the cafe

The Pickled Sisters Cafe is a Rutherglen institution, 20 years old + still going strong!


Enjoy our welcoming atmosphere, friendly + efficient service, and commitment to the finest regional food + wine.


Our menus showcase the fabulous array of local produce we have available here in Rutherglen + North East Victoria. 


Dine alfresco on our deck, or inside overlooking the barrel room. 


Combine lunch with wine tasting at Cofield Wines Cellar Door.


The cafe is open 5 days  (closed Monday + Tuesday).

We open in the evening for groups and functions by prior arrangement.

Please contact us on 02 6033 2377 or email to discuss your particular requirements.

the team

The Pickled Sisters team is headed by husband +     wife owners, Stewart Gilchrist + Marion Hansford, who moved to Rutherglen in 2004 with their two sons to take over the cafe.


Classically trained + with over 30 years experience, Scottish born Stewart cooks what he enjoys to eat, with the emphasis on quality ingredients, clean flavours + the re-interpreting of classics. A self confessed ‘sweet tooth’, Stewart’s desserts are not to be missed.


Marion is in charge of the front of house team. She + Stewart first met working at a  local seafood restaurant on the Isle of Arran + it was here they fostered their love of local produce + dreamt of owning their own restaurant in the country, a dream that came to fruition at The Pickled Sisters Cafe, appropriately in Rutherglen with its own rich Scottish heritage and abundance of quality local produce.

the menu

Our menus at The Pickled Sisters Cafe change seasonally + are designed to take advantage of the fabulous array of produce we have on our doorstep here in North East Victoria. They reflect what is currently in season and at its best.


Dishes are all lovingly prepared, with everything from our breads, pates + terrines, to our preserves, pastry + cakes all 'home made.' 


To view a sample lunch menu please click here


To view a sample dessert menu please click here


To view sample drinks list please click here




hampers + platters

At The Pickled Sisters Cafe we have a range of take home catering options available for your BBQ, picnic or get together.


Gourmet hampers and BBQ packs are available for a minimum of two people and require 48 hours notice. Platters/cakes are available for a minimum of eight people and may require up to 48 hours notice.


Hamper baskets are complete with crockery and cutlery (no glassware). Alternatively, a fully disposable hamper box with eco friendly cutlery and crockery can be provided for an additional $3 per person. 


Final numbers must be given 48 hours prior to the event and will be billed accordingly. Hampers and platters can be tailored to meet your needs and any special dietary requirements can be catered for if known in advance.


Please click on the link below for details of our current hampers and platters. For further details or to book a hamper or platter please contact us on 02 6033 2377 or

connect with us

contact us

P: 02 6033 2377

M: 0437 359 249

at Cofield Wines, Distillery Rd

Wahgunyah VIC 3687











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