True South
Dining Room

The award-winning True South Dining Room at The Rees Hotel in Queenstown epitomises sophisticated elegant dining.

Take a journey to one of Queenstown’s hottest restaurants where guests are treated to a sense of surprise when they dine in the True South Dining Room – with something delicious, exciting, and unexpected! View our sample menu’s here.

Adrienne Rewi of Frommers New Zealand Guide found it to be “ an adventurous menu and visually stunning, and I for one think that “food as theatre” is a very important component of dining out”.

The genuine taste of the True South and pride in the region is expressed with a menu of dishes based strongly on local produce.

Sourcing high-quality suppliers south of Christchurch, buying local not only assures freshness and quality control, it reduces food miles and encourages sustainable practices.

Offering mouth-watering monthly menus, with daily tweaks and seasonal changes, it showcases True South’s signature style that is fresh, clean on the palate, and exhibits creativity, innovation, and above all, amazing flavour.

You will also discover a private cellar of one of the most comprehensive collections of fine Bordeaux wines in the Southern Hemisphere, perfect for enjoying in the cosy ambience of the Bordeau Wine Lounge. The palate can be further delighted with a choice of the best wines from the different sub-regions of Central Otago, Sunshine Beers from Gisborne, various local and international spirits along with delicious local fruit juices.

Dining Reservations

Sample Menus

Below are links to our sample menus which are subject to seasonal changes and specials.

Excellent food, service, and ambiance.

All fabulous here. We had the Caesar, filet, lamb backstrap and chocolate fondant. Superb all of it. Sit by the window if only 2 of you. Limited menu and small place.
Amy, TripAdvisor – March 2024