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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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Cauliflower Veloute

Pickled beetroot, crumbed artichoke, black garlic.

Porcini Risotto

Crispy leek, porcini risotto egg, truffle. (gf)(Veg)

Salmon Profiteroles

Profiteroles w salmon mousse, poached salmon, salmon caviar.


Brazilian dried beef, kumara pureé, cheese sauce. (gf)

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Heart of palm puree, caper berries, almond butter.

Eye Filet

Potato gratin, baby carrots, Madeira jus. (gf)

Duck Confit

Red wine poached fruit, leek custard tart.

Mushroom Garden

Wild pan fried, mushroom soil, soy glazed, garden sponge.

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Twice Baked Forest Trifle

Chocolate sponge, berry compote, vanilla anglaise, chocolate cream.

Deconstructed Tarte Tatin

Sticky caramel, sweet apples, crisp pastry, vanilla bean ice cream, liqueur cream.

Twice Baked Guava Souffle

This warm soufflé married with guava pureé and cream is truly heaven.

Opening Hours

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Open 5 nights per week.

Closed Sunday & 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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