The Church Bistro – Hahei, NZ

A quality dining experience…

The 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


  • $ 19
    Caprese bruschetta (V)
  • $ 22
    Octopus puttanesca with polenta croutons (DF/GF)
  • $ 20
    Pork & prawn croquette with apple chilli sauce (DF)
  • $ 26
    Duck confit, goat cheese filo with orange sauce


The Church Bistro Hahei NZ
  • $ 32
    Mushroom & truffle risotto (V/GF)
  • $ 39
    Grilled salmon (medium rare), black rice, almond & miso sauce (DF/GF)
  • $ 38
    Beef short ribs, kumara mash & chef made onion rings
  • $ 42
    Eye fillet steak, parsnip purée & mustard sauce (GF)


  • $ 16
    Dark chocolate & pistachio dome (GF)
  • $ 15
    Toffee apple spring roll & mascarpone
  • $ 15
    Sorbet duo with seasonal fruit (Vg/DF/GF)
The Church Bistro Hahei NZ

Children’s Menu

(twelve years and under)

  • $ 15
    Pan fried fish, chips & veggies (DF/GF)
  • $ 15
    Steak, chips & veggies (DF/GF)

Sunday Roast (except 5th June Queen’s Birthday)

  • $ 30
    Adult Sunday Roast + dessert
  • $ 20
    Children Sunday Roast + 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:

The Church Bistro is closed for the Winter break. Re-open in September

Opening hours:

Closed for Winter break

Closed 25th & 26th December and 1st January.


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.

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