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November Newsletter

Dux Central: '43 years of feeding hearts, minds, bodies and souls '

A trip down memory lane

We are feeling particularly nostalgic this month and wanted to flashback to Dux de Lux, the venue that started it all. Established in 1980, Dux de Lux was groundbreaking for the hospitality industry, with our bold and controversial organic, vegetarian-only menu, one of the first craft beer breweries in NZ and an iconic range of live musicians. Heartbreakingly, Dux de Lux came crashing down in the 2011 Christchurch earthquake.
In celebration of our cherished Dux De Lux, we decided to offer up a$100 food and beverage voucherin the spirit of memory sharing.Congratulations to .... and everybody else for sharing these memories ----

Our 'Duxling' Venues over the years include
Dux de Lux
Terrace Tavern
Dux de Lux Queenstown
Dux Live
The Poplar Social Club
Dux Dine
Dux Central

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Deal of the Month
Deal of November is Malfy Mondays! This sweet deal runs all-day Mondays with $10 Malfy Gin and Tonics! 

With flavours such as Con Limone and Blood Orange, there is no reason not to join us for a G&T in the sun!


Rugby World Cup 2023

Well, it wasn't quite the end we had hoped for this morning but, regardless of the result we are proud of our boys! What an epic turnout this morning at Dux Central, the good vibes were on. Thanks to everyone who came along <3

2027 Rugby World Cup here we come....

Meet you at the Dux !


Feel like long-lunching? 

Dux Central can sort you out! Come and check out our extensive food and beverage menu, with delights such as Braised Beef Cheek, Mills Bay Mussels and Seafood Chowder - There is something for everyone 

Meet you at the Dux!


New App!

We are excited to announce the release of the updated The Dux Group mobile app! This revamped version is designed to enhance your VIP experience.

Click the boxes below to access listing in App Store!



At Dux Central we can host functions for groups of 30 - 140 and have no venue hire fee!* 
We have three different spaces available for hire - The Upper Dux with a large outdoor balcony, The Poplar Social Club a cozy intimate gathering space or the elegant deluxe Emerald Room. *TnCs apply

To enquire about or spaces flick an email through to 

Meet you at the Dux!



Richards Courgette & Feta Fritters!

Here is Dux Dine founder, Richard Sinke's famous Courgette and Feta Fritter recipe.

"I’m a big fritter fan and love how you can make them from so many different types of vegetables and add herbs and spices of your choice. So they are very versatile and make a delicious lunch or dinner alone or with salad and some baked vege. I always serve them with a chutney or relish to dress them up a bit."

One of my favourites is Courgette and Feta Fritters. Check out the recipe here -

Richard Sinke, the owner of the Dux Group, embarked on his entrepreneurial journey in 1980 with the purchase of the radical vegetarian restaurant, ‘Dux De Lux.’ Over the past four decades, he has consistently expanded the Dux Group, shaping it into its present-day form.


Dux Dine - Bubbly Brunch

Have you booked in your Bubbly Brunch for this weekend? Some summer themed weather is heading our way, and what better way to kick off the weekend than a 2-hour food and beverage package?

Get your bookings in here -

Meet you at the Dux!


Musician Profile
A singer with a poetic, restrained intensity, Kate Owen has been song-writing for twenty years and performing live for a decade. 
Owen’s debut album, ‘Not A Proper Girl’ was released 13 March 2020. Recorded with Ben Edwards (The Sitting Room, Lyttelton). The album showcases Owen’s songs with rich textures including synth and strings, and strong rhythmic pulses from live kits and drums machines. The result is an album with a sound that has been likened to PJ Harvey, Anna Calvi and Sharon Van Etten. Catch Kate at Dux Dine at one of our Friday live performances!




Dux Dine caters for a wide range of events and functions including Christmas, birthday and engagement parties, business lunches, corporate dinners and private functions.​
Our venue offers a variety of spaces for functions and events. Enquiries to


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