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290-292 Montreal Street, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand (Formerly The Coffee House)
+64 3-365 6066
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Ranked #30 of 579 Restaurants in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $31
Cuisines: European, Steakhouse, Café, New Zealand
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Shanghai, China
Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Very nice place for a meal alfresco. You can choose among several dishes: meat, salads, fish .. Good Wine and beer selection. Service is quite good.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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123 reviews 123 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Ate hear for lunch and loved the attitude and enthusiasm of the staff from the time we arrived until the time we left. Great choices for vegetarian diner and meat love combination. Good value for money and nice ambience in the dining area. Food was tasty and well presented and service great. Would eat here again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Passed by The Villas in search of a place for late lunch. It was pretty crowded at 3pm, so my partner and I guessed that it's quite a popular place, and boy were we right! Ordered the fish of the day (monkfish on rosti with a side of portebello mushroom), and the scallops. The monkfish initially came uncooked in the... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

The Villa's used to be a favourite lunch destination but since the renovation has been completed it has become an average place in all respects. The menu and wine list have been changed. The food is very ordinary and on our most recent visit, the dishes that we chose (both the burger and the sandwich) were mostly fries and bread.... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The staff were nice and friendly, the food (some sort of chicken sandwich) was quite good and tasty, and the atmosphere was lovely, but I wouldnt recommend it for solo (as I was) dining cause almost all customers were couples.

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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We are staying at The Grange around the corner. And we saw this cafe and had our last dinner in The Villa before going off back to Malaysia. The service are excellent. Very prompt and attentive. We ordered the lamb and venison ravioli as mains. It is fabalous and the soft shell crab was indeed a great starter. The atmosphere... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

What a surprise. We passed by this on our exploring of the city but when we needed to return to our motel we stopped and had the most wonderful dinner and the service was outstanding.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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198 reviews 198 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Ate at The Villas for Sunday lunch. The late breakfast menu looked quite good compared to the limited lunch menu. The lunch menu is nothing out of the ordinary but reasonable simple tasty food all the same. The Corn & Kumara stack with additional bacon and a yummy smoky tomato sauce went down very well.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This is a superb restaurant with an interesting menu & great service. The beef was outstanding as was the fish. Interesting building with character. Highly recommended.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Nice tea, average coffee, lovely cakes. Staff seemed a little distant, but you might put that down to the fact that they have just reopened. I'll try again for lunch!

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Additional Information about The Villas

Address: 290-292 Montreal Street, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand (Formerly The Coffee House)
Phone Number: +64 3-365 6066
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
Average Prices: USD 9 - 31
Cuisine: European, Steakhouse, Café, New Zealand

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