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Dux Dine

28 Riccarton Road | Riccarton, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-348 1436
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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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 6 days ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Charles R
Ross H, General Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed April 17, 2018

I've eaten at a lot of restaurants in NZ over the years, I've never seen a wait staff that worked harder than the staff did the night I was there. Wow. The place was active, but not too loud. There was a good beer selection...More

Thank Craig C
Reviewed April 14, 2018

We were visiting Christchurch with some friends and had read the excellent reviews. So thought we would give it a try and we are so pleased we did. It was so good on our first visit we visited again on our last evening before taking...More

Thank Bimblingalong
Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

Well we were in Christchurch this time for just two nights and we came here both times. The food was sublime, the service from our host Markis was amazing and the atmosphere was lively. We had the swordfish special which was so good paired with...More

Thank rap28
Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

Found this restaurant after a quick search for a seafood restaurant in the local area. This was just a delight. With friendly wait staff who explained the meals and only too happy to share a joke as we sat and let the food just take...More

Thank Missylachat
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Martha R
March 22, 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
January 14, 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
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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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