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The Old Vicarage Cafe, Restaurant & Bar

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New Zealand, Bar, European, Gluten Free Options
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335 Halswell Road | Halswell, Christchurch 8025, New Zealand
+64 3-322 1224
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Today
09:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 09:00 - 22:30
Thu 09:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 01:00
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203 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was about to give up on this restaurant , but decided to give it one more go - and have to say I was really pleasantly surprised. Our evening was made to be one of the best dining experiences I have had in quite some time by the most wonderful service by an excellent waiter Keegan. Everything about this... More 

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Thank Norelly J
Perth, Australia
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went here with my Mum and her friend for a catch up lunch. What a lovely setting. Beautiful gardens and dining areas. You can choose inside or outside and I would imagine that it would be very busy during summer. The service and food were excellent, another revisit for sure.

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Thank Chritty63
Christchurch, New Zealand
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is hard to find a reasonably priced place that ticks alot of boxes for a group. We were given a set menu of two courses for $48 which show cased good kiwi choices of venison, beef, lamb, fish etc as we had an overseas guest. We were 18 people. The food was so delicious and the staff were great... More 

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Thank ZenShell
Christchurch, New Zealand
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42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great service and excellent food. Very impressed by the presentation of the food and the taste was exceptional.

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Thank Jasmine G
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best place I ate in Christchurch. The ambience and staff were quite friendly. I appreciated the outside eating with protection from the elements. The monk fish was done quite nicely.

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Thank Cliff M
Christchurch, New Zealand
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We phoned and made a booking and asked for a nice quiet seat for four of us which was great. The service was good a wee bit slow but we were not in a hurry. We had the choice of inside or outside dining. We all had different breakfasts and found them to be value for the $$$$.The atmosphere was... More 

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Thank Shirley L
Auckland, New Zealand
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

The setting is nice, but the quality of food really doesn't match. We ended up ordering two Texas salads with salmon. Based price is $18 plus an extra $7 for smoked salmon. The quality is similar to what you might get in a prepacked box at the supermarket. A truly uninspired offering. The salmon was flaked into the salad, I... More 

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Thank BazNZ
Christchurch, New Zealand
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Nice place to go for a casual drink. Great seating both indoors and out. Pricey drinks and average meals but that aside still well worth a visit with friends

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Thank kevin m
Oamaru, New Zealand
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Very basic pork belly. I enjoyed the gateaux but others had the emus cake which was very disappointing. The environment was very nice.with all the separate rooms which allowed the group to interact with each other.

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Thank rosscoe1951
Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We had a family gathering from around the South Island, the old vicarage is a great place to meet, have something to eat, inside or out, we were not rushed to get out and nothing was a problem, Would go back anytime, thanks Vicarage.

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Thank Tony P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$27
Cuisine
New Zealand, Bar, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:30
Monday
09:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 22:30
Thursday
09:00 - 23:00
Friday
09:00 - 01:00
Saturday
09:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 335 Halswell Road | Halswell, Christchurch 8025, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-322 1224

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