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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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“steak” (6 reviews)
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New Zealand, International, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
190 Aikmans Road | Merivale Mall, Christchurch 8146, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Ate here last Saturday night. The restaurant seems to be one of three that share a common courtyard and the whole area was quite busy and lively. Inside the restaurant was quieter and more relaxed. We ate well and enjoyed sampling the local wines but...More

Thank ASClarkca
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Boutique bistro European style cuisine in a small mall with plenty of parking. Menu is predominantly European focused on fish and meat. Two of us had the steak (fillet) and others chicken and twice cooked pork belly. All were happy, the fillet in particular was...More

Thank gam8le
sarah12014, Manager at JDV Merivale, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind review. We look foward to seeing you again in the future

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were at Merivale Mall shopping and looking for a place for lunch having been to all the local cafes. One look at the menu displayed outside gave us the incentive to find a table. Service was quick & efficient at first, but we had...More

Thank retep42
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We booked on Friday morning for a meal that night - difficult to do at Christmas. It was very noisy outside but we had a corner table and it was quiet. Lovely food, very tasty and well presented. Totally enjoyed by the 6 of us....More

1  Thank NZ_abroad
Reviewed 14 December 2017

First time visit, 6.30pm booking. Service very good and friendly. Menu have good selection. Food served in good time and was very enjoyable. There prices are at the upper end for a very good restaurant but not quiet in the fine dinning zone.

Thank Fordmk1
Reviewed 1 November 2017

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 28 October 2017 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 18 October 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 15 - USD 25
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Bar Scene
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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