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The Church Restaurant

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87 Hahei Beach Rd, Hahei 2850, New Zealand
+64 7-866 3797
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“tapas” (33 reviews)
“lamb tagine” (11 reviews)
“steak” (22 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
87 Hahei Beach Rd, Hahei 2850, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great food, we had the duck and fillet as well as the chocolate share platter. Would definitely recommend and to top it off the owner, Mark, was friendly, delightful and welcoming. An all round great experience, and an amazing way to celebrate our anniversary!!!

Thank NeelamNZ
Reviewed 6 days ago

It's a nice place to stop for dinner, and the better restaurant out of the 2 that exist in Hahei ! The absence is more formal than the other restaurant in the village, however the food quality is also much better. We sat in the...More

Thank JFerrero007
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's so refreshing to find a restaurant for an evening meal that caters well for both adults and children. I feel the church does both well. We had a wonderful evening, the food was fantastic, prawn cocktails, beetroot gnocchi, seafood platters, kids nachos, chocolate &...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner with our two kids (6 and 7). It was a very nice and cosy restaurant and the staff was helpful and patient. The food was very tasteful and the kids loved their food. But not so much to choose for them which...More

Thank Diewertje v
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Church is a nice building inside and out. Staff were friendly and welcoming on our arrival. They were totally OK with split bills. Staff seemed a bit confused throughout the evening. I first put it down to language difficulty (there are lots of European...More

Thank annehenshaw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our meal here and there was every effort made to ensure we were pleased with it. We each had a fish fish. The salmon and special snapper were fresh and cooked well. In my opinion,the hollandaise sauce for the snapper overshadowed the flavor...More

Thank biarritz99
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner for two, very pleasant setting although did not look too busy when we went. Hosts tried very hard and the staff were generally pleasant and efficient. The owners had taken over a couple of years ago and the food was good, but perhaps not...More

Thank RichardAJohn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good service, well prepared food, and a wine list that also features a good selection of local wines by the glass. We ordered the fish of the day with two sides of salad; the fish was very tasty, only the salads lacked some dressing.

Thank Wolf_W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The ambiance is very cute and decor is unique. We had a steak and the fish of the day, which were both average for the price. THE DESSERT WAS SO GOOD. We had the passion fruit bombe alaska, and it was the best we ever...More

Thank Emma C
Reviewed 21 March 2018

We were staying in Hahei so decided to try the Church Restaurant. Food was disappointing for the price. The fish special came with a strange combination of fruit salsa and hollaindaise sauce. The fish platter was adequate but the sauce with the mussels was lacking...More

Thank destination551
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$21
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 87 Hahei Beach Rd, Hahei 2850, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Hahei
  • Phone Number: +64 7-866 3797
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Please take the time to check out the excellent reviews over at The Church Accommodation TripAdvisor page. Although we are owned and operated separately, we are located on the same site in beautiful Hahei and work wonderfully alongside one another. The Church Accommodation is an excellent choice if you are looking for somewhere to stay in Hahei. PLEASE NOTE, WE ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR THE WINTER SEASON. WE WILL OPEN AGAIN LATE AUGUST/EARLY SEPTEMBER. THANKS FOR YOUR INTEREST AND WE WILL SEE YOU ANOTHER TIME. Julia and Nick.
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