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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, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
290-292 Montreal Street, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 578 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has a great little ambiance and the staff couldn't be nicer and friendlier. We shared the bruschetta appetizer which was toped with avocado and fava beans and was very tasty . Next we had the duck with quinoa salad and the warm potato...More

Thank maxp262016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thank you to the staff who were accommodating, answered questions and were friendlier that most cafes/eateries in Christchurch. Hummus & flat bread --delicious. Fried goat cheese & mozzarella balls-- good but dry. Could use more honey drizzle to make it perfect!!! Thanks!!

Thank KaterinaLees
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful food, great service,lovely surroundings. The best sticky toffee dessert ever! Really pleasant atmosphere and friendly staff, present but not overbearing which is great.

Thank JIll B
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely venue to sit outside (with free sunscreen) when the weather permits or there is plenty of space indoors. The menu has something for everyone, and on this occasion we had the pulled pork sandwich which was great, a chicken, leek and potato pie...More

Thank Dutch215
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dropped in for a quick bite to eat after an evening function. I had the shoulder lamb and my wife had the tension. Both were great meals and very tasty.

Thank Graeme M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely meal out for dinner with friends. The menu caters for all. Friends had fish of the day which they both loved. I had steak - cooked to perfection and happy to substitute fries for duchesse potatoes. Love the atmosphere of the old villa with...More

Thank BeanzNZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We gathered here after singing a gig in the city and the staff were fantastic. We ordered fries as a quick tummy filler and were not disappointed. The bar maid was superb at advising re a beer despite having a group of 60 beer experts...More

Thank pam255118
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time for breakfast and we were not disappointed. The Bubble and Squeak was absolutely spot on and my wife really enjoyed the Spinach and Mushroom Eggs Benedict. Service was exemplary with smiles all round supplied with the Tea and morning coffees. Will be back...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great venue for a group business dinner. Bar very well equipped and friendly service from staff. Menu very satisfying.

Thank PeterJ2803
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location - right in the heart of downtown, close to many other attractions. This was a perfect place to start our day Great food - I had the salmon eggs benedict. I can't ever say no to benedict. It was simply delicious. Great service...More

Thank Tansy C
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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$ 9 - US$ 29
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, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, 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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