Dux Dine

Dux Dine

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Hours
Sun
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.4 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
$1.00 – $1.00
CUISINES
Healthy, New Zealand
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
meals, features
Does this restaurant offer table service?
About
Fresh, local seafood with vegetarian and vegan delights, Dux Dine has plenty to offer. Enjoy our delicious NZ Wines and Dux Craft Beers in our sunny garden, our warm conservatory or, on the colder days, next to one of our fireplaces.
PRICE RANGE
$1.00 – $1.00
CUISINES
Healthy, New Zealand
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles1,012 reviews
Excellent
561
Very good
288
Average
93
Poor
39
Terrible
31
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

S.Ryan
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 friends
Have been here lots of times and generally the food is good but tonight the food was delicious. I had a smoked salmon salad, the poached egg was hot and cooked perfectly, the fried capers and amount of salad dressing were spot on. The restaurant was busy but the staff attended to us about 4 times throughout the evening which in my opinion, was perfect. Thanks Dux Dine 👍🏼
Written 27 February 2024
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George H
Christchurch8 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 family
I have never given a negative review of a restaurant before but after my recent experience at Dux Dine I felt it was necessary. My main course was accompanied with “Dux slaw” which comprised mainly of salad leaves, carrot, red cabbage and beetroot. It had obviously been prepared a long time before it was plated as all the ingredients had either withered or dried up and it looked awful. I pointed this out to the waitress who went to talk to the chef. She came back to inform me that the cooler drawer that it had been stored in had been left open but there was no offer to replace it. How any “chef” could have sent out a meal with this on the plate defies belief. It made me wonder what the raw components of the rest of my meal looked like before they were cooked. Obviously I won’t be going back to this establishment.
Written 10 February 2024
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MattSt
London301 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 couples
Dux is great. A few reviews complain about slow service. Our experience was the opposite. It was a Tuesday night but the place was 75% full at 7.30pm. We had water on the table in minutes, great service, food and wine. We loved that there were 3 vegetarian mains as well as a load of proper fish dishes. The Arancini ball starters were a cut above most - rather delicious.
Written 4 December 2023
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Scarcev
165 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 couples
We had a booking and went to a table on a not particularly busy night but the service wait time was horrendous. After being seated we were offered tap or sparkling and went with tap. Looked like only 1 or 2 staff members in the entire place and noone came to take our order (nor the couple next to use whom we were joking about it with). Eventually we had to get up and get the eye of the staff at the bar and eventually someone came over but at a 7pm booking noone came near us until 7:40. I know the restaurant is a bit pokey and we were in one of the rooms at the font of the restaurant but they need to adjust for that and come around every now and again. We decided to order everything at once in case we never saw them again so wines, food entree and mains and still waiting on the water. The meals then turned up surprisingly quick so the kitchen has their stuff together and wow the meals were incredible. Chowder was thick and full of seafood and the salmon was cooked to perfection. Still no water. So after one of the best meals we had in NZ we still had to rank it 3 stars as we walked out at 9:30 and still yet to see the water or a waiter.
Written 29 November 2023
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Sven Z
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 family
Have been numerous times over years and have given great reviews and recommendations to friends and colleagues. But this experience was disappointing and to be honest have slowly seen it happen over last few visits. Staff abrupt and rude slow service not even offering dessert or coffee at end. Also portion sizes are noticeably smaller with prices going up. As well as menu going increasingly fish orientated then in past this is personal and perhaps suits others. Will not be in a hurry to go back.
Written 17 November 2023
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Kandas G
Whangarei18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 business
Beautiful indoor and outdoor setting Lovely food - I enjoyed the Dory Busy restaurant, but meals were served fairly quickly.
Written 21 September 2023
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Ross Herrick
Hello Kandasg Thank you for choosing to dine with us here at Dux Dine recently. I'm pleased you enjoyed the food and atmosphere and thanks for taking the time to post your review. Best regards Ross Herrick Operations Manager
Written 10 November 2023
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Escape34596325469
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 friends
Our Experience for the 2 hour Bubbly Brunch was very under-whelming and disappointing, certainly not worth the $70 PP. We waited quite some time before being seated at our table even though we had booked weeks in advance. The Bread dips selection was literally just Pesto and garlic - and this was the actual highlight of our time there. The meals were lacking flavour to the point where nobody enjoyed/finished their meal. The meals also came to our table 1 hour & 47mins into our 2 hour package. The Waiter had initially told us he will come to refill our Wines every 15-20 mins however we waited about 45 mins between drinks (After us actually asking them to come and serve us) We politely complained to the Manager while paying and he did not seem to care. I wish we had gone somewhere else. The only positive is that most of the staff were nice.
