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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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“garlic bread” (6 reviews)
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New Zealand, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
335 Halswell Road | Halswell, Christchurch 8025, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Although this is a late entry, we ventured to the old vicarage in early December for a work function. The evening was spectacular and was filled with everything you could ask for. The meals were mouth watering and I could have stayed all night eating.Service...More

Thank Nigel D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for dinner. Appetizer of very hot olives swimming in fluid and with 2 slices of ordinary bread was disappointing. No way to eat it with forks! Duck was overcooked, steak was burnt on top and well done though asked for medium rare. Fish was...More

Thank partington
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Old Vic is always a great restaurant to catch up with friends. Fabulous seating arrangement indoor outdoor or on the veranda. Love there platters, full of yummies & a generous size.

Thank rachaelh869
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited, with family, for dinner at The Old Vicarage Care in Halswell. Excellent service and the food was delicious. A special night. We also went there for lunch a few days previously and enjoyed the same excellent service and food.

Thank Zan N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great venue (check out their artwork), welcoming staff and amazing food. Had the salmon avocado power bowl and it was sooooo good. Kudos to the chef!

Thank Spinner915
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Six of us visited for a birthday celebration. Tiffany our waitress was lovely but had to apologise a number of times!! Bar staff were rude, especially tall English lady, and younger man could not make a margarita! So much salt was unable to drink it....More

Thank Jo G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Old Vicarage is a lovely place to hang out. We can feel the house has lots of history. We went their for dinners, coffees, snack and always had a great experience service wise and food wise. We hired a private room for a birthday...More

Thank DanaeBenelux
Reviewed 14 February 2018

I have been here several times over the past few years andf have always had a good experience. Went here on Saturday night with friends and once again had a great evening.The mains were well presented and balanced and were served quickly from order. The...More

Thank Ken S
Reviewed 12 February 2018

Set menu did not live up to expectation as compared to other visits as a casual couple dining so sadly, we will not be back. Pork chops were not cooked well & the dish lacked any nicely cooked vegys or potatoes. Very disappointing for the...More

Thank Lizzy148
Reviewed 7 February 2018

Came here for coffee and cake with a friend and was quite taken with the setting. The restaurant has been kept in the most gorgeous condition and is just beautiful in terms of the old architecture and the décor is most complimentary. There are a...More

Thank SD2606
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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$27
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, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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