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Original Sin

Cnr Oxford Terrace & Hereford Street, Christchurch, New Zealand, 8011
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Serving 11am–late daily
Bar open till 3am (Thurs–Sat)

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  • Alfresco Dining
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About Original Sin

EXECUTIVE CHEF, DAVID NICOL

DAVID NICOL LEFT NEW ZEALAND OVER TWENTY YEARS AGO DETERMINED TO MAKE HIS OWN WAY IN THE CULINARY WORLD.

Self-taught, he returned in late 2016 having honed his craft in a staggering array of international settings from the kitchens of Sydney and London, to ten years in cosmopolitan Amsterdam leading to the establishment and opening of the famous ‘Supperclub’ in Istanbul. From the shores of Galicia in Spain to the Caribbean coast of Columbia and Panama, the wonders of Thailand, and most recently the Middle Eastern melting pot of Israel, David is delighted to return to his homeland with a wealth of experience and talent.

David is excited about local ingredients and their story. Having always immersed himself in his locality, his return to New Zealand has brought an enticing rediscovery of all this amazing place has to offer. David’s passion is to cook beautiful food which is unpretentious, yet elegant. He accomplishes this by a focus on quality local ingredients which he allows to shine through sympathetic attention to complementarity of flavours, utilising yet not confusing international impulses. Many years in the restaurant industry has left David attuned to the diner’s experience—eating in his book should be fun as well as pleasantly surprising. His creativity and extensive international exposure combine with a focus on great local ingredients to pave the way for an exciting and innovative dining experience.

Cuisine: Modern New Zealand
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Friday, 17 August 2018

Love this restaurant! Great service, excellent food and centrally located. Awesome experience. I'll be back.

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Visited On Monday, 13 August 2018

We had a lovely night thanks. We discussed that it seemed very quiet and that there were now so many choices that I guess it is getting harder for everyone to survive. It is such a lovely spot to dine on the Terrace. We live in Prebbleton and generally stick close to home for our dining experiences but it was lovely to try somewhere new and I think as Central Christchurch is now easier to get around and find parking we will definitely be making the effort to travel to town more often so will be back thanks.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

Excellent evening , with the " trust the chef" menu and the " trust the host" wine flight - very glad I did both, although absolutely stuffed at the end, so if you're going to go for this, don't eat lunch ! Fantastic food, wine and service - if I ever get back to Christchurch , wouldn't hesitate to go back.

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Visited On Tuesday, 07 August 2018

Very helpful staff - they did well with a large group. Everyone enjoyed the meals - would recommend

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Visited On Monday, 06 August 2018

My friends and I are a part of a dinner club and we take turns at choosing where to go out for dinner each month. The food at Original Sin was amazing and the atmosphere was so welcoming and relaxed that we stayed and talked until well after our meal was finished. Good work Original Sin. I would highly recommend 😊👍

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Visited On Saturday, 04 August 2018

Unfortunately we had to leave before our main course was served as i was unwell. I look forward to receiving the dinner vouchers that the kind staff offered us so that we may return and enjoy a full dinner. Many thanks.

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Visited On Saturday, 04 August 2018

We were really hoping to try the beef Wellington but unfortunately you had run out. We decided on the beef tenderloin with winter veg. And potatoes. We thought the meal was absolutely fabulous especially the winter veg. Will definitely be coming back.

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Visited On Monday, 30 July 2018

My friend and I had a superb dining experience - the food was great and the dessert will get us back there!! We were waited on by a delightful young lady. Thank you for a great night

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Visited On Friday, 27 July 2018

Perfect night out, staff were awesome, highly recommend.

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Visited On Sunday, 22 July 2018

Beautiful decor, very pleasant Staff and lovely food. Definitely recommend 😁

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Visited On Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Original Sin is a huge asset to the new 'hip and happening' Christchurch, beautiful food, amazing atmosphere and service second to none. The team were so patient with our lingering presence when i'm sure they all wanted to get home for the night. Thank you! Will definitely be back.

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Visited On Sunday, 22 July 2018

A lovely place to meet friends. We took our kids who got a bit restless while waiting. Probably not for a quick 1 hour lunch break.

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Visited On Saturday, 21 July 2018

Awesome meal with great wait staff. Slight hicup in our order was immediately owned by our waiter. Went out of their way to correct as well as offer compensation. Loved it and looking forward to our next visit.

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Visited On Sunday, 22 July 2018

Have been here 4 times and the service and food has been excellent

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Visited On Friday, 20 July 2018

Just an awesome experience! The restaurant manager himself actually guided us through the menu and made some brilliant recommendations, he checked on us manytimes and even sat with us in between courses to learn more about us and make sure we were having a good time (which we definitely were!!). We just felt like we were welcomed in his home! The rest of the staff was also very nice and professional. The food, of course, was exquisite and very reasonably priced for quality and quantity. Wine was delicious. All in all, a perfect evening!

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Visited On Saturday, 21 July 2018

Food was great, nice atmosphere, service started well but long wait between starters and mains and despite several staff wandering past looking at us, we had to flag one down for a second glass of wine. Some missed opportunities there. But enjoyed our night and would return.

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Visited On Friday, 20 July 2018

We had a table of six for dinner and we were all very happy with the attentiveness to our table and our waiter was very welcoming from the beginning until the end. He sat down with us and had a chat and informed us of what were ordering and how the meal was going to be prepared and what to expect when arrives to our table. Considering the restaurant was busy, he took time to sit down and being more personable with his guests. This is our third time for dinner and all were happy with the food and experience! Keep up the great work! :)

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Visited On Friday, 20 July 2018

Fantastic food and great service. Highly recommend!

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Visited On Thursday, 19 July 2018

Top food, top location, will be back

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Visited On Thursday, 19 July 2018

Very slow service, waited 20min to recieve a drinks menu!.. then further 10 min for waitress to take order. Then wine requested was not available. Mains were extremely small, not good value for money, still left very hungry. Would not return or recommend

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Visited On Monday, 16 July 2018

This was a lovely night out in a great spot. Menu was appealing and I struggle to know what to choose. Went with the slow cooked lamb which was really very nice. My husband had the steak and said it was one of the best he'd had. Would happily go again!

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Visited On Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Katie has serviced me before when dinning with you and she is outstanding. Polite, efficient and very friendly. She made our team dinner flawless. Food was delicious and well presented.

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Visited On Monday, 16 July 2018

My fiance and I both loved our night out, the service was excellent, the food was divine and the restaurant is stunning! Highly recommend Original Sin.

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Visited On Sunday, 15 July 2018

Excellent meal and very attentive staff, excellent!

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Visited On Saturday, 14 July 2018

Great night. Attentive very pleasant staff

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