M
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

I met some friends here for breakfast. The food was good & was served very quickly. There weren't many other diners so noise was not an issue & there were enough staff. I have to eat gluten free food.
The menu had no hints as to what was gluten free so I asked the server if the omelette was (everything listed appeared to be GF so it should have been). She told me no it wasn't due to the cheese. This was very puzzling as cheese is normally GF so I asked her to check with the chef. I know I am not alone in requiring GF food & in this day & age I would expect better knowledge from the servers & more information on the menu. Most restaurants & cafe's can cater well for GF breakfast as usually substituting the toast for GF toast (or omitting it altogether) is all that is required.

RP
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

We would not return to this restaurant again. My husbands dinner came out with a very odd smell, along with two large prawn heads (only 1 tail) and not much else. We sent it back but by the time his was redone I had finished my meal. The service from the bar was very slow also. Will definately not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

LB
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

Very slow for food to arrive.2 of the meals were cold and had to send back.
Had to get drinks from bar due to lack of staff.
It appeared management had not taken into account that a show was on at city hall.
This rating should not affect the staff who were overworked.

RB
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

We found the noise level with a solo singer quite loud that we couldn't hear each other across the table but they did turn this down once we asked them to. We also ordered food which took nearly an hour to deliver and were asked if we were all finished and happy with our meals before we were even served them. Our meals came out at different times and after people who had ordered after us. We had to cancel one meal as others at the table were nearly finished before there was any sight of our last meal for the table. The food was very expensive for what it was - $30 for 2 small pieces of chicken with a few vegies - value for money was not really what you were paying for - more the location which was convenient for us.

OT
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great live music and awesome staff

LS
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Xmas Eve family dinner

VN
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

The service was terrible . Waiting over 45mins just to receive the food is not acceptable. When we got there , there was not many people so not sure why it took that long. You need to have quicker service during the lunch time period.

JC
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2018
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience3

Booked table for 6 for 5pm but our order took nearly 1 hour for main. Other tables who ordered way after got their food. Clearly forgot about us. Left us 10mins to throw our food down. Food was beautiful but 10min to eat a $42 steak is a disgrace. No discount or sincere apology.

BM
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2018
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience4

Waited 40 mins for meals. Others dining with us had to be refunded their meals as they hadn’t arrived by 6pm & we had an event to go to at City Hall.

JD
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Enjoyed dinner with friends on a Friday evening, staff were great.

KB
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

The experience was good, I think for lunch meals (& snacks) the price was way to expensive

PH
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience4

Our meals were over cooked the salad was old and brown ,one of the kids meals were not ordered at all do asked for a spare plate that our 3 year old son could share our chips 15 min later they brought out a full plate of chips that cost 9 dollars,we will never go there again

FW
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2018
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Everyone at our table enjoyed their meals. It is a nice and central meeting spot.

NW
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Waited 30 mins for drinks and 50 mins for over priced and cold undercooked calamari and nachos which had hardly any toppings on it. Was there for my daughters school ball and sadly soured by a poor dining experience

EJ
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Always a very reliable location for lunch or dinner. Food is really good, and the outdoor dining vibe on King George Square is always enjoyable.

DL
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

Dry, tasteless, expensive pre-cooked food. One waitress was friendly and great the other was rude, somber and awful. I think even the burger was pre-cooked it was that bad.

S
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Nice little location, service was average but the food came out quickly once ordered.

T
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2018
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

we all ordered the big breakfast because of the bubble & squeak that was on it. Very disappointed as it was only tiny frozen patty like a hash brown and was soggy. Lots of bacon, but unfortunately it was swimming in fat. yuk. A very average meal for the $21.00 pricetag.

LO
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

We had a poor experience with our meal orders which had errors in the main meals.

KV
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a very busy night with a Rugby Wallabies vs Ireland match on. I would like to commend the staff on how friendly and helpful they were in such an environment. I really appreciated the guidance and communication on when best to take our orders and keeping things rolling so we made the game on time. Service was great. Thank you!!!

C
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience3

Cold food that took forever to arrive. Not enough staff per clientele. Food was rubbish.

DJ
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2018
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Really loved my chilli beef nachos however my husband's chicken salad was quite bland. Staff very accommodating; turned on heater as soon as we arrived. A little expensive on food and drinks.

TG
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2018
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

Our order was very slow and when we received our order everything was stone cold

JS
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2018
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The venue was very busy and our food order was impacted taking the best part of 50 minutes from order to delivery. I could not fault the staff they were under the pump and were doing their best. The food was tasty and overall we enjoyed the visit.

EH
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience1

Value for money was poor. Waited a while for food which was cold. Atmosphere was too loud and unenjoyable.

ES
Brisbane / QLD
4 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The service was great, food and drinks came out quickly and were very good. It is a little noisy there to have a conversation but would happily go there again

OT
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Had dinner here before attending the Brisbane comedy festival. I am really glad I made a reservation as it was very busy. The food was great, good service , excellent entertainment and reasonably priced.

OT
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the time we arrived to the time we left the service was excellent, the staff very courteous and friendly. The meals were perfect. It was my first time at this particular Pig N Whistle and I will definitely be back !

OT
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2017
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It was our Staff Christmas Party. Staff were friendly and attentive. Despite it being pretty busy the food came out pretty quickly. Everyone enjoyed their meals. It was good quality, plenty of it and reasonably priced. Would definitely recommend it. Would have it there again. Thanks Pig N' Whistle - King George Square. :)

OT
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2017
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Great food, service a bit slow and drinks expensive but nice spot and would go there again.

K
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2017
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience3

The menu is too expensive. There is not a lot to choose from.