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Dux Dine

28 Riccarton Road | Riccarton, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-348 1436
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (78 reviews)
“spanakopita” (13 reviews)
“polenta fries” (13 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
28 Riccarton Road | Riccarton, Christchurch, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 723 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

The food was fantastic - the seafood was fresh and cooked to perfection. The pizza was authentic and very tasty. The restaurant has a nice cosy atmosphere with outdoor seating available for a nice afternoon meal.More

Thank jc300917
Ross H, General Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello jc300917 Thank you for your review and for visiting us here at Dux Dine. I'm pleased you enjoyed all aspects of your time with us and i sincerely hope you return over the ditch again very son. thanks again and best regards Ross Herrick...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Dux has a very charming atmosphere; quaint and welcoming. The staff were all friendly and attentive. We ordered appetizers to share as we had been traveling for quite some time and were not wanting a large meal. We had the mussels and the squid confit...More

Thank Heatherdave2011
Ross H, General Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello Heatherdave2001 Thank you for finding us here at Dux Dine and I am so pleased our offerings fit the bill as far as your requirements. I sincerely hope the rest of your travels are/were safe and as enjoyable and that you might venture back...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quaint restaurant , healthy and delicious food and wonderful service. I was with a group of 6 persons on business in Christchurch. We stayed for 5 nights and this was one of my most enjoyable dinners.More

1  Thank Maria M
Ross H, General Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Maria M Thank you for posting your review and for choosing Dux Dine for one of your evening meals. And I do hope ours is the first option next time you are in Christchurch, on business or pleasure. Thank you again and best regards...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'd highly recommend this restaurant. We had the fish of the day, which was cooked to absolute perfection, and the salmon pizza. The pizza had generous portions of salmon, and the crust well cooked.More

1  Thank PRET888
Ross H, General Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello PRET888 Thank you for taking the time to post your review of your recent Dux Dine experience. I am pleased you and your guests enjoyed your visit. I sincerely hope the rest of your visit and travels were safe and as enjoyable and that...More

Reviewed 14 September 2017

This is our go to place for fresh and delicious food. Plates always look good, staff attentive and prices good. Sit outside with a blankie for your lap on a cool night, inside can be noisy on a very busy night. Coffee excellent.

1  Thank Ngaizone
Ross H, General Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Ngaizone Thank you for your review and for your continued support. I am pleased you enjoy visiting and hope to see you for many years to come. Thank you again and best regards Ross Herrick General Manager

Reviewed 11 September 2017

On Saturday night I was part of a group of 7. We ordered our dinner and only 6 meals were delivered to the table. The waiter came out and apologised that there had been "an accident in the kitchen" and they were recooking my meal...More

2  Thank Mark P
Ross H, General Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Mark P As per my private message I am so sorry we absolutely failed you on this occasion and I assure you this is not our norm, as you can see from the majority of other reviews. As a result the young man who...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Nice venue warm clean the staff friendly and attentive. The menu was great if you like fish and vego as a meat eater not a place to go.More

1  Thank Steve G
Ross H, General Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Hello Steve G Thank you for choosing Dux Dine for your evening out. I am pleased you enjoyed the atmosphere, service, and menu. Thank you for replying to my message and I am sorry you missed the heading above our listing when booked on line...More

Reviewed 2 September 2017

Had a delicious lunch here. Portions are a good size, the pumpkin and goats cheese arancini are fantastic. Had dessert as well, very tasty!More

1  Thank kiwichick73
Ross H, General Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

Hello kiwichick73 Thank you for visiting us here at Dux Dine and for posting your review. I'm pleased you enjoyed your experience with us and sincerely hope to see you back before you return to London, or if/when you come back to visit your home...More

Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Sat outside as it was a lovely day, but we still really dislike that smokers are allowed near an eating area; why couldn't they have gone to an area where no-one had to suffer the effects of their habit?? Service was a little slow, but...More

1  Thank Zippynobungle
Ross H, General Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Hello Zippynobungle Thank you for visiting us here at Dux Dine for your 'linch' (I'm so glad you didn't hit the 'y' on the other side of the 'u'). I am sorry yours wasn't the experience we expect for our guests and that you declined...More

Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Entering on a cold wet day, it was lovely walk into such cosy surroundings and be able to warm your hands against the roaring fire. I remember heading to original Dux and this place definitely played homage to it. Catching up with an old friend...More

Thank kylienz
Ross H, General Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Hello kylienz Thank you for taking the time to post your thoughts on your recent Dux Dine experience. Our designer was passionate about the original Dux de Lux and I agree with you, homage has absolutely been paid. Thanks again and do hurry back, I'm...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
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april f
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Response from TheElsafeMan | Reviewed this property |
Smart casual is fine.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 24
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
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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