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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, Coffee & Tea, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Great breakfast as always

My partner and I regularly come for breakfast here and have never been disappointed ..absolutely wonderful service ..we are always warmly welcomed ..and our breakfasts are always fantastically done ..would thoroughly recommend

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Charlie7775
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

My partner and I regularly come for breakfast here and have never been disappointed ..absolutely wonderful service ..we are always warmly welcomed ..and our breakfasts are always fantastically done ..would thoroughly recommend

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We visited here in November 2014 during our visit to Christchurch. We had been here before in 2012 when it was the former 'coffee house' when we had the breakfast. We had the lunch menu this time, and I had courgette & feta rustic tart. Lovely food, very friendly staff, though service this second time was rather slow.

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Berwick St John
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155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This would rate as Good if Trip Adviser had such a category. I was slightly surprised that at 8.30 they were only serving from their snack menu but the 2 items I chose were quite adequate if a little unexciting. Service was friendly but although I had it in mind to go back and try it again, I wasn't inspired... More 

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South Island, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

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

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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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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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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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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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 - 29
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Coffee Shop, European, New Zealand

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