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JDV Merivale

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190 Aikmans Road | Merivale Mall, Christchurch 8146, New Zealand
+64 3-964 3860
09:00 - 22:30
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Four of us went for dinner on Thursday night. Our first request was to be seated at a different table than the one we were allocated when booking and this happened with no trouble. We were looked after by a waiter who certainly knew his wines, and although we have dined at places with more extensive menus JDV's had enough... More 

1 Thank Yibbeth
Christchurch, New Zealand
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87 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've just had my birthday dinner for two at JDV. It was my first time for a meal there. The food is amazing, quite pricey though. The service was also good. The only thing that I could fault was the ambiance. Unfortunately the bar is so close to the fine dining tables, that you hear everything but not your partner.... More 

Thank Anchousik
Christchurch, New Zealand
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had not been there for a number of years and went late last year for lunch. Absolutely superb food and service.

Thank SharonDH25
Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

JDV is perhaps one of our go-to places to catch up with good friends and enjoy an evening out. What seems to be the norm now is the food quantity is getting smaller (quality is still excellent however) and the dessert this time, well you almost had to search on the plate to find it and for $14 was simply... More 

Thank JosephandStephanie
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We were given a JDV voucher so decided to try it for date night. All our food was beautiful and service was timely. I had the fish and hubby had the lamb which he raved about. Entree he had calamari as the dumplings had sold out (unfortunately. I had salmon for my entree and it was gorgeous. Only thing I... More 

Thank Hayley T
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere is quant and beautiful. The food is delicious and service is good. It's a good place to have a relaxing dinner with good company. However, try to avoid sitting near big group of people as they tend to be loud and you won't be able to hear yourselves

Thank Paulina A
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Good food & good service. We had a very pleasant evening out catching up with friends. Very nice environment for chatting & dining.

2 Thank Sally H
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We dined here for an early casual lunch. The restaurant has lovely decor, the staff are very friendly. Service was efficient and they were very attentive. Menu was reasonably priced and had more than enough on offer. I had the special of the day, which was very tasty. My hubby had the beef sandwich and fries, he said it was... More 

Thank Rotchy04
Melbourne, Australia
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190 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Here for lunch today. Service was fine and friendly. I had the pork belly salad which sounded nicer on the menu than it tasted. My friends had the risotto special (prawn pea prosciutto) and the liver pate. The risotto had lovely flavours and prawn/risotto were cooked OK. The pate lacked seasoning and the condiments did not match well. I had... More 

Thank GastroGaz
Rangiora, New Zealand
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Chose this out of the Ent Book & went on a Monday night. Not too bad all round. Thought the wine prices were pretty steep. Food was yummy & the vegetarian in our group was happy. Would visit again.

Thank Woodsy1973

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$24
European, New Zealand, International, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?