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The Villas

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
290-292 Montreal Street, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
+64 3-365 6066
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (42 reviews)
“lamb shoulder” (16 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 585 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

I hadn't been to The Villas for at least three years. The standard of service is as attentive as ever, so well done ladies. There was a group of 8 of us and service was quick and great. Food was the usual high standard. We...More

Thank Cathy A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Villas is very Central when visiting Christchurch , so when friends were visiting Christchurch from Wanganui, and we had walked thru Hagley Park, The Villas was an obvious Coffee Stop. 4 coffee's were ordered and accompanied with a couple of slices. For me, cafes...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Happily recommend it, I took ten coworkers for a morning "you did well last month" breakfast. The service was prompt and attentive and the food was good without delay and best of all great coffee. And so close to the city centre. Always a favourite

Thank UltimoPatriarch
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great lovely good. We had it outside 3 of us. Lunch to dinner menu. Drinks were expensive suppose it was because in near city. Got busy took a while to get second drink & very dare prices but nice. & heart of city .😁

Thank W9812POjom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family of six adults celebrate our collective birthdays several times a year. Distance prohibits us from being able to get together for every birthday so we carefully choose somewhere that has been recommended to us and we were not disappointed. Four steak meals, one...More

Thank _paul_rowena
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff are friendly and very helpful. The coffee was excellent and hot. The tan square was disappointing with a very thick base which was hard to break up with a wee fork.

Thank Kate F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

friend invited us out.for a "top up " snack.at dinnertime. the Villas.. Two ordered advocadoes on toasted fancy toast with accompaniements. No sampling allowed..just look only!! Said it was okay(??) How can One muck this up? rate, Ok= average= 5/10. I and host had Warm...More

Thank pieata
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place never fails to please, whether it be for coffee, dinner, lunch or breakfast. Great staff, great food.

Thank CleoChristchurch
Reviewed 12 October 2017

This place has a great little ambiance and the staff couldn't be nicer and friendlier. We shared the bruschetta appetizer which was toped with avocado and fava beans and was very tasty . Next we had the duck with quinoa salad and the warm potato...More

Thank maxp262016
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Thank you to the staff who were accommodating, answered questions and were friendlier that most cafes/eateries in Christchurch. Hummus & flat bread --delicious. Fried goat cheese & mozzarella balls-- good but dry. Could use more honey drizzle to make it perfect!!! Thanks!!

Thank KaterinaLees
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Questions & Answers
10 October 2017|
Response from Ged C | Reviewed this property |
in the bar area alone(at the back) about 15 but in the larger reataurant layout significantly more - probably upto 60/70
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$8 - US$28
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, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
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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