There’s a new Pig ‘N’ Whistle in town which is due to bring more bustle to an already bustling area.
Pig ‘N’ Whistle at West End is located across the road from the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, making it an ideal watering hole ahead of any concerts.
The restaurant and bar combined holds 550 seats, making it one of West End’s largest bars.
In keeping with other revamped Pig ‘N’ Whistles all over town, the interior has a sleek, modern feel with a vertical garden adding a nice touch of nature to the modern vibe.
The long bar at this Pig ‘N’ Whistle boasts a solid array of tap beers, wines and spirits, just as expected.
The food menu is broken up into share plates, light meals, and more substantial mains.
Share items include lamb koftas with organic yoghurt and grilled bread. These have a little spice to them and are lifted with some tomato as well.
There are also sticky BBQ tequila pork ribs, which may not be the best choice on a first date, but are extremely tasty if you don’t mind the mess.
As part of the opening of this venue, we tried out a few canapes including cucumber rounds topped with Noosa spanner crab and caviar which were light and flavoursome though perhaps didn’t get the cucumber to seafood ratio quite right with some very large chunks of cucumber used.
We also tried a pickled fig and liver parfait terrine which was nice and tasty. The fig lifted the meaty liver parfait nicely.
From the light meals menu, there is a chicken and mango salad, pulled pork roll, or even a good old Cornish pastie, which comes with pickle, chips and beetroot and walnut salad.
For morning commuters, Mantle & Moon craft coffee is also served from 7am every day. If you have more time, a full breakfast menu is also available.
Pig ‘N’ Whistle is open from 7am to late seven days a week, and is found on the corner of Melbourne and Merivale Streets, South Brisbane.