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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 Wednesday, 24 April 2019

This was our first visit. Really enjoyed the evening and we'll definitely be back.

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Visited On Thursday, 18 April 2019

Awsome food and service

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Visited On Saturday, 13 April 2019

Personally we felt too much "mash" in the meals - the lamb . The meat was lovely and there were some identifiable veges but then a whole lot of puree/mash. Service was excellent and we enjoyed the evening - menu a bit disappointing in the mains area.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 April 2019

Beautiful surroundings

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Visited On Saturday, 13 April 2019

Lovely brunch, thanks

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Visited On Thursday, 04 April 2019

Outstanding service and amazing food

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Visited On Friday, 05 April 2019

Service was excellent. Food was beautiful.

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Visited On Friday, 29 March 2019

Delicious food and awesome service. Feel the menu needs more but I guess a smaller menu means you can make the food perfect? Thanks

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Visited On Sunday, 24 March 2019

Had a great night with overseas guests. Thank you!!

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Visited On Sunday, 24 March 2019

Wine list by the glass was not very large, food was very basic in taste for more of a fine dining restaurant, service was almost overly attentive and disjointed with too many people looking after the table and not realising what other staff have already done.

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Visited On Friday, 22 March 2019

Very enjoyable evening

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Visited On Thursday, 21 March 2019

Really great accomodating service and pleasing environment

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Visited On Friday, 22 March 2019

Absolutely fabulous! Great staff. Beautiful decor. Delicious food! Just one thing-respond to Facebook private messages please-I sent two wanting to reconfirm my booking but received no reply.

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Visited On Monday, 11 March 2019

Great venue, great food and great staff, whatever else could we ask for?

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Visited On Thursday, 14 March 2019

Atmosphere was great. Food was pretty good. But out entree was brought out the same time as our main. And we ordered drinks that never turned up. Food pretty good. Service not great.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 March 2019

scallops were amazing, thanks for a nice evening, and thanks for looking after us.

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Visited On Friday, 08 March 2019

Service was excellent asked if I want to substitute the carrots I didn't want in stead of just leaving them off the plate and they didn't hover around our table every 5 mins. They just left us to enjoy our meal and never made us feel like we had stayed to long no matter how busy it got Highly recommended

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Visited On Wednesday, 06 March 2019

Nice food, great location, and great service.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 March 2019

Friendly service. Welcoming staff. Food was great, although menu perhaps a little on the narrow side. Our table did not have the all day menu supplied. Cocktails are great, although would like to see this have more options.

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Visited On Friday, 01 March 2019

Hiya we came in about 3 months ago and the food was wonderful.. but sorry have to say wasn't anywhere near as good this time around. Maybe different chef???

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Visited On Thursday, 28 February 2019

Online booking was easy and loved getting confirmation request on the day. The team on the floor were friendly and attentive and extremely patient with us considering such a large group. Food was fabulous. Couldn't fault our dining experience. Thanks for a lovely night.

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Visited On Thursday, 28 February 2019

Chicken skewer with the Tom kha gai starter lacked flavour, was just crumbed chicken... Staff didn't refill water glasses after the initial fill despite glasses sitting empty

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Visited On Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Friendly staff and great food. Highly recommend.

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Visited On Monday, 25 February 2019

Have been in twice in the past month so thats a compliment in itself.

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Visited On Thursday, 21 February 2019

Great food, it looks good inside and the atmosphere and service is top.Sitting outside on a warm evening is a good option too.

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