The Pink Pig Wine Bar, North Adelaide

Finally made an opportunity to visit the Pink Pig Wine Bar on O’Connell street with a handful of girlfriends. I’ve always been curious about this restaurant, most notably because of the pig itself, hanging above the store entrance with it’s own bottle and glass of wine.

the pink pig wine bar

the pink pig wine bar, pork ribs, chicken wings
Kirin; $8.00
Marriage: a combination of pork spare ribs & devilled chicken wings; $30.00

We order their famous ‘Marriage’ which consists of pork ribs and chicken wings hoping for a deletable delight. Unfortunately, what we received was more like mediocre pub food. Ribs and chicken wings were not aplenty, with the ribs looking more like bones with very little meat on. Say what? The sauce was the saviour; tangy with a hint of spice and caramelised onion.

the pink pig wine bar, chips, steak mignon, chicken wings
Chips (for 2); $7.50
Fillet Mignon (approx 280gm) – char-grilled M.S.A beef fillet wrapped with bacon & topped with a mushroom sauce, served with seasonal vegetables: mash, zuchinni and cauliflower croquette; $32.00
Devilled Chicken Wings spicy wings on a bed of rice; $18.00

The steak mignon looks slightly worse for wear; the dish is far from presentable and unappetising to say the least. N describes her dish as “a sloppy mess with the beef cooked unevenly. The steak wasn’t a whole piece, moreso many bits wrapped in bacon; mash was a touch runny and not creamy like it should be; the attempt at a cauliflower croquette was terrible – bland and no flavour. The same comments could be made for the grilled, or attempt at grilled zucchini; gravy was lumpy and lacked flavour; the dish definitely did not live up to the appetising description on the menu”.

It’s safe to say that we won’t be back. The mission is still on to find some decent ribs in Adelaide, where to next? Hogs Breath? Outback Jacks? If you’re after a mean rack of ribs and are in Sydney, safe bet is to visit Hurricanes in Bondi Beach – delectable!

Food: 2/5
Service: 2.5/5
Value: 2/5
Ambience: 3/5


The Pink Pig Wine Bar
50 O’Connell Street
North Adelaide, 5006
P 08 8267 2139

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3 comments for “The Pink Pig Wine Bar, North Adelaide

  1. Ann
    November 8, 2010 at 10:25 AM

    Oh dear Debbii, sounds like you are getting a bad run lately. It’s like that for us sometimes, we have several bad meals out in a row and I start to wonder why I like to eat out. But then I’m always looking for the next great place to go. LOL.
    We tried the Pink Pig about 5 years ago and it sounds like nothing has changed!

    • debbii
      November 9, 2010 at 10:43 PM

      I know aye? Hopefully this weekend will hold a few delightful surprises!

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