Written 19 September 2023
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Hannah
Christchurch28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 friends
I came here with two friends for dinner and it was fantastic! Great service (very attentive and speedy), delicious food and a great space. Everything was clean and they had room for big groups as well as smaller ones. The outside area looked great for lunch and a drink in the sun.
Written 14 August 2023
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Ross Herrick
Hello bananapurch Great to see you recently and thank you for taking the time to post your review. We've been doing a bit of renovating over the past few weeks and we're really pleased with the results, and that people are noticing. Thanks again and hope to see you back again soon, and make good use of the garden setting with the warmer months approaching. Best regards Ross Herrick Operations Manager
Written 28 August 2023
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Sheree
Christchurch1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 family
Me my partner and 16 yr old son went to Dux Din for dinner cause i heard they had vegan options i got crispy tofu which was nice until i got an after taste of fish so there was my first problem obviously they cooked my tofu on the same place as there fish then i told them i was vegan and if they could cook me some seasonal veggies when they come out with my dish it was in a little bowl it was weird like why didnt they put my veggies on a plate they were average and i was still hungery so i thought id get a dessert there was only one option to choose from so i got that then we had to wait 15min when it finally came out it was in tiny little jar some kind of parfait it was nicest dish out of them all so to sum it up my son was happy but me and my partner went home still hungrey and it cost $170
Written 8 July 2023
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Ross Herrick
Hello heematangira thank you for choosing Dux Dine recently however I am disappointed you didn't enjoy your experience as we hope all of our guests do. Please be assured, we have three friers in the kitchen and one is specifically for the Vegan options, another for Seafood and one for Gluten Free. I'm unsure where the fish taste might have come from so I apologise for your sensing a fish taste. The seasonal vegetables are served as a side and often guests will share these so we do serve as a side for this reason. I'm pleased your son enjoyed his experience however I am sorry yours wasn't what we hope for. Thanks again and best regards Ross Herrick Operations Manager
Written 28 August 2023
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Lynne M
Christchurch12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 family
The food and service were just FABULOUS! We were lucky that ' Whitebait Wednesday ' was available and served in a great way - quite different to a whitebait fritter. The service was impeccable and any query was promptly adhered to. The ' crowning glory' was the beautiful Creme Brulee - always a great favorite when we dine here. We will be back soon.
Written 13 June 2023
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Ross Herrick
Hello LynneM954 Thanks for visiting us recently and for taking the time to post your wonderful review. Thanks also for your ongoing support and we all look forward to seeing you again very soon. Best regards Ross Herrick Operations Manager
Written 28 August 2023
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Christopher M
37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 friends
I brought my pescatarian friends here for dinner. They were thrilled to find a menu that catered for them. We had a great night with delicious food and friendly service. The Ginger Tom beer certainly hit the spot too.
Written 2 May 2023
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Ross Herrick
Hello Christopher Thank you for choosing Dux Dine recently and we're all so pleased you and your friends enjoyed your experience with us. Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Best regards Ross Herrick Operations Manager
Written 9 May 2023
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NWbkk
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 family
Every dish is superb & good service. It was our family last dinner in Christchurch before we ended our holidays here. It was quite an unexpected that we searched & found this place. The ambient is nice , good for friends & family. I think it is well known for local more than tourists but highly recommended. It was one of the best meals that we had during our entire trip. Will definitely come back if we have a chance to return to NZL.
