The Greedy Pig features a menu chalk full of comfort food created with an emphasis on local and artisan products, a unique whiskey & bourbon cocktail list, a concise by the glass and bottle list and a variety of global and local beers. The century old room reminds of the city’s history and lends a warm, relaxed atmosphere.
Great little place in gastown. Love the ambiance. Good for drinks and small plates.
Yummy pot pie with Stout - wish there was more. Hubby enjoyed his beer and duck confit.
We were happy, but not super full. Definitely want more...wish the portions were slightly larger.
I'll give it an A for effort. Delicious food though.
This is our favourite for appies & drinks in Gastown. $15 "create your own" charcuterie and/or cheese platter. Pick 5 from over a dozen choices. Excellent, and I mean excellent bartenders mixing, muddlin' and recommending drinks. Nice vibe and tunes here, just a comfy bar to hang out and very easy walking distance from seabus/skytrain. Maybe not a real dinner destination but nice for some casual nosh. We had a plate of bacon (yes, that's right, a whole plate of just bacon) with our drinks later on in the evening and it was the most flavourful, perfectly crispy bacon we've ever had and we are not ashamed to say we fough over the last piece.
Fun spot with creative sandwiches. Beef Wellington with foie gras pate nice. Cheese and butcher plates expensive for portion size. I was hoping for a bigger wine selection. Experience ruined by staff sitting around wathcing the hockey game.
Small room with nice long bar and unique sandwiches. The duck confit panini with sour cherry was outstanding. Small wine selection, three draft beers, and a few cocktails. Service was slow but friendly. Big screen above the bar helps if you are dining solo.
We went to this Gastown pub/restaurant/tavern(?) for the first time on a Saturday night for a few drinks and were pleasantly surprised to find out there was a 50s rockabilly music themed night. There were a couple of excellent DJs (Flat-top & Reece)spinning. We enjoyed the music a lot, and the pub has a nice rustic feel to it. We didn't eat but they had good microbrew beer on tap and some interesting whisky cocktails. Service was lacklustre; the bartender spent too much time chatting with people he knew and often ignored people standing by the bar who wanted another drink. Plus, there was a bad smell coming from the back of the joint (garbage?), which was a bit of a turnoff. However, we will be back if the rockabilly night becomes a regular event.
A friend and I popped into The Greedy Pig in Gastown a few nights ago to see what it was like. It was not very busy and we were quickly seated and placing drink orders. I love their whiskey-based drink menu which makes for some satisfying spiciness in their cocktails. Cocktail size was also pretty big which is nice. They were just making a new batch of stew so I tried a buffalo mozza-eggplant panino and my friend tried their pulled pork sandwich. They were on the smaller side but the flavours were outstanding. I left the restaurant feeling satisfied and eager to return and show more friends this neat little spot.
I went here with a group of co-workers for a lunch. We were trying to celebrate a new co-worker's first week in our company. We sat down quickly and ordered our food within 5 minutes of seeing the menu.
The waiter came about 40 minutes into our wait time to say our food would be right out. At the one hour point, we had to think about leaving because that was the end of our lunch break. We had asked to get our food to go but it wasn't even ready at that point. About 10 minutes later they came rushing with our orders. At that whole time, the restaurant wasn't full. There were two other tables there and one had already eaten and was paying at the same time we had NOT eaten and were paying for our food to go.
I had gone to the Greedy Pig many times before and had a great experience. But we had such a terrible experience that I will not be going back and neither will my co-workers or the rest of the company who has heard our story and our family and friends.
To the chefs, I hope the world cup game was worth your time of watching and neglecting our order. You gave us one hour of a bad experience, you ruined a new recruit's welcoming lunch and you have now lost some frequent customers and their social network.
Went to The Greedy Pig for dinner on Saturday night. It was relatively quiet at 6 pm. We ordered the grilled cheese and pulled pork sandwiches. Both came with a side of coleslaw.
Best grilled cheese sandwich EVER. The pulled pork sandwich was pretty good in that the pork was moist. The sauce was a little too tangy for my taste. I'm not a fan of coleslaw, but apparently it was good.
The service was efficient, too.
Nice little place and not at all busy for a Friday night. We opted for a cheese plate. Service was terrible. Waited ages for waitress to take our order. Waited ages for the food - I swear the chef ran across the road to the supermarket to buy the cheeses for the cheese plate and that was why it took so long! Waitress bought me wrong size drink, forgot to bring the croustini, gave us 10% off the bill for that lapse and then forgot to take off the 10% off. The ratio of customers:waitresses was high but you wouldn't know it from the service we received. The price for the little bits of cheese we got was outrageous. Lastly, the washrooms aren't the best. If you just want a drink, by all means give this place a try. Maybe they were having an off-night.
We walked by this place by accident once and had to make the return trip. When we did we couldn't stay long but ordered lunches to go for 4 friends. They were so delicious!
One was pulled pork with bbq sauce and it was amazing! We've been back for beers and snacks and this is a great little spot to meet with friends and hang out. Definitely recommended for a relaxed night out.
Some friends and I stumbled upon this little place and we were blown away by the cool laid back atmosphere and even more impressed by the quality and general kick ass-ness of their limited yet delicious menu. There were four of us and we each had one of their sandwiches which were so freakishly good that the word "sandwich" doesn't do them justice. We also shared a meat and cheese plate that was also pretty damn tasty. We washed it all down with a selection of interesting house specialty cocktails. Cant remember what they were called but they were good and boozy!
It was an oddly eclectic group of people dining and imbibing at the Greedy Pig and the folks who run the place were extremely outgoing and seemed to make everyone feel welcome.
I don't have much negative to say, the music was a little schizophrenic but other then that it was a good time had by all.
Tried this place for dinner the other night and was disappointed in the value and the food. Ordered the edamame hummus with pita chips to start. Was told they were old of the hummus so the other option was black olive tapanade which we decided to try. It was fine. The pita chips could of used some seasoning and the tapenade was your standard tapenade which you would have gotten has a free starter at another restaurant. Instead, this ran us $11.50. We ordered the pull pork and roast beef sandwich. The pulled pork was alright. Each sandwich came with a little scoop of slaw. The flavour was good on the pulled pork but it was small and left me wanting more. Also it was pretty fatty. I saved my last bite (like most people do) as the best bite with lots of pork and was grossed out when it was full of a huge chunk of fat... The roast beef sandwich was fine. It said it came with mushrooms but there were literally 3 pieces in the sandwich and smaller then a 6 inch sub. Needless to say we left hungry and sort of sad that we spend over $40 on something we could have grabbed from a sandwich place for $15.