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Vesuvio Jazz & Tapas Bar Restaurant

) #146 of 777 Restaurants in Christchurch $$ - $$$ European, Spanish,
4 Papanui Road | Shop 10, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
+64 3-355 8530
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average0%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“tapas” (10 reviews)
“great wine” (3 reviews)
“cool jazz” (2 reviews)
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European, Spanish, Wine Bar, Mediterranean
$$ - $$$
4 Papanui Road | Shop 10, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 28 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has ambience, it has style, it has Hygge, it's small and cozy but with an upstairs dining area. It's got old newspapers from the 1970s on the walls, it's got candles, it's got guitar playing singers, ... it's got cool jazz music from...More

Thank Q6947IZjohnm
Reviewed 9 May 2017

I just love going to this wee bar, I have visited a couple of times during in the evening the week. the staff its so friendly and knowledgeable. great to catch up with friends and have a relaxing drink

Thank Betiana C
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

A quick outing with friends turned into the most amazing wine experience. With a fantastic wine list, we were spoilt for choice. The staff were friendly and attentive and always up for a laugh. The food looked amazing. The environment was cozy and everyone was...More

Thank robge733
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Now this place has a choice of ambiance with inside outside and an amazing attic. Last night three of us had a beautiful selection of Tapas washed down with cocktails and in my case a superb bubbles. Service was excellent and reasonable prices. Great for...More

Thank Fiona T
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Small quaint restaurant with a great atmosphere. Good place to enjoy a quiet wine and share a platter. Will be back..

Thank explore-wine-dine
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

I've been here a few times now and love the place. Such a relaxed atmosphere and excellent staff. Quite a small establishment with indoor and court yard seating. They generally have live music which can be very good. Wine selection is huge with very informative...More

Thank Roger F
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Small bar with personalised service and genuine staff. Some of the best tapas I have had; full of flavour and meat and veggie combinations. Highly recommended.

Thank Carly020909
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Went here with girlfriends last week, awesome vibe, gorgeous wine selection, helpful staff and a delicious platter with lamb and tapenades. This place nails it every time.

Thank MillyNZ
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We were there last Friday night to catch up with friends. Not a large bar but the tapas are just perfect with wine etc. Always great value

Thank cheryl635
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

A lovely little tapas place. Amazing food, great wine and cocktails. Knowledgeable & friendly staff! This is a great place to spend an evening, very relaxed atmosphere. After you have eaten , stay to enjoy the wine or cocktails and if up for it, play...More

Thank Greatbanks
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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$26
After-hours, Lunch, Dinner
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
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Open Hours
15:00 - 01:00
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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
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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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