Once used as an auto repair shop, this modern gastro pub has undergone a colossal renovation, keeping the original facade, but completely stripping back the inside to create the incredible space it is today. The talented chefs at True South offer a modern Argentinean menu, served in the newly converted setting.
Roasted Suckling Pig
Taco de Kingfish
Spencer Gulf raw kingfish, miso mayo, avocado, jalapeños, coriander
Service was wonderful. Seafood cooked to perfection. Delicious food.
The food is always fresh. The menu is thoughtfully changed from our last visit. But most importantly, the food is delicious. The staff were very attentive.
Thanks for the review Phil! We are always working on updating the menu to provide fresh new dishes as well as keeping everyone's favourites. Hopefully we see you again soon!
Absolutely blown away by the food & service. Everything was just delicious and worth the price. I recommend the corn empanada and the white choc passion fruit cocktail!
Thanks for the 5 star review! We are so glad you had such a great experience with us. Hopefully we see you again soon!
Food is delicious!! Second time dining here and would absolutely recommend to anyone.
We are so glad you enjoyed the experience again Simone - thanks for the 5 star review!
Loved it, food is great but the service from these wonderful young people makes the experience more enjoyable
The food was excellent, service was friendly and we enjoyed our lunch. One thing (and I don't know if it was connected with Covid rules) that was uncomfortable was that the staff kept the front door wide open and the place was freezing!
Thanks for the review Ted! We are glad you enjoyed your lunch with us. We will pass on the feedback to management about the door as we want to ensure the whole experience is enjoyable - especially in Winter!
We shared small plates amongst 6 of us Ceviche didnt go around us all, tacos we had halves and oysters expensive as they were we doubled up so enough of those.
Large plates we did not share and steak orders and beef cheeks were large enough. and pleasant food.
Pork and chorizo was two sausages on a small plate should not be be in this list and there was no mention of sausages in the description?
Calamari and scallops in large plates very small serves .
Accompaniments have to be ordered and paid for on top of your courses as large plates do not come with accompaniments .
$150 a couple with only 2 bottles of wine was just exorbitant for 6 people.
The wine was good overall an expensive night on not very appetizing food.
True south use to have amazing unique food what happened?
Thanks for taking the time to leave a review Deborah. I am not sure if there was confusion on the menu however all our dishes are designed to share. Each dish is a set size so if you need enough for a larger group you would need to order 2 or 3 serves. Chorizo is actually a type of sausage which is why the description only says chorizo. We will definitely pass all of this feedback on to management so they can ensure the staff explain everything when ordering!
Delicious food, great service and nice ambience. The restaurant is lively. Highly recommend
Great food as always!
I love True South! I've had many lunches, dinners and even birthday celebrations here.
This time though it really felt rushed. The staff weren't as friendly as they have been previously but I guess we're all trying to find some kind of "normal".
Food was delicious as always and I'll be visiting again soon! ☺️
Thanks for the review Karyn and glad you enjoyed the food. Thanks for providing the feedback - we will be sure to pass on to management so we can continue to work on our staff training. Look forward to seeing you again soon!
Had a great night, the food was spot on and the service was excellent. Shout out to Lauren, who looked after us!
Thanks for the 5 star review! We will be sure to pass this on to Lauren too!
Food was great but portion sizes were quite small for the price of the dishes in the feed me option.
Overall though, a good evening.
Thanks for leaving a review! We appreciate the feedback and will be sure to pass it on to management
The Pig is a must have when you visit True South, always need to have a pre dinner out the front and enjoy the last of the sunset. My friends had the Brussel sprouts special as a side dish but do not let that scare you the rest of the menu is great
The pig is definitely one of our favourites Neil! Thanks for the review and hopefully we see you back again soon!
Fantastic food and service. We went for the $25 steak night and it was great value, the atmosphere was good and the desserts were delicious too!
We are loving our new Steak Night! Thanks for leaving a review Emily!
The staff were knowledgeable about the menu and were extremely efficient and friendly; service was fast. The place was very clean, food was beautiful with a friendly, warm, welcoming atmosphere.
