Cuisine: Fine Dining
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+

True South dining room expresses our pride in the region with a menu of dishes based strongly on local produce from high quality suppliers.

Buying local not only assures freshness and quality, it’s good for our carbon footprint, reducing our food miles at a time when the need for environmentally sustainable practices is growing.

At True South, the menu changes seasonally with seasonal variations to feature foods such as Bluff oysters, Ora king Salmon, Cardrona merino lamb, Havoc free range pork from Havoc Pork, Venison and other game meats from Fare Game.

True South provides a choice of the best wines from the different sub-regions of Central Otago, the best of new Zealand beers and delicious local fruit juices.

We have a professionally managed, private cellar stock of world-renowned chateau wines from Bordeaux.

The True South Dining Room epitomises sophisticated elegant dining.

**First Table discount applies on all food items EXCEPT oysters and wagyu beef options**

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True South Dining Room
377 Frankton Road
Queenstown Lakes 9300

Open Hours:
Everyday from 6pm

Phone: +64 (0)3 450 1100
Website: www.therees.co.nz

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True South Dining Room
Location: Queenstown
Cuisine: Fine Dining
Mains: $25 - $35+

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Such a stunning view and great food and service to match. To get food of this quality at 50% off is almost too good to be true!

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Food is creative, tasty and full of textures. Services was impeccable!! Highly recommend

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Niki Reid

Beautiful views, excellent service. Food was good, we both enjoyed the steak dish (although the portions are small so sides are definitely needed). The whitebait starter was delicious too!

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We went to True South for a family celebration and had a wonderful time. The staff were very friendly and the food was amazing, the flavours are one of the things that will stay in my mind for quite awhile. I would strongly recommend True South as a great place to eat.

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Outstanding. Superb location, excellent service and tasty imaginative food. Can’t wait to go back

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This is a restaurant for a special occasion and our special occasion was our 28th wedding anniversary.
We both love the experience here and it was our top choice.
I don't usually photograph food but these plates of food were works of art and I had to snap a pic before tucking in.
Visually 100% and taste sensation 100%
Love it love it love it!!! Foodie heaven

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Fantastic food, wonderful views and good service, will be coming back!

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Tracy Earl

Amazing definitely go back

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Jacqui Rose-Anderson

We couldn't fault our dinner at True South. It's a real gem, and a privilege to be able to dine using First Table. Food is out of this world, amazing presentation, and the best wine list in Queenstown. Oh, and the view is pretty good too!

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We had a lovely dining experience last night. Service was tops, food fantastic and scenery spectacular.
Highly recommended.

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Rory Rory

Incredible food, impeccable service, will definitely be back.

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Eva McPherson

Amazing dinner ... the view is stunning and the food was so tasty and beautifully presented. Huge wine list and service was spot on! Would definitely go back!!

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Great food with stunning view! All food we ordered were amazingly presented, and tasted really good. Only negative thing was there were a bit of waiting time between dishes (20 - 30 mins each) so it took 2.5 hours to complete all dishes.

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Lovitha Karunakaran

Amazing food and wonderful service by Rebecca. Went for my birthday dinner and they made a special desert platter for my birthday. It was super special and food from Starter to desert was amazing and I would recommend True South Dining to everyone. Loved it... Thank you to the whole team...

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Peter Sese

Insane level of Complexity and Skill in their delicious dishes!! We had one of the best dining experiences we’ve had in NZ. Cheers guys!
We had the venison and salmon entree, the pork belly and beef steak, and the COD and cheese cake for desert. Absolutely faultless

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Yvonne Pearse

Excellent service. Excellent food. Best dining experience we have had in Queenstown- thank you. Thank you Rees team.

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Kylie Shaw

We sat at a window table in the restaurant enjoying not only the mountain/lake views but the ambiance of this dining room. The touches from the decorative tables with stones, to the wood your bill arrives on, were well thought of. The menu items are sourced locally (information on the back of the menu as to where the food is from). Any wine connoisseur must visit as their cellar offers wines of every vintage from all over the world. The two staff on our evening were friendly, informative and provided great service. Will visit again!

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Bethany Rogers

Incredible food with stunning presentation, topped off with a great wine list. Staff are professional and friendly.
Great place for a special occasion - eating here in winter with a First Table booking (6pm ish), means you get a fantastic view of the sunset over The Remarkables. Score!

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Jez Whitaker

Great food, very interesting menu with a couple of little appetisers thrown in! Service excellent and the desserts are super creative even featuring chocolate soul! Will be back for sure!

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Fantastic view from a window table. Service unobtrusive yet prompt and efficient.

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Brittany Larsen

Great! We had the Taste of the South Degustation menu. Food was delicious, the wine pairing was great, full glass of wine per course. Our waitress Celina was lovely.

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Wow True South was so delicious! We went for a birthday meal. Amazing food and service with a 5 star view too. If you’re looking for something special this is the place. Thank you True South!

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Spencer Dillon Ruawai

Wow!!

I had heard and read many positive reviews about the True South Dining Room experience and was excited to get the chance to try for myself.

Walking in to the restaurant was an experience alone, warm, inviting and a great ambience. The the view out over Lake Wakatipu is again amazing, especially as the sun set and the colours change.

