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298 Beach Road, Black Rock, Bayside, Victoria VIC 3193, Australia
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we were booked into the 6pm sitting, service was excellent. a table of seven, we all decided to have the larger tapas plates, 4 had calamari lightly coated lightly, chick pea salad and cucumber. Spanish donut to follow

Thank greenjanet
Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really like True South, there are not that many places in the suburbs with decent craft beer on tap and a nice location and proper restaurant. However, I go there despite the food. It's not that there is anything wrong with it, I just don't get excited by the menu (Argentinian) and it seems over priced. The industrial fit... More 

Thank Bontempi2
Melbourne, Australia
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Have enjoyed many meals at True South and have never been disappointed. All of the dishes we have tried have been to a high standard and the service fast and friendly. There have been dishes I personally did not like however that's more about my tastes and less about the cooking. I must admit I could eat the spinach fritters... More 

Thank stefania_au
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

After confidently naming True South one of my staples for a drink and great food for years, I was so disappointed last night. Food was very average and service less than satisfactory. I am not entirely sure but I think the menu has been culled, as some of my favorites didn't seem to be there. For every dish we had... More 

Thank Jane A
Beaumaris, Australia
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Needed a break so went in for beer and chips. The service was friendly and knowledgeable. Ended up having the tapas as well - beautifully done. WIll try a more substantial meal next time.

Thank Michelle J
Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

This is a micro-brewery and restaurant. I have tried the beer here, but not the food. The beer is great. I believe the food is some type of South American cuisine (Argentinian?). I am sure that this would be excellent. I understand one of the dishes they serve is pig on a spit.

Thank philipethompson
Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

The suckling pig was excellent. The kids really enjoyed the top quality food a great spot close to home with local beers and good wine list. Can't go past the suckling pig. Will be back.

Thank gedwards45
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

First time dining at true south, and let me say we will be returning, we were recommended the best from the menu by our server (English guy, thanks mate) and a nice bottle of Sangiovese. Enjoyed the food very much and everyone was super friendly.

Thank Alacoustic
Melbourne, Australia
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

We had a great night at True South, table of four, my partner and two adult daughters. On arrival our table wasn't quite ready, we were a little early so we had a drink at the bar, delicious cocktails and a very refreshing alcoholic ginger beer. Less than 10 mins later and we were able to move to our table.... More 

1 Thank Andrew S
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

The decision made by the new owners is very bizarre. As more restaurants move towards craft beer and less CUB swill this place has killed off their mini brewery and whats left is your stock standard crap such as James Squire 150 Lashes and Carlton Draught. I definitely won't be going back anymore. Why would they kill off their point... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $25
Gluten Free, Spanish, Argentinean, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available
Good for
Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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: 611300878360
Argentinean Restaurant & Bar.
The tapas style menu is ideal to share, with everything from Seafood to Suckling Pig, there is something on the menu for everyone.
Cocktails, wine and the True South craft beers and ciders can be enjoyed at the bar or in the large outdoor dining section, which has a front row seat to the stunning sunsets over Port Philip Bay.
True South offers private dinning, cocktail parties, weddings and more; if you have an occasion to celebrate please get in touch.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?