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.
- Cauliflower Velouté$18.00Pickled beetroot, crumbed artichoke, black garlic
Wine suggestion – Catalina Sounds Marlborough Pinot Gris
- Porcini Risotto$22.00Crispy Leek, Porcini risotto egg, truffle (gf)
Wine Suggestion – Margrain Marlborough Rose
- Salmon Profiteroles$22.00Profiteroles w salmon mousse, poached salmon, salmon caviar
Wine suggestion – Amisfiled Central Otago Riesling
- Escondidinho$18.00Brazilian dried beef, kumara pureé, cheese sauce (gf)
Wine suggestion – Lake Hayes Pinot Noir
- Snapper$36.00Heart of palm puree, caper berries, almond butter
Wine suggestion – Quarter acre Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc
- Eye Fillet$39.00Potato gratin, baby carrots, madeira jus (gf)
Wine Suggestion –
- Duck Confit$38.00Red wine poached fruit, leek custard tart
Wine suggestion – Lake Hayes Central Otago Pinot Noir
- Mushroom Garden$34.00Wild pan fried, mushroom soil, soy glazed, garden sponge
Wine suggestion – Crowded house Marlborough Pinot Noir
- Twice baked forest Trifle$15.00Chocolate sponge, berry compote, vanilla anglaise, chocolate cream
- Twice baked Guava Souffle$15.00This warm soufflé married with guava pureé and cream is truly heaven
- Deconstructed Tarte tatin$15.00Sticky Caramel, sweet apples, crisp pastry, vanilla bean ice cream, liqueur cream
Wine suggestion – Muddy Water ‘Sugar Daddy’ Riesling
Children’s Meals and Side dishes
- Small size steak, fries and salad*$12.00* Children’s menu includes small size ice cream
- Small size pan fried fish, fries and salad*$12.00* Children’s menu includes small size ice cream
- Mixed Salad$8.00
- French Fries$8.00
For reservations or general enquiries…
Find us at 87 Beach Rd, Hahei, NZ | get directionsy
Please do not leave a reservation on here if you require a booking within 24 hours, this is our peak season and we can’t always guarantee you a table.
Please call one of the above numbers to check for same day bookings.