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Vesuvio Jazz & Tapas Bar

££ - £££European, Spanish,
4 Papanui Road | Shop 10, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
+64 3-355 8530
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average2%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“tapas” (13 reviews)
“great wine” (4 reviews)
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European, Spanish, Wine Bar, Mediterranean
££ - £££
4 Papanui Road | Shop 10, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We discovered this bar on our first night in Christchurch as we love live music and it wasn’t far from our hotel. In the end, we spent every evening here as we loved the place so much. The bar is small and cozy, staff are...More

Thank Franziska S
Reviewed 7 July 2018

There is a huge selection of wine and for a romantic dinner/aperitif is perfect. Instead of mid-range they should write fine dining so someone know what to expect. Food is totally pricey and portion are very small. The atmosphere is good and inviting but unfortunately...More

Thank rambling z
Reviewed 27 June 2018

If you are in Christchurch visiting or wanting somewhere cosy and intimate - this is the place for you. The venue is small and cosy with options of seating upstairs and outside as well as downstairs. It is quaint and full of character. The music...More

Thank Gary M
Reviewed 19 June 2018

This bar has an interesting wine list accompanied by an equally expensive tapas menu. It is small and intimate. A good place for a single drink before moving on. There is often quality live music at a volume which suits the small size of the...More

Thank Zucoto
Reviewed 21 May 2018

Pricey bar, but at least it's open late in the evening, a real bonus for tourists looking for a late drink or snack. We had some delicious snacks here, and the drinks were fine too. Plenty of choice. Plenty of seating inside and outside. We...More

Thank chiangmaicharlies
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Visiting from Europe, we found this place by chance for our last night in Christchurch, what a lovely night. Luke and team were excellent, always friendly, always smiling. They always took the time, with all guests, to advise and have a friendly word. We had...More

Thank Grandslam1965
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

We had chargrilled lamb and liked it. It was not a piece of lamb as we had expected but pieces of lamb sausage with cilantro and greens. We then ordered chargrilled mushrooms with figs, walnuts and feta and basically got the same dish; the lamb...More

Thank Luzi3
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Back at Vesuvio for the first time for a while. The good memories we had from previous visits proved to be correct. A nice pilsner to start, a great Pinot recommended and enjoyed, platter and hot tapas followed by cheeses all great. Love the ambiance...More

1  Thank DJW1962
Reviewed 16 December 2017

We visited this wine bar two years ago and returned as we had a great time with our last visit. I will whole heartedly recommend this venue as a relaxed place to experience some varied and delicious wine and tapas. The feel of this bar...More

Thank Christian P
Reviewed 30 November 2017

It was our last night to n New Zealand and we were walking along Papanui Road looking for somewhere to eat. Hidden down a narrow alley we found Vesuvio. What a find! Freshly prepared tapas dishes which were delicious and a great selection of wines....More

Thank Sue K
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31 August 2016|
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Response from becoltravels | Property representative |
We do have options of booking for private functions, other than that you do not need to book
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$23
Dinner, After-hours, Lunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
15:00 - 01:00
15:00 - 01:00
15:00 - 01:00
15:00 - 01:00
15:00 - 01:00
15:00 - 01:00
15:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Papanui Road | Shop 10, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-355 8530
  • E-mail
Vesuvio is a European Jazz and Tapas Bar with a separate library, and a heated sheltered patio in the only original 1930's brick courtyard still standing in Christchurch.
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