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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

based on recent ratings
Food

4.5

Service

4.5

Ambience

4.5

Value

4.4

99% would recommend it to a friend

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Casual (21)
Bar Seating (20)
Group Bookings (18)
Vibrant Bar Scene (18)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Neighbourhood Gem (17)
Special Occasions (17)
Romance (13)
Tasting Menu (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Tapas (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Cosy (10)
Fun (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Seasonal (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Authentic (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Great Beer (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Business Meals (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Healthy (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Outstanding Value (2)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Brunch (1)
Outdoor Eating (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value5

 
·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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Service5
Value5

 
·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
Value4

 
·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
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (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
Value4

 
 (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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Service5
Value5

 
·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
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (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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Service5
Value5

 
·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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Service5
Value5

 
·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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Service4
Value4

 
·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
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·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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Service5
Value5

 
·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
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
 (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
Ambience4
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Value2

 
 (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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Value5

 
 (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
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (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
Ambience4
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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Service5
Value5

 
 (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
Ambience4
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
Value4

 
 (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
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (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
Ambience5
Service5
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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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 12 March 2017

Another beautiful dinner at Thousand Pound, this time for DH birthday. Again, the chef was able to accommodate a fussy vegetarian eater, and I couldn't have been happier. The bar was rocking, as it was Tastes of Rutherglen weekend, but the service didn't miss a beat. Fast, Friendly, and Fun. We'll be back for sure.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Late-night Find, Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 12 March 2017

Great local food, amazing wine selection and beer ... at a great setting. Staff very friendly and helpful. Recommend by local wine maker and it lived up to my expectation. Highly recommended.

Tags: Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Great Beer, Casual, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies
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Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value4

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 11 March 2017

Having been there multiple times was great to finally get the chance to try the dinner menu. What an experience. The steaks are absolutely awesome and great value for money alongside an extensive wine list. A must try for anyone visiting Rutherglen.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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Food2
Ambience3
Service4
Value3

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 10 March 2017

Main room very noisy, side room better, but stools never a comfortable option.
Wine list good mix of local and elsewhere.
Food was in some parts underseasoned and in some parts so salty it was almost inedible.
Staff were friendly and helpful.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 18 February 2017

Always a pleasure spending time at Thousand Pound. Our friends visiting from Melbourne absolutely loved it!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun, Casual, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails
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Food5
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Value5

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 17 February 2017

Always a fantastic place to meet up with friends and make new ones. Great selection of family owned wines from around the world and the food is delicious.

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Food5
Ambience3
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Value4

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 11 February 2017

A great find, the steak superb and complimented with a good local shiraz. Hoped that they would still have the Affagato on the dessert menu but not to be...

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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Food5
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 4 February 2017

This is the place to experience the best wines the area has to offer and the food is wonderful. If you can't find a red wine here that matches the excellent steak, you won't find it anywhere. Very friendly staff who want to make sure you enjoy your experience, from the ultra-casual "sit outside" to the comfortably bustle of the main room or the quiet candle light of the side alcove.

If you stay in the area and don't dine here at least once, you have missed out on a quintessential Rutherglen experience.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 7 January 2017

Service was attentive but not intrusive, from first entry until departure. love the extensive and imaginative Wine List. Shared plates then mains, of very good quality.
Only, and small matter, was the stools little uncomfortable after a period of time for those of us a certain age - perhaps chairs in 'laneway'. But, overall, looked & felt great for a wine / tapas experience next time.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value5

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 6 January 2017

It was a late decision to go out for dinner and we enjoyed a lovely casual dinner. The food was good and we like the ambience of Thousand Pound Wine Store. It has the feel of a city eatery which is great in the small town of Rutherglen.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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Food5
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Service5
Value5

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 5 January 2017

Great service, amazing wine and spirits menu and enough vegetarian options to make this picky eater very happy! Wedding anniversary celebrated in style!

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 24 December 2016

Great casual night out, food is wonderful a choice a la carte or Tapas style dining. Staff are super friendly and helpful. Rutherglen is very lucky to have a Thousand Pound!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Tapas, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Local Ingredients, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 16 December 2016

Fantastic night great food and service we will be back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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