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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

98% would recommend it to a friend

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Worth the Drive (9)
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Fun (9)
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Authentic (5)
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Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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 (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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 (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
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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, Modern Decor, 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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 (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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 (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
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 (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, Private Room, Romantic, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Modern Decor, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Late-night Find, Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining
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food5
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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, Modern Decor, 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, Modern Decor, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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food2
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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
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 (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, Modern Decor, Fun, Casual, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails
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food5
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 (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
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 (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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service5
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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
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 (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
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 (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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 (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, Modern Decor, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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food5
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service5
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 (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, Modern Decor, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Local Ingredients, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene
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food5
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service5
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 (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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food5
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 9 December 2016

A lovely venue! Great food and wine. The petite steak was delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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service4
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 25 November 2016

The shared table makes it easy to meet new friends and catch up with old ones. The food was again excellent! The drinks selection is always stunning.

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food4
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 19 November 2016

Sensational! Group of 9 and everyone was happy. Well done to the super staff. Great spot to meet up with friends.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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food5
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 19 November 2016

Dinner was a lovely experience with great food and modern decor. Ambience was good except for a very loud speaking diner on the next table who came in halfway through the evening - unlucky for us.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Modern Decor, Casual
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food4
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 19 November 2016

Lovely meal and unusual setting with a huge variety of local wines. Stools were a bit hard on the bottom after a while - for a glass or two it's fine but extended stay required something a little more comfortable.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Groups
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food5
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 12 November 2016

Great dining experience , excellent menu , friendly staff & a good range of wines to choose from.
Would recommend to anyone looking for a casual / fun night.

Tags: Good for a Date, Outstanding Value, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 11 November 2016

Great food, wine & service. Would drive from Melbourne to Rutherglen for a weekend away to just go there as the highlight.

We want to make this the main part of our yearly weekend away to the Wineries at Rutherglen

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Quick Bite, Hot Spot
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food3
ambience4
service2
value3

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 5 November 2016

Waiter forgot to Enter entrees into ordering system - waited a long time for entrees ....porterhouse steak was too salty almost killed all taste - underwhelming !

Tags: Authentic
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food3
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service2
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 29 October 2016

Good food, extensive drinks menu, some good alternatives to All Saints wines too.
Some staff members are very good at their jobs, some are not. Not ok to be told that an order didn't turn up simple because 'I didn't put it in'. An honest 'sorry' might have been well timed..
One staff member was delightful - and heartfully apologetic when something that wasn't digestible was found in a drink. She immediately sorted the situation with light hearted humour, great service skills and earnestness and ensured it was followed up when the bill was being paid.
Nice food - some steak a little heavy on the char though.
Nice place - nice atmosphere.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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food5
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 1 October 2016

Elegant paired back menu with all the essentials. Fantastic wine list to suit. Ambient setting with fun communal table.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 30 September 2016

Great food and lovely setting - only draw back is its noisy but the food is worth it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 30 September 2016

Good food and great value. The porterhouse was cooked very well. Was way too noisy in the main area though, had to shout across the table to hear each other...might've been less noisy if we're seated away from the bar area.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fun, Good for Groups
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food4
ambience1
service5
value3

 
 (Isle of Man)·Dined on 24 September 2016

Its probably just me but the place is NOISY (can I make the font larger). Put some carpet tiles down or maybe even some dividers between the diners in the long room. I'm getting old I guess but tables full of people who shout just to converse is NOT for me. I'm all for fun but bloody hell...
Also it would be nice to know before-hand if there are group bookings in the restaurant because its them that make the massive noise most often. Having said that there was a group of either 4 or six sitting near the window in the long narrow room that were unbelievably noisey. I was waiting for the EPA to show up. Lets face it they book teenagers for quieter car stereos. Perhaps a noise-proof rubber room can be booked for either that kind of bunch or those who just want to spend a quiet evening meal with their loved one or close friends. The food was great, the wine was great, the service excellent. Kudos to all the girls. I know its early days and you are pressed for room but I do wonder whats out back that may provide a more 'intimate' dining experience.

Tags: Casual
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