Thanks for taking the time to leave a review Dolores! We are glad you enjoyed the visit and hope you will be back again soon!
My partner is Argentinian and he thought the chorizo was one of the best he has had.
Thanks for the review Lisa! We are so glad your partner enjoyed the Chorizo - we will be sure to pass on to the chefs!
Some of entrees came after the mains and food took a long time to arrive. Then we had dessert and the hot drinks came after dessert was nearly finished. Before dessert arrived we were warned that we needed to leave as the next booking was arriving. Disappointed 😞
Thanks for taking the time to leave a review Elizabeth. As our menu is designed to share it does all come out as ready as opposed to set courses. We will be sure to pass this on to management as we need to ensure the staff advise the customers on the day. We have also adjusted our sitting times to allow longer dining times. Thanks again and we do hope you will come back again soon!
Really really great food, the Churros seemed overcooked but otherwise everything perfect. Bustling & noisey environment great girls night out dinner. Very accomodating when we bought an extra person with us
Thanks for leaving a review Lucienne! So glad you enjoyed the visit - we will be sure to pass on the feedback to chefs. Hopefully we see you again soon!
We gathered for a family Birthday celebration. The food selection was great with plenty to choose from.
The plates are designed to be shared, so pick a selection of all sorts of things, and share around. We had the cheese balls, lamb ribs, calamari, chicken and slow roasted lamb shoulder with sides of coleslaw and eggplant dishes. All fabulous and very tasty.
The staff were fantastic, friendly and very attentive. Nothing was too much trouble. We will defiantly dine here again, and would recommend for a fun group celebration or family meal.
Fantastic place, great food and service will be back
Thanks for the 5 star review Roshanak! Look forward to seeing you again soon
Not only were the staff fantastic, even though they needed to move us on quickly due to 2nd booking, the food as usual did not disappoint. Yummy!!
We are so glad you enjoyed the visit and the staff looked after you. Thanks for leaving a review Diane!
Service felt a bit rushed, as main came out whilst still having entree., and therefore bit colder when eating.
Food quality seemed ok, some very good meals, and the beef cheeks were omg tender.
Lovely service from Florence, great food and fantastic location.
Amazing food. Absolutely delicious entrees & main meal. Sensational atmosphere and friendly & quality service. Highly recommend and we’ll definitely be back.
A lovely birthday celebration dinner.
Unique meal full of flavour. We throughly enjoyed our evening
Lovely location and everything was just outstanding!! Food is delicious 😋 definitely going back! We had a birthday celebration and the team welcomed us and also allowed us to stay longer than our reservation!
Staff were so pleasant and attentive. Food exceeded my expectations. A lovely experience.
The service was superb and the food delicious
Suckling pig was fatty and unenjoyable, not to mention expensive. We understood upon booking that we had our table for 1 hr and 45 min, to be reminded constantly (about a dozen times) throughout our lunch was so unnecessary and disappointing . We are not idiots we are intelligent adults, it made our lunch so unpleasant. Won’t be back !
Fantastic place with great food - lamb shoulder is a must as are the churros for dessert
We have always enjoyed our times at True South in Black Rock. The food is tasty, the ambience is great and the waiting staff are fantastic! They couldn’t have been more helpful. There’s also a great range of craft beers and other drinks.
A little pricey but good food
Amazing ambience, service and most importantly food. Everything is so delicious and delicately prepared and presented. We are regulars and can’t go past the Fish Tacos!
Delicious food and drinks. However, a bit pricey and they could have turned the heater up!
We enjoyed the tapas style menu and the food quality is excellent. Service was as good as you would enjoy anywhere. We’ll be back.
Thanks for the review Brian! We hope to see you back again soon
We shared dishes between five people. The food was excellent, although the dishes were not really big enough for five. Service was good. My only complaint was the noise level: it was hard to have a conversation with five people.
Food was tasty, wine choices were good.
Staff were very friendly.
Great food but the service let it down - it seemed like they didn’t enough staff on so we spent half the time trying to flag down someone.
Amazing service and food 10/10
Staff going out of there way to make you feel comfortable.
True South offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9589 3194.
True South is rated 4.4 stars by 321 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.