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


  • Salmon Pastrami with mango sorbet
    Salmon pastrami with mango sorbet
  • Beef Carpaccio
    Beef Carpaccio Brushetta
  • Pork Momo
    Pork Momo (Nepalese Dumplings),  Asian Slaw, teriyaki dressing
  • Avocado on toast
    Our chef’s twist on this classic dish
The Church Bistro Hahei NZ


The Church Bistro Hahei NZ
  • Beef cheeks (gf)
    Beef cheeks, creamy cassava, summer vegetables
  • Eye fillet (gf)
    Eye fillet steak, angel potatoes, salad
  • Pork belly (gf)
    Pork belly, pineapple carpaccio, coconut rice, orange jus
  • Fish of the day (gf)
    Fish of the day, scallop bisque, macadamia crumb, snow peas, baby carrots, lemon foam
  • Goats cheese tower (gf,V)
    Goats cheese, nectarine, beetroot tower, salad


  • Chocolate terrine (gf)
    Dark chocolate terrine with raspberry posset
  • Tres Leche, caramelised banana
    Three milk-soaked sponge with a hint of rum, topped with caramelised Banana
  • Passionfruit bomb
    Stunning passionfruit ice cream served on a chocolate soil
  • Cheeseboard to share
    Cheeseboard to share, a selection of 3 cheeses plus accompaniments
The Church Bistro Hahei NZ

Children’s Meals and Side dishes

  • Pulled beef cheeks. salad, chips
  • Small size pan fried fish, fries and salad
  • Mixed Salad
  • French Fries


For reservations or general enquiries…

Please contact the restaurant 07 866 3797 or Mark’s mobile 027 499 8879
or send an email to:

The Church Bistro is open 7 nights a week, Monday – Sunday evenings 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