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Dux Dine

28 Riccarton Road | Riccarton, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-348 1436
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (80 reviews)
“spanakopita” (13 reviews)
“lemon tart” (9 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
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 747 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Food was average-some good some bland. Staff is young and friendly but sadly completely untrained, and the kitchen did not seem to be able to keep up. Wine arrived well after the entree—after several reminders— and main course arrived almost an hour after the entree....More

Thank Edward G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was a beautiful evening sitting outside in the lovely garden setting but the food and cocktails were disappointing. The mojito had no crushed mint just a decorative sprig and no lime and no flavor. Also wanted to charge an extra 50c for a straw...More

Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Dux Dine has become a firm favourite our ours and is often a place of celebration including my Hen’s lunch. Whenever a friend or relative comes to visit we always take them here, often straight off the plane! The staff are always wonderful and inviting,...More

Thank sallyp322
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had an amazing experience at Dux Dine. We were delighted! The food was really tasty. Desert was the best : I had the silly tart and it was really good. I will go back to the restaurant for sure!

Thank Pierrot C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Dux dine was walking distance from our hotel and came recommended by the hotel. We enjoyed both of our meals there. Fresh fare, well prepared.

Thank tkt1961
Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary here. We had the best table in the house or at least it seemed to us; table for two at the front window. The meal started off nicely with a complimentary glass of bubbles. We shared...More

Thank Jim S
Ross H, General Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello Jim S Thank you for posting your review of your recent Dux Dine experience and I am so pleased we made your special day and memorable as it was. Your next opportunity to dine is any day you like, you just have to travel...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just returned from a delicious perfectly cooked dinner at Dux Dine in Christ Church. The online booking was acknowledged within a few minutes in the morning. Service was excellent throughout and all our meals (x3) were delectable and expertly presented. We were seated on a...More

Thank lgriffiths2017
Ross H, General Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello lgriffiths2017 Thank you for visiting and for reviewing your experience with us here at Dux Dine. I'm pleased you enjoyed all aspects of your visit and hope the rest of your travels around our fair country were as enjoyable. By the way - if...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed within easy walking distance from the Dux dine . We dined there daily, enjoying the breakfast, lunch and dinner. The food (and staff)was amazing which is why we kept going back. We are not vegetarian or pescartarians but easily found meals to suit...More

1  Thank Jeanne N
Ross H, General Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello Jeanne Thank you for your fabulous review and i have passed on your comments to Shannon and proud family. sadly Shannon has left to take up a senior position in Christchurch however this is a village of a city we will see him and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was our first night in Christchurch after 15 hours of flight. The restaurant was not busy but the food was still not served after 40min of wait. The waiter only realised that the order was not taken by the computer due to some technical...More

Thank Ashlyn C
Ross H, General Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello Ashlyn C Thank you for responding to my message which enabled me to look into the situation. Sadly everything was as you mentioned and we absolutely failed you and your family on this occasion. I can only apologise profusely and hope you might venture...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very glad to have dropped in here for breakfast - ordered the hot smoked Akaroa salmon with poached eggs and spinach with hollandaise sauce on toasted focaccia bread, sensational plating presentation and flavours! Happy tummy! Service was excellent, the waitress was the only one but...More

Thank Cam T
Ross H, General Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello Cam T Thank you for visiting and for your review of your experience with us. I will absolutely pass your comments on to our kitchen brigade as well as the breakfast staff, they're all pretty special. Thanks again and best regards Ross Herrick General...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$12 - US$23
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
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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