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Dux Dine Restaurant

) #18 of 787 Restaurants in Christchurch $$ - $$$ Seafood, European,
28 Riccarton Road | Riccarton, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-348 1436
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (77 reviews)
“spanakopita” (13 reviews)
“polenta fries” (13 reviews)
Closes in 19 min
09:00 - 21:00All hours
CUISINES
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
28 Riccarton Road | Riccarton, Christchurch, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 714 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Entering on a cold wet day, it was lovely walk into such cosy surroundings and be able to warm your hands against the roaring fire. I remember heading to original Dux and this place definitely played homage to it. Catching up with an old friend...More

1  Thank kylienz
Ross H, General Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello kylienz Thank you for taking the time to post your thoughts on your recent Dux Dine experience. Our designer was passionate about the original Dux de Lux and I agree with you, homage has absolutely been paid. Thanks again and do hurry back, I'm...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Was in a group of 4 here on a busy Saturday night with an early sitting (had to be out by 8:30pm.) Despite it looking full, I was pleased all the interesting items on the walls means I could still hear the converstion at the...More

1  Thank russellgallagher
Ross H, General Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello russellgallagher Thank you for choosing Dux Dine for your recent evening out. I am so pleased you enjoyed all aspects of your experience. Unfortunately the car parks available do take all the available land and there really isn't anywhere else to provide aside from...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dux Dine has a fantastic selection of fresh seafood to choose from. I would find it very difficult to walk away from this fine establishment feeling unsatisfied! The staff are knowledgable and very professional in their pursuit of excellence.

1  Thank reginaphalanges
Ross H, General Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello reginaphalanges I'm naturally pleased you enjoyed your recent Dux Dine experience and our range of fresh seafood and vegetarian dishes. We all sincerely hope to see you back again very soon. Best regards Ross Herrick General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went as family with two teenagers. We all had fish but different meals. Salmon, terakihi, groper all nice fresh meals with nice flavours. Lovely interior with open fire. Higher end of pricing. Ordered the calamari very small portion for the price. $10 for two lemonades....More

1  Thank 3jacintaw
Ross H, General Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello 3jacintaw Thank you for choosing Dux Dine for your dining experience. In no way to discount your point however the Calamari observation is a rare comment as we usually have complaints that our servings are too large and we lose dessert sales because of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some of the worst pizza I have ever eaten. They need to take a cue from other countries like Italy or the United States on this. However the spanakopita was passable. Very very cheesy. Friendly service. Centrally located.More

1  Thank QueenM
Ross H, General Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello QueenM Thank you for visiting us here at Dux Dine. I am sorry you didn't enjoy our New Zealand interpretation Pizza and it has absolutely changed since it's inception in 1889 or even from the first of it's incarnations in the US in 1905,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Dux was my second home for many memorable years and having recently moved back to Christchurch, I thought it'd be plain rude not to sample Dux Dine. We had the Arancini and Seafood Chowder to start, Akaroa Salmon Pizza and the Fish of the...More

4  Thank SpeaksTheTruth_007
Ross H, General Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello SpeaksTheTruth_007 Thank you for taking the time to post your review of your recent Dux Dine experience. It is fair to say you echo a lot of people's dismay that the original and iconic Dux de Lux is not longer with us. I am...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great restaurant, fantastic food, great service. A must go dining experience if you are visiting ChristchurchMore

3  Thank Pressy72
Ross H, General Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Pressy72 Thank you for taking the time to post your review and thoughts surrounding your recent Dux Dine experience. I am naturally pleased you enjoyed your visit and sincerely hope the rest of your New Zealand travels are as enjoyable. Best regards Ross Herrick...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had both breakfast and lunch here. The food is really, really great. They have a separate fryer if your are Gluten Free and are very accommodating for those of us who are Celiac. The decor is quaint, an old house that used to house...More

3  Thank GFTraveler1
Ross H, General Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello GFTraveler1 Thank you for finding your way to us here at Dux Dine recently and I am pleased we were able to accommodate your requirements. I hope the rest of your time in New Zealand was/is as enjoyable and that you return some time...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found this lovely cafe/restaurant, situated in a beautifully restored old villa at the Deans Avenue end of Riccarton Road, quite by chance. There are numerous dining spaces with warm and cosy welcoming gas fireplaces. There is also a verandah, which is enclosed for winter....More

3  Thank josied1
Ross H, General Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello josied1 I'm so pleased you found us so now you know exactly where to come to next time you're in our fair city. Your observations and description is spot on and yes, even the hardest of carnivores can in fact enjoy a seafood or...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service was great! I had not realized till I saw the menu that this was a vegetarian / vegan resturant. No problem, the fish was great! I had the Caesar salad with salmon 👍 and the other two had fish 👍 we had a mulled...More

3  Thank FromNZ62
Ross H, General Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello FromNZ62 Thank you for visiting us here at Dux Dine and for taking the time to post your review. Great to see that yet again it is proven that meat-eaters can in fact enjoy a seafood and/or vegetarian meal. Thank you again and we...More

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Martha R
22 March 2017|
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Response from Ross H | Property representative |
Hello Martin R We currently have a number of reservations. I would highly recommend you make a reservation by either phoning on 033481436 or via our web site. Sorry however we don't take reservations via this site. We hope... More
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Smart casual is fine.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$13 - US$25
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:00
Monday
09:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 21:00
Thursday
09:00 - 21:00
Friday
09:00 - 21:00
Saturday
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 Riccarton Road | Riccarton, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-348 1436
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Description
Dux Dine is a reflection of the past but a move into the future. A contemporary feeling, with fresh local seafood and vegetarian delights, Dux Dine has plenty to offer. Our delicious New Zealand wines and Dux craft beers are certainly a crowd pleaser. Dux Dine is situated in a historic turn-of-the-century Villa that was originally the Station Masters House for the Riccarton Railway. The villa has been extensively but sympathetically reworked to provide a variety of spaces to be enjoyed whether it be an intimate candlelit dinner for two, a large group celebration at one of the huge Kauri tables, grabbing a morning coffee at the breakfast bar, enjoyi Dux Dine has many reminiscences of the iconic Dux de Lux yet new and fresh while remaining comfortably familiar. Many of the old favourites can be seen on the menu as well as exciting fresh new foods and ideas. Dux Dine offers many setting options, from relaxing in a lounge, formal table setting to sitting in our sun drenched court yard. Whether it be a small group, special lunch or dinner, corporate event, product launch or company celebration we can cater for your needs. As a company we are passionate about supporting the local businesses around us. The seafood served in the restaurant is frequently sourced from Akaroa, Stuart Island and the West and East Coast including Southern Glory Oysters. With the ever changing environment, Dux Dine is pleased to say that we are environmentally friendly. Coffee cups, take away containers, and menus are all recycled.
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