The Church Bistro.
Character dining at its best.

The Church Bistro is operated independently from The Church Accommodation, please contact them directly to make a reservation.

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 Bistro boasts and excellent wine list and a range of craft beers.


Grilled octopus with crispy homemade polenta & seasonal vegetables ratatouille


Pork cheek confit, parsnip & parmesan puree, balsamic manuka honey caramel sauce and fresh herbs


Lamb shoulder croquette with hummus, mushroom & capsicum salsa, with an Indian paratha


Spaghetti of Zucchini & a Provencal sauce




Grilled fish fillet with a cream of green asparagus & cherry tomatoes in confit, grilled risotto


Trio of Duck; grilled duck breast, pulled duck confit in pastry & duck liver terrine with a berry sauce and goat cheese mousse


Your choice of Eye fillet steak OR New Zealand Lamb rump, potatoes Hamburguesa filled with spinach & mushroom topped with cheese, green peppercorn sauce and grilled leek


Fresh pasta in a porcini mushroom sauce sprinkled with shaved Grana Padano


Kids menu available
(12 and under)

Fish and chips    $20

Grilled eye fillet steak & pasta with tomato sauce  $20





Crème Brûlée of vanilla bean


Pear poached in white wine & chocolate mousse, garnished with walnuts


Sorbet duo 


Opening Hours

November 2023.
Open Wednesday – Sunday from 5.30pm.

Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

As The Church Bistro is operated independently of The Church Accommodation,
please contact The Church Bistro directly for their opening dates and times as this will change through the year.

Booking are recommended.