Our goal is to delight our guests with our food and with our service. We love hearing feedback, and below are some of our favourite reviews

Excellent customer service as soon as we walked into the restaurant, relaxing and warm environment, and the entree and main were presented and cooked well! I would definitely recommend this restaurant to friends and family

Mahia Keepa

Good food and service, have eaten here 3-4 times now although I am not vegetarian. Enjoyed my meal every time and have never been disappointed with my choices, or the service received from welcoming, smiling staff!!

Karen Irving

The food and service were excellent. I have been dining here for several years and have always had very good experiences. My favourite restaurant for family occasions and my birthday


The menu is exciting with fabulous flavour combinations. Nice range of fish dishes. The tofu red curry was flavoursome and not too hot and tofu perfectly cooked with crisp on the outside and gooey in the middle. The sashimi entree was also devine. Along with the smoked aubergine main. No room for dessert unfortunately as the sticky date pudding would be a great choice. Definitely coming back

Ann Browett

Amazing food and service thanks for a great night out

Jane Shaw

“A Great Night Out”

Took friends from overseas. Given a lovely outdoor table. You can either choose to eat inside or outside in a lovely garden area. On a warm, fine night outside was a great choice. Ordered drinks and food. Drinks delivered quickly. Entrees and mains very tasty. Staff very friendly. Will go back

Maggie G

The food is always very fresh well prepared, presented and tasty. The premises are extremely clean and the staff tidy and pleasant. It’s a great place to visit


As usual great staff brilliant service and excellent food. What more could I want. Thanks guys see you soon.

Fe Thomas

Brilliant place to eat, a table of 10 every one had fantastic food. Service, and atmosphere superb the staff were all great, loved sitting in the conservatory with the doors to the garden open. will be back!

Ewen Robertson


I came in this evening for a meal with an old work mate to catch up. We had never been here before, and heard great things. We ordered the pumpkin arancini and mussels as entrees, and were not disappointed. Both were so good! For mains we had the groper and the pizza (which were also delicious), but we couldn’t finish it because the portions were so generous. We were served by a young blonde girl on her first night, and she did a great job! Attentive and friendly. Will be coming back asap.


One of my favourite places – from the ambience, staff, good wine and fantastic food – love it

Lynda Mcdowall

Been here several times and it was always a nice experience! Went yesterday with a group of friends and all of us had a great time and enjoyed their food! Super friendly staff and great service despite the place being packed to the rafters!
Thanks for a lovely evening!

Dorina Bochow-Palmer

“Dux was divine!”

Wonderful fare enjoyed by everyone tonight. Three courses each and we all left feeling completely satisfied. The best seafood in Christchurch by far. A little expensive, but worth every penny for quality. Friendly staff and prompt service even though they were nearly full capacity. A must do in Christchurch

Cheryl B

Absolutely divine. Food 10/10. Cosy setting. Highly recommended to others. A+++

Nadine Wocke Lionnet

My sons and I went to Dux Dine and we all rate this restaurant highly for quality of food and service

Wendy Barker

“Lovely breakfast”

We like this place because of the food. Came back for breakfast and it was great! Quick, not expensive and delicious! I also came here for a coffee and nibbles with my friend – everything was fine including the service. We’ll be back, definitely recommended.


The staff were awesome!! Everyone was so attentive and welcoming, really quick service!! Been here twice now and i can’t wait for the next time. The food was DELICIOUS!

Becky Drake

Christmas lunch… Fantastic day and topped off by some of the best service that I’ve experienced in Christchurch! Great food, great vibe and wouldn’t hesitate going back or recommending it to anyone.

Dean Corlett

“Never fails to please”

Pescatarean so don’t go if you want a steak but the cerviche starter and terakihi main were delicious. Wine list okay but a little short on top end NZ wines. Not my first visit here but my first review. I am sure this won’t be my last. Lovely ambience and seperate areas mean one noisy party doesn’t ruin your experience elsewhere. Highly recommended!


Once again we enjoyed an excellent meal – this time the unique flavour of the Akaroa Salmon – cooked to perfection with tasty garnishing. The staff make the customers feel valued and are cleary there to please with nothing too much bother.


Lovely, friendly and welcoming restaurant in Riccarton. Very good menu with some unusual dishes, all of which sounded lovely. The cocktails hit the spot too. Treat yourself, it’s worth it!

Ann Hawkins

“Great Birthday Celebration”

We have now been to Dux Dine twice, the last being a dinner birthday celebration with my twin and with our spouses and parents. It was lovely. Service was great. Food was even better. A wonderful evening. We had fish and pizza and my mother had oysters. All dishes were cooked to perfection and they catered for gluten free.
We will return when we are next back in NZ. Thank you.


“Memorable Dinner”

Had a very special dinner here with my family. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meals. Three of us had the Groper and it was delicious, I would highly recommend this dish. The ambiance was lively yet intimate. Great service and friendly staff (my entree was delayed by only a few minutes and I was offered a glass of wine). Definitely make a stop at Dux Dine if you’re visiting Christchurch.

Daniel D

Excellent service, great coffee and gourmet breakfasts that keep you going all day!

Malcolm Stayner

Awesome food with a great atmosphere, only surpassed by a great server who made the entire experience amazing.

Gabriel Balo

“Lives up to the positive reviews ”

We had an amazing dinner here, we shared a very good size appy of flat bread and dips. Our mains were great, I had the fish of the day that was beautifully prepared and juicy. My wife had the cannelloni which was great (I had a taste). Service was prompt and courteous, we’d go back, we were very pleased with the food and service. if the day had been nice it would have been great to eat outside on what looks like a lovely deck.