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The Villas

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290-292 Montreal Street, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand (Formerly The Coffee House)
+64 3-365 6066
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07:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 23:00
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

A last minute choice by our group of 8 after realising everywhere else was showing loud rugby game. They fitted us in around 8pm without any complaint and we received great service and meals and drinks. We were all very pleased with our choice and would go again.

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Thank deanneleanne
Wellington, New Zealand
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Charming little villas, decorated nicely. The meals where nice but not the best I've had. Coffees where great, and a good selection on the menu. Some of the main meals are rather small!

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Thank calebstrawbridge
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent food excellent service, coffee was awesome too. Great atmosphere I highly recommend this place!! 👌 yummo!

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Thank Liam O
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Had a short stop at this restaurant, lovely staff and great outdoors area where we were able to enjoy the sun while eating our food.

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Thank Anna L
Ben D, Owner at The Villas, responded to this review

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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

I get a coffee from here multiple times a week and occasionally eat food. In the six months I have been doing so, I have had one tiny error in an order which was rectified immediately. The staff are great, as is the service. On top of that, the food is delicious and the coffee consistently good.

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Thank Shane C
Ben D, Owner at The Villas, responded to this review

Hi Shane, we appreciate our loyal regulars so much :) More 

New Zealand
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74 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

We've been going to the Villas (nee coffee house) for 20 years and it used to be intimate and friendly and a damned good after theatre coffee and cake place. Over the years they've expanded and I realised suddenly, tonight, that it's changed for ever. The place had been booked out for a function, there was raucous noise coming from... More 

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Ben D, Owner at The Villas, responded to this review

Sorry that you have said goodbye to us Travelling-wilbur. We really appreciate our loyal customers and work hard to welcome them to The Villas. So much has changed in Christchurch since the 2011 earthquakes and everyday we are grateful to still be here. We have needed to undertake some really positive changes. We do still offer heaps of intimate and... More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Went here for dinner last week with my partner. The food was absolutely superb can not fault a thing, we got the cauliflower, blue cheese and pine nut croquettes as a entree, and both got the beef fillet steak with truffled mash as a main - steak was cooked to perfection! Then for dessert the caramel chocolate fondant and sticky... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

I used to work in Art Center before the earthquake, and I used to be a regular customer to this cafe. After refurbishment this place became a even better cafe to go. Wide variety of food and great coffee!

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Thank Lexi0311
Christchurch, New Zealand
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

I've eaten here a few times since my last review; consistently lovely food. The only issue I've ever had was last year with some undercooked monkfish; the kitchen re-did it for me without a fuss. Ate here last Weds with the other half; we had the scallop and cauliflower croquette starters which were delicious. Both had a steak, him the... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely evening at The Villas. Great atmosphere and good food. Awesome menu with a wide variety. Will see you again!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 28
Cuisine
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 23:00
Monday
07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 23:00
Thursday
07:00 - 23:00
Friday
07:00 - 23:00
Saturday
08:00 - 23:00
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?