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Dux Dine Restaurant

28 Riccarton Road | Riccarton, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-348 1436
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
28 Riccarton Road | Riccarton, Christchurch, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 726 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We arrived late without a booking but no problem as long as we ordered by 8.30. I had the fish in lime crumb and my daughter had the prawn salad. Both amazing dishes. The staff were super lovely too. Sticky date to end the night.

Thank lyndapia
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went there for lunch yesterday absolutely could not fault the restaurant and staff at all. I had the fish of the day which I had grilled it was scrumptious followed by a lemon tart desert. Thoroughly recommend 😊

Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a great evening here recently. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. Our meals arrived promptly. I had a haloumi salad for an entree and it was packed full of all sort of interesting and tasty vegetables. Then I had the chickpea burger and...More

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

Hello MPerpick Thank you for visiting us here at Dux Dine and for taking the time to post your review. I am obviously pleased all aspects of your experience and we all sincerely hope to see you back with us again in the very near...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was fantastic - the seafood was fresh and cooked to perfection. The pizza was authentic and very tasty. The restaurant has a nice cosy atmosphere with outdoor seating available for a nice afternoon meal.More

Thank jc300917
Ross H, General Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello jc300917 Thank you for your review and for visiting us here at Dux Dine. I'm pleased you enjoyed all aspects of your time with us and i sincerely hope you return over the ditch again very son. thanks again and best regards Ross Herrick...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Dux has a very charming atmosphere; quaint and welcoming. The staff were all friendly and attentive. We ordered appetizers to share as we had been traveling for quite some time and were not wanting a large meal. We had the mussels and the squid confit...More

Thank Heatherdave2011
Ross H, General Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Heatherdave2001 Thank you for finding us here at Dux Dine and I am so pleased our offerings fit the bill as far as your requirements. I sincerely hope the rest of your travels are/were safe and as enjoyable and that you might venture back...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quaint restaurant , healthy and delicious food and wonderful service. I was with a group of 6 persons on business in Christchurch. We stayed for 5 nights and this was one of my most enjoyable dinners.More

1  Thank Maria M
Ross H, General Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Maria M Thank you for posting your review and for choosing Dux Dine for one of your evening meals. And I do hope ours is the first option next time you are in Christchurch, on business or pleasure. Thank you again and best regards...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'd highly recommend this restaurant. We had the fish of the day, which was cooked to absolute perfection, and the salmon pizza. The pizza had generous portions of salmon, and the crust well cooked.More

1  Thank PRET888
Ross H, General Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello PRET888 Thank you for taking the time to post your review of your recent Dux Dine experience. I am pleased you and your guests enjoyed your visit. I sincerely hope the rest of your visit and travels were safe and as enjoyable and that...More

Reviewed 14 September 2017

This is our go to place for fresh and delicious food. Plates always look good, staff attentive and prices good. Sit outside with a blankie for your lap on a cool night, inside can be noisy on a very busy night. Coffee excellent.

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

Hello Ngaizone Thank you for your review and for your continued support. I am pleased you enjoy visiting and hope to see you for many years to come. Thank you again and best regards Ross Herrick General Manager

Reviewed 11 September 2017

On Saturday night I was part of a group of 7. We ordered our dinner and only 6 meals were delivered to the table. The waiter came out and apologised that there had been "an accident in the kitchen" and they were recooking my meal...More

3  Thank Mark P
Ross H, General Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Mark P As per my private message I am so sorry we absolutely failed you on this occasion and I assure you this is not our norm, as you can see from the majority of other reviews. As a result the young man who...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Nice venue warm clean the staff friendly and attentive. The menu was great if you like fish and vego as a meat eater not a place to go.More

1  Thank Steve G
Ross H, General Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Hello Steve G Thank you for choosing Dux Dine for your evening out. I am pleased you enjoyed the atmosphere, service, and menu. Thank you for replying to my message and I am sorry you missed the heading above our listing when booked on line...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
april f
15 January 2015|
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Response from TheElsafeMan | Reviewed this property |
Smart casual is fine.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$24
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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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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