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The Villas

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Steakhouse, Cafe, European, New Zealand
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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: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great atmosphere

Beautiful old buildings. Very enjoyable breakfast. Service ok they were very busy. Would dine there again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
shelz8
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Templeton Christchurch
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Templeton Christchurch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful old buildings. Very enjoyable breakfast. Service ok they were very busy. Would dine there again.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We just dropped in for a drink after work one Friday, paying $9.50 for a 12 ounce glass of beer is just way way too expensive. We certainly won't be back.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Cafe style atmosphere but more high end pricing. However, the food was tasty even if the portions were on the small side. The dumplings were mediocre and a little undercooked - expensive for the few on the plate. The wait staff, while friendly, were extremely slow. We forgot to order a side of vegetables - good wait staff would ask... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This is the fifth time we have dined at The Villas and we have thoroughly enjoyed each occasion. The friendly staff and consistently fine meals have made this a place I am happy to recommend to anyone.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

If you find yourself visiting Christchurch you will be wise to take a walk around the art district on the way to the Botanic Gardens. If you feel peckish or in need of a good coffee in pleasant surroundings the Villas is ideal. The old colonial villa sits nestled in between high rise buildings but has a great outlook onto... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Warm atmosphere,good wine choices,great service,reasonable prices.. Friendly and helpful staff. Great development from one house to two since the earthquakes.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The food was amazing and the service excellent. My steak was a little undercooked, but they bent over backwards to fix it. The choice was great, especially the desserts.

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Enjoyed a fabulous meal at the Villas. The food selection was varied. Meals were presented beautifully. Main included vegetables which were cooked to perfection. It was a very cold evening outside and the table we were shown to was upstairs where is was very warm and cosy. Service was friendly and efficient.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We went to the Villas for a birthday breakfast. What a great little gem. My son had the pancakes and absolutely loved it, my husband and I both had Eggs Benedict (mine with their home smoked salmon - what a treat) Definitely the best we have ever had. My daughter had a huge bowl of chips with Aioli that was... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The service is really great and i had the biggest plate of hot chips ever ! The place is really nice ! Just a tip though, don't order the dumpling starter .... that was a rip off .... a whole 4 dumplings for $14 ! It looked really nice but not worth it. A few in our group was sorry... More 

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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 $8 to $26
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Cafe, European, New Zealand

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  • 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 $8 to $26
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Cafe, European, New Zealand

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