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True South Dining Room

377 Frankton Rd. | 377 Frankton Rd, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 (0)3 450 1100
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Ranked #21 of 186 Restaurants in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $23 - $30
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We chose True South Dining Room to celebrate a milestone birthday dinner - to say it was impressive would be an understatement. It simply could not have been better, from entree through dessert and then some. The food is extraordinary, the service exemplary, the wine list extensive and showing off the region beautifully - the whole experience made for the... More

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Campbelltown, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

You must go to this restaurant if visiting Queenstown. I highly commend our hostess Sarah as she was the only staff member on the floor serving 8-9 tables (out of 12) at once for at least 1.5 hours and was on top of everything and did an excellent job. The lack of staff was unnoticed from other patrons.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The food here is outstanding. The table service is very personal. Thoroughly recommend it while your in Queenstown.

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Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is our second time eating at this restaurant. Two years ago it was fabulous and it still is today. The staff are very attentive and friendly and the food is divine! The lamb and shepherds pie dish has to be the best lamb I've ever had with the most creamy potatoes possible. On the higher side price wise but... More

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Apart from the VERY extensive wine list the first thing that strikes you about the True South menu is the "credits" on the back page. Listed are the providers of herbs, meats, seafood, crockery, napery and pretty much everything else a restaurant needs to do its thing...and it's all local. The good news is that this excellent philosophy does nothing... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Just finished a fabulous meal. Whilst it not the cheapest in town it has to be be of he best. All our meals were 5 star and the service excellent. Highly recommend this restaurant to someone looking for that special night out.

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Warm and welcoming, very attentive service, coupled with delicious food and wine, all in a cozy, intimate setting with comfortable seating and gas log fireplace. Great wine list. Chef made a special vegetarian dish just for me. We stayed at the Rees Hotel where the True South Dinning Room is located, so just a sort walk back to our room.... More

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Dinning in this small restaurant means great service. The tasting menu was amazing. Each dish neatly put together with a lot of thought. The staff perfectly matched the wine to match.

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Port Vila, Vanuatu
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

its not cheap and the menu is well interesting rabbit cessar salad.. had to have it lovely cosy room with a fire .. great staff (thanks french kevin) it you have a bit of money to burn worth it

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We took the kids (4 and 6) and there was a lovely menu for them, as well as the amazing main menu. The staff were incredibly welcoming and friendly while maintaining a professional, attention to detail attitude that was faultless. The meals were outstanding.

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