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“Good selection on menus”
Review of JDV Merivale

JDV Merivale
Ranked #125 of 991 Restaurants in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$25
Cuisines: Italian, International
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: 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.
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good selection on menus”
Reviewed 20 May 2014 via mobile

Had an excellent meal on Sunday nite. Great service.

Steaks were a wee bit over done but still great. So if ordering medium, order medium rare.

We had gone to Saggio de Vino the night before and it wasn't up to the same standard as JDV. Yet it was more expensive and less to choose from.

We will definitely be back to JDV.

Visited May 2014
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Invercargill
Level 5 Contributor
90 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Couldn't be faulted”
Reviewed 3 May 2014 via mobile

Great atmosphere although a bit noisy. Great food and wine excellent service. Children's menus also excellent we'll worth the visit

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Thank cjb185
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Tauranga, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Pleasant Atmosphere and Great Service”
Reviewed 18 April 2014

It was a first time visit for me to JDV when I met a business customer there for drinks and an evening meal. We had a few relaxing beers outside before deciding to dine and I was very impressed with the service as we never had to approach the bar once to order another drink.
The meal was certainly of good quality. We shared a dozen natural oysters as an entrée. They were presented in a shallow wooden box with the bottom covered with smooth pebbles. The oysters were laid out on top of the pebble base in a very symmetrical pattern. Nice presentation and nice oysters. The market fish and chicken mains we chose were of good quality. This was a cut above many bar type restaurants.
I will have no hesitation returning to JDV and hope the memories of my first experience are reinforced when I return.

  • Visited April 2014
    • Value
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Thank Kiwis-two
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Delicious”
Reviewed 27 March 2014

Great food, wine and service. Was a busy night before Christmas and had a very good experience. Would go back.

Visited December 2013
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Thank 393LuC
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“No bad good for later with live music”
Reviewed 14 March 2014

went for cocktails later in the evening and had a great time as there was a singer all in all a great time.

Visited January 2014
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Thank Brian J
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