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The Villas

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290-292 Montreal Street, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand (Formerly The Coffee House)
+64 3-365 6066
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08:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 23:00
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

My family and I booked a table for a pre-show dinner as my daughter is a regular dinner here and always speaks very highly of the food. We all ordered steak's and they were cooked to perfection and the service was good. The only down side was the four people located at a table close to us, they were so... More 

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Thank DeeKennedyUk
Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We had only heard good things about The Villas so we decided to check it out and were rather disappointed! My partner ordered his steak rare and i ordered mine medium rare and they both came out to us burnt, there was black char-grilled bits on the steak like you would find on something barbecued! Service was great just not... More 

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Thank mollycochrane42
Rangiora, New Zealand
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

The venue is classy without being stuffy and has a cosy feel, however the ambience could be enhanced with more intimate lighting treatments. The food was prepared well and arrived in good time. The menu selection was varied and catered to slightly more refined tastes (e.g. duck confit with truffle mash; venison en croute; crab ravioli) as well as offering... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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241 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

We were recommended this restaurant by a local friend but were somewhat taken aback by the rather spartan cafe-style decor and feared we had made a mistake. Also we arrived fairly late on a wet evening in March when the restaurant was almost empty. However, we were encouraged by the imaginative menu and all the dishes we ordered (beef, duck,... More 

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Thank cleoch
Christchurch, New Zealand
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Took friends here for dinner tonight. First time we had visited since they expanded into the blue house. Lovely and warm on a cold night. Warmth extended by front of house staff who efficiently escorted us up the stairs to our table. Drinks were ordered and quickly delivered. Menus perused and no pressure to order. Service was excellent, food delicious... More 

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Thank Sarah V
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Average food. Average pleasant service. Smoked eel pie quite bland. Steak sandwich and fries very average. For this ranking I would expect better.

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Thank Loreburn
Rotorua, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 17 August 2016

My friend and I were looking for a nice but not overpriced place to dine in for her last night in NZ. The Villas proved to be the perfect place with perfectly cooked food, a large wine list and a decoration and sitting that were perfect for us to enjoy a 'private' goodbye dinner without giving an awkward romantic atmosphere... More 

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Thank Candice H
Denver, Colorado
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

I stop here for breakfast every time I visit Christchurch- about twice a year. It's one of my favorites and has excellent food and great coffee. Lovely patio in summer. Right near the botanic gardens.

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Thank KrisKIce
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

My fiancé and I came here for our 1 year engagement anniversary. We had the cheese platter and the supremo hot chocolate / caramel mocha latte the drinks were delicious but when the cheese platter came out there was only 2 small slithers of cheese (pictured) however when we told the manager he was more than accommodating agreed with us... More 

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Thank nicole s
Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Three of us dined at the Villa's before an evening concert. Our meals were delicious, two of us ordered the fish and one the venison. The service was friendly, efficient and effortless. Will be returning again soon we hope.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$28
Cuisine
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
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
Sunday
08:00 - 23:00
Monday
07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 23:00
Thursday
07:00 - 23:00
Friday
07:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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?