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“Love the Spanakopita!”
Review of Dux Dine

Dux Dine
Ranked #19 of 991 Restaurants in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $25
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, 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.
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Love the Spanakopita!”
Reviewed July 22, 2014

I have eaten here often, most recently last week and it is as amazing as ever!

My order is almost always the spanakopita and it has never let me down! Perfection!

The service, atmosphere, decor, dinner, dessert, & wine, everything is fantastic! My favourite restaurant in CHCH hands down!

I am sure to be back many more times and highly recommend this place to everyone!

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Rochelle T
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Ross H, Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this review, July 24, 2014
Hello Rochelle T
Thank you so very much for taking the time to review your experiences with us here at Dux Dine.
Your comments are heartening and an absolute pleasure to receive, especially from someone who obviously knows and enjoys dining from the number of reviews you have shared.
As always, our endeavour is to continue our level of service and product and keep raising the bar.
We look forward to seeing you back again in the very near future.
Best regards
Team Dux Dine
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Brisbane
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great in house product..”
Reviewed July 18, 2014

Recently in Christchurch overnight for business and based on location had dinner and breakfast at Dux Dine, enjoyed both meals but the standout was breakfast. The Akaroa hot smoked salmon was fantastic, not too often you get treated to house smoked produce, very very good, thank-you!

For the vegetarians this is one venue where everything on the menu is in your frame of reference, a nice treat for some when sometimes options can be limited.

Thanks Dux Dine....

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank KnightInBrisbane
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Ross H, Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this review, July 21, 2014
Hello KnightInBrisbane
Thank you for visiting us here at Dux Dine and Christchurch on the whole, even though it was business.
Comments such as yours are always great to receive and that you felt compelled to come back twice in one trip speaks volumes for us.
We trust your business was successful and that you fine the excuse to come back and visit Christchurch again (and of course Dux Dine) very soon
Best regards
Team Dux Dine
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
162 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Always Great”
Reviewed July 17, 2014

Lovely old colourful lit up restaurant in an old villa. Always jam packed, you need to book! Great Menu on an old photograph of Christchurch. Great pan fried fish and the eggplant dish is awesome. A cool vibe, it feels like you are in a house, with lots of cool painted feature walls and picture frames as well as fire places.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank MarinaMj
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Ross H, Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this review, July 21, 2014
Hello MarinaMj
Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us here at Dux Dine. It's awesome to get feedback and especially from our guests who obviously dine frequently.

We sincerely hope you enjoyed the rest of your visit to Christchurch and hope to see you back with us some time in the very near future.

Best regards
Team Dux Dine
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great food and cocktails”
Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

Visited last night with a group. The service was good. The food was lovely and well priced. I thoroughly enjoyed the espresso martini, it wasn't on the menu so they made it specially for me and it was fantastic. Thank you. We will definitely visit again

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Thank K8brooks
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Ross H, Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this review, July 4, 2014
Hello K8Brooks
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience with us here at Dux Dine

We appreciate all feedback and comments and especially so when we've ticked the right boxes for our guests.

We sincerely hope to see you back again in the near future and thank you again for your review.

Best regards
Team Dux Dine
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Wellington, New Zealand
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451 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
“Good seafood options”
Reviewed June 27, 2014

I dined here the other night for the first time since they moved out from the centre of time, and was very pleasantly surprised. I was with a large group and we were very well looked after. The service was great, the food absolutely delicious with an excellent range of seafood options for those not fully vegetarian. The converted villa makes for a lovely location - highly recommend this for dinner, either as a group or something more intimate.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Rick M
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Ross H, Manager at Dux Dine, responded to this review, July 4, 2014
Hello Rick M
Thank you for your recent review of your experience with us as part of a group.

Naturally we appreciate all reviews and comments and especially so when they are so positive.

Thank you again and we sincerely hope to see you again in the near future for a repeat of the experience.

Best regards
Team Dux Dine
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