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JDV Merivale

190 Aikmans Road | Merivale Mall, Christchurch 8146, New Zealand
+64 3-964 3860
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good44%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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European, New Zealand, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
190 Aikmans Road | Merivale Mall, Christchurch 8146, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always a pleasure to go to JDV. Very pleasant staff and quality food. A lovely setting for us as a couple wanting a quiet evening together. Get there early for more peace and quiet.

Thank tonymorony
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Early evening visit, no problem getting a table although we were put at back of the restaurant in a corner. Service was attentive. Food was okay, nothing special and portions were small in relation to relatively high price.

Thank Hemel1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its been 2 years since I last visited and as my last visit was great I was looking forward to the food and as I took a friend from out of town for dinner I was expecting a good night. The menu was limited and...More

Thank Ken S
Reviewed 13 October 2017

We have previously enjoyed JDV but I was disappointed by the experience last week - the waitress was rude and the food was overpriced and average.

Thank Dave J
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Nice bar area and plenty of opportunity for an intermit dinner or a small group. Food was very good and service very laid-back and efficient. Being right next to the larger bar of the same name (I think) adds to the opportunities for a fun,...More

Thank KiwiKev2013
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We had a Father's day meal on the 3rd September. 2 Adults, 2 Children. The food was delicious but disappointed for the following reasons - Were not offered new Drinks until main courses were cleared - No Salt and Pepper - Adults meals were served...More

Thank leestevens1979
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

I don't believe I've ever had a bad experience at JDV, and this was no exception! The place was sparse of customers surprisingly, but kept a good atmosphere. Had some of the best gnocchi I had ever had, and was appauled to hear someone has...More

Thank allie2904
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Visited here for lunch on the recommendation of a friend. Lots of yummy looking meals on menu but we both went for the slow roasted lamb shoulder which was one of the 3 roast of the day specials. This came with pumpkin, broccolini, jus and...More

Thank 40batty
Reviewed 29 July 2017

A group of six of us came for dinner after work at the end of a very long week. Everything was great - company, food and service. I was a visitor to Christchurch and will certainly be back next time I am down there. Thank...More

Thank LindaPaton
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

JDV has been consistently good over the years and is certainly the place to go on a winter's evening for a quality wine, good food and excellent service. They do have a loyal following of local Merivalians and Fendaltonians who presumably can afford to go...More

Thank Old V
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$23
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 190 Aikmans Road | Merivale Mall, Christchurch 8146, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-964 3860
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Welcome to JDV Restaurant & Function Venue Experience a unique dining style in the warm inviting atmosphere that JDV provides. Bask in the muted warmth of spring on a lunch date or put silver to cloth for an evening of dining excellence where you are the star again!Choose from Lawrence's latest ideas and creations in contemporary cuisine with a stunning new diverse wine selection incorporating a vast selection of local wines and fine wines abroad.JDV offers modern New Zealand cuisine with international influences.
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