The Church Bistro – Hahei, NZ

A quality dining experience…

The Church Bistro is a family run restaurant where father and son Souza from Brazil combine their talent and experience behind the stove!

Come and enjoy Chef Guto and Chef Gabriel in their craziness, loudness but most of all, their culinary uniqueness!

They bring over 50 years international experience to the stove, showing of the skills and taste combinations they have picked up on their travels.

Their plates are infused with flavors from their childhood in Brazil, experiences in Portugal, India, the Netherlands and now New Zealand.

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.

The Church Bistro Hahei NZ


  • $ 18
    Couvert (2ppl); freshly baked bread & dips
  • $ 22
    Potato pavé topped with beetroot tartare & creamy goat cheese
  • $ 24
    Calamari filled with chorizo & black rice and served in red sauce
  • $ 25
    Crispy pork belly, grilled scallop & porcini mousseline
  • $ 24
    Duck croquette, apple purée & sweet corn sauté
The Church Bistro Hahei NZ


  • $ 32
    Melanzane parmigiano

    Crispy eggplant topped with tomato sauce, mashed potato, bocconcini cheese & fresh pesto

  • $ 40
    Beef bourguignon & fresh pasta

    French classic with bacon, silver onions, carrots, mushrooms and red wine sauce

  • $ 42
    Fish medallion with chef’s spices sauce served on a bed of pumpkin and coconut purée, prawn mousse & cashew nuts
  • $ 48
    Canard à l’orange

    Duck breast served with French style orange sauce, sauté potato & green beans

  • $ 46
    Wellington Chef’ style

    Your choice of NZ lamb rump OR NZ eye fillet steak accompanied with a mushroom, prosciutto & spinach roulade in a roti sauce


  • $ 16
    Mocha on a plate

    Chocolate delice, coffee crumble & vanilla ice cream

  • $ 8 each
    Mini tartelette (single, duo or trio)

    . Lemon curd & mascarpone

    . Apple & vanilla custard

    . Romeo & Juliet (Cheesecake & guava sauce)

    Add 1 scoop of vanilla ice cream to your tartelette $5.00

  • $ 16
    Sorbet duo
  • $ 8
    Vanilla ice cream

Children’s Menu

(twelve years and under)

  • $ 20
    Fish fingers and chips
  • $ 20
    Steak & chips
  • $ 20
    Pasta in red sauce & parmesan OR

    Pasta in butter sauce & parmesan


For reservations or general enquiries

Please book here through our online system.
For groups of 8 or more, or for late notice bookings, please contact the restaurant
07 866 3797 or send an email to:


Opening hours:

Dinner: Tuesday to Sunday from 5:30 pm.

Closed on Mondays


Looking forward to seeing you then.

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

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.

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