Cuisine: A La Carte, Contemporary, International
Price Point: Mains from Above $35

Where you succumb to every temptation, where every whim and fancy is catered for, Original Sin proves that there's a heaven for sinners, foodie heaven to be precise!

Staying true to its name, this restaurant is dark and moody, with black furnishings and velvety booths that are beautifully juxtaposed by twinkling chandeliers. Here is where heaven and hell meet and the food is just as devilishly delicious.

The menu is packed with forbidden fruit. Take your first bite into that crunchy apple with their apple candied lambs sweetbreads and smoked tofu with mushroom spring rolls. Then sign a pact with the devil by indulging in their mains; choose from a maple glazed duck breast, baked salmon, chicken breast in champignon crème. Even vegetarians can be tempted with the truffle-scented mushroom risotto with Boursin cheese.

Then totally give in to your dark side with their dark Belgium chocolate flan and ginger steamed pudding. Top it off with a beverage which can be lethal if consumed to excess.

Be sure to join the Oxford Club which gets you a 50c discount on all beverages, and earns 5% credit back from every full price item purchased. The credit that can be redeemed on food and beverages at any of the following establishments: Original Sin, Kong, Bealey's Ale House, The Bog, Fat Eddie’s.

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Original Sin
Cnr Hereford St & Oxford Tce
Christchurch 8011

Open Hours:
Everyday 11am - late

Phone: 03 595 5330
Website: www.originalsin.co.nz

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Original Sin
Cuisine: A La Carte, Contemporary, International
Mains: Above $35
Accepts:   Original Sin accepts American Express

Reviews

Outstanding meal, the food was faultless. Our waiter Chris was knowledgeable friendly and attentive and he made the evening a lot of fun. We highly recommend Original Sin and will definitely be back.

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Charming restaurant with an air of luxury. Food and service were both excellent.

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MAXINE Garters

The staff of Original Sin were very welcoming and the service was excellent. Some unusual touches with the food, for example a poached egg with the steak, prawns and scallop dish. All the dishes were beautifully presented and we all enjoyed our meals. We look forward to returning.

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WOW, we can’t wait to go back! The Sinful Eggs were heavenly and the duck was cooked perfectly. It was a wonderful evening out for our 4 Year Wedding Anniversary. Hubby had the Scallops and the Beef, again both were cooked to perfection!! We shared the Flan for dessert and it was divine. First Table is great for us to be able to try new restaurants and food without the high price tag and the worry you may not enjoy it. Original Sin however is one restaurant I would happily pay full price for.

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My friends and I really enjoyed the food. The entrees were a decent size and everything was so beautifully presented! And the taste of it all was wonderful, especially the duck. It was also such a surprise to have complimentary breads AND salads with our orders! All round a great experience. The service from the staff was great as well - all were so friendly and helpful. Definitely will be coming back again! :)

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Audrey Godfrey

Wow what a truly wonderful dining experience we had at Original Sin last night with both the service and meals far exceeding our expectations. Well done to an awesome team!! We’ll definitely be back to devour the Seared Scallop entree again!!

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It was our first time at Original Sin, and we truly enjoyed our meal. The food was fabulous, and they were good sized portions. I started with the scallop entree which was amazing, and my husband had the pate, which he said was delicious. Then for mains we had the duck and the beef fillet. Would have loved to squeeze in dessert, but there was definitely no room left:) I have already told many friends how much we enjoyed our meal at Original Sin. We will definitely be returning! Thank you for a wonderful meal and evening!

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Helen Jackson

Wow - from start to finish this was the best first table dining experience we have had! The host who seated us was super attentive without being overbearing and suggested some excellent dishes. The food came out in a timely manner and the dishes were full of flavour and well balanced. We thoroughly enjoyed all three courses and will be back again!

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Cliff Fincham

We went to Original Sin for my birthday celebration and found the staff to be very friendly and welcoming. We were shown to our table and after being given our menus were then given some bread rolls with dip of oil and balsamic, which we did not expect, a lovely start to the meal. We ordered candied apple sweetbreads with kumara puree for entree to share which was very attractive to look at and very tasty to eat. For my main I ordered fillet steak, which had scallops and prawns with roast potatoes and veal madeira glaze, which also looked very nice and the steak was cooked to my taste of medium rare. My wife ordered salmon with whitebait and ricotta, wild rice and smoked salmon and pernod buerre blanc, which also look inviting and she said was very tasty. To top this off we were also served a dish of roast potatoes, salad and mixed vegetables, which we did not expect or order. Overall our meal was a very pleasant experience which was enhanced by the friendly staff. We will be sure to visit this restaurant again.

