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Thousand Pound Wine Bar & Store

$$ - $$$, ,
82 Main St, Rutherglen, Victoria 3685, Australia
+61 2 6032 8179
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“hanger steak” (6 reviews)
“tapas” (4 reviews)
“croquettes” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Contemporary, Australian, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Food
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LOCATION
82 Main St, Rutherglen, Victoria 3685, Australia
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1 - 10 of 86 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Since returning to Rutherglen after living in Sydney for s number of years. It has been a blessing to find a place that not only matches, but far exceeds anything on offer in the city. Service, food, ambiance and the wine list are all formidable.

Thank Joeross13
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Well from moment we walked in till it was to to leave was of high level in all aspects I could write an essay on the total experience . Do your self a huge favour a enjoy what this venue has to offer

Thank Wayne D
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Considering I'm at Thousand Pound almost weekly, I'm not sure why I haven't given a review until now.. The combination of the atmosphere, great customer service, amazing food and even better wine list, makes Thousand Pound a no brainer for Friday or Saturday nights (sometimes...More

Thank Matilda P
Reviewed 9 October 2018

This beautiful wine bar and restaurant in the heart of Rutherglen is everything you could ever want. The music, dim lighting, amazing staff as well as the fact that it is always busy creates such a beautiful atmosphere - and one that I have never...More

Thank Expedition693868
Reviewed 9 October 2018

This little unassuming wine bar in the middle of Rutherglen is a gem. Great wine list with local stars and further afield favourites, my steak was cooked perfectly. The slight char on the outside was a spectacular base for a round of melted seasoned butter....More

Thank MiniBreakGirl
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

My partner and I had dinner and drinks here while kid-free on a Friday night recently; it has an awesome atmosphere for couples wanting to enjoy some time together. We sat in the little “alleyway” area which was cosy and private. The food was delish-...More

Thank BezSmez
Reviewed 30 September 2018

We had a meal in this funky, very special wine bar last night. Service was impeccable, a great wine list and the meal was sensational. Steak cooked absolutely to perfection. Highly recommended.

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

I had the pleasure of dropping in to this lovely wine bar on a recent trip through Rutherglen. Great space, and you can tell the owners and staff are very passionate about wine and supporting the local wine makers. Defiantly worth a visit.

Thank Shelley P
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Fine dining with a relaxed yet classy atmosphere. A group of friends from NSW recently asked me, as a local, where we should go for a girls dinner while they were visiting Rutherglen. Something to suit our group of 9, under $100 per head with...More

Thank KirrilyA2
Reviewed 27 September 2018

This is our local hang out and we love it. How incredibly spoilt are we to have such a great venue in our gorgeous historical town. We are frequent visitors and the only thing better than the choice of wine is the Wagyu Hanger Steak!...More

Thank MelanieCofield
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 23
Cuisine
Contemporary, Australian, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 82 Main St, Rutherglen, Victoria 3685, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Rutherglen
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6032 8179
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Description
Thousand Pound Wine Bar and Store was developed by Denis Lucey (Bottega Melbourne) and the All Saints Estate siblings, Eliza, Angela and Nicholas Brown. It is a relaxed venue, with contemporary interior and bar seating which sets a new scene for Rutherglen. Nick Brown created the extensive wine list with family and friends in mind. Wines are sourced predominantly from 'family owned' wineries, and winemakers and wineries that Nick admires. Nick Brown has also included curios such as Maotai (rice wine) from China and Rutherglen wine cocktails made from fortified wine. Nick Brown says 'We grew up in a family that doesn't judge a person on what wine they drank. We wanted our thirsty local crowd to be able to discover wines that we love to drink from 'family owned' Australian wineries to wineries abroad that we have a special affiliation with. Thousand Pound Wine Bar and Store has a small offering of local and imported, cider, beers and spirits, which the family also enjoy. Housed in an original Victorian store front in Rutherglen' s historic main street the building has been renovated simply with bar seating, high tables in the main room with an inviting hallway with wine barrels for more of an intimate scene. Chef's Simon Arkless and Cait Mitchelhill from the hatted Terrace Restaurant at All Saints Estate prepare humble, fresh, bar food.
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