We were reminded of how special eating out can be. Food I couldn’t come close to making at home, great service and a quietly vibrant atmosphere

Janice White

What people say about us

We love what we do. Our goal is not just to make you feel welcome and provide an enjoyable dining experience, it is to delight our guests with fresh, local ingredients combined in creative dishes, delivered with exceptional service.

We love hearing feedback, all of it – the good, the bad and the ugly. When we receive poor feedback, we always take it seriously, learn from it and make whatever improvements we can.

Below are some of our favourite reviews.

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Excellent food, well worth a visit, even if you’re a meat eater like me!

Andy Carley

Reasonably (mid)priced, friendly staff, a nice atmosphere, and great food. I have no hesitation in recommending Dux Dine and will hope to return at some point if we find ourselves in the area again.

Dave S

This is our go to place for fresh and delicious food. Plates always look good, staff attentive and prices good.


Beautiful food, tasty and well presented. Excellent table service… friendly and helpful

David Minnoch

A new restaurant for me and wow. Try the Seafood Chowder and Crumbed baked fish. Very very yum.

Ian McGimpsey

We had the absolute BEST dinner here! Lovely atmosphere, delicious food, incredible service …. nothing at all but 5 stars all round! Highly recommend Dux Dine!

Melissa Chrisp

We had limited time and chose the salmon filos from the cabinet, which arrived garnished with a generous fresh salad and tartare sauce. The coffee, locally roasted Switch was excellent. There was a good selection of muffins, scones, savoury food and sweet treats on offer for those not wanting food from the menu.

The staff were genuinely helpful and the service prompt.

We will certainly be returning on our next trip south.


I was so delighted with the service, and the food was fabulous. I have been raving about it all day at work! It’s possibly one of the best meals I have had for a long time.The flavours and freshness of the food was amazing. Thanks so much for a wonderful evening


Service was lovely. Food allergies noted and taken care of, and nothing was a problem. Kids also treated like adults, which helps them act like adults! We had a great night out.


Fantastic food and great service. The fried calamari and mussels were great starters. The mussel broth was amazing. My wife had the Akaroa salmon, talk about “melt in your mouth” stuff! The crumbed Tarakihi was fantastic also, cooked beautifully and the texture of the crumbs along with the perfectly cooked fish was very well done. These guys know how to do seafood!

Tom Wilkinson

Amazing experience at Dux Dine. The food is absolutely fantastic, service is great and a warm atmosphere. Our 2 young kids already have proclaimed this as their favourite restaurant (and were also quick to let the staff know that), and that was only after the entrees had appeared on the table. Will absolutely visit again.

Bas van Lammeren

My favourite Christchurch restaurant, even my meat loving husband enjoys it. Have never had a meal that wasn’t immaculate. Hubby, 20mo son and I went for a celebratory meal, staff are attentive, children’s meal healthy and tasty, portions filling and nicely balanced. thanks, will be back

Fearga Jellyman

Fabulous meal. Great veggie options and fantastic wine list. Just loved it all. Top notch.

Ellen Gibson

We had an excellent dining experience from booking to leaving. Staff looked after us well making us most welcome as a group. We all had tasty & great value meals. We were even allowed to “freestyle” our desserts. The wine list is thoughtfully put together. Coffee was perfectly made too. Thanks to the staff who looked after us.Wheelchair friendly environment which is important to us


The staff were amazing and the food was even better! Will definitely be coming back to dux dine in the future!

Kate Allan

I travel a lot flying 4 to 5 times a week and dine out everyday of the week. I have tried many restaurants across NZ and this particular spot is one of my faves. The food and service is amazing. There were 2 girls in particular Cinnamon and Amy who were very accommodating. I would recommend this place anytime.

Mahia W

We all had lovely meals. The food was beautifully presented on the plate and tasted delicious. The table was pleasantly located on the verandah and the staff were helpful. Thanks for a great meal.

Jenny Walkinshaw

What a great evening ….awesome food, awesome service and great atmosphere. Highly recommended. Thank You.

