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JDV Merivale

190 Aikmans Road | Merivale Mall, Christchurch 8146, New Zealand
+64 3-964 3860
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good41%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (6 reviews)
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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 1 week ago

After working years in hospitality and eaten at many many establishments: I was thoroughly impressed by our visit to JDV. For a family dinner, 9 of us (incl 2x babies) were in on a Saturday night, our server was perfect, she was attentive but not...More

Thank Matt W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time for lunch at JDV and I was not disappointed. The classic chicken and prawn salad was just delicious and flavoursome. Slick and friendly service and very pleasant surroundings. Can recommend without hesitation.

Thank Rosebank430
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We shared two salads and except for the not very ripe avocado, we thought both were quite tasty, especially the corn fritters. The setting is quite attractive and our server was helpful. Like another reviewer, we did think it was overpriced.

Thank Larry P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a very odd experience at this restaurant. The drinks young lady was very pleasant and welcoming but the service waitress was anything but! She laid the table without a word, served the food as if she wished we weren’t there, again without a...More

2  Thank mitchellbenhur
Reviewed 13 February 2018

A nice bar and restaurant in the heart of Merrivale. Frequented by locals and tourists alike. Food was good, of high quality and served well. Reasonably priced. lacked a little bit in atmosphere since set in a very much suburban environment. Would definitely go back.

1  Thank rourkemanchester
sarah12014, Manager at JDV Merivale, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your positive response.

Reviewed 21 January 2018 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 12 January 2018 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 15 January 2018

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

Reviewed 28 December 2017 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 18 December 2017

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 13 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:30
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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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