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JDV Merivale

190 Aikmans Road | Merivale Mall, Christchurch 8146, New Zealand
+64 3-964 3860
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good47%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (5 reviews)
“steak” (5 reviews)
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09:00 - 22:30All hours
European, New Zealand, International, Gluten Free Options
190 Aikmans Road | Merivale Mall, Christchurch 8146, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

We had an impromptu dinner with two other couples recently on a Thursday night. Between us we had entrees of prawns fresh oysters and amazing Caesar Croquettes. I am a chef and ordered the croquettes and I have to say these were one of the...More

Thank Delwyn L
Reviewed 25 May 2017

We have visited before and always been happy with meals but not tonight, service lacking . No one offered condiments which were not on the tables and no one enquired if we were happy with our meals at any stage. Fish was very average, sprouts...More

Thank florachristopherd
Reviewed 3 May 2017

My wife and I shared the Duck Liver Parfait to start which was delicious and in contrast to many places had more than enough toast for the serving of pate. For mains my wife had the Lamb Rump and I had the Confit Pork Belly,...More

Thank Dermot M
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely lunch. We had a very rare bit of time off from the babies and treated ourselves. Food stunning, particularly the scallop and calamari entrees, and my fish for main was cooked to perfection. Very attentive and professional wait staff. Highly recommend.

1  Thank 3simont
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Great food and a good selection of wines. The oysters were fresh and beautiful and were recommended and did not disappoint

Thank alexr1307
Reviewed 26 February 2017

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...More

Thank Yibbeth
Reviewed 16 February 2017

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...More

Thank Anchousik
Reviewed 1 February 2017

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

Thank Sunshine77UC
Reviewed 30 January 2017

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...More

Thank JosephandStephanie
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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
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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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