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Church Hill Restaurant

36 Kamahi Rd, Stewart Island 9846, New Zealand
+64 3-219 1123
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Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Seafood, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
36 Kamahi Rd, Stewart Island 9846, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 268 reviews

Reviewed 17 June 2018

We ate dinner here midweek and were not disappointed. The dips, fresh fish and fruit crumble were flawless and beautifully presented, as was the quality of service and attention to detail. The owner greeted us and was genuinely interested in our travels. Despite it being...More

Thank Helen D
Chrisdeanne, Owner at Church Hill Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

Was great to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us recently and many thanks for your comments.

Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

First time to the Island and joined some locals for a wonderful evening. Very friendly atmosphere, diverse menu selection, reasonable wines and great family like service. Probably a little up there in price but a quaint beautiful island so it is the place to treat...More

Thank Doryundercover
Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

Delightful little cottage restaurant with fresh, very tasty and nicely presented food. Great selection of local produce and nice staff. Perfect meal on our last night on the island. Only a little more expensive than a similar place on the mainland, with a limited wine...More

Thank Gary S
Chrisdeanne, Owner at Church Hill Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2018

Great to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us recently and many thanks for your comments.

Reviewed 12 April 2018

This small out of the way restaurant served the best meal I had in NZ. Had puau, the local abalone. It was spectacular. Others in our party agreed.

Thank Cotton-DC
Chrisdeanne, Owner at Church Hill Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Was wonderful to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us recently and many thanks for your comments.

Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

I highly recommend putting Church Hill restaurant on your list to visit when on Stewart Island. With very little options on the island this place is definitely a stand out. Fresh ingredients and great service. We walked in and were immediately told that they were...More

Thank Maria B
Chrisdeanne, Owner at Church Hill Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us recently and many thanks for your feedback

Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

This restaurant prides itself on local fare and did not disappoint. Beautiful fresh food - we ate paua ravioli, whitebait and blue cod - all served with own grown herbs and vegetables etc. The owners/chef clearly have a passion for showcasing the environment they live...More

Thank Chris T
Chrisdeanne, Owner at Church Hill Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Many thanks for your comments and was great to hear you had an enjoyable experience dining with us recently.

Reviewed 22 March 2018

In Stewart Island I did not expect to find such a lovely place, great setting in a converted home with superb food, run by a dedicated and passionate couple. A truly lovely experience in a rugged and beautiful island.

Thank BermudaSolo
Chrisdeanne, Owner at Church Hill Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Great to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us recently. Many thanks for your comments also.

Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Portions are very small for what you pay. 24$ for Ravioli appetizer and you get four small pieces of pasta. Vegetarian Pasta main — just veggies and pasta— why does it have to be so meagre? We spent 150$ here on a meal and were...More

Thank Kathryn Y
Chrisdeanne, Owner at Church Hill Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thank you for your feedback

Reviewed 9 March 2018

It's the best of 2 nice restaurants in Oban. The conversion from a house to the restaurant was done very well. The food was well prepared. We had salmon and blue cod, both very good. Probably the most expensive restaurant in town.

Thank skatecreekrd
Chrisdeanne, Owner at Church Hill Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2018

We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us recently and many thanks for your feedback.

Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

My wife and I had dinner here on one of our nights on SI. The service was excellent and the staff and hosts took time to say hello and find out where we were from etc. We booked late so had to be there early,...More

Thank Richo12
Chrisdeanne, Owner at Church Hill Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2018

Many thanks for your feedback and lovely to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us recently.

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Joanne W
4 March 2017|
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Response from Chrisdeanne | Property representative |
Sorry we are only open in the evenings.
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Ricci A
3 March 2016|
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Response from Chrisdeanne | Property representative |
Yes we do on the blackboard
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Monday
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Friday
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Kamahi Rd, Stewart Island 9846, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Stewart Island
  • Phone Number: +64 3-219 1123
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Description
Church Hill Restaurant is a fully licenced a la carte restaurant specialising in local seafood with a cosy open fire, 3 separate dining areas plus deck with amazing vistas. Private functions welcomed. Courtesy car drop-off available. Open from 5:30pm till late.
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