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The Old Vicarage Cafe, Restaurant & Bar

335 Halswell Road | Halswell, Christchurch 8025, New Zealand
+64 3-322 1224
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good32%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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Open Now
9:00 AM - 10:30 PMAll hours
New Zealand, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
335 Halswell Road | Halswell, Christchurch 8025, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here several times over the past few years andf have always had a good experience. Went here on Saturday night with friends and once again had a great evening.The mains were well presented and balanced and were served quickly from order. The...More

Thank Ken S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Set menu did not live up to expectation as compared to other visits as a casual couple dining so sadly, we will not be back. Pork chops were not cooked well & the dish lacked any nicely cooked vegys or potatoes. Very disappointing for the...More

Thank Lizzy148
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here for coffee and cake with a friend and was quite taken with the setting. The restaurant has been kept in the most gorgeous condition and is just beautiful in terms of the old architecture and the décor is most complimentary. There are a...More

Thank SD2606
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

booked for a table and was seated right away, got our drinks fairly quickly then the great service stopped there. a half hour wait later, waitress comes to tell us there is a "10-15 min delay on ordering", well I've already waited for a half...More

Thank a_little_asian
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My mother, sister & I booked for lunch today. Jo was our amazing waitress, we ordered drinks, then we ordered a fish n chips & two smoked cauliflower & mozzarella fritters. It was a very busy day, we were surprised how quickly the meals came...More

Thank nzsmith
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Vicarage was a wonderful choice for my 50th birthday dinner. We started with cocktails and drinks in the bar then went into the resturant for dinner. Our waitress was exceptional as was the food. They were very very busy so there was a little...More

Thank Sonya W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice setting we had the bread to start then the fish of the day and the lamb salad both meals really nice then the cheesecake for dessert. Our waitress was lovely. We went for lunch in December it was just as good will visit...More

Thank Darryl01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful day for dining outside, this beautiful Villa with lovely garden is the perfect setting to enjoy a meal & a glass of wine. we were escorted to a outside table which was dirty I had to ask the waitress if she could wipe...More

Thank Jennie G
Reviewed 16 January 2018

ordered cocktails and told by waitress that there was no fresh fruit available to put in them, we ordered them without but there was no reduction made to our bill. squid entree was actually the nicest thing that came across our table. pork belly entree...More

Thank rossbla
Reviewed 15 January 2018

I've driven past this place so many times and never thought about going in, so when the opportunity arose at Christmas times I popped in to taste its delights. What an awesome layout and what great service. Set up like an old homestead house with...More

Thank DarthFD
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17 April 2017|
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Response from retep42 | Reviewed this property |
Their web site includes the lunch menu which has all the usual options as well as a kids selection. Prices for lunch are quite reasonable too !!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 335 Halswell Road | Halswell, Christchurch 8025, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-322 1224
  • E-mail
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