Located in a building that could be mistaken for a family home, Dux Dine offers a cozy dining experience whether you’re inside by the fireplace or outside in the garden. Dux specializes in seafood and pizza, an unexpected yet satisfying combination. Start off with the thin and crispy funghi pizza and a ‘Dux Ginger Tom’ (the house beer), and continue with seared, line-caught groper. Make sure you make a reservation in advance.
28 Riccarton Road, Riccarton, Christhurch 8011, New Zealand, +64 3 348 1436
King of Snake brings Southeast Asian regional tastes and textures to Christchurch. It may be tough to decide between the soft fish-taco’s stacked, seasoned fish and the steamed Marlborough Tua Tua complemented with the zesty house sauce. Just be sure to save time for the happy endings (the Snake’s name for desserts), the passion-fruit and chocolate mondu will be sure to send you home delighted.
145 Victoria Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand, +64 3 365 7363
If you’re walking around Sumner Village in Christchurch, wander into The Cornershop Bistro. Locals laud this friendly restaurant for its consistently excellent mains as well as its professional staff. While technically it may not be classified as a seafood restaurant, its fish of the day will never disappoint: fresh, flavorful, and perfectly seasoned. The lemon buttered prawns are not to be missed.
32 Nayland St, Sumner, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand, +64 3 326 6720