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The Villas

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$$ - $$$
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290-292 Montreal Street, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand (Formerly The Coffee House)
+64 3-365 6066
07:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 23:00
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Ordered fillet steak medium rare but it was way overcooked. I'd say medium well verging on well done. Veg that came with it were pretty tasteless also. For $42 it was a big disappointment.

Thank rosa2709
New Zealand
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71 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Three of us came in for a late weekend breakfast. Luckily there was a free table! Well made coffee; fast delivery despite busy late morning crowd. And our breakfasts (bubble & squeak, salmon eggs benedict, full breakfast) were all generously portioned, well presented & served by friendly staff. Standard NZ cafe prices for food & drinks.

Thank ExplorerMeg
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We visited The Villas for a group Christmas gathering in mid December. We were welcomed by very friendly staff and taken upstairs to our table. There were 14 of us and we had a room to ourselves which was much appreciated by all. We had a set Christmas menu which all sounded delicious. So far to say we had trouble... More 

Thank Delwyn L
Hamilton, New Zealand
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

After a walk in the Gardens with friends we had a great lunch at The Villas. We were quickly seated in a quiet corner and ordered. Our meals were great, although the scallops probably need another side. Others enjoyed the venison burger, eggs bene and chicken salad. There was plenty of chicken and bacon in the salad and the cheese... More 

Thank Alastair B
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

As a family, we had lunch at The Villas during the holiday break. The staff were friendly enough but our food was underwhelming and mostly overpriced. My Haloumi salad ($19) had little salad greens with virtually no dressing to jazz it up. It came in a small dessert bowl.The childrens fries, whilst a large quantity for $7 were very oily... More 

Thank mertyl
Blenheim, New Zealand
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59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Nice place. Beautiful coffee. They roast own coffee beans. Lovely and helpfull staff. I will come back soon. Well done guys. Peaceful place to relax and think how amazing is New Zealand.

Thank Juanisio B
Darwin, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

We arrived as a group of 6 and the team immediately went out of their way to extend a table for us. Meal orders were placed and staff were cheerful and well organised. The Meals were of a fantastic quality with fresh produce. The restaurant manager, Rebecca, went above and beyond to ensure all patrons felt welcome and were well... More 

Thank Joanne P
Siem Reap Province, Cambodia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

We made a booking for 6.30 p.m. and were warmly welcomed. Our table was on the verandah. My only small complaint was we were in full sun for a time which got quite hot. However,the menu was very satisfying and the dish we chose was very delicious. The wait staff were attentive without being intrusive and always had a smile.... More 

Thank 593asiatraveller
Florence, Oregon
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160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We had lunch here after a recommendation from a local worker at the Canterbury Museum. The recommendation was well founded and very much appreciated. I enjoyed a scrumptious Venison Burger that was complemented with a tangy plum sauce and whole natural mustard. It was excellent. The bun was fresh and the seasoning was perfect. My wife enjoyed a Chef Special... More 

Thank Larry F
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Our department decided to come here for our Christmas lunch which turned out to be great choice. Restaurant has a nice interior and feel about it and also offer outside dining Service was nice friendly and very efficient. Food was very good - everyone raved about their Venison burger which were tender and moist and very large. My smoke chicken... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$29
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 290-292 Montreal Street, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand (Formerly The Coffee House)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-365 6066

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?