Thousand Pound Wine Store

4.5
116 reviews
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$40 and under
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Modern Australian
Top tags:
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Thousand Pound, ahead of the trend.
Victoria’s wine canteens are a rapidly growing regional obsession amongst city barflies.
Grape aficionados haven't retreated into their cellars to sulk, they are venturing out of town
to find the best boutique sip three hours north of Melbourne.
Reinventing the grape genre, Thousand Pound tosses out stuffy pretences,
blurring the boundaries between city and country into an underserved hood,
creating funky, affordable vin lists paired with Simon Arkless’s chef-driven fare.
Sip and swirl your way through the best wines the region has to offer or venture
globally from your seat at the bar.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Modern Australian
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Hours of Operation
Bar opens Friday and Saturday: 5pm to late
Meals available from 5.30pm to 9.30pm
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Phone number
(02) 6032 8179
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Payment Options:
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Executive Chef
Simon Arkless
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Catering
Modern Australian
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Parking Details
There is plenty of street parking.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 116 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JF
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Appetisers good and steak melt in the mouth fabulous. Excellent list of local wines and fortified’s to finish. Friendly, welcome proficient service.

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DH
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Really good place to eat....tasty food, passionate staff and lovely wines.

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M
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely beautiful. We plan to come back. Steak cooked perfectly.

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RE
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

A great little find in the fabulous town of Rutherglen.

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JG
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place to dine with a refined menu. Staff were very friendly and we were able to chat and laugh freely with them. The interior decor is wonderful and was a very pleasant vibe going on whilst dining there. Loved the night we had there and would highly recommend it.

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DE
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great selection of wines and spirits. Dinner was amazing, we had steak and it was cooked just right and very tender. Lots of people in this night so the place had a very festive atmosphere. Highly recommend for a fun night with friends who enjoy good food and wine.

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DK
8 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A restaurant with a great ambience and you feel you could be in a city restaurant. Good food and great staff

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CO
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We took friends from London here and they loved every moment of it, said it was a highlight of the trip

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L
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love this little wine bar/restaurant. The staff are fantastic, the atmosphere buzzy, and it's the best steak in the region! Love the Haloumi entree as well. Thanks for a lovely night.

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KC
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

This place is a little treasure in Rutherglen. The atmosphere is great and a nice place to dine or just meet up with friends for a drink.

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j
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyed our meal. Some feedback I ordered the gnocchi and it stated pumpkin purée, it did not come with it and was not informed it was parsnip. Also my husband could not get a cab sav or Shiraz by the glass to have with his steak which was very dissatisfying. The waitress did not explain the menu to us

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M
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and food. A real gem in Rutherglen. Excellent wine list too!

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SB
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great wine selection, inviting decor and good food. The service is also great!

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DK
9 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A wonderful meal once again, at such a great venue.

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DK
9 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Love this restaurant. Service is great as are the streaks. However, on the last 2 occasions dining at Thousand Pound our steaks were luke warm when they arrived at the table. Desserts were great too.

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EM
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere, great staff and great food- what more could you want!!

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B
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great relaxed catch up with friends. Staff were extremely friendly, attentive and friendly. Whilst the menu wasn't comprehensive, there was variety and everything was delicious. The wine and drinks list was extensive. Would thoroughly recommend to anyone looking for a relaxed and informal meal with friends.

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F
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We made a same day Friday night reservation after receiving several recommendations to this restaurant from locals. Our charcuterie plate was superb followed by a wonderful steak cooked perfectly. We received great advice re the local wines from our waitress who also provided some local info re wineries in the area. Interesting restaurant, great food, wine and service, and an atmosphere which was just perfect. The produce seemed to be mostly sourced locally and there was a good selection of local wines and craft beers. Highly recommend dining here, and suggest making a reservation. It is on the Main Street of Rutherglen, a town worth exploring in itself.

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L
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

Nice ambience, great steaks. Must try the Rutherglen on the rocks cocktail.

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A
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely delicious!!! The steak was heaven! The wine list was an amazing display of the best in the area. The staff know their stuff and really add to the meal.

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HB
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious meals and fantastic service. Gets a little noisey when crowded. Highly recommend the steak!

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SC
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great place, excellent ambiance, good food, fab drinks

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JL
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Spot on steaks, great service!!
Nice venue, really chilled out place.
Keen to get back there as soon as we can, highly recommended it:)

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DK
9 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always good, very consistent and we enjoy having a meal either on our own or with friends

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JH
2 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A fabulous wine bar. A real gem. Great food, great atmosphere, great service.

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GW
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

A good fun 'city meets country' feel. Venue was really good and staff were very attentive and happy to engage with guests. A really good night and a pleasant surprise.

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n
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great that the chef could convert a menu item to Vegan, however more vegetarian/vegan options would be awesome.
Hard to read menu in dim lighting.

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PP
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sophisticated and friendly restaurant with great food and wine. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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GC
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Staff were very friendly and approachable and the porterhouse steak was cooked to perfection and fantastic tasting.

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JH
7 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Good food and an excellent wine list focussed on local family owned wineries with a decent selection of wines from other areas. Reasonably priced wines for the quality.

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JF
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We greatly enjoyed our meal. The menu is small but carefully chosen, and the steaks were delicious. If we holiday again in Rutherglen we will definitely be back!

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E
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We joined some friends from Melbourne for dinner and we were all very impressed with the decor and the ambience. The wine list is extensive and they are happy to let you taste the wine before ordering a bottle. Our waitress was delightfully and really new her stuff. Entrees were fabulous especially the scallops. Main pasta was really tasty as was the fish of the day. My only criticism is that the fish only came with cauliflower puree and a sprig of watercress. If it had a green added it would have been perfect. Over all we had a great night and will certainly be back.

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CT
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent char grilled steak. Delicious dessert. Overall lovely dining experience.

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MR
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Went to this restaurant April last year and everything was brilliant, went again last Saturday night very disappointed with the food just didn't win any of us over. I was so disappointed as I had been raving about it to my friends.

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M
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Totally enjoyed our dinner at Thousand pound and will return in future.
My only issue woukld be the chairs/stools need to be a little more comfotable to sit in.
Anyone with a back issue would not be able to sit for a long time.

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DK
9 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The experience and food are always excellent and we always enjoy dining there

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SH
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food and ambiance. The service was very friendly and the wait time between entree and main was perfect. We loved sitting in the little side alley, it was romantic and not too noisy. The staff were very good and knowledgeable and made our dining experience special for us. Won't hesitate to go back again for a special or even not-so-special occasion. Thanks!

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MS
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A very pleasant experience. Will definitely return at another time.

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LO
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful setting, service was absolutely amazing. The steak was so tender, 100% recommend. A+

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OT
3 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What an amazing find on our weekend trip to Rutherglen! The ambience was brilliant, the service exceptional, the wine list really impressive and the food very good. We liked that one has the option of choosing a number of smaller share plates rather than necessarily having to order large meals. However on this occasion, after a day of driving, we decided we were justified in ordering main meals!! Two of our group had steak and declared it cooked to perfection and really tasty. I had the seared tuna which was an absolutely delicious meal - a truly fantastic combination of flavours! We ended off with the panacotta, which also was particularly good 😊 I can heartily recommend a meal here. We will certainly be back when we are next in the area!

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