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the cafe

The Pickled Sisters Cafe has been part of the Rutherglen culinary landscape since 1999. Now in our 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 lunch Thursday to Monday, with our popular Pasta Nights on Thursday evenings and a la carte dining on Friday and Saturday nights.

Open other times by arrangement for groups of 20+.


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

the interior of the Pickled Sisters located in a heritage building in the Main St of Rutherglen
Marion Hansford and Stewart Gilchrist, owners of The Pickled Sisters Cafe

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 regularly + are designed to take advantage of the fabulous produce we have on our doorstep here in North East Victoria. They reflect what is currently in season and at its best.

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


View our lunch + dinner menu*


View our children's menu*


View our drinks list *

view our pasta night menu*

*please note: these are SAMPLE MENUS ONLY and all our menus change regularly.


Squd ink risotto with seared scallops
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