Cuisine: Contemporary, New Zealand, Wine Bar
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+

Discover a menu of exquisite New Zealand cuisine at this vibrant eatery...

Located in Merivale, JDV (from the French saying ‘Joie De Vivre’) expresses an enjoyment of life in every dining detail, from the passionately cooked food, to the warm hospitality.

Weaving this philosophy into his food, Executive Head Chef Josh Hunter celebrates the flavours of Canterbury through his contemporary cuisine. Focusing on seasonally driven recipes and precise presentation, Hunter has crafted a menu of exquisite local delicacies.

Treat yourself to their signature Te Mana lamb rack, or discover the mouthwatering Freedom Farms Master Stock Pork belly with a delicious chilli caramel. Vegetarians will love the Risotto Verde with Asparagus and the Confit Fennel, or if you fancy something lighter, choose from the bar snacks options, homemade mini beef burgers or JDV Antipasto Platter.

Established in 2000, JDV is well-loved among locals for a stylish bite to eat. With its vibrant atmosphere and stunning range of fine food and wine, this is a must-visit on the Christchurch dining scene.

Map

Map Loading...

JDV
190 Aikmans Road
Christchurch 8014

Open Hours:
Monday 10.30am - 10pm
Tuesday 9am - 10pm
Wednesday 9am - 10pm
Thursday 9am - 10pm
Friday 9am - 10pm
Saturday 9am - 10pm
Sunday 9am - 10pm

Phone: +64 3-964 3860
Website: www.jdv.co.nz

Sample Menu *may not be current

Click on menu to enlarge.

Book a First Table

JDV

JDV
Location: Merivale
Cuisine: Contemporary, New Zealand, Wine Bar
Mains: $25 - $35+

Reviews

Sally Leech

Very nice early meal. Thanks

Food
Service

- dined at JDV on

Jess Goodman

Nice atmosphere, food was delicious and service excellent. Would def recommend

Food
Service

- dined at JDV on

Alex Dixon

Had a delicious meal here! The beef fillet was cooked to perfection and the lemon posset was out of this world!!!!!

Food
Service

- dined at JDV on

Rajnesh Nadan

Amazing food and excellent staff with exceptional service :)

Food
Service

- dined at JDV on

Garry Thompson

Great parking, Great service Great choice on menu.

Food
Service

- dined at JDV on

Angela Murdoch

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at JDV - food was delicious and beautifully presented. Service was friendly and well timed. Would highly recommend.

Food
Service

- dined at JDV on

This was a brilliant experience. We were able to combine an outstanding meal with people watching as the taxis rolled in after Cup day at Riccarton. The steak was beautifully cooked with interesting vegetables[asparagus and artichoke] on the side. Both desserts were exceptional. I would highly recommend this. One small suggestion to make it the complete experience. Offer filtered tap water for the tables because the current chlorinated taste detracts from the meal.

Food
Service

- dined at JDV on

Jan Fuller

Wonderful relaxing experience with exceptional food

Food
Service

- dined at JDV on

Have been to JDV many times over the last 12 years, delighted to find it on First Table. The Grouper was perfect as was the asparagus. Always good value at JDV, chef must be owner to be so consistent for so long.

Food
Service

- dined at JDV on

Relaxed, cosy setting, food delicious, attentive staff what more can you ask for .

Food
Service

- dined at JDV on

Very friendly unobtrusive staff - including the barman. Food reasonable portions and the vegetarian dish was very tasty and the fish was cooked nicely. Thoroughly recommend

Food
Service

- dined at JDV on

Dayna Salvatore

Fantastic service, the staff were super helpful, friendly and creative! Only thing I would mention for vegetarians or vegans choices are limited. There is only one main for a vegetarian (delicious though!!), also the veggie sides you can order all include meat aspects i.e. the brussle sprouts come with bits of bacon & the potatoes are fried in duck fat.

Food
Service

- dined at JDV on

Graham Tate

A really excellent meal served by an attentive informed staff. We were welcomed with a warm greeting on arrival and a nice comment on departure. The atmosphere was good with soft music and an excellent overall sound level. With alterations going on in the mall around the restaurant one could have expected much less. We look forward to enjoying our next meal at JDV.

Food
Service

- dined at JDV on

Service was outstanding. Staff were so friendly and attentive. Food was amazing. Steak cook perfectly and such incredible flavours on the plate.

Food
Service

- dined at JDV on

The service was first class and the food great.
We will be back.

Food
Service

- dined at JDV on

Carey Mason

Amazing food

Food
Service

- dined at JDV on

Lynda Haynes

Lovely meal thanks

Food
Service

- dined at JDV on

Chris Han

The food was great. Really enjoyed the dinner. There is a room for improvement, but I will definitely go back.

Food
Service

- dined at JDV on

Carina Ny

Amazing food, lovely staff, I will come back any time! The beef fillet was perfectly cooked and the butternut & brownie was amazing!

Food
Service

- dined at JDV on

Ritsuko Lees

Great food and service. Thank you

Food

- dined at JDV on

Heather Wilson

Beautifully cooked and presented meal
Attentive service

Food
Service

- dined at JDV on

Lively restaurant for a Wednesday night. Great service , nice ambience and good food.

Food
Service

- dined at JDV on

Tina Wang

Lovely setting and atmosphere. We order fish for main. It was cooked very well and seasoned well.

Food
Service

- dined at JDV on

Awesome food, shiitake purée amazing

Food
Service

- dined at JDV on

Rose Button

Excellent experience. Food was delicious and lamb cooked perfectly to requested medium rare. Service was excellent with giving us space to talk and enjoy our meal as well as taking care of us. Ambience is relaxed with quality food of food portions.

Food
Service

- dined at JDV on

Meal was lovely. Lamb cooked perfectly & Lemon/Thyme dessert full of flavour. Waitress was lovely however bar staff a little underwhelming. Only downside - too much coriander but that’s more a personal issue as I can’t stand the stuff. Would dine again here as keen to try the maple roasted butternut.

Food
Service

- dined at JDV on

Overview

26 reviews

Food
Service