We stayed in Port Alfred, and came to the Pig and whistle Inn to have their Steak night. This is most definitely worth it!!!
You choose either Rump, Sirloin or Fillet, you tell the local Butcher Owner how thick you want itm and how many grams you want. He cuts it to size, its weighted and you are given a sticker. Then you head to another counter, give the waitoress your sticker and then order your sides for the steak. Vegetables, onion rings crumbed mushrooms etc all at a really good price. Once you have selected your sides, you head to the bar and pay for your meal. The butcher cooks your steak to your liking, when its ready you are called and you collect your plate and dish up the sides.
For 3 people to all have 300g rump steak plus sides was about R180. You pay the butchery price for the meats. The rump was super tender and really tastey as was the sides.
The staff are friendly, locals are friendly as well, and in winter they have fires going inside so its nice and cozy. The History here is also interesting with all the old documents and photos.
Definitely will be back when we in the area again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- David Bristow's latest Book "Been there Done That" (Struik March 2011) rates the Pig and Whistle as a unique place to Stay, Eat, Drink. It appears as number 33 of his top 50!! The Pig & Whistle Inn has 10 beautifully restored rooms with magnificent antiques. There are 4 en-suite rooms and the 6 traditional original rooms with communal bathrooms. All rooms have recently been equipped with new beds and Percale linen. The first owner, Thomas Hartley, built this house in 1821, a three story dwelling with 2 bedrooms on the top floor. The original rooms are rooms 5 and 6 in this Old Settler Inn. We are now rated number one in Bathurst on Trip Adviser. ... more less
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