Our menus reflect our desire to serve customers meals to nourish, sustain, and excite with food that enriches our bodies, minds and souls. The Dux is proud of its strong relationships with local suppliers, growers and artisan producers, many forged over more than 30 years of Dux de Lux history.
Our seafood is of the highest quality and is caught locally in the cold waters off the coast of the South Island with an ever changing variety of species delivered fresh daily to the kitchen door. Favourite staples are groper, gurnard, terikihi, complemented with seasonally available species such as scallops, oysters and whitebait.
The vegetarian dishes reflect the very best of what is seasonally available, complemented by seasonal herbs grown in our very own organic garden.
Beers and wines are carefully selected to represent the best of New Zealand’s bountiful offerings. We batch brew our own award winning beers by traditional methods to exacting standards. On offer are the famous Dux Lager, Black Shag, Ginger Tom, Pale Ale, and seasonal varieties. These are complemented by other choice New Zealand beers, and wines that are predominantly supplied by New Zealand artisan producers.
Dux Dine is situated in a historic turn-of-the-century Villa that was originally the Station Master’s 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, enjoying a drink in the bar, meeting friends for lunch in the sun drenched verandah or enjoying a platter in the sheltered courtyard garden.
The original homeliness of the villa has been maintained making Dux Dine welcoming and very comfortable but with many fun and quirky elements to be discovered and revealed over subsequent visits.
Come and enjoy our famous Dux hospitality and discover your favourite spot to be.
What People are Saying
My first time at Dux Dine visiting from the UK. From start to finish this was a wonderful dining experience. Warm welcome, comfy seating & drinks arrived very quickly. The food was exceptional along with the service. Fantastic value, highly recommended.
One of my favourite restaurants in Christchurch, every time I've been here has been exceptional with service, food and ambience! Recommend to all! Even got my meat loving dad to try the haloumi salad!!!
Had my son's 21st birthday here to accommodate the vegetarian and gluten-free guests in our party. Everyone loved their choices of food from the vegetarian and fish dishes on offer and even the meat eaters found dishes to satisfy. All the food was perfectly cooked, beautifully presented and good proportions. All meals were delicious. The atmosphere and intimate dining spaces for family groups was lovely, also sheltered outdoor dining was available. It is a definite revisit for this restaurant