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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
07:00 - 23:00
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Sat - Sun 08:00 - 23:00
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Wellington, New Zealand
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our party of six went to The Villas tonight to celebrate my parents 50th wedding anniversary. The restaurant was lovely and quite, we were able to park right outside the door, the service was excellent and the food... well the best meats we had had for ages. We had a GrabOne voucher so on top of a fabulous night out,... More 

Thank Happytravellers103
Clevedon, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great service and atmosphere helped us enjoy our last lunch in New Zealand. Offered sun screen before ordering as bright sunshine. Great food and drink.

Thank The_Dizzys
Christchurch, New Zealand
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137 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was our wedding anniversary so looking for a special night out. Wife suggested The Villas so off we go. Had a upstairs table in the newly extended part of the restaurant. What followed was great food and wine backed up by great service. Met our expectations. Two weeks later looking for a dinner location for a larger group (16) -... More 

1 Thank peter_fussell
Christchurch, New Zealand
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118 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great service and atmosphere helped us enjoy a special occasion with friends. The Pork Belly was meaty and well cooked with plenty of Crackle to go round the table. I sampled the Beef cheeks and they were divine also. Finished with Creme Brulee yummmmmmmy. Will definitely be back.

Thank Steve M
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135 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in on a rainy Sunday for some lunch. I would recommend booking as otherwise we wouldn't have got a table. Great food, prompt service, lovely atmosphere and an interesting fresh menu. Portions were generous, and skillfully prepared. Can't wait to come back for dinner!!

Thank Cheryl B
Christchurch, New Zealand
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can be particular however this restaurant met all my expectations and more. Location good, mid city, old house restored, larger and smaller rooms. Pleasant staff who were efficient, and service good. The food divine, superbly cooked and presented. Wine, duck main, desert, coffee all only $37.00 under the first tables scheme. They menu was hard to pick from as... More 

1 Thank tripadviserhappy
Christchurch, New Zealand
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305 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came here for a drink with a friend - I can't speak for the coffee but the smoothie I got was not what i expected. The "berry smoothie" seemed to be majority banana and yogurt, with very little in the way of berries. It was thick and gluggy, not a nice texture at all. I wouldn't go back here,... More 

1 Thank EarthlyAmbler
Levin, New Zealand
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I both had a delicious lunch he had the pasta of the day I had the kumara fritters, the fritters spicy the salad delicious, good coffee, pleasant ambience definitely worth a visit.

Thank Rita K
Christchurch, New Zealand
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Had lunch here yesterday. This place used to be a favourite of ours but sadly both the food and the service have slipped. The food used to be innovative, interesting, well cooked and excellent value. The grilled halloumi salad yesterday was very small and not worth the money at all. The smoked chicken salad was much better but still doesn't... More 

Thank P and E S
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I've traveled the world many times over and just have zero patience now for bad service. When I had to flag the server down to get my salad to be returned (it was dripping in dressing), she looked confused, took it away, but not before mumbling something to the other servers who laughed about it. She brought a new salad... More 

1 Thank Joel B

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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
USD 8 - USD 28
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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?