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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good location, great atmosphere. The menu options were great. We were told no specials, but another server mentioned some specials to the table next to us. Food was excellent and reasonably priced. Great kids menu options for the little ones. We will be back.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 26 February 2021

Great choice of mains and a friendly fun waitress made this a memorable evening. Good seating outside on a hot evening and it was great to have interesting vegetarian options. Casual relaxed evening and recommended restaurant, with easy parking outside.

Date of visit: February 2021
Ross H, General Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2021

Hello CharlieOscarPapa us here at Dux Dine. We're naturally pleased you enjoyed your visit and sincerely hope to see you back again soon. Best regards Ross Herrick Operations Manager

Reviewed 14 February 2021 via mobile

Really enjoyed our Saturday night dinner at Dux Dine - the restaurant itself is perfectly laid out & comfortable, the service was attentive & friendly, and the food was simply perfect. Doing seafood well is not simple, so we really appreciated that the small menu...that executed so well. Will definitely return !!More

Date of visit: February 2021
Ross H, General Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2021

Hello Noel L Thank you for visiting us here at Dux Dine and for taking the time to post your review. We sincerely look forward to seeing you again soon. Best regards Ross Herrick Operations Manager

Reviewed 9 February 2021

Lunch was just wonderful we were all impressed with our meals I chose calamari salad what great value and delicious. Staff were great.

Date of visit: February 2021
Ross H, General Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2021

Hello Unhappy Thanks for visiting us here at Dux Dine and we are pleased you enjoyed your experience. That dish is the boss's personal favorite. Thanks again and looking forward to seeing you back again soon. Best regards Ross Herrick Operations Manager

Reviewed 11 January 2021 via mobile

I simply went because on google they said it was dog friendly. Very very cute place, lovely garden courtyard to eat in. Looks better than pictures and is in a central place in Christchurch...and the food and service was great. Happily surprised..go for it!

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 11 December 2020

Great food. Lunch or Dinner. Lovely atmosphere, inside and out... I use it also for our monthly meetings, Morning tea time, Coffee/Tea and great Scones or Muffins.Staff are helpful...You can't miss trying this fine establishment.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 19 November 2020

The food is wonderful. Smallish menu covering fish and plants. All perfectly cooked and presented. Tables are well spaced so you don’t feel crowded. Friendly and efficient service. Good wine selection - all NZ, I think.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 15 November 2020 via mobile

Have looked at this place a long time and finally went after being invited for lunch by a friend. Food, service all excellent. Will be going back soon to try more of the menu

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 31 October 2020 via mobile

Had been recommended by nearby motel we were staying at. Made booking and met by friendly staff and shown to table. We were looking at seafood options with the fish of day changing during evening due to availability. Can recommend the whole flounder. Others all...enjoyed their meals. Lovely building and nice atmosphere. Would definitely dine there again.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 12 October 2020

The highlight of our meal was the bread and dips starter. The crumbed fish was ok if a wee bit overdone but the vegetarians' meals went from only ok to very poor which is surprising since the Dux have been doing veggies for decades. This...restaurant ain't the cheapest and you would expect a far higher standard than what we experienced. The coffee was pretty good.More

Date of visit: October 2020
RossH716, General Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2020

Hello 402rabc Thank you for visiting us recently and I am disappointed to read your review and especially how poor the vegetarian meals were, I sincerely apologise for this. I would greatly appreciate it if you would take the time to email me directly at...More

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21 December 2019|
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Response from joanna9628 | Reviewed this property |
Yes free parking onsite is available. Sorry for the late reply.
22 March 2017|
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Response from RossH716 | 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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