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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 Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Great meal all round

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Visited On Friday, 07 December 2018

Thanks for a great night for our work function. Things were reasonably well organised for a busy night. However, there was about an hour's wait between starter and main, even though we had pre-ordered. Those who ordered the pork main were very disappointed to be served loin rather than the menu-specified belly. A heads up from the waiting staff about this change would have been nice, however all 7 orders of loin were overcooked (dry and tough, we could have done with a carving knife!) which didn't help things! The starters and desserts were delicious, and the waiting staff were very friendly and efficient.

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 December 2018

Good Day Original Sin Team, Thank you so much for the wonderful experience that we have received at your establishment. Katie and her team were outstanding. Loved the food, presentation & the warm welcome. Enjoyed the music, setup style. Big thanks goes to the chef & his team on duty for a very enjoyable/tasteful dishes. We rate this restaurant and our experience as a HIT. Thank you all for having us.

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 December 2018

First time for us. Brought some visitors from overseas. We had s nice night.

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Visited On Monday, 03 December 2018

Lovely evening thank you. It was busy for a Monday night so food was fairly slow coming out but worth the wait. Waiting staff were both great.

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Visited On Monday, 03 December 2018

Really great time, lovely staff and really different but nice atmosphere and decor. Great night, thank you.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 December 2018

Lovely friendly staff, delicious food. A great place for a birthday celebration.

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Visited On Friday, 23 November 2018

Very good food, great atmosphere and very good service. We were a big group and everyone really enjoyed it. Thank you.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 November 2018

Great night,very friendly staff

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Visited On Saturday, 24 November 2018

Amazing. Loved everything about Original Sin. Highly recommended

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Visited On Saturday, 17 November 2018

Great atmosphere and very comfortable seating. Service was awesome and the food was lovely, unfortunately they had run out of Pork Belly and replaced it with Pork Loin which was tough and difficult to chew, I was only able to eat half of it, but the rest of the dish was great. My wife thoroughly loved the lamb. We will definitely return.

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Visited On Thursday, 15 November 2018

Delicious!

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Visited On Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Beautiful starters especially the tuna and scallops. Would love these offered in a main.

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Visited On Saturday, 10 November 2018

There was a couple that were let into the restaurant and served drinks not sure if alcholic or not but the women was clearly drunk. Was surprised she was let in, in that state although we were one of the few left and was due to close around 11pm. But the food was amazing, staff very attentive & helpful and furnishings were lovely

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Visited On Saturday, 10 November 2018

Our waiter was brilliant! Believe his name is Jaron?

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Visited On Saturday, 10 November 2018

Music quite loud for a restaurant.

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Visited On Friday, 09 November 2018

What a fantastic night! The service, atmosphere and food were great. I can highly recommend this venue for group bookings.

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Visited On Friday, 09 November 2018

The service was excellent and their recommendations were spot on. Noise levels were perfect too; we were able to hold conversations easily.

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Visited On Friday, 09 November 2018

Really enjoyed the wonderful food and great decor. Service was attentive without being intrusive.

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Visited On Saturday, 20 October 2018

Was good but not amazing, 7/10

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Visited On Saturday, 27 October 2018

Excellent food and the service was top notch!!

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Visited On Wednesday, 24 October 2018

The service and food at Original Sin is excellent, I would highly recommend it, the are particularly good at catering for large groups. Sandra Miller

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Visited On Sunday, 21 October 2018

Our server newly in Christchurch from Germany was outstanding!

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Visited On Saturday, 20 October 2018

Had a great night with friends. Service was excellent. Lamb rump was pretty average - very grissley in the middle. Meals were 100% on presentation. Desserts were great.

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Visited On Saturday, 20 October 2018

We had a lovely time. Great food and service. Thank you

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