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Outstanding meal, the food was faultless. Our waiter Chris was knowledgeable friendly and attentive and he made the evening a lot of fun. We highly recommend Original Sin and will definitely be back.

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Charming restaurant with an air of luxury. Food and service were both excellent.

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MAXINE Garters

The staff of Original Sin were very welcoming and the service was excellent. Some unusual touches with the food, for example a poached egg with the steak, prawns and scallop dish. All the dishes were beautifully presented and we all enjoyed our meals. We look forward to returning.

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Amazing food. Risotto was so tasty! Service was fantastic too.

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Delicious food, great service, lovely decor. We noticed discount wasn’t applied but after a phone call this was rectified immediately and dealt with wonderfully. Thank you. Totally recommend

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WOW, we can’t wait to go back! The Sinful Eggs were heavenly and the duck was cooked perfectly. It was a wonderful evening out for our 4 Year Wedding Anniversary. Hubby had the Scallops and the Beef, again both were cooked to perfection!! We shared the Flan for dessert and it was divine. First Table is great for us to be able to try new restaurants and food without the high price tag and the worry you may not enjoy it. Original Sin however is one restaurant I would happily pay full price for.

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Sophie Petersen

Fab! Lots of yummy sides on the house. Duck was my fav

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Nice atmosphere. Well presented meal.

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Complementary bread, and vegatables with your dinner. Great service, food and decor.

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Louise Newmarch

The service is great friendly and quick. The food is ok.

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The service was great, the food superb and just love the decor. We will be back!

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My friends and I really enjoyed the food. The entrees were a decent size and everything was so beautifully presented! And the taste of it all was wonderful, especially the duck. It was also such a surprise to have complimentary breads AND salads with our orders! All round a great experience. The service from the staff was great as well - all were so friendly and helpful. Definitely will be coming back again! :)

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Trenia-Tony Johnson

Great dinner. Atmosphere is amazing and really classy.
Extras they give you are really good - the breads and dip were made favourite.
I had the lamb, it was ok. My partner had the steak which he said was great - loved it all.

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Svetlana Lana

We enjoyed our food, wine and environment! Nothing but positive experience, definitely will come back

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Donna Fuller

Nice atmosphere. Food was delicious.

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Tracey MacLeod

Excellent menu and our table enjoyed entres, mains and dessert. Far from any complaints it was compliments all round.

Food well cooked and flavour fabulous.

Original Sin indeed, indulgence par excellence!

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Audrey Godfrey

Wow what a truly wonderful dining experience we had at Original Sin last night with both the service and meals far exceeding our expectations. Well done to an awesome team!! We’ll definitely be back to devour the Seared Scallop entree again!!

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Bianca Long

The food was amazing, they even changed my meal a little due to food allergies. The Male waiter was very funny , but the young female waitress that brought out our desserts seemed like she didnt wanna be there . Other than that was an awesome night

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It was our first time at Original Sin, and we truly enjoyed our meal. The food was fabulous, and they were good sized portions. I started with the scallop entree which was amazing, and my husband had the pate, which he said was delicious. Then for mains we had the duck and the beef fillet. Would have loved to squeeze in dessert, but there was definitely no room left:) I have already told many friends how much we enjoyed our meal at Original Sin. We will definitely be returning! Thank you for a wonderful meal and evening!

- dined at Original Sin on

Helen Jackson

Wow - from start to finish this was the best first table dining experience we have had! The host who seated us was super attentive without being overbearing and suggested some excellent dishes. The food came out in a timely manner and the dishes were full of flavour and well balanced. We thoroughly enjoyed all three courses and will be back again!

- dined at Original Sin on

Cliff Fincham

We went to Original Sin for my birthday celebration and found the staff to be very friendly and welcoming. We were shown to our table and after being given our menus were then given some bread rolls with dip of oil and balsamic, which we did not expect, a lovely start to the meal. We ordered candied apple sweetbreads with kumara puree for entree to share which was very attractive to look at and very tasty to eat. For my main I ordered fillet steak, which had scallops and prawns with roast potatoes and veal madeira glaze, which also looked very nice and the steak was cooked to my taste of medium rare. My wife ordered salmon with whitebait and ricotta, wild rice and smoked salmon and pernod buerre blanc, which also look inviting and she said was very tasty. To top this off we were also served a dish of roast potatoes, salad and mixed vegetables, which we did not expect or order. Overall our meal was a very pleasant experience which was enhanced by the friendly staff. We will be sure to visit this restaurant again.

- dined at Original Sin on

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