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True South

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French, Argentinean
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298 Beach Road, Black Rock, Bayside, Victoria VIC 3193, Australia
1300 878 360
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Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Argentinean Restaurant & Brewery.

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  • 39
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  • 45
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great place, great food, highly recommended

A group of us had lunch here recently and the atmosphere is great, food wonderful and the service is very good. The food is fresh and there is plenty of variety - nice Spanish tapas for sharing. We would definitely recommend this restaurant and will be back to enjoy more of their specials

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
yvc129
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

A group of us had lunch here recently and the atmosphere is great, food wonderful and the service is very good. The food is fresh and there is plenty of variety - nice Spanish tapas for sharing. We would definitely recommend this restaurant and will be back to enjoy more of their specials

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 20, 2015

this hidden gem is a ripper for tapas the restaurant is warm and inviting the food is tremeandous and I recommend the beer wheel selection and the staff very friendly. only downer to it is it can be a little loud when full

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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

True South is, to my mind, a fairly unique place. It is a boutique brewery, a bar and a very accomplished restaurant serving Argentinian cuisine. Many diners drink beer with their meals whereas we very much enjoyed a fine bottle of Tempranillo from Argentina. At the time of booking I ordered suckling pig ( a minimum of 4 people). You... More 

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Maroochydore, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

On a busy night the atmosphere was great, the food magnificent and the service from Haley excellent. What was an old mechanics workshop and morphed to a brewery/restaurant and now just restaurant does it perfectly. The character of the building sets the scene and it just gets better. Advised to go with multiple shares plates and selected by Haley, we... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Stunning interior with a floating staircase. You can sit at on bar stools or at a table. I'd suggest the bar stools so you can look at the window to the beach and admire the atmosohere in the restaurant. $300 later and that was dinner and plenty of cocktails for 2! We splurged big time. We had the sampling plate... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This was our second time dining at True South and we were not disappointed. The quality of the produce used really shows up in the deliciousness of the meals. I am not a huge beer fan, however I enjoyed the pilsner. Staff were extremely attentive and friendly.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I had a night with a friend and we enjoyed a summer ale to begin with. The food was absolutely delicious and I think it is lovely to share meals as it remains a conversation piece. I have recommended it to friends and whether it be for drinks or dinner it is a lovely atmosphere. The Argentinian food is great... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I absolutely love this place. I have tried virtually everything on the menu (and specials board) at this stage, and I don't think I've had a dish that I would rate at less than 4 out of 5. The scallop ceviche is one of my favourite dishes anywhere. Oh, and the beer (brewed on premises) is great, while they have... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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271 reviews 271 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Not sure I like the fact that the food is all pretty spicy. Not the best if you have children. They brew their own beer which the men enjoyed. Good selection of wines & bubbles. Can be noisy so the not the place for romantic dinner. Function room upstairs with great views.

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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Having reviewed this restaurant a couple of months ago with a slightly negative review I feel it's only fair to say how it is 2 months down the track. Food is still as great as ever, the special lamb(as recommended by Tommy one of the chefs) was pink, soft and utterly delicious. It was served on a sweet potato puree... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 298 Beach Road, Black Rock, Bayside, Victoria VIC 3193, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Bayside  >  Black Rock
  • Phone Number: 1300 878 360

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Argentinean

Description

Argentinean Restaurant & Brewery.

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