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Things to do in Merivale

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Italian Restaurant
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“Family run, great atmosphere and service. Classic Italian food and it’s delicious.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Place to shop
“Close and convenient, great wine, beer and craft beer selection. Can be higher priced but have a good range for a NZ supermarket of international goods. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“Live bands, big screen watching for sports, outdoor seating as well as indoor. A great place to catch up with a few friends or enjoy live music when it's scheduled. Good restaurant and also bar snacks.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Cafe
“Great local bar, 5-10 minute walk. Cheap house beer and wine, great outdoor area on a nice day. They also do great platters.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Speakeasy
$$$
“Burgers, Beers, Bikes Burgers with components made mostly on site Thursday Bike Nights are a must for anyone mechanically inclined A great beer with local mates ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“A short Uber drive will get you to Merivale Mall, a classy mall in the suburb next to Fendalton. Recently upgraded with a good range of shops including men’s attire. Relax with a wine at the end of your shopping afternoon :) ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Quiet, small but quality products mall for food, eating out, clothing, necessities.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great place for families who like a good kiwi pub meal, but with class. Great food and good atmosphere, stay late enough and you can experience the change from restaurant/bar to a slightly more nightclub/dance scene!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Food
“A little hidden Gem, great for a casual or romantic bite and beverage. Cosy, quirky, great Tapas. Live Music most evenings. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Garden
“This elegant Victorian homestead was built at the turn of the 20th Century in the Arts and Crafts style, reflecting the Tudor houses of England. Surrounding it are 5.5 hectares of beautifully crafted traditional lawns and gardens, with the Avon River meandering through the middle. The building is now used a restaurant and cafe, and the Gardens are open to the public. If you like you can take a relaxing punt down the Avon.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Food Truck
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“An excellent takeaway choice, locally sourced lamb shoulder slow roasted New Zealand Lamb, complimented with garlic and rosemary, and served with a generous side of scalloped potatoes. Perfect to share. Can text to order.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Cafe
“2min walk to Merivale for a great meal... white table cloth and very yummy. Turns into more of a bar for late night. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Good close supermarket, dry cleaning, lots of shops, mainly for womens' shoes and clothing, also has good sushi.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Sublocality
“Trendy shopping and lots of great cafes and bars. 15 minute walk away from the Air Bnb or a few minutes drive. (Free on and off street parking.) Supermarket in the mall, nice shops for gifts and clothes shopping. Best place to eat is Tutto Benne for great Italian food and also offers a dedicated vegan menu.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Close & easy Thai, always consistent. Dine in is slightly odd but covered courtyard is eclectic & always popular. A bit more pricey for Thai but worth a visit, especially if going to Vesuvio for a wine, as right next door. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
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“Delicious indian food, the prawn saagwala is to die for - great place for a meal.”
  • 7 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Italian Restaurant
“Family run, great atmosphere and service. Classic Italian food and it’s delicious.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bar
“Live bands, big screen watching for sports, outdoor seating as well as indoor. A great place to catch up with a few friends or enjoy live music when it's scheduled. Good restaurant and also bar snacks.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
“Great place for families who like a good kiwi pub meal, but with class. Great food and good atmosphere, stay late enough and you can experience the change from restaurant/bar to a slightly more nightclub/dance scene!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Food Truck
“An excellent takeaway choice, locally sourced lamb shoulder slow roasted New Zealand Lamb, complimented with garlic and rosemary, and served with a generous side of scalloped potatoes. Perfect to share. Can text to order.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Cafe
“2min walk to Merivale for a great meal... white table cloth and very yummy. Turns into more of a bar for late night. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Close & easy Thai, always consistent. Dine in is slightly odd but covered courtyard is eclectic & always popular. A bit more pricey for Thai but worth a visit, especially if going to Vesuvio for a wine, as right next door. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
“Delicious indian food, the prawn saagwala is to die for - great place for a meal.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend

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