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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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Brisbane, Australia
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had breakfast here because we are staying at the hotel. Breakfast was very expensive but what we had was tasty. I did think they were a bit skimpy on the eggs though. my partner ordered the mushrooms & poached eggs & only got one egg which I think is pretty scabby for the price we were paying. The views... More 

Thank Jasmine565
Virginia Beach
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77 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a long day of sightseeing we came back to The Rees and ordered some appetizers and wine. Our food could not have been better! We were not in the mood for dinner, so a few appetizers and a nice Sauvignon Blanc was the perfect end to a really busy day. The views of the lake were just icing on... More 

Thank Dennis M
Toowoomba, Australia
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017

We had the degustation menu. Absolutely beautiful food, every course was perfect. Catered well for dietary requirements. Staff were fantastic. Beautiful dining room with great view over the lake.

Thank tracyg20162016
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134 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We had the very expensive 6 course chefs choice menu. There was great attention to detail in the items, sauces, sweet/sour/salty, textural elements. However, two of the courses were desserts! Both were good, but having two, one not even being cheese, was definitely wrong. The other caveat for those who drink alcohol, pours of wine and sports were incredibly small... More 

Thank C W
Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

An amazing combination of fresh local produce presented across three courses..scallops, lamb and a chocolate concoction to impress all the senses..a big WOW..

Thank DHawk07
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150 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

I had the pleasure to dine here recently. We chose the Taste of the South tasting menu for $115 each. Each of the six courses was simply fantastic. The food was imaginative, beautifully presented and showcased the skills of the kitchen. Starting with a Bluff oyster, either natural or tempura, this was followed by scallops on a coconut risotto with... More 

Thank rml247
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4 reviews
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Great wine selection. Very informative staff and delightful menu. Unfortunately was not able to try the tasting menu but the food was tasty, and well presented. The wine list is outstanding. The venue is a bit on the pricey side but the attention and service received from the staff was amazing.

Thank Julian A
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Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Visited the restaurant with my sons and enjoyed the most amazing meal, thanks in no small part to our superb waitresses, Roisin and Florian. Food was truly world class from the first course to the last, with a wine list to match. Thank you all so much for a truly unforgettable experience.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our dinner here. Service was good and friendly. We had king salmon- cooked perfectly, Lamb-cooked perfectly and Wagu beef salad. Delicious. Highly recommend.

Thank BNorf
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38 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Took a group of my best clients to dinner. I was thrilled with wonderful lake views, incredibly helpful and cooperative staff and top notch delicious food and wines. Think it was the best salmon I've ever eaten. The vegetarians were delighted with their gnocchi mains and even some very picky eaters in the group said it was excellent (very high... More 

Thank kates1960

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$23 - US$30
New Zealand, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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?