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“One of the best cafés in town” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Villas

The Villas
290-292 Montreal Street, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand (Formerly The Coffee House)
64 3-365 6066
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Ranked #47 of 602 Restaurants in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $30
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Coffee Shop, European, New Zealand
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Moriusaq, Nordgronland, Greenland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“One of the best cafés in town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

High quality food, great coffee selection. The negatives are that the serving staff can vary in quality and the seating is a little crowded. Nice atmosphere though. I have been there several times. The duck yellow curry is the best I have had in NZ.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Good value and good food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I have never had a bad experience at this restaurant. They have an interesting selection of nicely cooked food on the menu. The portions are generous and the service is friendly, informative and not intrusive. I'm gluten intolerant but this has never been a problem and I've always had several choices available.The selection of ice creams on the dessert menu is particularly delicious. We were there early before going to the theatre but it was no problem getting our meal promptly even though there were 6 of us.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Got to enjoy the new upstairs!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Enjoyed a lovely meal on Valentines Day - opted to go with a la carte instead of the special menu they had designed and was delighted. The wrapped parcel of fish was devine! I like the relaxed atmosphere of the The Coffee House and the new extension upstairs next door was brand new so great to check that out.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Adelaide, Australia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Great quality”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Was extremely surprised by the quality and size of the meals, found the staff to be exceptionally helpfully when ordering and offering suggestions as to what we should have. As one of a handful of eateries in Christchurch it is worth arriving early or booking ahead. Current expansion of the Coffee House will see a bigger bar area and more seats for meals.

Visited February 2014
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Awesome Meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We found this pace on Trip Advisor and went there on a Sunday night and it wasn't very busy but the food was exceptional, we shared a T-bone steak with sides as well as the sensational desert menu. Well priced, nice décor, good variety in menu and great service.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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