The old vicarage

Traditionally, vicarages were built to house the local minister and his family. Safe in the knowledge that his family had a roof over their heads, clothes on their backs and food on their table, the Vicar was then free to devote his attention to the spiritual needs of his congregation.

The Old Vicarage is no longer home to a minister and his family. But its purpose is still very much the same – to look after, and nurture, the local flock. It’s a relaxed environment where down- to-earth people create fresh, local, NZ fare. A place where stories are told, laughter is shared, and memories are made.

The Old Vicarage builing in Christchurch, New Zealand

Today it’s a beautiful homely space with a distinctive ambience; a warm and inviting venue where scents and sounds drift from room to room; where infectious laughter spreads like wildfire and enticing aromas inspire and delight.

We serve breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, and have earned a reputation for both the quality of our food and the calibre of our service. Our private rooms are perfect for special occasions and events, while our sun-soaked deck and our beautiful gardens offer some of the city’s best alfresco dining. Ample parking is an added bonus.

The Old Vicarage Building from a street view