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The Villas

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
290-292 Montreal Street, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
+64 3-365 6066
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (42 reviews)
“lamb shoulder” (17 reviews)
“fritters” (7 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
290-292 Montreal Street, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 599 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Table of 4 mid week. We all chose something different from the selection of mains. No one was disappointed with generous portions. Waitress was very welcoming and attentive. Enjoyable evening great food

Thank KerrycNZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Listen carefully! It’s not only one of the nicest cappuccino in Christchurch, but the best Salmon Eggs Benedict I’ve ever had! The brioche, the eggs, the hollandaise sauce, but most of all the salmon!!! OMG! It’s coming from NZ sea next by and they smoke...More

Thank Ben G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff here are very helpful. I arrived early for brunch and they were happy for me to settle in at table early. Good selection of food and all tastes good. Dog friendly outside area.

Thank Adriandcass
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place my lamb was fantastic however my partners pork was dry and was returned This was disappointing as we were both looking forward to a nice night out. The servcing staff were helpful and on the ball. The kitchen staff didn't keep this standard...More

Thank Russiemac
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely, quick service. Only had snacks but what we had was lovely. Handy to Arts Centre, museum, botanic gardens, art gallery.

Thank Alison1085
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here for breakfast and coffee but never an evening meal. I had the pork belly $36 which was delicious and a good size. The other half had the duck which came with a pile of quinoa. Duck was good. The quinoa without any...More

Thank Julesthekiwi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love Coffee and its even better when served with a smile - this is what I wanted and definitely what I got! thank you!!

Thank Reservations66
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a family lunch at The Villas. The staff were delightful, really helpful and gave good recommendations about the food. We had the salmon and potato salad, chicken skewers and the fish market special. All were excellently prepared and presented and very tasty. We...More

Thank craigden19
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had just stepped out of the art museum and bumped into this place and decided to try it out. We had two very tasty and healthy vegetarian platters - quite huge in size! Good selection of wines to choose from. Lovely building and friendly...More

Thank Patrick B
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely restaurant within a beautiful villa. We were sat upstairs which had a lovely feel about it. I would recommend booking as even on a Wednesday night it was quite busy. We tried the grilled halloumi salad and garlic chilli prawns to...More

Thank DaveDonnaMc
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Questions & Answers
10 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from pam255118 | Reviewed this property |
21 September 2016|
Response from mopsnmits |
Hi jafcee. Can you email us on info@ Thevillas and we'll be happy to send you a copy of the beverage list. Can't seem to attach it here.
13 March 2016|
Response from Justin D |
Hi there, we sure do! Lots of options on all menu's, our menus are online and they are noted by GF. Hope to see you soon.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$29
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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