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Vesuvio Jazz & Tapas Bar

4 Papanui Road | Shop 10, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
+64 3-355 8530
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“tapas” (13 reviews)
“great wine” (4 reviews)
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European, Spanish, Wine Bar, Mediterranean
$$ - $$$
4 Papanui Road | Shop 10, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had chargrilled lamb and liked it. It was not a piece of lamb as we had expected but pieces of lamb sausage with cilantro and greens. We then ordered chargrilled mushrooms with figs, walnuts and feta and basically got the same dish; the lamb...More

Thank Luzi3
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Back at Vesuvio for the first time for a while. The good memories we had from previous visits proved to be correct. A nice pilsner to start, a great Pinot recommended and enjoyed, platter and hot tapas followed by cheeses all great. Love the ambiance...More

1  Thank DJW1962
Reviewed 16 December 2017

We visited this wine bar two years ago and returned as we had a great time with our last visit. I will whole heartedly recommend this venue as a relaxed place to experience some varied and delicious wine and tapas. The feel of this bar...More

Thank Christian P
Reviewed 1 December 2017

It was our last night to n New Zealand and we were walking along Papanui Road looking for somewhere to eat. Hidden down a narrow alley we found Vesuvio. What a find! Freshly prepared tapas dishes which were delicious and a great selection of wines....More

Thank Sue K
Reviewed 12 November 2017

We found this place by chance just near to our out of town hotel. great atmosphere cocktails, wine and Tapas

Thank SRains
Reviewed 7 November 2017

This is a wonderful little wine bar with a fabulous wine selection. Tucked away down a litlle alley with intimate lighting and a wonderful atmosphere. An interesting selection of chesses and Tapas to go with made a most enjoyable evening. Staff were knowledgeable and helpful...More

Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

We had a great time in this little spot! Great cocktail menu, great ambience and great music. The best part of it is the smile friendly staff, specially Rachel who made the service super fun, friendly and professional. God! She knows her drinks!!! Can’t wait...More

Thank Pau C
Reviewed 27 September 2017

A small and intimate place to have a glass of wine or cocktail. Knowledgable staff who are friendly relaxed and accommodating. Great tapas and live music.

Thank sjclitheroe
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Usually love Vesuvio, the ambience and outdoor courtyard is a beautiful place to spend some time with friends. However, my last experience was tainted as one of my very sober friends who was driving that night got kicked out because he "didn't look quite right"....More

3  Thank teganomcgowan
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Great for after work drinks and wee catch-up with your girlies! :) They can also arrange a fabulous lunch (we had one for work before) Lovely staff

Thank tin_p42
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1 September 2016|
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Response from becoltravels | Property representative |
We do have options of booking for private functions, other than that you do not need to book
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Dinner, After-hours, Lunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
3:00 PM - 1:00 AM
3:00 PM - 1:00 AM
3:00 PM - 1:00 AM
3:00 PM - 1:00 AM
3:00 PM - 1:00 AM
3:00 PM - 1:00 AM
3:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Papanui Road | Shop 10, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-355 8530
  • E-mail
Vesuvio is a European Jazz and Tapas Bar with a separate library, and a heated sheltered patio in the only original 1930's brick courtyard still standing in Christchurch.
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