The Church Bistro.
Character dining at its best.

The Church Bistro is operated independently from The Church Accommodation, please contact them directly for their latest menus and making reservations.

The Church Bistro is housed in the original church building from the early 1900s, 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.
The menu below is an example of last years summer menu. Due to Covid-19 this seasons menus will be limited, and change a little more frequently. There will be regular blackboard specials and promotions throughout the season.


Salmon Pastrami

Salmon Pastrami with mango sorbet.

Avocado on toast

Chef’s twist on this classic dish

Beef carpaccio bruschetta

Beef carpaccio bruschetta

Pork Momo (Nepalese dumpling)

Pork momo, Asian slaw, teriyaki dressing


Beef cheeks

Beef cheeks, creamy cassava, summer vegetables

Eye filet

Beef eye filet, angel potatoes, creme fraiche tartare, salad

Fish of the day

Scallop bisque, macadamia crumbsnow peas, baby carrots, lemon foam

Pork belly

Pineapple carpaccio, coconut rice, orange jus

Goats cheese tower

Nectarine, beetroot tower, salad (V)


Chocolate terrine

Dark chocolate terrine with raspberry posset

Tres leches

Three milk-soaked sponge, rum, caramelised banana

Passionfruit bomb

Stunning passionfruit ice cream encased in chocolate


Selection of three cheeses plus accompaniments


Opening Hours

Open Friday – Sunday until Summer.

Closed Christmas Day
Closed between June & October

As The Church Bistro is operated independently of The Church Accommodation,
please contact The Church Bistro directly for their opening dates and times.

Booking are recommended.