the cafe

The Pickled Sisters Cafe has been part of the Rutherglen culinary landscape for over 21 years. Now in a new location in the Main Street of Rutherglen, we look forward to the next chapter of the Pickled Sisters story. 


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


We offer three distinct dining areas, with an elegant classic interior, a greenery filled covered courtyard, and outdoor dining under a grapevine canopy.


Open for breakfast and lunch, with evening dining on weekends.


Groups welcome - please contact us on 02 6033 2377 or email to discuss your particular requirements.

Rich Chocolate Tart with confit oranges

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.

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 menu please click here


To view a sample dessert menu please click here


To view sample drinks list please click here


Squd ink risotto with seared scallops