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True South Dining Room

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New Zealand, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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377 Frankton Rd. | 377 Frankton Rd, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-450 1100
07:00 - 11:00
18:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 11:00
18:00 - 22:30
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very good restaurant. We had breakfast (4 days) and dinner (two days) there. They have very fresh fish - my favorite. My husband had duck (one night) and fish the other.

Thank nelylee
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been to some of the finest restaurants around the world and they are nothing on this outstanding establishment. The chef is dynamic and the food is exceptional, better than Versace on the Gold Coast! A must when you are in NZ!!!

Thank Skippett
Melbourne, Australia
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88 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small dining room rather than a large restaurant so booking is essential. The menu features a range of local delicacies from the Central Otago region, as does the wine list. Everything is beautifully prepared and presented. The cheese board is especially memorable given the wide selection of delicious varieties available. The wine list is extensive but also... More 

Thank RosnIan
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Degustation dinner was out of this world! Really delicious! Service was amazing. Could not fault this dining, still talking about it.

Thank Jody J
Wellington, New Zealand
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came for a 60th birthday with a group that included 2 vegans who also don't eat any form of oil! They get used to eating salads but here the chef created a fabulous menu for them that had the rest of us wondering about becoming vegans too. The actual restaurant menu was stunning-beautiful food, beautifully cooked and beautifully presented. The... More 

Thank Sue C
Queenstown, New Zealand
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

The venue is great, the views are awesome and the customer servicer and attention to detail were AMAZING! There were so many great things to chose from on that menu that we literally could not decide so we chose to do the degustation menu. All of the courses were cooked to perfection and everyone in my group enjoyed every course.... More 

Thank Dawn2013255122
Wanaka, New Zealand
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178 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I dined here recently, as part of a big group, and was impressed by the service. Catering for a big group is always a tough test for a restaurant and this one did so very well. I would rate the food as very good, but I have had better food in the Queenstown Lakes region, and I rarely give an... More 

Thank Sally A
Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We visited this restaurant for dinner and it did not disappoint. The service and meals were outstanding. The wait staff are very personable. The meals were 1st class with a notable mention of the oysters. I highly recommend that you try them. My partner also tried the wagyu steak which was excellent but perhaps a tad small for $95. All... More 

Thank Michellea230
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63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Well we discovered this place whilst staying at reese and the food is like wow. Right from the chicken to the lamb, salmon, steak, entree's everything is superb. We caught a whole bunch of fish and the chef here Ben was more than obliging and cooked it for us and boy was that a treat...staff here are a credit to... More 

Thank Bikash R
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We stay here for 4 days and just love the dinner here! The service was great and food was delicious! Definitely recommend it!

Thank Fiona L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$23 - US$30
New Zealand, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Romantic
Open Hours
07:00 - 11:00
18:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 11:00
18:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 11:00
18:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 11:00
18:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 11:00
18:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 11:00
18:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 11:00
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 377 Frankton Rd. | 377 Frankton Rd, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
  • Phone Number: +64 3-450 1100

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