The Church Bistro – Hahei, NZ

A quality dining experience…

The newly refurbished Church Bistro is a casual wine bar and eatery. You can expect to see simple, Kiwi style, European inspired food, plus seasonal and regular specials. We look forward to welcoming families, friends, and visitors in fact everyone that enjoys good food, great wine and good times!

We are available for birthday celebrations, business functions and boutique style weddings. We are happy to talk with you about your requests and to discuss menu options.

…steeped in history

The Church Bistro is situated in Hahei and conveniently placed in and around some of the most beautiful beaches in New Zealand including Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach.

The Church Bistro is housed in the original church building from the early 1900’s, and relocated from its original home, Taumarunui. The exposed kauri beams, classical joinery and original floor add to its charm and character.


  • Mediterranean Halloumi salad
    Grilled halloumi, Salad greens, roast red capsicum, red
    onion, pomegranate seeds and watermelon (gf)
  • Tequila, chilli and lime Cerviche
    Raw fish salad (gf)
  • Prawn cocktail
    Classic prawn salad with avocado, cos lettuce and marie
    rose sauce
  • Daily Mussel pots with char grilled bread
    (gf without bread)
  • Beetroot gnocchi
    Honey roast baby vegetables, whipped goat’s cheese,
    walnuts, orange balsamic
  • Bread
    x 2 garlic and char grilled ciabatta, olive oil and balsamic


  • Poached salmon fillet
    with citrus potato puree, wilted spinach and pickled
    tomato dressing (gf)
  • Twice cooked glazed duck breast
    with spiced lentils and caramelised apple (gf)
  • Seafood platter
    Prawns, mussels, oysters and cerviche, accompanying
    salad, dips and bread (gf without bread)
  • Fillet steak
    Dual potato gratin, green peppercorn sauce, mushrooms
    wrapped in bacon (gf)


  • $8.00
    Parmesan potato skins (gf)
    Honey roast vegetables (gf)
    Kumara fries w garlic aioli (gf)
    Cos salad with kiwi dressing (gf)
    Roquette salad with pear and parmesan (gf)


  • Chocolate and caramel tasting platter
    An assortment of caramel and chocolate delights to include, chocolate torte, sticky date pudding with toffee sauce, caramel popcorn, double chocolate ice-cream
  • Passion fruit bombe Alaska
    Brown sugar Italian meringue encasing a passion fruit and lemon ice cream or black doris plum ice cream served on top of syrup soaked sponge
  • Trio of ice cream
    served in a waffle basket

Reservations: 07 866 3797



please contact Jane on 07 866 3797 or 027 553 4035
or send an email to:

The Church Bistro is closed until  September 15th.

Find us at 87 Beach Rd, Hahei, NZ | get directionsy


Find us

Ph 07 866 3797 or 027 553 4035

We are closed until September 15th.
Find us at 87 Beach Rd, Hahei, NZ