Lyn Vida

Absolutely delicious food. Difficult to decide what to have as there were so many options. Looking forward to returning to try out what we couldn’t fit in last night.
Highly recommend

Amanda McArthur

My favourite restaurant by far. Great service and awesome food.  I’ve been a repeat customer for a while.

Jay Lynch

Great sea food, great service in a wonderful atmosphere

Steven Murdock

Wonderful dining experience. The menu was comprehensive and the service was great. The food was well presented and tasted awesome. Nice atmosphere. We will definitely be back!

Jessica King

Great food and service. They also jumpstarted my car for me when the battery was flat!

Holly Hampton

My husband and I took my mother for lunch today for her 94th birthday. There wasn’t anything on the light menu that appealed to her, so the chef kindly cooked her a special meal of scrambled eggs and smoked salmon, which she loved. Then our lovely waitress came with a chocolate brownie with a candle in the middle. The extra touches made it an even more special occasion. Thanks so much.

Adrienne Hall

Absolutely fantastic! Table of 12 booked for 5.30 tonight (Friday). Great friendly service. Ordered and food was quick, and out all at the same time. Was very impressed. Delicious food. Everyone enjoyed their meals. I’ve been a few times with big groups and always impressed. And lastly, love the decor and atmosphere, very cosy.

Nga McLintock

The food was impeccable, the service was outstanding, the atmosphere and vibes were on point, Sitting by the roaring fire in a beautifully architectured, refurbished cottage style home with great company and delicious food filling my belly was just the BEST night out.

Jenna Day

As a gluten free diner I am assured of something I can eat and staff always keen to accomodate any requests. We shared a delicious smoked salmon pizza with gluten free base… my friend was pleasantly surprised by the taste of the base!

Staff friendly and easy to chat to plus very accomodating.


Wonderful food. Exceptional service by the staff. Your fantastic staff are just one of the reasons I keep coming back. So polite and accomodating. Thanks once again.


Excellent experience, the fish we had was beautiful and the staff first class. Thank you

Sandra McCarthy

Food was absolutely exceptional and service was so on the ball!!

Chelsey Walsh

Overwhelming dining and superb service at Dux Dine. Highly recommended place


fantastic selection of fresh seafood to choose from. I would find it very difficult to walk away from this fine establishment feeling unsatisfied! The staff are knowledgable and very professional in their pursuit of excellence


Amazing gluten free vegan red curry and tropical chia pudding!! To be honest, best curry I’ve had in years!
Great service and cosy atmosphere

Natalie Leranth

The food here was delicious. The staff were super helpful and the restaurant itself was beautiful. We will definitely be back

Jessie Weir

Food is excellent. Wait staff extremely friendly and well trained. Went back the next day because it was so good and way better than any other restaurant on that road.

Ian Blackman

What a truly great place, as soon as you walk in the restaurant feels warm. My meal was so tasty, delightfully divine.  The wine list also had some great New Zealand wines available. I also like to fact that I could choose a large wine or a small wine reasonably priced as well.


Was pleasantly surprised by a warm cozy atmosphere and the delightful staff. Super fast service and we had such a good meal (which was suggested by one of the male staff) all in all perfect experience. Love, Love, Love.

Jemmima C

Delicious food and great service. Good service is often rare these days

Angela Langford

10/10 – Absolutely enjoyed every second of it. Food was amazing & you could tell the ingredients were high quality. I had the salmon which was a huge piece the vegetables were well matched with it and it was just divine. Staff were friendly, helpful and offered great service. Loved the fire & ambience so perfect in winter and the mulled wine is delicious.


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

Recently had lunch with a friend. Very hard to choose what to have as there are so many delicious dishes. The food was amazing and great service. Definitely will be dining here again.


The service from the staff was impeccable and a highlight of the evening, they gave a genuine and welcoming vibe.

The menu does have additions depending on the catch. Together we ordered both the hake and sole. Usually I wouldn’t opt for the seafood option but the fish was divine.

I will be marking this down as a place worthy of a return visit.

Josh S

Thank you so much for making our family celebration so fantastic. The staff was great with our large and diverse group and did everything they could to make the evening a success. Many many thanks.

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