Written 21 April 2023
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Ross Herrick
Hello NWbkk Thank you for coming to see us here at Dux Dine and for taking the time to post your review. We are very pleased your enjoyed your time with us and that we were able to provide one of your best experiences in New Zealand. Safe travels and we look forward to your next visit to New Zealand Best regards Ross Herrick Operations Manager
Written 9 May 2023
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Tim K
113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 none
We were recomended ot go next door for late dinner, and Dux had a table (quite crowded) for us on a glassed in porch overlooking thepatio. Th site was nice, adn the food was great. They have a real way with vegetables and fish. I had a breaded fish sauteed on veg base that aw simple and delicious, my wife had spanokopita with a slaw salad, both of which she really enjoyed. We thought about returning on another evening, and regret that we did not. It was our best meal in Christchurch
Written 17 April 2023
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Ross Herrick
Hi and thank you for choosing Dux Dine on one of your nights here in Christchurch. We're so pleased the recommendation lived up to your expectations. The Crusted Fish is one of those dishes we just can't take off the menu as it's easily our biggest seller. I hope you enjoyed your time in Christchurch and the rest of your travels. Safe journeys and we hope to see you back again some time in the future. Best regards Ross Herrick Operations Manager
Written 18 April 2023
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Venture18765753894
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 couples
Came here with my partner for lunch and it was a complete waste of time. After ordering, we spent the next 40 minutes just waiting as we thought it was just a little busier than usual. When we followed up on the food, all we got was ‘sorry we do not have your order on our pad, seems like it was not put through. It is completely up to you if you still want to order, there is just another table ahead of you.’ We left as my partner had a meeting to get to in an hour’s time. It felt like there was little to no effort to provide any compensation for the time we’ve just wasted. Overall, just a really bad experience and highly would not recommend going.
Written 15 April 2023
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Ross Herrick
Hello Venture Thank you for coming in and I am so sorry for the incredibly shocking experience. Clearly one of our staff completely dropped the ball and didn't process your order. The following comments were also absurd. All I can do is apologise for your situation and I am currently following up with urgency. Once again - please accept my apologies for this embarrassing situation and I sincerely hope you might venture back some time in the future. Sincere and best regards Ross Herrick Operations Manager
Written 19 April 2023
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Global01867958893
9 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 couples
We dined at Dux Dine years ago, but then things started sliding downhill. Our last visit a year ago was so-so, but we thought we'd give them one last try in the hopes things had come back up to standard. Unfortunately no... On arrival, both the water glasses at our table still had lip-stick stains on the rim ,,which put us off having a drink. Upon telling the waitress, she replaced them but didn't seem surprised. Then to make our order it took a few trips back & forth to the kitchen for the waitress, as she didn't know what the specials of the day were, or what the fish of the day was... I was first told it was Kingfish, so was very pleased to order that, being my favourite. But alas, she came back to tell me they still had one groper left in the kitchen that had to be eaten first before they could use the fresh Kingfish. Well,,, groper being my 2nd favourite, I ordered it. It did smell & taste fishy and I wish I didn't know that the fresh kingfish was an option!! My partner ordered the fish and chips which was mostly greasy, oily batter. Had better in a fish & chip shop! Most of the entrees are just deep-fried nibbles with a squirt of aioli or mayo, like bar snacks but double the price. We asked to look at the dessert menu, but it was exactly the same as it was years ago, except now the little cardboard card it's printed on, is sticky to touch & covered with food, spilt drinks & dirty handprints ...We went elsewhere for dessert! The decor it seems is getting as dated as the menu ...what a shame this place used to be the go-to place! Maybe it changed hands, or maybe the owner is just over it?!
Written 5 April 2023
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Ross H
Hello Global Thank you for choosing Dux Dine however I am so disappointed you didn't enjoy your experience as much as previous years. The Entrée or 'Smaller' plates do include two dishes that are deep fried being the Fish Cakes and the Tofu, the other three include the 500gm Mussels, Chowder, and Halloumi salad. I'm sorry you didn't get to try the Kingfish however the Market Fish is generally one day with us as we only purchase what we anticipate for the next 24 hours. I am disappointed your Fish and Chips weren't up to the standard we hope for as this dish has been praised as one of the best in the city - obviously we let ourselves down on this occasion. I'm also very disappointed that your server did not know the specials as this is a requirement from the start of their shift so I will follow up on that. Thank you for your support over the years however I can't see you reviews of when we were your go-to, perhaps on another review platform. I am sorry yours wasn't the experience we hope for all our guests however thank you for bringing these matters to our attention. Best regards Ross Herrick Operations Manager
Written 7 April 2023
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