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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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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Group of 9 for Sunday lunch everyone commented on how good there food was, I had the Pea & Halloumi fritters - lovely! Our waitress was excellent - will definitely be back soon!!

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Thank blacksand2014
Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

a great night out for the whole family, nice setting, it's like being in a home rather than a huge restaurant

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Skipton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We wanted to eat here on recommendation. We were only in Christchurch for one night, Friday. They were really busy but when we phoned the girl said she could seat us in the bar area. When we arrived it was indeed busy, but good service, hard working staff and really excellent food. Bit pricey for us poor Brits with a... More 

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1 Thank Jam3s1n3
Ross H, General Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this review

Hello Jam3s1n3 Thank you for posting your review and thanks also to whom ever recommended us to you. I am pleased we were able to accommodate you both and that you enjoyed your experience with us. I hope the rest of your travels and experiences were as enjoyable and that you might venture back our way some time again in... More 

Perth Hills, Australia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I got the recommendation while visiting Whiskey Galore when visiting from Perth. Everything from booking to desert was fantastic. The choice of food was wonderful having both fish and vegetarian food that was very tasty. Value for money excellent. We look forward to trying out the menu on our next visit to Christchurch. Highly recommended :)

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

Hello Warren S Thank you for your review and thank you to Whisky Galore (New Zealand's top whisky, and all things whisky, store, in my opinion) I am very pleased to read that all aspects of your visit were enjoyed and we all look forward to seeing you back again some time very soon. Best regards Ross Herrick General Manager More 

Kununurra, Australia
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our group of 5 have dinner here last week and the location was very good. Easy to find and park. Lovely old house with original features and rooms to get away in and a fabulous outdoor area. Interesting fusion of old and new decor. Service staff were friendly but not professional. Our champagne was opened with a loud pop and... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dux Dine has a great atmosphere. It's in an old villa so it feels homely, tidy, great food - especially the fish. The staff are fantastic. We were just disappointed when we had lunch there that what seemed like the owner was interviewing / reviewing staff with interviews on a table near us. It seemed terribly rude and inconsiderate for... More 

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Thank summerbeaches2016
Ross H, General Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this review

Hello summerbeaches2016 Thank you for your posted review of your recent Dux Dine experience and I am pleased you enjoyed your time with us I am also pleased you enjoyed the atmosphere, offerings and service. We do have a number of guests conducting business meetings, interviews etc. over a light snack and/or beverage of some sort however I will discuss... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food atmosphere and location is very handy. Food is top notch and not too pricey and offers a good range to choose from.

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Thank 22hilarys
Ross H, General Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this review

Hello 22hilarys Thank you for posting your review of your recent Dux Dine experience. I am pleased you enjoyed your time with us and hope we will see you back again some time very soon. Best regards Ross Herrick General Manager More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner here a few nights in a row as the food was so good! Seafood is amazing and they make their own beer which is pretty good too! Price is moderate but you don't leave hungry or feeling ripped off.

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Thank travel-fa-eva
Ross H, General Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this review

Hello travel-fa-eva Thank you for visiting us here at Dux Dine and for taking the time to post your review of your experiences. Naturally it is heartening to read you appreciated our restaurant and the aspects we strive to make as enjoyable as possible, at a reasonable rate. Thank you again and I sincerely hope the rest of your time... More 

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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Most pleasant lunch, good food, good service, nice surroundings would recommend this restaurant. Nice outside area, although we did not sit out here due to cooler weather.

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

Hello Jennifer J Thank you for your review and for visiting us here at Dux Dine. I am pleased your experience was so enjoyable and we all look forward to your next visit, some time soon, rain or shine, we have the perfect space just for you. Best regards Ross Herrick General Manager More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of our favourite places to go, but will not go again. why.... this is why. 1. wrong wine brought to the table. 2. the staff need more training as they certainly do not no the right way to serve. 3. food was not what was described on menu and had NO flavour. 4. coffee cold and milk... More 

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

Hello Hughessj Thank you for your review and for your response to me private message. Having your reply was very helpful in my identifying a number of challenges in your situation. I am sorry you weren't reviewing when we were your 'favouriate place' however welcome to the world of reviewing. As you know from your previous visits and can see... 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, Gluten Free Options, Vegan 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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
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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