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The Villas

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
290-292 Montreal Street, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
+64 3-365 6066
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (42 reviews)
“lamb shoulder” (16 reviews)
“fritters” (7 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
290-292 Montreal Street, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
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101 - 110 of 585 reviews

Reviewed 17 December 2016

What gorgeous buildings on these 2 villas knocked together to make a large restaurant/ We have visited twice in a week. Great for drinks on the sunny terrace or food. We can recommend the pilsner and Spy Valley 'Easy Tigre' Sauvignon Blanc. Beef fillets were...More

Reviewed 17 December 2016

Had a beautiful lunch here on Thursday for my birthday celebration with family. Love the interior, the food was great, very tasty and they went the extra mile to meet my needs with a severe food allergy. Will definitely be back.

Thank Toni S
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Pleasant atmosphere. Good range of drinks and sweet treats. Have finished several times. Consistent quality.

1  Thank Ullapool83
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely cafe/restaurant with a nice outdoor seating area and friendly staff providing excellent service. Breakfast was very tasty and huge!! I had bubble & squeak which was lots of bite sized potatoes, thick chunks of bacon and topped with 2 perfect poached eggs! Loved it!...More

Thank Lee_A_B_1976
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

I was faced with finding a place to eat on a Monday evening and The Villa's proved to be a winner. The menu covered all the basics and we chose the fish of the day. My guest, a relative who lives in France was happy...More

Thank retep42
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Very good environment. Nice food, and coffee. It has outside seats, very good. The potato with steak is delicious!

Thank Cat C
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

This place is amazing, the food is out of this world and the drinks are just as good. The waiter dude delivered us menus while we were eating because I think it was his first day, but we were cool about it; he was blushing...More

Thank Liam O
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and great place to eat. Good service. Priced well given the value. Beef cheeks and bresoula were divine.

1  Thank Steve E
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Good place for expensive booze yes. Good place to meet for business yes. Good place to eat virtually anything off the shockingly weird menu no. Utterly nothing mainstream and normal and edible. Reminds me of places where chef and staff believe the weirder and more...More

3  Thank Thom M
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Went here with a friend who can't have dairy or gluten. They are very helpful could make everything nearly so she could eat it. Great service going to be our go too place

1  Thank 123kingfisher
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Questions & Answers
10 October 2017|
Response from Ged C | Reviewed this property |
in the bar area alone(at the back) about 15 but in the larger reataurant layout significantly more - probably upto 60/70
21 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$28
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
Romantic, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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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