Situated in a historic turn-of-the-century villa, Dux Dine provides a variety of welcoming, comfortable spaces in which to enjoy their vegetarian and seafood fare, the excellence of which saw them win The Press People’s Choice award in the Christchurch Hospitality Awards in 2014 and 2015.
Whether it’s to be dinner for two, a group celebration, a morning coffee, or meeting friends for lunch, it’s the perfect spot; perhaps drop in for their afternoon snacks and platters menu and enjoy a bite with a glass from their proudly 100% New Zealand still wine list. Not big on wine? Dip into the many craft beer options or their Fresh Juice Daily instead.
Three separate areas offer a mood to suit; dine inside, outside or in their beautiful, fully enclosed or open conservatory, depending on the weather.
They are proud to work with local, family-owned fishing boats and fish mongers. Where possible, they will accommodate different tastes and dietary requirements.
Hot Smoked Akaroa Salmon Poached eggs, toasted foccacia, wilted spinach and hollandaise sauce. (GF) $19
Seafood Chowder SIGNATURE DISH Creamy roux with fresh smoked fish, clams, mussels and calamari with toasted focaccia. $17
Akaroa Salmon Parsnip and carrot confit, fried caperberries, roasted tomato, lemon butter sauce. (GF) $35
Line-Caught Groper MUST TRY Seared skin on with cannellini bean mash, salsa verde, fresh greens. (GF, DF) $35
Pea + Halloumi Fritters Gazpacho sauce, creme fraiche, baby minted potatoes, rocket. (GF) $29
Crispy Tofu Curry Jasmine rice, bean shoots, yellow rock sugar, coconut cream, coriander, seasonal vegetables, fried shallots, medium spice. (GF, DF, V) $28
Aromatic Mussels Steamed in a Marlborough chardonnay with fresh chilli, coriander, garlic, lemon. (GF, DF) 9 for $19 / 18 and fries for $33