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Dux Dine

28 Riccarton street | Riccarton, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
+64 3-348 1436
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“seafood” (81 reviews)
“spanakopita” (14 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
28 Riccarton street | Riccarton, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went to dux dine on a Saturday arvo as a last minute decision and I'm so glad I did. The food was amazing and came out promptly even though it looked quite busy. The service was amazing, and made us feel very welcome. Great atmosphere...More

Thank Jordie D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A group of us ladies meet (BBBB CLUB) for lunch once a month at Dux Dine (we all voted it the best place to go each month) as it has great parking out the front, friendly and professional service, the villa is simply beautiful and...More

1  Thank denyse2017
Ross H, General Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Denyse Thank you so much for your unfaltering loyalty and very kind words. You are absolutely one of our favorite friends and we love your visits. We appreciate your ongoing support and regular reaffirmation of what we are doing here at Dux Dine Thanks...More

Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Friends from Auckland took us to Dux Dine for dinner. We enjoyed a very nice evening and excellent meals. Top marks for our waiter, who although lacked a little confidence, was most courteous and looked after us very well and went out of her way...More

Thank Barry5252
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

I took my friend for his birthday as I have been numerous times and had delightful meals. But I have never been so disgusted in being charged for my meal $18 for mussels and one glass of wine and what was all I could describe...More

1  Thank VickiS2148
Ross H, General Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Vicki Thank you for your loyalty over the last 20 plus years. It is such a shame you declined to respond to my very sincere private message. I am obviously concerned and, to be honest, very confused. You stated you had the mussels however...More

Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

I think we had 18 people including a 2 year old. Outstanding service. Great menu. All Veg or fish. We brought our own birthday cake which the staff were happy to serve us. Local beers. The Dux Lager went down well. Would recommend for both...More

Thank Bernie D
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

I have been here on many occasions and still enjoy there foodIt only has vegetarian type food and a couple of fish choices.The food is nicely presented and tasty.The resturant has a lovely vibe in an old house with open forest.Also has a nice outside...More

Thank susiepnewzealand
Reviewed July 27, 2018

Noisy, lacking a nice atmosphere, and the staff were in a real hurry, despite not being busy. Food was mediocre and not at all like the Dux of old. Four of us thought our meals were decidedly average.

Thank Fenchurch40
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

We went for an early dinner last night and were really disappointed in the menu and food when it finally arrived. My husband was looking forward to oysters as shown online but not available last night. The menu for a seafood and vegetarian restaurant is...More

Thank leeannebaker3
Ross H, General Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2018

Hello leeannebaker3 Thank you for visiting us here at Dux Dine on Saturday however i am sincerely sorry your experience wasn't to our usual high standard. Basics like following wait staff instruction is not acceptable and nor is the long wait. The Lime and Coriander...More

Reviewed July 12, 2018

We came here for Valentine's day and were treated to the course menu special. Food was overall very good; we were pleasantly surprised at the diverse vegetarian options, everything was well seasoned and portions were large. There was an adequate selection of wines and beers....More

Thank DongheeL43
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

The best vegetarian we have eaten anywhere is the world. My 19 year old daughter had the pea and haloumi fritters and her bf has the gurnard. It was superb. I had tuna which was simply delicious. The service was great but the food was...More

Thank MikefromTas
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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
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January 14, 2015|
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Smart casual is fine.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$12 - $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
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large 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 street | Riccarton, Christchurch 8014, 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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