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True South

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

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  • 10
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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
Second time and still amazing!

I ate there for the second time in about 8 months recently and am still loving the service and food! The ox tongue is a superstar of a dish, we order what felt like half the menu and had a feast! I would like to see maybe a change to the menu before I dine there again more for me... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Kuzakov
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I ate there for the second time in about 8 months recently and am still loving the service and food! The ox tongue is a superstar of a dish, we order what felt like half the menu and had a feast! I would like to see maybe a change to the menu before I dine there again more for me... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We've been here twice, each time a disappointment. The food looks like it should taste good but it doesn't, it lacks flavour and substance. The customer service is atrocious. We waited over 45 minutes for our meals to arrive when there was hardly anyone there. The waiter was so uninterested, we asked if we could have a container to take... More 

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True_S0uth_Brewery, Manager at True South, responded to this review

I respect your right to make comments in regards to the food that we serve. It should be known however that True South does not support anonymous comments that may be detrimental to individual team members in this type of environment. You are more than welcome to comment on service, but comments on physical attributes of staff members are by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We really loved this restaurant, the tapas were modern but used some authentic South American ingredients and were very tasty. The staff were excellent, very attentive without being a nuisance, and the house brewed beer is lovely. Tapas meals are a lovely way of socialising and sharing and we really enjoyed the experience.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

The differences between a good restaurant and an excellent restaurant are consistency and willingness to do (within reason) what the customer wants. I have been a regular customer at TS for the last 6 years and its service has become less consistent. Overheard conversation at next table of 4 Customer: Could we please have 4 chorizos instead of 3 as... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Arrived with no reservation and were accommodated without an hassle ( would recommend a booking) during a busy evening. The food was very very nice and i enjoyed the style of service, share plates and tea towels as napkins. Great Vibes

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True_S0uth_Brewery, Manager at True South, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! Just wondering if you like the teatowels as napkins? We often have discussions about whether or not these are good! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

Food was fantastic. Best tapas we've ever had. Friendly fast service, not too pricey, nice atmosphere, would recommend to anyone

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We've just had a private party at True South and not only the food was amazing, but also we were impressed by the standard of service received from the young gentleman who greeted us and helped us choose our drinks, and Hayley who should get an award for friendliest and most professional host. The suckling pig didn't last long and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

If you are looking for great food and wine in a friendly and relaxing environment this is the place for you. Will definitely go again.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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, Australia
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27 restaurant reviews
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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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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, South American

Description

Argentinean Restaurant & Brewery.

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