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Church Hill Restaurant & Oyster Bar

36 Kamahi Rd, Stewart Island 9846, New Zealand
+64 3-219 1123
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Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“mutton bird” (31 reviews)
“oysters” (40 reviews)
“rack of lamb” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
CUISINES
Seafood, New Zealand, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
36 Kamahi Rd, Stewart Island 9846, New Zealand
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Reviewed 19 May 2017

If you want to experience the best of New Zealand cuisine, with a local touch, then this is the place to come. I sampled the fresh produce from the sea, including Oysters Kilpatrick, and fresh Salmon. On a return visit I had Muttonbird and New...More

Thank John S
Chrisdeanne, Owner at Church Hill Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2017

Many thanks for your review and we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your dining experiences with us as this is our aim.

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Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely meal- food was excellent, great use of local produce and very personable host. Would love to come back and sample the rest of the menu!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Chrisdeanne, Owner at Church Hill Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Thank you for your feedback. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us recently. We hope to see you again sometime.

Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

We were delighted to experience such delicate cuisine and personal service in this remote location. This restaurant would not be out of place in the high streets of NZ's largest cities. We enjoyed engaging conversations with the proprietor and the meals were delicious and beautifully...More

Thank DougHanna
Chrisdeanne, Owner at Church Hill Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Is great to get your feedback and see you enjoyed your dining experience with us recently. Many thanks.

Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

After a long day tramping about Ulva Island (which was amazing), we returned for our last night on Stewart Island with high expectations for a wonderful dinner at Church Hill Restaurant. We were not disappointed! Chris & Deanne made us feel welcome as soon as...More

Thank Mike S
Chrisdeanne, Owner at Church Hill Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

It was our pleasure meeting you and having you dine with us and great to hear you enjoyed your experience. We hope to see you and your lovely family again sometime.

Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Recommend this place. Food was great and service even better. We went for dinner. The meals are a little on the pricey and smaller side but it is more of a fine dining experience than anywhere else on the island. Great variety of food, including...More

Thank Hannah J
Chrisdeanne, Owner at Church Hill Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Many thanks for your feedback. Is great to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us.

Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

If you are in the mood for a gourmet meal on remote Stewart Island this is the place to go. Local seafoods caught off of the island with vegetables and herbs from the restaurants own garden. Where else in the world are you going to...More

Thank Fred B
Chrisdeanne, Owner at Church Hill Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Is great to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us recently. Many thanks for your feedback.

Reviewed 20 April 2017

Arrived to see if restaurant could do a solo cover without a booking - owners kindly offered me a table - had a great meal - food was well cooked and superbly presented and owners accommodated and waitress was friendly, polite . Overall a really...More

Thank alisonwoodnz
Chrisdeanne, Owner at Church Hill Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2017

Great to hear you enjoyed your evening with us and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 19 April 2017

A very welcoming atomosphere, friendly with a helpful attitude. The food was very well presented and of a very high standard.

Thank glenallen2017
Chrisdeanne, Owner at Church Hill Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Is great to hear you had an enjoyable evening dining with us. Many thanks for your comments.

Reviewed 16 April 2017

A great place for a gourmet meal. Sliced abollone in a mild green curry sauce, blue cod, rack of lamb, bluff oysters, seafood chowder, every dish was well prepared, presented and delicious. The wine list paired very nicely with the food. One of the best...More

Thank Pencoyd
Chrisdeanne, Owner at Church Hill Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Is great to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us, many thanks for your comments.

Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Walked up to the restaurant and enquired about dinner. Proprietor could hardly bring herself to speak to us. So rude. Wouldn't want to dine in this establishment as a result. Wouldn't recommend based on surly approach, no matter how good the menu was.More

Thank Denise R
Chrisdeanne, Owner at Church Hill Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

I am terribly sorry you got me at a bad moment when I opened the door for you outside of our opening hours. Even though there is no excuse for being impolite all I can say is I am under a lot of personal stress...More

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Joanne W
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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, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, View, Child-friendly
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 & Oyster Bar 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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