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The Villas

290-292 Montreal Street, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
+64 3-365 6066
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (40 reviews)
“lamb shoulder” (17 reviews)
“fritters” (8 reviews)
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
290-292 Montreal Street, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
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101 - 110 of 571 reviews

Reviewed 11 September 2016

We took our daughter and granddaughter to The Villas on Sunday lunchtime to celebrate our daughter's birthday. I was pleasantly surprised by the range of food available on the menu and being a Londoner was tempted by the smoked eel pie, but I ordered a...More

Thank Ann H
Reviewed 11 September 2016

A group of us met here for brunch one Sunday. It is a busy place but the staff are friendly and don't seem stressed like other places. Everyone seemed happy with their meails. As it was a Sunday the breakfast menu went to 3pm. I...More

Thank bohica-nz
Reviewed 10 September 2016

A group of about 8 I was with has dinner and everyone was most impressed. I had the lamb shoulder and the meat had been pulled to form a nice patty with great veges and a nice jus. Service was very good and I would...More

Thank Graeme M
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Have been twice for Dinner in the past month. Exceptionally attentive service, fantastic decor. Some dishes a little average in presentation, but still tasty. Go for the Steaks - very well cooked and good value. We will be back - just love the Villas. Top...More

Thank markelliottchch
Reviewed 3 September 2016

A chance for a catchup with friends so why not meet over brunch. Our friends booked this place. Loads of charm. Obviously popular - steady stream of customers in. Great selection on the menu. Staff were friendly. Not rushing people through. Moderately priced. Would recommend....More

Thank Shane g
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

My daughter discovered the delights of iced coffee while travelling around Australia and New Zealand. After 5 weeks of sampling she pronunced this the best so far! Friendly staff, pleasant atmosphere.

Thank LeodisClaire
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

This cafe is always been a great place for us when we do catching up. The place is cozy and serves a pretty good list of variations for caffeine takers! 😊 good place to dine as well. The staff are always nice and accommodating. One...More

Thank Marie_mnlp
Reviewed 27 August 2016

We booked a table for 6 with two vouchers on a Friday night for 6.00. All staff were very friendly and helpful all evening. The specials were clearly explained. The waitress recommended the Devil's Staircase Pinot Noir which was absolutely delicious. Orders were placed and...More

Thank Wendy C
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We visited for dinner before going to a show in the city and were rather disappointed. At 5.30pm they were not busy but the few groups that were eating where all sat very close to each other. For starters we shared the Terrine which was...More

Thank wantatravel2day
Reviewed 25 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...More

Thank DeeKennedyUk
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Hello Villas, Could you let me have details of your wine list and beer selection for group of 8 Sunday 23 Oct?
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.
do they have gluten-free options
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.
Hi, I would like to take my in laws from England out for dinner on the Tramway restaurant but we have a five year old in our party. He has very simple tastes in food! Do you have a children's option? He is most happy with something long the lines of plain boiled pasta, broccoli or carrots and plain grilled/ poached chicken or whatever is simple for the chef protein wise. Thanks!
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 8 - USD 28
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic
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