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


  • Squid Ink Rubbed and Seared Tuna
    Chickpea salad

    Wine suggestion – Margrain Martinborough Rose
  • Eggplant 3 Ways
    Smoked, pickled and crumbed eggplant served with
    house special gf cheese bread (V)

    Wine Suggestion – Lake Hayes Central Otago Pinot Noir
  • Brazilian Crab and Snapper Gratin
    Side salad

    Wine suggestion – Quarter Acre Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc
  • Goats Cheese and Leek Terrine
    Prosciutto, honeycomb, seasonal fruit, crostini

    Wine suggestion – Deliverance Waipara Chardonnay
  • Lemon and Mint Quinoa Salad
    Beetroot hummus (Vegan)
The Church Bistro Hahei NZ


The Church Bistro Hahei NZ
  • Snapper
    Watercress sauce, black rice and coconut crumbed prawns

    Wine suggestion – Spy Valley Marlborough Gewurztraminer
  • Beef Wellington
    A deconstructed version of this classic dish with eye fillet steak, porcini mushroom puree, flaky pastry

    Wine Suggestion – Turkey Flat Butcher’s Block SGM
  • Moroccan Lamb Rump
    Lamb Rump (cooked medium) Lemon and mint quinoa,beetroot hummus, yoghurt foam

    Wine suggestion – Mojo Barossa Shiraz
  • Apricot and Brie Risotto
    Main size (GF) (V)

    Wine suggestion – Pablo Clara Spain Rose
  • Apricot and Brie Risotto
    Entry size (GF) (V)

    Wine suggestion – Pablo Clara Spain Rose


  • Romeo and Juliet- Cream cheese Panna Cotta
    This marriage made in heaven dessert!
    Silky cream cheese panna cotta, soft guava puree topped with a parmesan tuile (GF)
  • Chocolate Molten Pudding
    Dark chocolate pudding, pistachio crumb, vanilla bean ice cream
  • Lemon Plate
    Lemon cream pot, deconstructed lemon meringue pie, lemon sorbet (GF)

    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