Thousand Pound Wine Store
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.
Meals available from 5.30pm to 9.30pm
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.
Great atmosphere, great staff and great food- what more could you want!!
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.
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.
Nice ambience, great steaks. Must try the Rutherglen on the rocks cocktail.
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.
Delicious meals and fantastic service. Gets a little noisey when crowded. Highly recommend the steak!
Great place, excellent ambiance, good food, fab drinks
Spot on steaks, great service!!
Nice venue, really chilled out place.
Keen to get back there as soon as we can, highly recommended it:)
Always good, very consistent and we enjoy having a meal either on our own or with friends
A fabulous wine bar. A real gem. Great food, great atmosphere, great service.
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.
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.
Sophisticated and friendly restaurant with great food and wine. I highly recommend this restaurant.
Staff were very friendly and approachable and the porterhouse steak was cooked to perfection and fantastic tasting.
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.
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!
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.
Excellent char grilled steak. Delicious dessert. Overall lovely dining experience.
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.
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.
The experience and food are always excellent and we always enjoy dining there
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!
A very pleasant experience. Will definitely return at another time.
Beautiful setting, service was absolutely amazing. The steak was so tender, 100% recommend. A+
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!
Loved the ambiance, restaurant not too loud that you can't chat with your friends. the food was absolutely delicious.
my wife and I dined here friday 26th the atmosphere and food were outstanding . the service was informative, great rundown on menu by staff and were very good without being to much in your face . we will return when in rutherglen again. we also think this is best restaurant in town.
Steak was melt in the mouth with the red wine and shallot butter, watercress salad partnered well.
just a damn fine place for a feed. we return every time we are in the vicinity. loved by the whole family
Fabulous setting, service & food! We loved the whole experience at Thousand Pound Wine Store & would recommend to anyone in the area!
First time eating there, visiting Rutherglen, such a great spot in what was otherwise a very quiet country town. Glad we booked in advance as every table was full. Would really recommend steak with truffle butter and a bottle of durif.
Need to deaden the noise accustom baffles would help, otherwise ambience five star.
Would reccomened thousand pound for anyone and everyone that loves food and wine both were amazing and the service was excellent
This is the second time we have dined at this lovely little restaurant. It's our new favourite for when we think we need a treat. The menu is excellent, ingredients are top quality. The wines are well matched to food choices but not too much emphasis is placed on this so you still feel like the decision is yours! Staff are courteous and friendly and service is very good. See you again soon.
Walked in the door and were greeted by friendly staff. They were attentive to our needs throughout the night.
We started with Oysters, Zucchini Flowers and fresh baguette accompanied with smoked butter. We also had Lamb croquettes. Divine!
For mains we thoroughly enjoyed the petite tender and succulent Hanger Steak with Blue cheese Butter. They were cooked to perfection!
We enjoyed a bottle of locally produced chilled crisp Marsanne.
Dessert was to die for. Well worth the drive to a cute country town.
Great atmosphere with mood lighting and music. Good service but food was a disappointment
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.
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.
The food was exceptional along with the ambience of the restaurant and look forward to visit again!