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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 #27 of 592 Restaurants in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $30
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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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Queenstown, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Nice surroundings. The staff were very friendly and the service was quick. Plenty of choice on menu and overall a nice experience. Would go back again.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Had a great night at the villas. The house was beautifully decorated and the staff were friendly and welcoming. I ordered the lamb shoulder and it was very yummy and full of flavor. When my meal arrived, i thought the portion size was a bit small, however looks can be deceiving! The meal was a perfect size for me and... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

A bit pricey but very good meats and dishes. Highly recommend the hare ravioli. We went on Boxing Day after Fiddlesticks, right down the road, was full.

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Berlin, Germany
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Two lovely villas merged into one nice, yet affordable restaurant in Christchurch. The breakfast selection is very good and you can get it till 3pm at the weekend. The bacon cubes weren't crispy which I didn't like, but the rest was delicious. Past of the day was also good. Can recommend it.

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Jyväskylä
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Had breakfast here twice - large portions, even too large, good service, nice staff. The place was also very clean and the house was beautiful. Breakfast was good, basic stuff.

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Melbourne
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113 reviews 113 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Came here for breakfast. So glad we did. The service was very friendly and the food was delicious. I had the mushrooms on toast, they substituted the egg for bacon without charging me for it, so I love them for that. Coffee was good too.

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Newcastle, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This restaurant was known as The Coffee House and when in Christchurch it was always our favourite haunt. So was thrilled to find it was still operating and in fact had doubled in size and renamed The Villas. We had breakfast there and to our delight the food and service was exceptional. We decided to go back for dinner with... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We held a work function here and were very pleased with our choice of venue. It was mid-week and not fully booked so we had an upstairs room all to ourselves. Beautifully presented and delicious food.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

A refreshing venue for a recent 21st. Great food and a welcoming atmosphere. Staff very good and we would happily visit aagain.

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Perth, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We went to The Villas for breakfast on our first morning in Christchurch; we found it listed as a recommended restaurant in our room so thought, why not? We weren't disappointed - I had Eggs Benedict and my wife had the Mediterranean Omelette, delicious! Staff were very good and the prices very reasonable. Highly recommended.

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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 - 30
Cuisine: European, Steakhouse, Café, New Zealand

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