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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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7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My family and I booked a table for a pre-show dinner as my daughter is a regular dinner here and always speaks very highly of the food. We all ordered steak's and they were cooked to perfection and the service was good. The only down side was the four people located at a table close to us, they were so... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had only heard good things about The Villas so we decided to check it out and were rather disappointed! My partner ordered his steak rare and i ordered mine medium rare and they both came out to us burnt, there was black char-grilled bits on the steak like you would find on something barbecued! Service was great just not... More 

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Rangiora, New Zealand
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The venue is classy without being stuffy and has a cosy feel, however the ambience could be enhanced with more intimate lighting treatments. The food was prepared well and arrived in good time. The menu selection was varied and catered to slightly more refined tastes (e.g. duck confit with truffle mash; venison en croute; crab ravioli) as well as offering... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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219 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were recommended this restaurant by a local friend but were somewhat taken aback by the rather spartan cafe-style decor and feared we had made a mistake. Also we arrived fairly late on a wet evening in March when the restaurant was almost empty. However, we were encouraged by the imaginative menu and all the dishes we ordered (beef, duck,... More 

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Thank cleoch
Christchurch, New Zealand
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took friends here for dinner tonight. First time we had visited since they expanded into the blue house. Lovely and warm on a cold night. Warmth extended by front of house staff who efficiently escorted us up the stairs to our table. Drinks were ordered and quickly delivered. Menus perused and no pressure to order. Service was excellent, food delicious... More 

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Thank Sarah V
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Average food. Average pleasant service. Smoked eel pie quite bland. Steak sandwich and fries very average. For this ranking I would expect better.

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Thank Loreburn
Rotorua, New Zealand
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I were looking for a nice but not overpriced place to dine in for her last night in NZ. The Villas proved to be the perfect place with perfectly cooked food, a large wine list and a decoration and sitting that were perfect for us to enjoy a 'private' goodbye dinner without giving an awkward romantic atmosphere... More 

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Thank Candice H
Denver, Colorado
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stop here for breakfast every time I visit Christchurch- about twice a year. It's one of my favorites and has excellent food and great coffee. Lovely patio in summer. Right near the botanic gardens.

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Thank KrisKIce
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My fiancé and I came here for our 1 year engagement anniversary. We had the cheese platter and the supremo hot chocolate / caramel mocha latte the drinks were delicious but when the cheese platter came out there was only 2 small slithers of cheese (pictured) however when we told the manager he was more than accommodating agreed with us... More 

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Thank nicole s
Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Three of us dined at the Villa's before an evening concert. Our meals were delicious, two of us ordered the fish and one the venison. The service was friendly, efficient and effortless. Will be returning again soon we hope.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $29
Cuisine
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?