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The Old Vicarage Cafe, Restaurant & Bar

335 Halswell Road | Halswell, Christchurch 8025, New Zealand
+64 3-322 1224
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good32%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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“steak” (29 reviews)
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9:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. Hours
New Zealand, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
335 Halswell Road | Halswell, Christchurch 8025, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We chose 3 small plates and everyone was simply delicious. The ambience is fantastic and the staff excellent. A brilliant place for a meal. Can't wait to go back

Thank Cookster_11
Reviewed 1 week ago

Combined with a First Table voucher, our group were delighted to return to the Old Vicarage to experience the top quality service & food. The young staff are super keen to assist, professional and keep checking that all is well. We found they have a...More

Thank PauleLec
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We go to the Old Vicarage regularly but I understand it has changed ownership. Quality of food and service were good but food volume has dropped dramatically and despite a starter, main and dessert, I was still not full. Portion sizes were small and prices...More

Thank Geoff L
David R, General Manager at The Old Vicarage Cafe, Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good morning Geoff- Thank you for the feedback- Your satisfaction is vital to the success of the business- Please can you contact me on david@tov.co.nz so I can find out what you ordered and pass on feedback to the team ad get back to you...More

Reviewed April 8, 2018

Family group, lovely setting in the colourful sunroom for an early dinner. Once decided, our orders arrived in good time, everyone delighted with their starters. The pork belly was a good indication of the attention to detail in the food, the soup thick & tasty,...More

Thank PauleLec
Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

As a business owner I am always surprised at how young staff turn away potential business because they want to close up early. We arrived at 3.45pm and asked if we could get a take out coffee and slice and they couldnt be bothered serving...More

Thank chittyNewZealand
David R, General Manager at The Old Vicarage Cafe, Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2018

Good morning chittyNewZealand Thank you for bringing this to my attention. Please could you email me on david@tov.co.nz as I would like take care of this personally. I apologise for the poor service and assure that this is not how we train our staff. Thanks...More

Reviewed April 1, 2018

We were an intergenerational party of 7 who ate here on Easter Sunday lunch time. The menu was breakfast or lunch items. We started with bread and dips. Then most of us had fish and chips or the avocado and salmon superfoods bowl. Everyone enjoyed...More

Thank spendingpension
David R, General Manager at The Old Vicarage Cafe, Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2018

Good morning Thank you for the feedback- it is always much appreciated. I am happy that I could provide you with an itemised bill via email yesterday as you requested. Regards David Rich Operations Manager

Reviewed March 24, 2018

Had ups and downs at TOV but this was the lowest. We each had one main. The waiting was reasonable and the wait staff helpful and cordial. The food was not good. S had vension rump which was small in portion and tough. I had...More

Thank Kiwi_rua
David R, General Manager at The Old Vicarage Cafe, Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2018

Good morning- Thank you so much for the feedback- I would like to get in touch with you and deal with this personally- Please email me on david@tov.co.nz and I will get in touch. Regards David Rich Operations Manager

Reviewed March 22, 2018

This was our 3rd. visit and didn't disappoint us, We were placed in the small room on the left hand side which was quieter than the popular and busy areas around the restaurant - that was nice and catered for my wife's hearing challenges. The...More

Thank Don M
Reviewed March 16, 2018

Although this is a late entry, we ventured to the old vicarage in early December for a work function. The evening was spectacular and was filled with everything you could ask for. The meals were mouth watering and I could have stayed all night eating.Service...More

Thank Nigel D
Reviewed March 15, 2018

Went for dinner. Appetizer of very hot olives swimming in fluid and with 2 slices of ordinary bread was disappointing. No way to eat it with forks! Duck was overcooked, steak was burnt on top and well done though asked for medium rare. Fish was...More

Thank partington
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April 16, 2017|
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Response from retep42 | Reviewed this property |
Their web site includes the lunch menu which has all the usual options as well as a kids selection. Prices for lunch are quite reasonable too !!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 335 Halswell Road | Halswell, Christchurch 8025, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-322 1224
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