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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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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 26
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Truely top knotch

Dinner for two to celebrate a birthday. The ambience and service were top notch and the food excellent and well presented. $150 for starters, main and a shared desert together with a bottle of wine was good value considering the quality.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
Trevor M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Dinner for two to celebrate a birthday. The ambience and service were top notch and the food excellent and well presented. $150 for starters, main and a shared desert together with a bottle of wine was good value considering the quality.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

A small group of ladies met for coffee & dessert at The Villas. Having not been there before I didn't have any expectations. When we first walked in & I told the man at the bar we had a reservation he told me he couldn't help and we had to wait. We were shown to our table and talked for... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

A friend and I came here for dinner about a week ago. She was feeling picky and I wasn't especially hungry. We shared a scallop linguini dish and the pork belly with beetroot dish for mains. Both were really delicious, satisfying meals. The menu and our meals were not especially trendy or exciting (I love trying something weird and new... More 

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We go there often for lunch and the food is always Excellent as is the service so we were recommended to go for Dinner Well they did not disappoint the food was Awesome and cooked to perfection the place was warm and friendly I ""RECOMMEND " this place to all

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

A colleague recommended this restaurant after taking his Mrs to dinner using the the GrabOne deal. I was pleasantly surprised with the meal. I had the Scallop Fettuccine and that was amazing. My friend had the venison with a red wine and was yummy. Although I had extra "fiber" in my fettuccine (human hair in one of the scallops -... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

Went in for dinner using our grab one voucher. On arrival Maitre'd gave us a friendly welcome and sat us at our table (6) very romantic. Impeccable service provided by the maitre'd all evening , mains were really tasty and filling!! Desserts were yummy and light (recommend pear dessert) Lovely evening, would highly recommend!

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Hong Kong Region, China
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We went there for lunch, ordered mussels and lamb, they are alright, but not impressive. What bother me most is the flies

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

A really nice friendly restaurant on Montreal Street with lots of little eating areas - we sat outside and had the scallops and the crab with a portion of chips and a salad to share. All delicious with a glass of wine and my first L&P – very nice!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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96 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

After large lunches at Akaroa, we settled for mains only dinner and found the chargrilled beef fillet meal to be excellent, as well as the well priced bottle of 'Curious' shiraz. The villa character created a good ambiance, and service throughout the evening was very professional. Al fresco food options were accommodating with appropriate heaters operating.Overall, a very enjoyable experience... More 

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new zealand
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This place is a great find. Based on Montreal street, I only found it because I got lost. But it is worth finding again. Just had breakfast but am heading back for more ... The coffee was excellent. Lots of gluten free options - superb food. and the service is really nice. very kind and welcoming and very professional. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 30
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Coffee Shop, European, New Zealand

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