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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 good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (46 reviews)
“lamb shoulder” (19 reviews)
“fritters” (7 reviews)
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
290-292 Montreal Street, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 635 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been to many Cafes in Christchurch, but, none compare to my experience at The Villa. Great service, and it was such a quaint establishment, and the FOOD, I had the Salmon Eggs Benedict (my favourite), and it was amazing. My partner had pancakes, and...More

Thank leeneykordich
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Had to write review as our experience was great. We had lamb shoulder and salmon. Both we excellent. The toffee sticky date dessert was also very very good. Service was friendly and efficient. Quality, pleasant dining experience. Would definitely return.

Thank amanda1996
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

First class establishment. Excellent food choices. Rapid service and pleasant surroundings. Perfect for inner-city business meetings.

Thank David T
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Had a beautiful lunch with my wife and nana here !!great tasting coffee amazingly flavoured food and very reasonably priced. Great sized portions. Have been here before for a couple of casual beers an the service has always been great!! Definitely one of those return...More

Thank Damon Braddock-... R
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

This place is a cute tidy little restaurant that never disappoints. The food is always cooked to perfection. Service is friendly and prompt. The food is usually quick but last night was a little slow but I’m guessing it was because there was a big...More

Thank April N
Reviewed 16 June 2018

Decided to go for coffee after a dinner out with friends. Got to the Villas and ended up having dessert. I had Gooey Chocolate dessert with ice cream and berry coulee. Gooey Chocolate was great but the berry coulee was too sweet and and didn't...More

Thank 1assetsltd
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Great place for a romantic dinner. We had the duck and the beef cheeks. Very tasty and reasonable pricing. Good portions too, you don’t feel stuffed, so we could fit in desserts and coffee. We’ll be back.

Thank explore-wine-dine
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

My partner and I have been here many times before and can't fault this place ! :) Got a good deal on grab one . The meals are always to the highest quality Great size portions and the service is excellent. Steak was cooked perfect...More

Thank charblok
Reviewed 11 June 2018

These brightly coloured villas are a landmark of sorts in Christchurch, where so many buildings were lost in the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes. Despite their good reputation, our visit for Sunday brunch was decidedly variable. The friendly server was efficient and welcoming - and in...More

Thank DaisysMum_11
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

We had a great family gathering to celebrate 2 birthdays. It was very easy to make plans with The Villas manager via email. They were very accommodating for dietary requests and let us bring cake in. We had lunch for 35 people upstairs. The food...More

Thank Anne R
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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$8 - US$26
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, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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