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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
09:00 - 22:30All 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

Went for a meal recently and enjoyed a lovely meal in an elegant building with good service. The food was nicely presented and of good quality. Initially my venison was a little rare for my taste but it was remedied promptly. The dessert was of...More

Thank Catherine F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been here a few times over the last couple of months and it has all been really amazing. We used to come here often, years ago but then for a while the food wasn't very good. I think there are new owners in here...More

1  Thank Dionne B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited for lunch. Staff attention excellent and we enjoyed the food. Good wine list. We ate inside this time - there is a bar area and a separate restaurant areas in four rooms. There is a another small bar area in which we noted...More

1  Thank WingerJack
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a delicious dinner here with friends. The pork belly was delicious and the portion very big. Service was attentive.

1  Thank kiwichick73
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I met a friend for lunch last week was a lovely catch up as we haven't seen each other for quite some time but I did feel that the meal was average and maybe a wee bit overpriced for a lunch I ordered the chicken...More

Thank markvanessa2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a table at The Old Coverage through the "First Table" website so our meal was early which wasn't a problem for us. The restaurant was toasty warm and the staff friendly and professional. The food was outstanding. The garlic bread we had as...More

Thank Keryn611
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Lovely decor and outdoor areas, service was great and the food well thought out, great for all occasions. Looking forwards to spending many a summers afternoon here.

Thank blangry
Reviewed 15 August 2017

I came here for a business lunch, the meal was great as was the service. We were seated in a room with a mother and babies group however that was was quite loud and distracting (we were obviously there for business, 4 guys in suits...More

Thank cflutey
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The meal was very good, the service was very good and timely. Atmosphere was great. The loyalty card is very good as is the free meal for the birthday person.

Thank craigsixtus
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Last night was our first experience of The Old Vicarage, and we were blown away with the quality of the food, wine list, service and surroundings. It would have to be near the top of any list of the best restaurants in Christchurch. Cannot recommend...More

Thank robertshaw_malcolm
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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
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 01:00
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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