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The Villas

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
290-292 Montreal Street, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
+64 3-365 6066
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (42 reviews)
“lamb shoulder” (17 reviews)
“fritters” (7 reviews)
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
290-292 Montreal Street, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed a very nice dinner at the Villas - fresh and tasty food . I chose the fish of the day which was salmon beautifully cooked and my partner ate the lamb - it was melting in the mouth! To finish off our dinner,...More

Thank Nadedel2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been a couple of times for snacks and drink in the sun and couldn't be more impressed. Lovely setting as well.

Thank Rachael H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took friends out for what we hoped would be a lovely evening. However the downstairs areas are noisy and echo too much due to the hard surfaces and lack of soft furnishings. We would have liked to go upstairs but with two of our party...More

Thank Simon G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner here without a reservation on the Saturday night of a very busy buskers weekend. Managed to get a table outside which was lovely during the heatwave. I had the Chicken Espanol which was beautiful and very tasty. As I have a nut allergy...More

Thank onhols4ever
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came across this lovely restaurant whilst wandering round Christchurch. We were able to sit outside in the garden area on a lovely summer evening. The food we had was lovely. My chicken dish came with rice, which I don't eat but the chef was...More

Thank Julie W
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a working dinner for a group. The room was comfortable despite a bit of noise leakage from elsewhere. The food was better than good and the service was also spot on. The lamb which I chose was just was just wonderful.

Thank jamcw2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

my husband and I dined here with our young son early on a Saturday night and it was great. We both had pork belly which was very nice. I had the sticky toffee pudding which was very tasty but comes with a bourbon icecream which...More

Thank Melissa M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Truly one of the best eateries in chch. Great coffee and friendly staff. Yes she's been around in one form or another since the mid 19 90s but she's still all style and grace. Predictably awesome.

Thank M T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a lovely 'quick' dinner prior tot he Buskers Festival last night. The staff were lovely, very attentive and the food was delicious. My husband fell for the Pork Belly and said it was the best he has ever had - lot of crackling too!...More

Thank Cathy13092014
Reviewed 13 January 2018

Table of 4 mid week. We all chose something different from the selection of mains. No one was disappointed with generous portions. Waitress was very welcoming and attentive. Enjoyable evening great food

Thank KerrycNZ
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Questions & Answers
10 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from pam255118 | Reviewed this property |
22 September 2016|
Response from mopsnmits |
Hi jafcee. Can you email us on info@ Thevillas and we'll be happy to send you a copy of the beverage list. Can't seem to attach it here.
13 March 2016|
Response from Justin D |
Hi there, we sure do! Lots of options on all menu's, our menus are online and they are noted by GF. Hope to see you soon.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 290-292 Montreal Street, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand (Formerly The Coffee House)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-365 6066
  • E-mail
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