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About Thousand Pound Wine Store

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.

82 Main Street
Rutherglen, AU-VIC 3685
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Dining style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Modern Australian

Hours of operation:
Bar opens Friday and Saturday: 5pm to late
Meals available from 5.30pm to 9.30pm

Dress code:
Business Casual

Price range:
$40 and under

Payment options:
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(02) 6032 8179

Website:
http://www.thousandpound.com.au/

Catering:
Modern Australian

Parking Details:
There is plenty of street parking.

Executive Chef:
Simon Arkless

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Thousand Pound Wine Store Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

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Food

4.5

Service

4.5

Ambience

4.3

Value

4.4

99% would recommend it to a friend

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Worth the Drive (15)
Romance (14)
Tapas (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Fun (12)
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Tasting Menu (11)
Cosy (10)
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Seasonal (8)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Authentic (5)
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Gluten Free Options (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
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Business Meals (3)
Great Beer (3)
Healthy (3)
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Food2
Ambience4
Service3
Value3

 
·Dined on 2 December 2017

Great atmosphere with mood lighting and music. Good service but food was a disappointment

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food3
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·Dined on 2 December 2017

Loved the vibe of the place even though it was a quiet night.Staff were great.The meals are well priced but a tiny bit of colour in the "salad" would be an improvement.

Tags: Good for Groups, Tapas, People Watching, Good for Birthdays
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Food5
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·Dined on 1 December 2017

Food and service were excellent and had a great selection of both food and wine. Unfortunately it was too noisy to get together with friends for a chat over a meal. Fine if you are standing at the bar but difficult when you are seated at a table and have to continually yell across the table so they can hear you.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Late-night Find
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Food5
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·Dined on 25 November 2017

The food was exceptional along with the ambience of the restaurant and look forward to visit again!

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on 24 November 2017

Best steak I've ever had at a restaurant.
Extensive wine list.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 17 November 2017

Food is very good and a fantastic spot in a small country town. Only open weekend evenings but our group has made it a major part of our annual winery & cycling weekend.

The wine list is superb and have a few gems by the glass.

Only thing I would love to see would be some better options for starters, especially for dietary challenged (could be chicken skewers or lamb spring rolls)

We always have a great time!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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Food5
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Service4
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·Dined on 17 November 2017

Great food beautifully prepared. Ectensibe wine list with focus on local Rutherglen family wineries. Fantstic pricing mskes this a great value informal dining venue. Will be back!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups
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Food4
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Value4

 
·Dined on 11 November 2017

Thank you for a lovely evening, which we used as a catch up with friends.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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Food4
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Service5
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·Dined on 3 November 2017

Even though it is noisy, the atmosphere is terrific and we were very well looked after. If you were vegan or vegetarian it would be advisable to notify the restaurant. There are not many options. We had a great night there. Thank you.

Tags: Tapas, Worth the Drive, Casual, Bar Seating
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Food5
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·Dined on 3 November 2017

Absolutely loved Thousand Pound Wine Store! We went there for dinner two nights in a row and everything was delicious. Service was knowledgable and friendly too :) Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Worth the Drive
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Food5
Ambience3
Service5
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·Dined on 27 October 2017

The venue was noisy making it a little hard to have a conversation BUT the service was excellent, our waitress was very knowledgeable and friendly. An excellent wine list and i love the way they concentrate on Family Owned. The food was outstanding, we had the steak cooked to perfection and the blue cheese butter amazing. We also had the pasta with garlic and goat cheese again delicious with the pasta cooked to perfection. Thanks and we will certainly recommend.

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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Food5
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·Dined on 27 October 2017

Food great, but venue dark and noisy. Stool seating uncomfortable for those with bad backs

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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Food4
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·Dined on 21 October 2017

I was very happy with the overall experience the steaks were perfect. No complaints.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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Food5
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·Dined on 14 October 2017

A fantastic venue which has set the benchmark for the region.

Tags: Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List
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Food5
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·Dined on 14 October 2017

Great atmosphere, great food, great wine list, lovely staff. Love love love this place!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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Food5
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·Dined on 30 September 2017

Great place for a meal with friends in Rutherglen. The staff are friendly and know their business. Highly recommend for a good night with fine food and a great wine list.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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Food5
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Service3
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·Dined on 22 September 2017

Great steaks! However, unlike the last time I went to thousand pound for dinner, the waitress had no idea about the wine list or the steak sauces or anything :/
I brought out of town people and I would have appreciated more information about the food at least. No big deal in the end since everything was good and my friend picked the wine; but still!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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Food5
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 15 September 2017

Always a great place to catch up with friends and imbibe on good food and wine.

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Casual, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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Food4
Ambience3
Service4
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 26 August 2017

My friends and I were in Rutherglen for a weekend getaway. The main street of Rutherglen is quite small yet this restaurant is one you would find in Melbourne.
If you intend on eating a steak then this place is perfect, if you're a non steak person then your choices are more limited. We all had steak with different sauces and they were cooked to perfection, simple but fresh side salad and perfect fries.
The only negative was the stools we had to sit on. I really hate eating a lengthy meal on a chair that doesn't have a back. The main area of the venue at least has stools with a small back support on them, unfortunately this area was full.
Great meal, friendly staff.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Local Ingredients
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Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value5

 
·Dined on 26 August 2017

Excellent restaurant, just what Rutherglen needs for young groups and older people who enjoy a venue with Class.

