The Church Bistro.
Character dining at its best.

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.


Beetroot kibbeh

Beetroot kibbeh, homemade hummus, roasted shallots.

Pan-seared scallops

Pan-seared scallops, black pudding, apple puree.

Tuna tartare nachos

Tuna tartare nachos.

Chicken parfait platter

Chicken parfait, chorizo, artisan bread, coulis, platter to share.


Asparagus risotto

Asparagus risotto with crispy prosciutto.

Brazillian fish Moqueca

Brazilian fish moqueca (stew) with black rice and banana farofa.

Beef cheeks

Slow roasted beef cheeks with truffle polenta, vine roast tomatoes.

Lamb backstrap

Lamb backstrap with eggplant ratatouille.


Rhubarb & strawberry creme brûlée

Rhubarb and strawberry créme brûlée.

Chocolate & caramel platter

A platter of sweet delicacies – ask the waitress for today’s sweet treats.


Opening Hours

Open 6 nights/week

Closed Monday

Closed Christmas Day

Closed between June & September.
Please contact The Church Bistro directly for their expected opening dates.

Booking are recommended