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Dux Dine Restaurant

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28 Riccarton Road | Riccarton, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-348 1436
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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139 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Took friends from overseas. Given a lovely outdoor table. You can either choose to eat inside or outside in a lovely garden area. On a warm, fine night outside was a great choice. Ordered drinks and food. Drinks delivered quickly. Entrees and mains very tasty. Staff very friendly. Will go back.

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Thank Maggie G
Ross H, General Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this review

Hello Maggie G Thank you for your review and for visiting us here at Dux Dine. I am pleased to read you enjoyed all the aspects of our restaurant and especially from a passionate reviewer. Thank you again and we look forward to your next visit. Best regards Ross Herrick General Manager More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Best seafood restaurant I've ever been to. I am a pesketarian so this was great for me, one meat option (meat lovers pizza) in the whole menu!!

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Thank Kirsty I
Ross H, General Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this review

Hello Kirsty I Thank you for your review and I am pleased we suited your preference of dining. I am a little confused with the "(meat lovers pizza)" as we only have Seafood and Vegetarian options available on our menus. Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you back again soon. Best regards Ross Herrick General Manager More 

Mollymook, Australia
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner here with 2 couples tonight. We were a bit early which was no problem. Lovely venue. Each of us had a main course with nice drop of wine. All 4 dishes (salmon, mussels, 2x fish of the day) were very enjoyable, fresh and flavorsome and service was good too. Would have liked some veggies on the plate... More 

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Thank Marianne C
Ross H, General Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this review

Hello Marianne C Thank you for your review and for joining us here at Dux Dine recently. I am pleased you and your guests enjoyed your evening with us. We serve most of our proteins dishes with salad and a carbohydrate and there are vegetables available as a side. I hope you and friends visit Christchurch again in the not... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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93 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We like this place because of the food. Came back for breakfast and it was great! Quick, not expensive and delicious! I also came here for a coffee and nibbles with my friend - everything was fine including the service. We'll be back, definitely recommended.

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Thank Anchousik
Ross H, General Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this review

Hello Anchousik Thank you for your review and for your returning visits. I am pleased you have enjoyed both experiences and we all look forward to seeing you again for any number of options throughout the day. Thank you again and best regards Ross Herrick General Manager More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for lunch it took 15m for waiter to take our orders they weren't busy.finally he came and we ordered and said we do not want soggy chips he was very condescending and said we don't do soggy chips what did we get soggy chips and very soggy salad no one came near us to ask how the meal... More 

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Thank Mike S
Ross H, General Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this review

Hello Mike S Thank you for your response to my private message. I have discussed the soggy chips challenge with the chefs and they should not be putting the fish on top of the chips. They are also moderating the dressing of the salads to avoid that challenge. I am sorry yours wasn't the pleasant experience we wish for all... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful fare enjoyed by everyone tonight. Three courses each and we all left feeling completely satisfied. The best seafood in Christchurch by far. A little expensive, but worth every penny for quality. Friendly staff and prompt service even though they were nearly full capacity. A must do in Christchurch

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Thank Cheryl B
Ross H, General Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this review

Hello Cheryl B Thank you for your review and I am very pleased you all enjoyed your experience with us. You will be excited to know that we are about to embark on an innovative menu change with some interesting options that will change on a regular basis. We look forward to seeing you back again in the very near... More 

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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pescatarean so don't go if you want a steak but the cerviche starter and terakihi main were delicious. Wine list okay but a little short on top end NZ wines. Not my first visit here but my first review. I am sure this won't be my last. Lovely ambience and seperate areas mean one noisy party doesn't ruin your experience... More 

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Thank barrysO8155AR
Ross H, General Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this review

Hello barrys08155AR Thank you for your review and for visiting us again. I am please you enjoyed your meal selection and hope you will be back again to sample some of our up-coming menu changes. If you're looking for more top end wines you must try our Emerald Room at Dux Central with over 80 wines available and a great... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a family dinner recently at Dux Dine ,i was so impressed with the high quality meal ,absolutely delicious ,beautifully presented like a work of art ,beautiful old homestead ,with outdoor dining also ,great service ,best christchurch restaurant i have been to .

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Thank Helenbaker49
Ross H, General Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this review

Hello Helenbaker49 Thank you for taking the time to post your review of your recent Dux Dine experience. I am pleased you and your family enjoyed your time with us and we all sincerely look forward to seeing you back again very soon. Best regards Ross Herrick General Manager More 

Vernon, Canada
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47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an amazing dinner here, we shared a very good size appy of flat bread and dips. Our mains were great, I had the fish of the day that was beautifully prepared and juicy. My wife had the cannelloni which was great (I had a taste). Service was prompt and courteous, we'd go back, we were very pleased with... More 

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Thank Bruce_reviews
Ross H, General Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this review

Hello Bruce_reviews Thank you for your review and I am pleased your recent experience was so enjoyable. I guess you'll have to come back to New Zealand so you can visit us again some time in the not too distant future. Thank you again and best regards Ross Herrick General Manager More 

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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have now been to Dux Dine twice, the last being a dinner birthday celebration with my twin and with our spouses and parents. It was lovely. Service was great. Food was even better. A wonderful evening. We had fish and pizza and my mother had oysters. All dishes were cooked to perfection and they catered for gluten free. We... More 

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Ross H, General Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this review

Hello karensX4713PS Thank you for your review and for choosing Dux Dine for your special occasion. I am pleased we helped make it the memorable celebration such events should be for you both. Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you again next time you are in Christchurch. Best regards Ross Herrick General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$24
Cuisine
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?