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Each month we create menus that show case the spectacular produce available in Central Otago. We are very proud of the relationships that we have developed with our local suppliers – our chefs believe that some of the best produce in the world is found in our district. We want you to experience a sense of surprise when you dine in either Bordeau, our wine lounge or True South Dining Room – something delicious, exciting and unexpected!
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 on Lake Wakatipu and see why Executive Chef and rising culinary star, Ben Batterbury, has cultivated such a following.
Guests are treated to a sense of surprise when they dine in the True South Dining Room – with something delicious, exciting and unexpected!
True South’s pride in our region is expressed with a menu of dishes based mainly on local produce. Where possible we source high quality ingredients from suppliers in Central Otago, 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, the menu showcases Ben’s signature style that is fresh, clean on the palate and exhibits creativity, innovation and above all, amazing flavour. The calibre of Ben’s skill has seen him win excellence awards from Beef + Lamb New Zealand and Ora King Salmon.
Bordeau Lounge Bar
We have created Bordeau Lounge Bar as a place where guests can taste the best wines from both the old and new world.
The French Connection
James Busby, the British resident agent and first known winemaker in New Zealand, was trained in Bordeaux.
The Marist Brothers who created our oldest winery, Mission came from France.
The settlers who planted the first vineyards in Akaroa’s French Farm Valley came from the Nantes-Bordeaux Region
The first commercial vineyard in Central Otago was established by a French gold prospector Jean Desire Feraud.