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


  • $ 24
    Couvert (2ppl); freshly baked bread & dips
  • $ 22
    Spinach roll filled with mushroom & blue cheese
  • $ 25
    Grilled octopus served with tomato sauce, white beans & chorizo
  • $ 24
    Brisket braised in stout beer with chimichurri & kumara puree
The Church Bistro Hahei NZ


  • $ 35
    Risotto alla Milanese

    Saffron risotto & parmesan cheese

  • $ 42
    Fish medallion in a crust of cashew nuts, pumpkin sauce & wild rice
  • $ 40
    Pork Belly filled with black pudding puree, served with apple chutney & lentils
  • $ 46
    Your choice of NZ lamb rump OR NZ eye fillet steak, mustard sauce, accompanied with grilled cauliflower & duck fat potatoes


  • $ 16
    Romeo & Juliet

    Goat cheese brûlée with creamy guava

  • $ 16
    White chocolate & pistachio molten cake served with berry sorbet
  • $ 16
    Sorbet duo
  • $ 8
    Vanilla ice cream

Children’s Menu

(twelve years and under)

  • $ 20
    Fish fingers and chips
  • $ 20
    Steak & chips
  • $37
    Roast dinner (your choice of Pork, Beef or Lamb roast)  and a delicious sticky date pudding & caramel sauce dessert.
  • $ 20
    KIDS Roast dinner (your choice of Pork, Beef or Lamb roast)  and a delicious sticky date pudding & caramel sauce dessert.


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: Thursday to Saturday  – A la carte Menu from 5:30 pm.

Roast Dinner every Sunday  from 5:30 pm

Closed on Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesday


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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