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The Old Vicarage Cafe, Restaurant & Bar

$$ - $$$
New Zealand, Bar, European
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335 Halswell Road | Halswell, Christchurch 8025, New Zealand
+64 3-322 1224
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09:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 09:00 - 22:30
Thu 09:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 01:00
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wow our first visit and we will be back. Lovely meal had a good variety of options for the kids and colouring, which is always a hit. Service was fantastic, very attentive, were even lent a pen for noughts and crosses. Food was lovely, well presented and tasted as good as it looked.

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Thank amandahowardnz
new zealand
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122 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were a family group wanting a light lunch and called into the Old Vicarage Cafe to see what was on offer. We got a table outside which was great and the waiter attended to us promptly but from there it went down hill. We had children with us and ordered them the fish and chips from the children's menu... More 

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Thank aotearoanz
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to the Old Vic for Dinner on New Years Eve. Was a great night & was highlighted by the great band, The Vagues Brothers. A great nights entertainment & very close to home. Also like their Sunday Afternoon sessions with live music. Well done.

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Thank 355schroeder
Le Bons Bay, New Zealand
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing was too much trouble, great service wonderful food well done guys. We had the broccoli salad and the Caesar both very fresh both very tasty.

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Thank Lyndon F
Ashburton, New Zealand
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122 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seven business guys /elite traveling group, used to dining out a lot .service was good we were inside but offered a table out . We had a mix of drinks and meals . the meals were all Ok good lunch cafe style but nothing to really rave over . The service was good . atmosphere fine, not noisy all round... More 

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Thank David2111
Christchurch, New Zealand
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here several times before and admired a friends choice of breakfast. It was called "Vegetarian Stack" and while I am not one (a vegetarian) I love vegetables. I chose it recently and loved it. However, others in the group thought the quantity of ingredients in several of the dishes eaten by the group, while still good on... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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120 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had not visited this restaurant for some years as we thought their prices were out of our usual range. We were pleasantly surprised that the lunch menu was very reasonably priced with a seperate menu for children. The service was quick and they dealt with our large party very efficiently and the food was well presented and very filling. No... More 

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Thank retep42
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Saturday evening 10 December my family and I dined at The Old Vicarage in Halswell. This was to celebrate my birthday. The Booking was made on line and return response was excellent. We were shown to our table and our server Jemima arrived to take drinks order while we waited for the rest of our party. Orders for drinks and... More 

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Thank Sue N
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

The menu was misleading when it said was chicken it was not.The poultry was not properly cooked and uncooked in places.When we spoke to the staff they could not blazee about it.We will not be back there again and will telling others to keep their money in their pockets and about how we were treated by the staff

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Thank benhur01
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124 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Quirky venue full of old world charm that oozes country lifestyle, Good arrangement of tables inside and out and handy bar lounge at the rear. Despite being full service was very prompt and attentive and dishes were presented in a very appealing and appetising manner.

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Thank Alexander M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$27
Cuisine
New Zealand, Bar, European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:30
Monday
09:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 22:30
Thursday
09:00 - 23:00
Friday
09:00 - 01:00
Saturday
09:00 - 01:00
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

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