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Dux Dine

28 Riccarton Road | Riccarton, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-348 1436
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“seafood” (78 reviews)
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“lemon tart” (10 reviews)
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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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is amazing and reliable... We weren't disappointed with our first return visit for a couple of years. There is also a good wine list and the service was first class.

Thank Graeme M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food - one of the best restaurants in Christchurch. We ordered the smoked salmon pizza ($21), pan seared market fish of the day ($23) with a side of rosemary roasted veg ($8), buttermilk fried calamari ($16), and a sticky date pudding to finish the...More

Thank equidnunc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This year has seen us celebrating several occassions at Dux Dine. In February we sat outside with a delicious Platter and a glass of wine tocelebrate the return of a neice [recently engaged],from the U.K. She was so impressed at the immaculate garden setting and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had an absolutely wonderful meal at dux dine. The food was excellent and the location was superb. Really recommend this restaurant.

Thank Praxmeyer
Reviewed 20 May 2018

We spent 5 nights in Christchurch during a ten day visit to New Zealand. I ate at Dux Dine three times, and I'm not a vegetarian. From my perspective, that means it was very good! Admittedly, our hotel was nearby in Riccarton. That said, I...More

Thank Mommywillo
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

A group of us went for a birthday. Great staff and fantastic coffee. I found the food very average however. Paid about $20 for 2 poached eggs on toast with a potato rosti it was ok but was screaming out for some bacon. I know...More

Thank Mumblegrunt
Ross H, General Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Hello Mumblegrunt Thank you for taking the time to post your review of your recent Dux Dine experience. I am pleased you enjoyed our service and coffee and it seems you had the Eggs Anyway with a side of Agria Rosti which should have been...More

Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

We arrived at 8:30 pm on a Friday night and we’ve been told that we need to hurry to order because the kitchen is closing... so we did! Then the girl came back and says that they will serve the entry with the mains. If...More

1  Thank Charles R
Ross H, General Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Hello Charles R The great thing about review sites is that the business has the opportunity to respond and, where applicable, enlighten readers to facts that may have been omitted. Your arrival time was actually 8:45pm which was 45 minutes after the time you booked...More

Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

What a great Sunday lunch we had, the food was excellent. The kids menu was one of the best i have seen, my grandson is 11, so the selection was great. The setting is ideal. Waiters were very helpful. We will be back.

Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Visited for dinner as it was nearest place to our hotel with good TA reviews. What a bonus. Really good and creative food, nice atmosphere and friendly service. Would have happy travelled further for such a good meal.

Thank Evs_fam
Reviewed 27 April 2018

A few of my family and I stopped here for a quick eat on the way to the airport. As we were between lunch & dinner menus, we ordered 2 vegetarian sharing platters and a pizza. The platters were really tasty and thoroughly enjoyed by...More

Thank JAMC7
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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, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
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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