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.


Couvert (2ppl).
freshly baked bread & dips


Potato pavé topped with beetroot tartare & creamy goat cheese


Calamari filled with chorizo & black rice and served in red sauce


Crispy pork belly, grilled scallop & porcini mousseline


Duck croquette, apple purée & sweet corn sauté




Melanzane parmigiano


Beef bourguignon & fresh pasta.
French classic with bacon, silver onions, carrots, mushrooms and red wine sauce


Fish medallion with chef’s spices sauce served on a bed of pumpkin and coconut purée, prawn mousse & cashew nuts


Canard à l’orange.

Duck breast served with French style orange sauce, sauté potato & green beans


Wellington Chef’ style.

Your choice of NZ lamb rump OR NZ eye fillet steak accompanied with a mushroom, prosciutto & spinach roulade in a roti sauce



Kids menu available
(12 and under)


Fish Fingers & chips    

Steak & chips    

Pasta with red sauce with Parmesan
Pasta in butter sauce & Parmesan    



Mocha on a plate.

Chocolate delice, coffee crumble & vanilla ice cream


Mini tartelette
(single, duo or trio)

. Lemon curd & mascarpone
. Apple & vanilla custard
. Romeo & Juliet (Cheesecake & guava sauce)

$8 each

Sorbet duo 


Vanilla ice cream


Opening Hours

March 2024. 
Open Tuesday – 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.