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“Yummy”
Review of Dux Dine

Dux Dine
Ranked #50 of 1,103 Restaurants in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $24
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, 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 March 8, 2014

Loved you guys before but I absolutely love you now, nice new premise (1st visit for me) and I am glad your on my side of town now. Yummy food, treats and ale. Thanks Dux Dine

Thank Lynn D
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Ross H, Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2014

Hello Lynn D
Thank you for your review of your recent experience with us here at Dux Dine. Now we're closer to you we hope to see you on a regular basis.
Best regards
Team Dux Dine

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Reviewed February 25, 2014

The Dux Dine never fails to impress. We had booked a table for two at 5.30 and once again from the moment we arrived, the staff were attentive and professional, the atmosphere is inviting and friendly and the food is excellent. My fish was cooked to perfection and melted in the mouth. My friend had the soup and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was well cooked and very flavoursome. The service is good without being intrusive and the staff are well groomed and friendly. The Dux Dine is one of my favourite Christchurch restaurants and well worth a visit. Well done again Dux Dine

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Ross H, Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2014

Hello again AotearoaNZ
WOW, fantastic to see you have enjoyed another Dux Dine experience. Thank you for once again taking the time to let everyone here know and we look forward to seeing you with us again...and again...and again for years to come.
All the very best
Team Dux Dine

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Reviewed February 14, 2014 via mobile

We popped in on a whim for an early dinner, without a booking (on Valentine's day!). The only tables left were outside, but there were heaters and wine to keep us warm. From the start everyone was very friendly and accommodating, and when we were having trouble selecting what wine to try we were given great suggestions. There was a nice range of vegetarian dishes, and an equally diverse selection of seafood dishes. The food was presented beautifully and it was delicious. I would definitely visit again.

Thank Natarsha S
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Ross H, Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2014

Hello Natarsha S
Thank you for your kind review of your Valentines day experience. As expected this is a very busy day for all restaurants so I'm very pleased we found a spot for you and that you enjoyed the experience.
We trust the rest of your day was as enjoyable and that we see you back with us again in the very near future.
Yours sincerely
Team Dux Dine

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Reviewed February 12, 2014

We've been regular diners at the old Dux on our previous trips to NZ. So of course we had to try out the new one this time and walked over from the other side of Hagley Park. Easy to find though the old location was definitely much nicer than on the Motel strip now. But hey, not many options in a city that mainly consists of open space after the quake now.
Biggest surprise, no more queuing up for food orders but a really friendly table service - definitely a welcoming change. Food was excellent and being vegetarian, I still appreciate the good selection the Dux offers here. Fish of the day for the wife was very good as well.
Only thing to complain about, I had absolutely no space left to try desserts after the cauliflower croquettes entree and a curry main :-)
And of course we still hope to see the old Dux back one day!

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Thank TouringCyclists
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Ross H, Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2014

Hello TouringCyclists
Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us. Great to hear you are a "regular" customer from across the globe and that you enjoyed the changes in our style. As you said, there aren't a lot of choices for location unless you want to wait a few more years for a brand new building option.
We are always hopeful that we will get the opportunity to get back in to the previous site however this new incarnation will remain either way.
Having been a regular to the previous site it is awesome that you appreciated the changes and new styles while we've tried to maintain our integrity from the previous 30 years.
We sincerely hope you enjoyed your latest visit to NZ and Christchurch and hope to see you returning for years to come
Best regards
Team Dux Dine

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Reviewed February 9, 2014

Interesting selection of fishy and vegetarian food. Four of us had dinner, we all chose different things and we were all very pleased with what we had. The 'fish special' was a very generous portion of fush'n'chups and the spanakopita were huge and delicious.

The setting wasn't really great for me; it was a cool evening and we were in the outside lean to area with just plastic screens to keep the cold out. I would have preferred to be indoors, but on the flipside it seemed much noisier inside. I think it would be great on a warm evening, sitting outside. Or on a really cool evening inside by the fire.

Not sure I'd choose to go here for a romantic dinner for two; although the food was great the ambience wasn't really what you'd want for that sort of meal. More aimed at groups and families I think.

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Thank SCJM
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Ross H, Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2014

Hello SCJM
Thank you for your review of your experience with us recently. We're always very happy to receive feedback and especially when it's worked well for the guests.
On request we have more intimate tables in our smaller front rooms which can work for a romantic setting.
Again, thank you for your review and we sincerely hope you enjoyed the rest of your visit to our ever evolving city.
Best regards
Team Dux Dine

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