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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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Open Now
9:00 AM - 10:30 PMAll 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

ordered cocktails and told by waitress that there was no fresh fruit available to put in them, we ordered them without but there was no reduction made to our bill. squid entree was actually the nicest thing that came across our table. pork belly entree...More

Thank rossbla
Reviewed 2 days ago

I've driven past this place so many times and never thought about going in, so when the opportunity arose at Christmas times I popped in to taste its delights. What an awesome layout and what great service. Set up like an old homestead house with...More

Thank DarthFD
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We met as three old school friends for coffee and a catchup 60 years after leaving school. A great place for coffee and socialising. The coffee was good as was the setting.

Thank 538AlanR
Reviewed 1 week ago

4 people looking to enjoy some good conversation over high-quality food. Two entrées sampled; Farmhouse loaf with garlic butter (which was puréed and far too runny and pesto. Buttermilk Fried Chicken, this was tasty. Mains: Venison Rump, the venison was excellent but not so with...More

Thank Les M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great old homestead with lots of character and great seating options including private rooms for special occasions, terrace or outside. Pleasant garden surroundings. The staff were exceptional and were able to answer all our questions regarding the men, on the spot. A lot of...More

Thank phazey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to meet up here with family for a Christmas Eve brunch. The fully restored old homestead has a lovely character and ambience which felt welcoming. There is plenty of outdoor seating in the established gardens. We were seated inside and although busy it...More

Thank Solveria
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely family dinner here sitting out on the sheltered verandah and the food was simply superb! Along with the great service, this is a place I'd highly recommend.

Thank Solotraveller54
Reviewed 13 December 2017

Four couples visited The Old Vicarage Restaurant for their $47.50 per head lunch. We had assumed it would be a Christmas inspired menu. The room we were seated in was most attractive. Beautifully decorated with Christmas decorations. The menu was another thing altogether. A shared...More

Thank memmi
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Had not been to this restaurant for a long time and now have visited twice recently. One for lunch and secondly for dinner with friends. Everything was perfect both visits. Good menu choices, lovely setting and good service, not intrusive at all. Have booked again...More

Thank lesrich2016
Reviewed 3 December 2017

The resteraunt has great selection of dishes. The Lemon Pepper Squid was absolutely fresh, soft and tasety. The other mains were perfectly nice too. The staff, Helena was friendly and nice. It was a great time to be there. Special live music was good too....More

Thank dreamnz1210
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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$28
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, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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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