The food was exceptional!! We were absolutely blown away by the beautiful presentation, we forgot to take pictures!! Next time :-p The Chefs looked so relaxed in the Kitchen, working away on their pieces of edible art.

The pairings of food on some of the dishes sounded unusual and a bit odd to us, but they 100% worked!! It was like a mini journey in every mouth full, as you tried the many different components of each dish. We had 3 courses, plus bread and an amuse bouche, all plates left the table cleared. C.O.D dessert, ++

The service was impeccable, you could not fault a thing. Yana, Maître d, was super! She made us feel so relaxed with her cool, calm and collected nature. She had great knowledge of the local foods that were sourced and extensive knowledge of wine suited for all of the dishes on the menu. Really especially liked the explanation of each component of the dish as it was placed in front of you.

Great dining experience!! Can't wait to go again.

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Chris Wood

Amazing food, amazing views, great staff, good atmosphere. I would highly recommend.

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Yerko Pujado

Amazing view and staff was really friendly. Food was delicious!

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Perfect evening! Fantastic food, fantastic service. Just flawless!

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Evelyn Muscatello

Our True South dining experience was outstanding. We were greeted with extremely welcoming staff who remained professional, courteous and attentive all evening, even responding well to our Aussie 'Dad' humour. The food...WOW! This was absolutely delicious and presented beautifully. The staff were very knowledgable and answered all or our questions. The decor was beautiful, warm and inviting. Thank you to the staff at True South for making our evening perfect form beginning to end.

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Vanessa Holmquist

All in all exceptional. From a couple of long time locals!

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We had the 6 course degustation and it was amazing. Would highly recommend a visit. The service was great, only reason I gave a 4 not a 5 was because we had to wait 20 minutes between each course, took a bit too long.

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Mario Sandulescu

Very good food and experience

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Raewyn Weir

Excellent! The perfect dining experience to celebrate and indulge with the superb degustation choice. Thank you so much True South

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A great experience loved the food and the service was very smooth. The dessert was exceptional. I highly recommend this for a top dinning experience your taste buds will love you for it.

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Honor Mathieson

One of my favourite top restaurants in Queenstown. Every plate is a work of art

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Sally Stillwell

Really great night. All staff were really helpful and friendly. Food was superb. Scallops with smoked eel was a stand out from the Taste of the South menu. Extensive wine choice. Will definitely go again.

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I love the dining experience here.
Our second visit and the food and service were as outstanding as the first time we were here.
Their food is a work of art on each plate.
Beautiful to look at and delicious to eat.
Thank you so much.

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Cameron Steele

We had the degustation menu and it was absolutely delicious, probably the best meal I've had in Queenstown yet. Particularly enjoyed the risotto with goats cheese and the pork main. The wine matches were well chosen and service was friendly and attentive without being OTT. Will definitely recommend to friends.

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Yasmin Schreiter

A very charming small dining room with great views. The service was great, very attentive. They even organised a sparkly dessert for my husbands birthday on a short notice. Thank you! The food was delicious too, great quality and all super fresh. The dessert was delicious, highly recommended the honey mousse. Only one tiny thing: we ordered smashed potatoes with our mains, but they weren’t what we expected. They potatoes came out as normal boiled potatoes.

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Margaret Ryan

Food and service was ok

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The food was amazing and the service was 5*. Would definitely recommend and be back.

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Steve Pearson

First class evening!

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Great fine dining restaurant, wonderful views & good ambience. Portions are on the smaller side but very well presented and menu adjustments / requests are well obliged.

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Been there early November. Food was excellent as i expected. I don't think anywhere in Queenstown be able to provide this top quantity food. Service was great!!! We definitely wanna come back to taste more!!!

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Bruno Oller

Good experience

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Michelle Morris

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. This is truly one of Queenstown's best kept locals secret and as Arnie said - I'll be back!

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Lenka Galbova Isaac Harrison

Very nice experience, cosy and comfortable restaurant. Food was really tasty. And definitely the best view on the lake and great hot chocolate with chilli. :)

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Superb food and beautifully presented, great service.

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Bronwen Walker

Fantastic!! Chef Ben Batterbury created our degustation Taste of the South menu for us.... divine!!!! A truly lovely evening with exquisite views over Lake Wakatipu to the Remarkables.

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Natalie Parry

A fantastic fine dining experience with delicious food and a great menu to choose from! The service was amazing from very friendly staff. We will definitely be back!

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Incredible food, every course was delicious and packed full of flavour. You can tell the chefs take huge pride in the food they create as it shines through on every dish. The french waitress was friendly and explained every dish as it was served. The dining room is elegantly decorated and has a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, it has the prefect balance for either a casual dinner or for a special occasion. Highly recommend and will definitely be back to try more on the menu!

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Had dinner at True South with my wife. A soup, two entrees, two mains, and a dessert with two spoons, accompanied by a bottle of local Pinot Gris. Everything was presented beautifully, tasted delicious, and was served pleasantly and correctly by the obligatory French waitress and waiter! Lovely surroundings and ambience. We then had coffee in the lobby bar and looked at local books from their lobby library in front of the appropriately warm fire.

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