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

The Church Bistro – Hahei, NZ


  • $ 16
    Red wine poached pear, ricotta & chargrilled witlof (V/GF)
  • $ 19
    Seafood paella puffed rice (GF)
  • $ 15
    Beef cheek pastel (Brazilian wontons)
The Church Bistro Hahei NZ


The Church Bistro Hahei NZ
  • $ 28
    Mushroom tapenade, artichoke & leek (Vg/GF)
  • $ 38
    Grilled fish, butternut purée, scallops, lemon & leek sauce (GF)
  • $ 39
    Duck breast, feijoa purée, spinach & corn roulade (GF)
  • $ 36
    Beef cheek, aligot, golden garlic & fresh herbs (GF)


  • $ 12
    Affogato (GF)
  • $ 15
    Passionfruit crème brûlée (GF)
  • $ 15
    Pistachio & white chocolate molten cake
The Church Bistro Hahei NZ

Children’s Menu

(twelve years and under)

  • $ 15
    Pan fried fish, chips & veggies
  • $ 15
    Beef cheek, chips & veggies

Sunday Roast dinner

  • $ 30
    Adult meal + dessert
  • $ 15
    Children meal + dessert


For reservations or general enquiries…

Please contact the restaurant 07 866 3797 or Mark’s mobile 027 499 8879
or send an email to: dine@thechurchbistro.co.nz

We are now closed for the winter break.
The Church Bistro will re-open early September with a new spring menu.
Looking forward to seeing you then.
Find us at 87 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.

The Church Bistro Hahei NZ

Find us

Ph 07 866 3797 or 027 4998879
Email: dine@thechurchbistro.co.nz

The Church Bistro
Closed for the winter break. We will re-open early September with new Spring Menu.
Closed 25th, 26th December & 1st January