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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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74 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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! Friends had the bacons and eggs with doorstop pieces of multi grain toast. The buttermilk... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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115 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 with my choice of a Waipara Savignon Blanc and was well impressed with the decor... More 

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Macau, China
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

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

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Thank Cat C
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 and very embarrassed. But it was totally sweet anyway ❤️ Bonus points for playing Mo'... More 

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Thank Liam O
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108 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

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1 Thank Steve E
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 strange the better. And no. Most people want comfort food not weird plates where folks... More 

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3 Thank Thom M
Christchurch, New Zealand
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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1 Thank 123kingfisher
Christchurch, New Zealand
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72 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The surroundings are noisy and the meal was disappointing. Meant to be a twist on Squeak and bubble, but plenty of potato and not much else. Had to ask for a sauce or dressing and finally reluctantly we were presented with a very small jug of sweet chilly sauce to give some interest for my taste buds. Then the final... More 

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Thank Ann T
Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have walked by The Villas many times on my adventures in Christchurch and the bright yellow and blue buildings always caught my eye. I recently came here for a nice dinner, and it was absolutely wonderful! The chef went above and beyond to accommodate my vegan diet, creating a delicious spin off on the pasta dish. I could not... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to the Villas a few times now, both breakfast, lunch and dinner + dessert. I can say that I enjoy coming here for one of their zany coffees and breakfast. But that's as far as I go essentially. The issue I mainly have here is service. The staff aren't rude or anything just shy or absent. The first... 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, Gluten Free 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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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?