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The Villas

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
290-292 Montreal Street, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
+64 3-365 6066
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (14 reviews)
“steak” (42 reviews)
“lamb shoulder” (17 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 23:00All hours
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
290-292 Montreal Street, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 568 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Came here for dinner and came back for breakfast the next day. The location is great as it's nearby to local attractions in Christchurch. The service was excellent, especially on our second visit.

Thank dincytea
Reviewed 5 days ago

Service extremely slow - 20 min for drinks, 50 + minutes for food and the food was not great. Very expensive for small portions. Arancini were gluggy also. Extremely disappointed as we were given no apology about the late food, nor any apology for the...More

Thank Jaime L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Located opposite where the original Dux de lux used to be in Montreal St the Villas consist of restored and thoroughly refitted old 1920s weatherboard houses. It's always charming, to my mind, to find a little of old Christchurch still standing, albeit in a transformed...More

Thank Old V
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the second time we have eaten at The Villas, and once again the service was excellent, the food was fantastic and the selection was superb. Unfortunately we didn't have time for a desert this time, so we'll just have to go back again!

Thank dominics132
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A huge thanks to Andy and his team for feeding us a yummy breakfast this morning. In fairness they took a late booking for 19 people yesterday afternoon. Told him we were in a rush. Food was in front of us bang on time, cooked...More

Thank Knockrea_13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You cannot go wrong here. Such a nice place to meet up with friends, dessert is divine and the aperitifs selection is quite good. Fine inside on colder nights, a bit funky; great al fresco city dining.

Thank Tiffany C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've come here quite a few times, with my partner and with my family, and it's always very good. The food is great and the service is always friendly and professional. Atmosphere is also lovely.

Thank 852ashleyy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The villas are very confortable and very pleasant.. the service is nice and the concept, different. The food is excellent but the price, too high...

Thank evemb2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Entree and mains good. Sticky toffee pudding very average, tasted like packet pudding. My husband requested a substitute for cous cous, something as simple as potatoes to go with the fish dish as he is gluten intolerant and they said "no because the kitchen was...More

1  Thank H61LBcharlotteb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came into the villas on a weekday with a grabone voucher, the waiter insisted that we had to pre book even though the whole restaurant was empty. When we came back the eggs were nearly hard boiled for the eggs benny and there was a...More

1  Thank ellec529
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Questions & Answers
21 September 2016|
Response from mopsnmits |
Hi jafcee. Can you email us on info@ Thevillas and we'll be happy to send you a copy of the beverage list. Can't seem to attach it here.
13 March 2016|
Response from Justin D |
Hi there, we sure do! Lots of options on all menu's, our menus are online and they are noted by GF. Hope to see you soon.
17 January 2016|
Response from mopsnmits |
Oh gosh so sorry, I have asked the wrong place. The villas is great and we will be there multiple times with my in Laws! And your kids menu is perfect 😊
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 29
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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