Tags: Good for Groups, Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Casual
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Food5
Ambience1
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on 26 August 2017

Food was sensational, and the service was impeccable. The downside was being jammed into an obscure laneway like area away from what looks to be a lovely place. Totally lacking of any resemblance of the advertised ambiance of the bar/restaurant. And dont get me started on the loudness of the supposed background music, thank god they eventually turned it down.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date
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Food5
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·Dined on 19 August 2017

We liked the venue although with being older we found the backless stools and higher chairs uncomfortable. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. We were on holiday and really enjoyed the night.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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Food5
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 19 August 2017

We enjoy the feel of Thousand Pound and the food is consistently very good . It is a great spot for an informal bake for money dinner. The wine list is extensive and it is good to be able to choose good wines by the glass as sometimes everyone doesn't want the same wine.

Tags: Hot Spot, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food
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Food5
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·Dined on 19 August 2017

Great experience, Staff were happy friendly and professional. Atmosphere was moody but cozy i felt like i could of been anywhere in the world. It was also great sharing tables with other people the spacing between ensured you were not encroaching on anyone space but you could have a chat if you wished. Great menu something for everyone's taste but if steak is your preferred dish then Thousand Pound is a must try. Also great wine, beer and mixed drinks. Will defiantly be back.

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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Food5
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·Dined on 11 August 2017

The steak was amazing, good quality local wine and friendly service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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Food4
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·Dined on 11 August 2017

The service was excellent, well presented and tasty food, comparable to good city fare. Must try if in the area

Tags: Business Meals, Tapas, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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Food5
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·Dined on 5 August 2017

Booked online sat in the window attentive friendly staff shared a couple of dishes which tasted as beautifully as they looked . Wines were sensational so much we visited the wineriy the next day ... loved this place the space the ambience

Tags: Tasting Menu
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Food5
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·Dined on 21 July 2017

Staff were so lovely really relaxed and knew their craft.
The wines were spot on a great representation of the region and perfectly matched with some delicious foods.
I love you can buy a bottle of wine to take home, I go out all the time and take a photo of a bottle to find later, never can manage to find it. Great venue

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Casual, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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Food4
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Service4
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 14 July 2017

The food was lovely despite the limited menu. The ambience and aesthetics was very inviting. I loved the decor and lighting.

Tags: Good for Groups
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Food2
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 14 July 2017

We had the 63 degree egg followed by steak. The presentation, cooking and texture of each course were all really good but both courses we so over salted that we felt it ruined what would otherwise be delicious plates of food. I note other reviews have mentioned over salting as a problem.

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Food4
Ambience5
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 7 July 2017

We enjoyed a night out with friends knowing we would have good food and wine in a nice restaurant. The only thing that was a let down was my husband's steak was cold, everything else was very good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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Food5
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 1 July 2017

Awesome!!! Everything about our night at TP was perfect. It's a magic ambience - lovely dim lighting, Bec and Nick looked after us so well and the food was fresh, quality produce, perfectly cooked and polished presentation.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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Food2
Ambience3
Service2
Value2

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 30 June 2017

Waitress was terrible, food was burnt and cold. Would not go there again

Tags: Bar Seating
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 23 June 2017

Delicious food, wonderful service, amazing wines and great ambience. We can't wait to go back!

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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Food4
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Service4
Value4

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 16 June 2017

The steak was delicious and perfectly cooked. It was easy to book a table on line. Thanks for the evening.

Tags: Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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Food5
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 2 June 2017

We were warmly welcomed, politely seated and fully informed about the wine and food menus. The service was efficient and professional. The food and wine were excellent. Suggest the name could easily be changed to Ten Thousand Pounds.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food4
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Service4
Value4

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 19 May 2017

Great food, service & ambience ! It's our second visit. Hope to return again.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Fun
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Food3
Ambience5
Service4
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 29 April 2017

We all enjoyed our night - the design aesthetic is great and there is a really good atmosphere- however all found the seating very uncomfortable. They look great - but not designed for settling in.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Casual, Tapas, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, People Watching, Seasonal, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Healthy
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Food4
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Service5
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 28 April 2017

We went to Thousand Pound from reviews from trip advisor.
We had the special cut steak. It was cooked perfectly and the rosemary butter was lovely. It was a very cold night and we all would of enjoyed seasonal vegetables. We could only have fries and salad. Which was a bit ordinary. The table we had was in an alley way and it was quite cool as there was group party in warmer area. Overall the wait staff were helpful and friendly. Steak was off the richter, great!

Tags: Local Ingredients
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Food5
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Value5

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 15 April 2017

Finally a restaurant that serves Hanger Steak, very nicely cooked. Ingenious starter of Tinned Sardines was just like a true Spanish Tapas bar

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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