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Dux Dine

€€ - €€€Seafood, European,
28 Riccarton Road | Riccarton, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-348 1436
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (74 reviews)
“spanakopita” (13 reviews)
“lemon tart” (9 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 21:00All hours
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
28 Riccarton Road | Riccarton, Christchurch, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 739 reviews

Reviewed today via mobile

It was our first night in Christchurch after 15 hours of flight. The restaurant was not busy but the food was still not served after 40min of wait. The waiter only realised that the order was not taken by the computer due to some technical...More

Thank Ashlyn C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very glad to have dropped in here for breakfast - ordered the hot smoked Akaroa salmon with poached eggs and spinach with hollandaise sauce on toasted focaccia bread, sensational plating presentation and flavours! Happy tummy! Service was excellent, the waitress was the only one but...More

Thank Cam T
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lunch time on a beautiful sunny Christchurch day in a lovely sheltered garden with great food and sevice. What more could you want

Thank mcook_686238
Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu is not extensive but they offer a broad range of selections including several nice vegetarian options. The bread and dips appetizer was a great way to start. The crispy tofu and vegetables in red curry sauce was wonderful. I had the fresh local...More

Thank OwenHall2012
Ross H, General Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello OwenHall2012 Thank you for visiting and for posting your review of your recent experience. I am obviously pleased you appreciated the relaxed atmosphere and offerings. I sincerely hope the rest of your travels were/are as enjoyable and that you might venture back our way...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing fresh brunch. Perfect poached eggs and avocado. Accommodating waitstaff who squeezed us into a table between bookings but didn’t rush us. Will be back!

Thank desireeskylennon
Ross H, General Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello desireeskylennon Thank you for visiting us and for your posted review of your recent experience. We look forward to seeing you back again soon for breakfast, lunch/bunch, dinner or anything in-between. Best regards Ross Herrick General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

Dux Dine is one of my absolute favourite places to go! It caters to any craving you may have, the staff know their stuff and the atmosphere is beautiful! I have just recently discovered the apple crumble cider and it's most definitely a fave of...More

Thank hhaddock66
Ross H, General Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello hhaddock66 Thank you for visiting us again and for taking the time to post your review. Yes, the Zeffer Apple Crumble Cider is amazing isn't it. I am naturally pleased you enjoy all aspects of our offering and we all look forward to seeing...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I was given a gift for a meal at Dux Dine which we recently used. We often went to the Dux de Lux in town sadly lost in the 2011 earthquake. It was always a popular destination offering inexpensive vegetarian and fish meals and had...More

Thank 99Kris
Ross H, General Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello 99Kris Thank you for taking the time to post your review and I am pleased you enjoyed your time with us. We frequently lament the loss of the iconic Dux de Lux however have enjoyed the elevation of the service and food styles here...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I remember the old Dux very well, this was close to where I was staying and looked good for a lunch outside. Initial service was good and then fell over completely! Once my main course and only course was completed there was no service. No...More

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

Hello GastroGaz Thank you for responding to my message and describing the obvious failings of our service. I am sincerely sorry this happened and please be assured this is not what we expect our guests to experience. I have discussed your situation with the manager...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch at Dux Dine. We ordered salmon, salad, fries, and a chicken preparation. There were five of us, one child and four adults. The restaurant is located next to Hagley Park on Riccarton, hard to miss and easy to locate. I could not...More

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

Hello Anin B Thank you for choosing Dux Dine for your weekend lunch. I am so pleased you and your guests enjoyed the experience, although I'm not sure about the 'chicken preparation' as Dux Dine is a seafood and vegetarian restaurant, a continuation of the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our 3rd time in Christchurch. We had a great dinning experience at this tastefully refurbished victorian villa restaurant. All produce is locally sourced and of high quality; including their own organic herb garden. We were 3 people, all had starters and 3 main...More

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

Hello Michael Thank you for visiting us for a third time and I am so very pleased your experiences have all been first rate. I sincerely hope your next trip to Christchurch in't too far away as we look forward to seeing you back again...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
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
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
  • E-mail
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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