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+

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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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Angela Murdoch

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

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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.

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Jan Fuller

Wonderful relaxing experience with exceptional food

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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.

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

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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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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Carey Mason

Amazing food

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Lynda Haynes

Lovely meal thanks

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Chris Han

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

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Carina Ny

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

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Ritsuko Lees

Great food and service. Thank you

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Heather Wilson

Beautifully cooked and presented meal
Attentive service

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

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Tina Wang

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

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Awesome food, shiitake purée amazing

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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.

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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.

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