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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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08:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 23:00
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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120 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

When you are travelling breakfast is one of the most problematic meals of the day: menus tend to be very similar, the food is over-priced and often poorly cooked. While I can recall great lunches and dinners I am struggling to think of an outstanding breakfast. This was not in the outstanding category but it was very good. My wife... More 

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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Had a lovely meal. Group of 4 had Pork, Fish and crab raviolli and all were really lovely. Service was great and our waiter certainly looked after us.

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Thank Sharon P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Generous & delicious. Loved the bubble & squeak. Son loved his kids pancakes too. Coffee was GREAT. Nice place!

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Thank Leighton S
Christchurch, New Zealand
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Had a breakfast for two on a Saturday morning recently at The Villas. Easy to find a car park on the weekend and they were busy. However quick and friendly service was provided as well as appropriate recommendations.The food was hot and well presented and tasty. Nice atmosphere in the old house too with several connected rooms being used. Outdoors... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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95 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Despite not having a reservation the four of us walked in to a warm welcome and were seated near the gas-powered log fire (perhaps a bit too close as it was too warm). The carbonated beverage offerings were limited to Coke, Diet Coke, Coke Zero or Lemonade. Not a very large selection! The food menu on the other hand was... More 

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Thank philipargy
Christchurch, NZ
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

We dined at The Villas for my birthday. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Scallop entree was a bit on the small side, but the taste was beautiful. Main course we enjoyed the venison and the crab ravioli, both exquisite! Thoroughly enjoyed our visit, didn't stay for dessert but were very tempted.

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Thank BrenChristchurch_NZ
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Ordered two scones, hot chocolates and a slice. Drinks where really nice, but we then waited for 30 mins for the scones to come out. We went back and asked if the food was coming and the staff didn't seem to care, then a waitress asked us if we had received our food yet, when we said no she went... More 

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Thank Gabriel S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

We had a great lunch here. Nice lamb salads, and a nice selection of craft beers. The two-house ambiance was interesting too. We would go back.

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Thank Jack B
Christchurch, New Zealand
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236 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

We went on a Wednesday for breakfast. Ordered the coconut bread French toast & eggs Benedict with two hot chocolates. The hot chocolates were lovely & i enjoyed the coconut bread French toast the grilled pineapple & Apple yoghurt slaw were really yummy. my sister was disappointed in the eggs Benedict due to the overcooked poached eggs.

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Toronto, Ontario
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Chosen primarily for its proximity to our hostel we weren't really sure what to expect. Seated in the back near the bar - the price of not having reservations on a Saturday - which is fine but we felt a bit forgotten at times. A very nice beer selection with a number of Garage Project beers available. We were not... More 

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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$9 - US$29
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, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
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?