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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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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good32%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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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

As this was a local for us have been a few times over the years, Bar is great if you want to have a few drink, but food has always been lacking flavour and love.

Thank michellecust
Reviewed 3 days ago

Service was generally ok, although we were forgotten between main and dessert. Favourite mains were lamb rack, duck breasts and salmon gratin. Dessert of Gingerbread and salted butterscotch cheesecake, was my favourite others had banana pecan

Thank Ashley S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My son took me for a birthday dinner to The Old Vicarage and I was very impressed. I have been to the bar for drinks with friends a few times but had never dined there. The service was great with just the right amount of...More

Thank 202paulap
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an idyllic spot for a coffee or meal on a sunny day as the garden is really lovely. I can recommend the breakfast especially the scrambled eggs. The lunch menu with a special call out tot he venison salad is also top notch.

Thank wendy l
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

About 30 people, gathered to celebrate the Diamond Wedding Anniversary of my wife's aunty and uncle. My wife was the flower girl, with the bridesmaid, wife of the best man, children, grandchildren, cousins and friends. We gathered for lunch and started off with drinks in...More

Thank rjc58
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Great service, especially Victoria at the bar & Kelly! So warm, friendly & efficient. Five stars! Victoria was lovely and welcoming . Would return in a heart beat

Thank RachelT3298
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

What a treat it was to find this gorgeous place. The charm of the building calls you in and once inside the decor just adds to the overall charm. We were shown to a lovely corner table overlooking the beautiful garden. The hospitality team were...More

Thank Jennifer R
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Our favourite local restaurant. A great place to go to for dinner or a drink. The food is very good and nicely presented.

Thank go_to_oz
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Celebrated my mother's 70th birthday here last night. Wonderful food, fantastic service. Our out of town guests were very impressed as well.

Thank Dream821583
Reviewed 30 September 2018

BACK AGAIN TO AN OLD FAVOURITE RESTAURANT WITH SOME OF THE BEST PUB FOOD IN TOWN. Back we went to our favourite Pub in Christchurch with very good food and service. To be fair, The Old Vicarage is more than a pub in that both...More

Thank Don M
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, 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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