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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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Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good32%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“baked alaska” (3 reviews)
“steak” (24 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 10:30 PMAll hours
CUISINES
New Zealand, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
335 Halswell Road | Halswell, Christchurch 8025, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 272 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited here yesterday for lunch, cannot complain about the food it was very good. However the reason why we chose this restaurant was because in the past they have allowed dogs on the deck ‘not in the restaurant’ but on the deck which is...More

Thank sylviajamiesin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome special occasion meal tonight. I had the fish of the day, gurnard wrapped in bacon with sweet potato croquettes, asparagus and a dill sauce. It was simply divine, absolutely delicious. My only criticism was not enough of the fantastic sauce. My husband had pork...More

Thank Aroha2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the pork belly bites for appetizer and ribeye steak for my main. The steak was lovely. Good fast service and they were busy. Nice out door seating. Would happily go back!

Thank CanNZ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There were 10 of us for a table. All ages, but all family. We ended up with a room of our own for our dinner. A bit of a wait for the stragglers, but everyone made it and we settled in. The food was great,...More

Thank Cherie P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have never had an adverse experience out all the years we have eaten here. The food and service is great, a culinary delight. Would recommend, good parking, nice outdoor setting, nicely manicured English gardens, good selection of foods, wine, beer, coffees and salads, also...More

Thank Chris I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't be put off by the suburban location. It's 10 minutes straight down Lincoln Rd, which changes its name to Halswell Rd about 1/2 way down. Or stop off on the way back from your trip to Akaroa. While not exactly "fine dining" it's a...More

Thank NZMike57
Reviewed 14 September 2017

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 9 September 2017 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 7 September 2017

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 September 2017

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

1  Thank kiwichick73
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patann2016
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$13 - US$26
Meals
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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
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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