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“Not as good as last time!!”
Review of JDV Merivale

JDV Merivale
Ranked #123 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
Level 6 Contributor
125 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Not as good as last time!!”
Reviewed 1 August 2014 via mobile

A couple. Out for a special evening. Oysters for an entree. Superb well presented and delightful. 2 Mains ordered. Fillet steak @42.00 and pork. Meal arrived beef an lamb rump!!! Tried explaining what was ordered to no avail. So accepted the lamb? The beef had sat too long on the pass as it was cold! The side roast vegetables were also cold. The lamb was very nice ironically. One desert was nice. This was a disappointing experience at what was a lovely eating place. The bill at $170.00 was not cheep for two but did include 4 glasses of wine.

Visited July 2014
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English first
Queenstown, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Amazing taste every bite”
Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

The good, service and atmosphere was great. The taste in the food is incredible but kept simple not to loose the flavour. Upmarket and great for business. Staff were lovely especially head of house Sarah who served us. Highly recommend

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great food and Service”
Reviewed 26 June 2014

I am a regular to this restaurant for business lunches and dining with the family. The food is great and always consistent, something on the menu for most tastes. Unlike many restaurants in Christchurch, here your glass is not sitting empty for long, keep up the good service.

  • Visited June 2014
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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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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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