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“Birthday Celebration”

The Old Vicarage Cafe, Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #98 of 967 Restaurants in Christchurch
Price range: US$13 - US$26
Cuisines: New Zealand, Bar
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Good for: Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Christchurch, New Zealand
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103 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Birthday Celebration”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2013

The Old Vicarage has this great incentive of a free main during the month of your birthday, so my wife and daughter shared this celebration with me. They have a new winter lunch menu which was not quite as comprehensive as the old one, and they have "dollied up" the presentation with fancy plates and "artistic" arrangements of the food. While my daughter and wife had good-sized portions, I was just a little disappointed with my two fish cakes, whose accompaniment was about six or seven little broccoli heads and a number of onion rings, and that was it, apart from the tasty horse-radish sauce on which the fish cakes sat. The service was adequate, though a little on the brusque side. Maybe we caught them on an off-day? It can happen to the best of us!

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Murray L
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English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Absolutely Superb”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2013

Had lunch here last week.Service was good and the food was better.I've had many lamb salads,but never one this good.Lamb was absoutely beautiful as was the baby beets and salad.I'll be back for sure.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank 44NZTraveller44
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Akaroa
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86 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Good service and excellent food.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2013

Had a nice dinner here. Really enjoyed the risotto. The specials are also nice. Its very busy so recommend booking ahead. Could really use some more parking.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Sarshy
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Pride of Halswell”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2013

Wanted a light lunch and ordered the entree , assortment of mushrooms and my wife ordered mussels.It was really good.The workers are friendly and on their feet. Great ambience within and without. Would visit this place again anytime I'm in Christchurch .

  • Visited April 2013
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Winter Park, Florida
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110 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Lovely food and setting for dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2013

Very nice restaurant. Need to make reservations, a busy place, all ages. TV outside which had a very enthusiastic crowd. Great service.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank FloripaGirl
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