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The Church Bistro.

Character dining at its best

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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.


You can expect to see simple Kiwi style, European inspired food, plus seasonal and regular specials.

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Squid ink rubbed and seared tuna

Chickpea salad

Eggplant 3 ways

Smoked, pickled and crumbed eggplant served with house special gf cheese bread (V)

Brazillian crab and snapper gratin

with side salad

Goat cheese and leek terrine

Prosciutto, honeycomb, seasonal fruit, crostini

Lemon and mint quinoa salad

Beetroot hummus (Vegan)

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Watercress sauce, black rice and coconut crumbed prawns

Beef Wellington

A deconstructed version of this classic dish with eye fillet steak, porcini mushroom puree, flaky pastry

Morrocan lamb rump

Lamb Rump (cooked medium) Lemon and mint quinoa, beetroot hummus, yoghurt foam


Apricot and Brie risotto

with Grano Padano V (gf)

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'Romeo and Juliet'
Cream cheese pannacotta

This marriage made in heaven dessert! Silky cream cheese pannacotta, 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)

Opening Hours

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Open 6 nights/week
Closed Monday.
Closed Christmas Day.
Closed between June and September.
Bookings are recommended.



The Church Accommodation
ph: +64 (0)7 866 3533
87 Hahei Beach Road,
New Zealand


Church Bistro

The Church Bistro
ph: +64 (0)7 866 3797
87 Hahei Beach Road,
New Zealand

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