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.

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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

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JDV

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

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Great food. Super service and lovely warm atmosphere. Perfect place for a mid-week treat.

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Great food, quick & efficient - perfect before going out to a show!

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Excellent food & great service. Highly recommended.

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Nice meal & ambiance. Really enjoyable experience.

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Andrea Williams

Great service and great food will be back! Thanks

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Adrienne Shadbolt

Very nice meals but would have been better if we had been advised that we should also have ordered some sides. Would definitely go back

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Such great service and amazing food. The 4 of us really enjoyed everything from the shared platter to the mains and dessert. Thank you!

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Arnz McLeod

My husband had the beef fillet cooked perfectly medium rare as requested and I had the salmon risotto, which had great balance. Portion sizes were great, we had an entree, main and dessert which we don't normally. It's a rarity to get such great service these days but these guys made our experience so fabulous we will return again and again.

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Kayleigh Bruerton

The waitress was lovely and the beef was amazing. The cocktails were also great just a shame they didn’t have a cocktail menu to order more!

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I would give a 5 out of 5. The taste of the food was excellent and not only that, the sweet lady who served us was kind and professional. Me and my daughter absolutely enjoyed our dining, at the JDV.

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Consistent quality of food and the service has been brilliant both times we have used first table here. Probably this time the menu selection was limited compared to previous time.

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Maree-Dave Crisp

Food was yummy, our steaks were perfectly cooked medium rare as requested.

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Thoroughly enjoyed our evening at JDV. The food was superb, we had the wild caught market fish. The chocolate tart for dessert, well scrummy. Our waitress Anna was very pleasant and professional so have no hesitation in recommending for a lovely night out.

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Stanley Chung

Had the vegetarian main with the market fish and kids fish and chips. Staff were very warm to welcome us considering we were dining with a 6 month old. First table is excellent because the restaurant was quiet at the time. Dessert was excellent. The crumble was delicious.

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Atmosphere great. Warm and inviting with friendly knowledgable staff. Wonderful meal. Would definitely recommend and go again.

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Bianca Hunter

Great food but small menu!

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Very pleasant surroundings, excellent service. The chef really knows how to cook and present classy tasty food. The meats were tender and the duck fat potatoes were the best ever tasted!!!

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Very enjoyable evening in lovely surroundings.Our waitress was excellent. We especially enjoyed our main courses which were the fish dish and delicious steak with a very tasty sauce. The portions were a good size so we didn't need to order additional vegetables. The only slight disappointment was the cheese board which came with pickled vegetables and bread rather than fruit and crackers.

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Niki Henderson

Great service and fabulous food for a 1st table.

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gordon bennett

Great food and fantastic service...as usual at JDV

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Jo Morrow

JDV is a perfect location, service and meal for any night of the week!!

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Hannah Hoffmann

Fantastic food and service, would highly recommend

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Linda Robinson

Lovely food, lovely service. Can't fault the restaurant. Will go back anytime anyday.

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It was a very enjoyable experience - the food was excellent and the service second to none - will definitely going again.

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Carolyn Challenger

It was a quiet Sunday evening so there was no rush to complete our meal We ordered the starter half platter that was modified to suit our requirements. When it came we thought it was the full platter because it was very plentiful and delicious. We only needed to order a dessert afterwards to completely feel satisfied. The wait staff were very friendly and helpful too. We would definitely recommend and return. Thankyou so much.

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We had great service and the food was fabulous would definitely go again

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Malou Villegas-Bautista

A++ Highly recommended to everyone! Half Shared Plater was very generous, Beef and salmon was cooked to perfection. Will defenitely dine again soon.

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Anna Morrison

Great service and atmosphere. The beef was absolutely delicious as well as the lemon possett. The lamb was a massive let down compared to the beef. It was unbalanced, lacking something substantial. Would highly recommend, just don’t order the lamb!

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Marion Coburn

Very nice meal. Waitress struggled a little with knowing the dishes and didn’t volunteer information on the specials etc. would go again. Good wine menu although they were out of stock of a few.

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Absolutely awesome

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Great dining experience!

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Jane Shaw

Nice food service good thanks

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Excellent standard of food and presentation.
Wine list is also one of the best around.
Would highly recommend.

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The staff were friendly, great wine and the food was delicious.

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Jan Fuller

Fabulous food along with excellent service!! We will return

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Julia Dalrymple

Delicious food

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The food at JDV was excellent, beef check was cooked to perfection and almost melted under the knife. The flavours were spot on, not too intense more light and fresh. Everyone of our group enjoyed their meals. The service was efficient and friendly. Highly recommended!

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Party of 2. We had a starter each - the duck liver parfait and the whipped hapuka- both of which were great. Then we shared the chateaubriand which was fantastic. Excellent food and wine choices. The service was over attentive. We were asked about 3 times what we wanted to order in the space of 6 minutes or so. Bit hard to relax.
But overall it was still enjoyable due to the quality of the food.

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Barbara Cox

Great location and excellent menu.

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Emma Costigan

Very nice dinner out in Merivale on a Friday evening!! We were lucky enough to have the restaurant to ourselves when we arrived which meant we could sit anywhere. A cosy table in the corner was perfect. A quick read of the menu and we were ready to begin by sharing the salt 'n' pepper squid which was so tender and a great starter. Next was the main - beautiful pork and also beef fillet. Both were delicious. Dessert was a shared chocolate brownie which ended the meal on a high note. Very efficient and friendly service, delicious food and a warm atmosphere. We will be back.

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Such a lovely venue on a hot, sunny evening. Great atmosphere and efficient but relaxed service.
Good food rather than exceptional.

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Samuel Chia

Most well cooked chicken in chch. Enjoyed our night there. Thank you

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Great service and atmosphere, meals came out quickly and were delicious. Three of us had the steak each with a different request of how to be cooked and they all came out perfectly (it's not often I don't have to send my well done steak back!) In fact, the steak was so delicious, its something I would expect to find in a top fine dining restaurant.

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Top quality dining. 5 star food all the way!

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Jess Langtry

Great service & incredible food - amazing flavours - thank you!

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Sally Leech

Very nice early meal. Thanks

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Jess Goodman

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

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Alex Dixon

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

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Rajnesh Nadan

Amazing food and excellent staff with exceptional service :)

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Garry Thompson

Great parking, Great service Great choice on menu.

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