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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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“steak” (31 reviews)
“potatoes” (11 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 2 days ago 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 Philippa G
David R, General Manager at The Old Vicarage Cafe, Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for the great feedback!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A delightful heritage building located in a lovely setting greets you upon entering the Old Vicarage grounds. here’s plenty of off-street parking too which is great! As we entered we were met/approached, our booking confirmed, and promptly lead to our table. A great start which...More

4  Thank H_Wells
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Dined here tonight with friends. Awesome food and staff. Good selection of entrees, mains and desserts. Had the steak which was great. Cooked perfectly. One of our party had the pork belly which was lovely with the crackling. Will definately be back.

Thank WEH1947
Reviewed 15 June 2018

My parents have been eating at the vicarage cafe for many years. Every time we visit, we've dropped in for breakfast prior to flying out. We ordered a range of breakfast times, from pancakes to various types of the eggs benedict on the menu. The...More

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

Good morning Simon Thank you so much for this feedback. We pride ourselves on our coffee offering- I will take this back to the team and implement the relevant training- I would like to personally invite you back to the Vicarage on your next trip-...More

A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

We ordered 5 small plates and 3 different main courses. All were very yummy! Lovely and warm room. Definitely recommend!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

We chose 3 small plates and everyone was simply delicious. The ambience is fantastic and the staff excellent. A brilliant place for a meal. Can't wait to go back

Thank Cookster_11
Reviewed 15 May 2018

Combined with a First Table voucher, our group were delighted to return to the Old Vicarage to experience the top quality service & food. The young staff are super keen to assist, professional and keep checking that all is well. We found they have a...More

Thank PauleLec
Reviewed 10 May 2018

We go to the Old Vicarage regularly but I understand it has changed ownership. Quality of food and service were good but food volume has dropped dramatically and despite a starter, main and dessert, I was still not full. Portion sizes were small and prices...More

Thank Geoff L
David R, General Manager at The Old Vicarage Cafe, Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

Good morning Geoff- Thank you for the feedback- Your satisfaction is vital to the success of the business- Please can you contact me on david@tov.co.nz so I can find out what you ordered and pass on feedback to the team ad get back to you...More

Reviewed 8 April 2018

Family group, lovely setting in the colourful sunroom for an early dinner. Once decided, our orders arrived in good time, everyone delighted with their starters. The pork belly was a good indication of the attention to detail in the food, the soup thick & tasty,...More

Thank PauleLec
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

As a business owner I am always surprised at how young staff turn away potential business because they want to close up early. We arrived at 3.45pm and asked if we could get a take out coffee and slice and they couldnt be bothered serving...More

Thank chittyNewZealand
David R, General Manager at The Old Vicarage Cafe, Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Good morning chittyNewZealand Thank you for bringing this to my attention. Please could you email me on david@tov.co.nz as I would like take care of this personally. I apologise for the poor service and assure that this is not how we train our staff. Thanks...More

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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$26
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
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
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