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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%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (30 reviews)
“garlic bread” (6 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
New Zealand, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
335 Halswell Road | Halswell, Christchurch 8025, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Friendly and buzzing place to visit and to soak up the sun while enjoying good food and a nice glass of wine with sunlight streaming through the large windows.

Thank julianembrand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, spacious. Welcoming staff. We enjoyed our dinner. Homely feeling but tables are very small.

Thank linsona2016
David R, General Manager at The Old Vicarage Cafe, Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi linsona2016 Thanks for the great feedback! Regards Dave

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there for a fathers' day lunch and it was very pleasant. Food was very good. The hierarchy in staff was evident but the service was good. The children enjoyed their mealls.

Thank PaulC11248
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family of five dined here on the last Saturday in August. The old house looked very impressive as we drove in and was tastefully decorated inside. The menu read very well and we found it easy to choose dishes that suited the group. I...More

Thank Grant P
David R, General Manager at The Old Vicarage Cafe, Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good morning Grant P Thank you for your feedback- It is much appreciated. I would love to get in touch with you, please could you email me at david@tov.co.nz Kind regards David Rich- General Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is coeliac heaven. They have a dedicated fryer, but also a step above in choice. 9 out of 10 things on the menu are gf! Tonight I had gf Panko crumbed mozzarella sticks served with a gf jalapeño chutney..... hot, melted goodness in...More

1  Thank gilll
David R, General Manager at The Old Vicarage Cafe, Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much gilll- Great to hear such great feedback.

Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Pleasantly greeted, drinks ordered however coronas didn’t even come with limes or lemons.:( Patae nice and plenty of but disappointingly not enough bread to use Meals very small- duck and salmon Expensive for what you get Even asparagus was not even one complete spear and...More

1  Thank Lynnway
David R, General Manager at The Old Vicarage Cafe, Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2018

Hi Lynnway Thank you for the feedback- Much appreciated. I apologise for the dissapointing experience, I would like to get in touch with you- Please could you get in touch on david@tov.co.nz Yours Sincerely David Rich Operations Manager

Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

this is one of the best meals out i have ever had. Sensational. Every person in our 8 person group was blown away by the food. We personally thanked the chef. Wonderful. And its not just the food...the service was warm and considerate, the decor...More

Thank Brannigans
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely restaurant with lovely service. The only thing bad I would have to say is the food was rather disappointing for the price we paid. Everyone at the table agreed that there meal was average. However, the rest of the experience was good.

1  Thank hamorris
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Great place to grab a drink and bar snacks. Awesome restaurant with delicious menu. Service is good.

Thank Debz3262
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

Two years since our last visit. Still good the venison salad was an excellent choice and the others in the group enjoyed their meals as well, especially the fish and chips.

Thank PhilippaG114
David R, General Manager at The Old Vicarage Cafe, Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2018

Thanks for the great feedback!

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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$12 - US$25
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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Romantic, Groups
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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