Pig & Whistle Restaurant

4.6
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883 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British

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A la carte lunch, afternoon tea, sun terrace dining, evening a la carte and Sunday lunch. Experience our warm, relaxed and cosy welcome to our restaurant in the Chelmsford countryside with hospitality and home cooked food five days a week.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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DarrenC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would highly recommend making a booking and visit the restaurant. The food, service and value for money was outstanding We will definitely be returning.

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GaryS
Essex
8 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food as always

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TrevorH
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb location, same for food, staff and the attention provided.
First visit to the restaurant and based on the above there'll definitely be more.

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vipStephanieS
London
10 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely amazing. Lots of flavour, cooked perfectly and beautifully presented.
Lovely ambiance and attentive staff.
We had a perfect evening and thoroughly enjoyed our food and drink

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NigelG
Essex
4 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A real little gem. Wonderful evening.

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PaigeJ
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and lovely staff - would really recommend

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Jaxx
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food was excellent, we invariably come away totally full, not sure if that’s good or bad, but hell we like it 🙂

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Gemini
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Our visit was excellent until main course. We were asked how was our meal, i said duck was tough
Difficult to chew, our waiter replied "duck breast always tough that's why i never order it" then walks off.
Disappointed in his response in such a lovely restaurant.

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Dani
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely as always, will keep on coming back here :)

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Nenone
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had Sunday lunch at this great restaurant. Food was yummy, service excellent. £30 pH for 3 courses which we thought was good value. Great ambience, will definately visit again.

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ClaireM
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely stunning little pub restaurant, the food was outstanding and the service was spot on , will definitely be coming back

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vipMelanieR
Essex
47 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We haven’t managed to get there for a long time, what a welcome. It’s nice to be remembered.

The food was outstanding!!!

Prawns in garlic and chilli, fresh made focaccia for dipping the remaining sauce, heaven.
Scallops, my other half went to heaven and back again, thought he might order another starter!

Duck cooked to perfection, steak the same, wonderful.

Check out the baked Alaska, wow dramatic but to die for. As same as profiteroles, if your a dark chocolate freak an absolute must, the honeycomb that goes with it is like my gran used to make, slightly burnt, crunchy on the outside, heavenly sticky on the inside.

What can I say, a beautiful meal, not rushed, pleasant settings, attentive but not over the top. The perfect place.

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BridgetF
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was four of us and the food was excellent we all had something different and 3courses nothing was left on the plates.

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janew
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brendan and Justin are The best hosts that go the extra mile. Perfect homely environment with amazing food. Love it.

Lady Jane ....and Rob

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PhilGB
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Superb evening out with fantastic friendly and personal service. Would definitely recommend. Heard good things about the Sunday roast, will be back.

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vipDell
Kent
15 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The usual high quality of food and service. Thanks Brendan. Hope the eye is better!!

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ErnieS
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked our favourite table for my partner's birthday 23.2. As always, the Pig & Whistle is extremely enjoyable - excellent food, service, value for money, lovely decor, and very importantly, the ambience. Always unhurried. Brendan and his team have made the Pig & Whistle the perfect venue. Ernie

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ReeganN
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a lovely meal and the pig and whistle, lovely country setting all staff was so friendly and made us feel so comfortable! Food was cooked perfectly! Very cosy and outstanding service! Will definitely be going back :)

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OpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic food service and atmosphere

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Phil
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good place for a Sunday Lunch - food and service great.

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SusanS
Essex
5 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a really lovely , relaxed evening. The service and attention to detail were exemplary. It is one of our favourite places to eat . The ambience sets it apart too .

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tinad
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, what can i say. From the moment we arrived and walked through the beautifully lit fairy light enterence, our whole night was magical. The gentleman that greeted us was very attentive and greeted us to out seats immediatly. The whole restruant was so magical inside, pretty and very Romantic. The food a seevice was outstanding and our waiter was wonderful with a great sence of humor, what us Essex Girls like lol. I cannot wait to go back for my Birthday in " The private romantic Tartan Room" . You made our night bery special The Pig & Whistle. You are outstanding x

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FV1974
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal at Pig & Whistle!
The best restaurant around Chelmsford!
I just wished they could make the chocolate mouse much lighter!

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MartinH
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having dinner at the Pig & Whistle is always such a treat. Good food, good service - I highly recommend it.

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Donna
Essex
6 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience5

Ambience beautiful warm and cosy.
We enjoyed our food but found that the younger members of staff were not as aware of the customers as they could be.
Example, we were seated in good time but not asked what we would like to drink until we had spent 10 minutes looking at the menu.
We noticed a couple next to us were also trying to get the attention of staff to pay and were left quite some time as were we.
Just a few tweaks as everything else was lovely, it would not put us off coming back but hope our observations are not ignored.

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AllysonR
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another exceptional evening at the Pig. Brendan and Justin are fabulous hosts, always focused on customer service. The food, service and ambiance was wonderful.

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alexs257
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pig and Whistle is a wonderful place for any occasion from a simple lunch with friends to a special Valentines night out

The welcome is always warm and genuine and the service excellent every time

Matched by the quality and presentation of the food and the friendly chats with the owner.

This is a lovely place to spend a few hours enjoying a great meal.

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AndreaN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When you step through the door there is always a warm welcome. The food is outstanding, lots of variety and cooked to perfection. We have dined previously as a couple, a family Sunday lunch and with friends. But this time was for Valentines and it ticked all the boxes. Very intimate with background music and service that wasn’t intrusive. The menu was a set price with lots of choice, so even for the fussiest eater you will find something to tantalise those taste buds. Then to top the evening off when leaving was given a red rose.

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wendym
Essex
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the Pig and Whistle the food staff and atmosphere is excellent can not wait to go again would recommend to anyone its so romantic its just lovely

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LauraW
Essex
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely meal, great service and atmosphere! Would definitely go back.

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RiccardoT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As ever, Brendan and the team are so warm and welcoming. The food was outstanding - what a fillet steak and sauce, we both had. I don't think we can ever tire of this place and the quality of the food and service. The Chef is a culinary wizard! The finest "fine dining" in Essex, without being pretentious.

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KarenC
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had lovely evening couldnt fault anything. It was a special treat

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food. Relaxed but professional.

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JulietteR
Essex
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to celebrate my parents 55th wedding anniversary. Food was beautiful. Service fantastic atmosphere cosy and candle lit and as usual a great personal service from the owner and a bottle of fizz for my parents. All in all we had a smashing time x

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LucieGB
London
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another five star meal
Would totally recommend
Thank you

MG
MichaelG
Essex
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a wonderful place to go for an excellent Sunday lunch with superb customer service

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NicolaT
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Service was fantastic. An overall great dining experience. Will definitely go back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my partner had dinner here for our anniversary. We had an amazing time! It is such a beautiful place, its cosy, romantic, quirky, picturesque the whole package! The service is second to none, the owner is such a lovely person, we were looked after so well, the food is amazing, amazing doesn't cut it to be honest how this place doesn't have a Michelin star is beyond us! Thank you to all the staff at the pig and Whistle who gave us such a lovely evening, we cannot wait to come back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Wonderful food but terrible service. Our waitress was very rude to us and clearly wanted to go home. We were celebrating a very special birthday which I feel had been tainted by the poor service.

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Clivey
London
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food good atmosphere, staff were attentive and we really enjoyed the meal we will be returning

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Pig & Whistle Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 883 OpenTable diners.