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True South Black Rock - True South, Black Rock, AU-VIC

True South

4.4
4.4
773 Reviews
$40 and under
Gastro Pub
Located in the picturesque bayside suburb of Black Rock, True South holds prime position as the areas best and biggest Restaurant, Bar & Function Space.

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.

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2 people

7:30 pm


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, Argentinean, Latin / Spanish
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9589 3194
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Shannon Grigg
  • Catering
    Try our delicious Argentinean styled food. We offer both large and small tapas plates, designed to share, creating a communal dining experience you can enjoy with friends and keep food envy at bay! ​Ta
  • Private party facilities
    True South offers a variety of spaces, the feature being the upstairs Bay View Room which offers stunning views of Port Phillip Bay, has exposed ceilings and a soft industrial style finish. Our Private Dining room is perfect for cocktail styled events or sit down dinners. True South caters for Weddings, Celebrations, Birthdays and more.
  • Area
    Black Rock
  • Cross Street
    Near the corner of Balcombe Road
  • Parking Details
    There is a public carpark out the back of True South. This can be accessed via Beach Road (you turn down the small lane next to the bike shop) or Ebden Ave (you turn off Balcombe Road). Another small public carpark is on Balcombe Road itself (opposite Ebden Ave) and there is all day street parking in Ebden Ave itself.
  • Public Transit
    The 825 Moorabbin and 600 Southland buses stop on Balcombe Road/Ebden Ave, a 1-2 minute walk from True South.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • $30 Barra-Monday

    Multiple dates available
    Mondays just got a whole lot better with our $30 Barramundi Special! Your choice of grilled or battered barramundi fillet with chips, house salad & tartare. Included house beverage. Available all day!
    $30 Barra-Monday photo
  • Tuesday Trivia Night 2024

    Multiple dates available
    Join us for weekly Trivia every Tuesday at 7pm! FREE entry and great prizes to be won. Hosted upstairs in our Bay View Room it is the perfect night out. PLUS enjoy our $30 Steak Night special
    Tuesday Trivia Night 2024 photo
  • $30 Steak Special

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy our $30 Steak Special every Thursday, all day! Porterhouse steak, chips, salad, chimichurri and your choice from our selection of house wine or Carlton Draught 🔥🍴
    $30 Steak Special photo

What 773 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Bayside

    Most Booked

773 Reviews
  1. AnnetteH

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Lamb shoulder was delicious, Calamari hasn’t improved since last time we were there and far too expensive for a small amount of crisp, small and tasteless calamari.

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  2. Peppo

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were very happy with food/service/price. And even though it was noisy, this added to the atmosphere.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was quite good with some interesting menu items and service was good enough. Coffee however was dreadful. Needs a better roast and qualified barista. Technique all wrong so coffee was watery, milk was flat (for a capp) and temp was tepid.

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  4. Peppo

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We continue to enjoy eating at True South. Its attractions: - Price - Service - Atmosphere

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, the maitre d' nailed my special request, staff were attentive and frequent but not interrupting.

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  6. PaulH

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favourite spots to eat. The food is always outstanding. It's a little pricey but definitely worth it for special occasions.

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  7. RaeB

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The service lacked a lot of …… service. Other tables were served before we were even though we were there before them. I was only a table of two. They were tables of four each. No up selling from the staff. Clearing away glasses asking if more drinks were wanted. We had yo stack our own dishes to get them to notice we were done. Pretty poor overall.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    It was my wife's birthday. We got married at this venue, 6 years ago. Food was delicious. Quality remains high. It was a busy night. So service was a bit slow, but ok. It was also very noisy and hard to have a conversation. The only thing that threw us was the cost of the foot and the drinks, these seemed incredibly high. Plus the additional items on the bill, that needed to be removed. This was quickly rectified

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  9. JuliaB

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Another lovely evening at True South with fabulous food and fantastic service.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dining experience was above and beyond expectations. The food was amazing and the staff was fantastic making sure we had everything we needed.

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FAQs

True South offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9589 3194.

True South is rated 4.4 stars by 773 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:30 pm


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for True South

298 Beach Rd, Black Rock, AU-VIC 3193

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Near the corner of Balcombe Road
  • Area
    Black Rock
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:30 pm
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, Argentinean, Latin / Spanish
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    There is a public carpark out the back of True South. This can be accessed via Beach Road (you turn down the small lane next to the bike shop) or Ebden Ave (you turn off Balcombe Road). Another small public carpark is on Balcombe Road itself (opposite Ebden Ave) and there is all day street parking in Ebden Ave itself.
  • Public Transit
    The 825 Moorabbin and 600 Southland buses stop on Balcombe Road/Ebden Ave, a 1-2 minute walk from True South.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Shannon Grigg
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (03) 9589 3194
  • Catering
    Try our delicious Argentinean styled food. We offer both large and small tapas plates, designed to share, creating a communal dining experience you can enjoy with friends and keep food envy at bay! ​Ta
  • Private party facilities
    True South offers a variety of spaces, the feature being the upstairs Bay View Room which offers stunning views of Port Phillip Bay, has exposed ceilings and a soft industrial style finish. Our Private Dining room is perfect for cocktail styled events or sit down dinners. True South caters for Weddings, Celebrations, Birthdays and more.
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