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JDV, the name deriving from the French aphorism ‘Joie De Vivre’ meaning the Joy of Life or the Joy of Living. Expressing a cheerful enjoyment of life; an exultation of spirit.
It can be a joy of conversation, joy of eating, joy of anything one might do… And joie de vivre may be seen as a philosophy of life. A love of life.
From this inspiration, executive head chef Lawrence Harvey is renowned for his trademark modern contemporary New Zealand cuisine, expressing Joie De Vivre through his exquisite menus, and exceptionally presented food which is uncluttered, seasonally driven and executed with International-influenced precision. A reason why many of our customers return time and time again.
Established in the year 2000, JDV stood strong throughout all of Canterbury’s devastating Earthquakes. Offering a friendly, warm and inviting atmosphere, a unique dining experience, consistent service and a stunning diverse wine selection incorporating a vast selection of local wines and fine wines from abroad.