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“Great new dining option in Christchurch”
Review of Dux Dine

Dux Dine
Ranked #21 of 1,055 Restaurants in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $24
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Reviewed January 26, 2013

Initally didnt realise this was vegetarian/seafood restuarant when booking, but it was really fantastic! Good was amazing and the villa is beautiful. Love that they provide blankets for people outside in the courtyard. The only down thing was where we were sitting in the verandah, two of our group had full on sun right in their eyes for 1/2 hour while it set, maybe some kind of pull down shade could be used? Great service.

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1  Thank ChristchurchTiadog
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

This was our first visit to Dux Dine, previously Dux De Lux, since its relocation and what a wonderful experience. The restaurant is situated in a beautiful wooden villa and although looks relatively small from the outside, is very spacious and airy on entering, with numerous different dining areas. We loved the decoration and the fact that they had incorporated some of the original villa features into the new design. There was also a spacious outside dining area, perfect for a sunny lunchtime. Now to the food....delicious. Dux Dine is a seafood and vegetarian restaurant with a good choice of dishes. We started with the mushroom croquettes which were excellent and then had the fish which is served in various ways. Mine was pan fried in garlic, lemon and herb whilst my husband had the lime and coriander crusted option. Both came with polenta fries and salad. However they are happy to substitute potatoe fries if prefered. The fish melted in the mouth... Our friend had the caesar salad and pronounced it delicious. I would have loved to have sampled one of their deserts, but sadly we were full, so have promised ourselves that we will go back another time to try the desert menu. A special mention must go to the wonderful waitress we had. She was so enthusiatic about the food and was very friendly and efficient. Highly recommend.

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1  Thank Kiwianatraveller
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Reviewed January 18, 2013

Took a friend to Dux Dine for her birthday. I had eaten at the Dux de Lux at the Arts Centre many times and always enjoyed the food coupled with the great service. Dux Dine opened in November 2012 and is just a short walk from our home. Had been looking forward to checking out the new Dux and I was not disappointed. Still the same as the original Dux - friendly staff, great service and yummy food. My friend and I had the Akaroa Salmon main. Large piece of salmon on a cous cous base, perfectly cooked vegetables and a bernaise foam with a side salad. The restaurant was packed with diners when we visited - a testament to just how good the food is. There is a choice of places to eat - either inside, on the verandah or out in the beautiful garden. Looking forward to dining there again.

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1  Thank PeterBorodin
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

Have eaten here on a couple of occasions since it opened and it has been really great. Had the soup once and a salad combo - which is a great lunchtime buy at only $12 for a selection of 3 and a piece of freshly baked bread.
In regard to the staff I have noticed that they are not overly well informed as any time I have asked a question they seem shocked and unsure of what to say - including what items are in the cabinet.
The new location is great though and along with the great beer garden I will be visiting again.

1  Thank JandAKiss
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

You find the new Dux just over the railway line on Riccarton Road. it is in a beautiful old villa decorated in a style in keeping with the historic house . Extra seating is provided outside in a courtyard. We had fried and marinated fish, pizza, pea fritters and all meals were absolutely delicious. There was a small time delay between the meal arrivals so a couple of our group started their meal before the others. Apart from this everything was great.
We arrived on a Monday night without a booking and were lucky to get a table - it obviously pays to book no matter what night it is.

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Thank Marilyn S
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