The scene: Big screens playing all the EPL and sports you could want, good English pub-style food, pints of beer and it’s open 24 hours. Split between an English conservatory and a sports bar area, the Pig N Whistle is perfect for chilled out lunches during the week and a pumping atmosphere on a Friday night.
The grub: After browsing the colossal menu for some time, we decide to go for some classics from the motherland. The Slow Braised Steak & Guinness Pie ($23.50) houses massive lumps of incredible beef that literally melt in the mouth, served with mash and steamed vegetables. The Prime Flank Steak, served with onion rings, chunky chips and Café De Paris butter ($36.50) is presented outback cattlemen style – sliced and cooked medium rare. My counterpart tried the Middlesbrough ‘Parmo’ Chicken Schnitzel – a schnitzel covered in béchamel sauce then draped with melting cheese, utterly delicious, if not a little on the naughty side.
Behind the bar: Good stock of English lagers and beers, served in pints if desired. They even brew their own spin on a classic English ale ‘Spitfire’. A good cellar for you wine drinkers, with staff able to match beer and wines to the food selected.
Bill please: It really is a menu to suit all tastes and budgets.
Verdict: A great place to spend an afternoon eating, drinking and being merry.
Queen Street Mall/Edward St, Brisbane, pignwhistle.com.au