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.

The Church Bistro Hahei NZ

…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


  • Cauliflower Velouté
    Pickled beetroot, crumbed artichoke, black garlic

    Wine suggestion – Catalina Sounds Marlborough Pinot Gris
  • Porcini Risotto
    Crispy Leek, Porcini risotto egg, truffle (gf)

    Wine Suggestion – Margrain Marlborough Rose
  • Salmon Profiteroles
    Profiteroles w salmon mousse, poached salmon, salmon caviar

    Wine suggestion – Amisfiled Central Otago Riesling
  • Escondidinho
    Brazilian dried beef, kumara pureé, cheese sauce (gf)

    Wine suggestion – Lake Hayes Pinot Noir
The Church Bistro Hahei NZ


The Church Bistro Hahei NZ
  • Snapper
    Heart of palm puree, caper berries, almond butter

    Wine suggestion – Quarter acre Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc
  • Eye Fillet
    Potato gratin, baby carrots, madeira jus (gf)

    Wine Suggestion –
  • Duck Confit
    Red wine poached fruit, leek custard tart

    Wine suggestion – Lake Hayes Central Otago Pinot Noir
  • Mushroom Garden
    Wild pan fried, mushroom soil, soy glazed, garden sponge

    Wine suggestion – Crowded house Marlborough Pinot Noir


  • Twice baked forest Trifle
    Chocolate sponge, berry compote, vanilla anglaise, chocolate cream
  • Twice baked Guava Souffle
    This warm soufflé married with guava pureé and cream is truly heaven
  • Deconstructed Tarte tatin
    Sticky Caramel, sweet apples, crisp pastry, vanilla bean ice cream, liqueur cream

    Wine suggestion – Muddy Water ‘Sugar Daddy’ Riesling
The Church Bistro Hahei NZ

Children’s Meals and Side dishes

  • Small size steak, fries and salad*
    * Children’s menu includes small size ice cream
  • Small size pan fried fish, fries and salad*
    * Children’s menu includes small size ice cream
  • Mixed Salad
  • French Fries


For reservations or general enquiries…

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

The Church Bistro is open from the 3rd January 2019 from 5pm.

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.

The Church Bistro Hahei NZ

Find us

Ph 07 866 3797 or 027 553 4035

The Church Bistro will be closed 24th, 25th and 26th Dec, reopen on the 27th Dec 2018.
Open 6 days Tuesday to Sunday, closed Monday