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The Church Restaurant

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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Restaurant Hours
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
87 Hahei Beach Rd, Hahei 2850, New Zealand
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

We checked this restaurant out online and read the good reviews. After coming here I would would also recommend it. The front door has no sign saying that it is the entry, but after opening the quaint wooden door we were greeted with warm, friendly...More

Thank Carl L
Reviewed 5 May 2018

We enjoyed a delicious meal of snapper, spinach and salmon roulade and vegetables at this atmospheric restaurant located in an old church. Service was friendly and helpful.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 29 April 2018

There are slim pickings in Hahei and The Church is the best. Located in a church with an verandah which had the covers down on the cold and wet night we visited. Reasonable wine list and food was good - what you would expect from...More

Thank geekgirl_11
Reviewed 21 April 2018 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 21 April 2018

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 19 April 2018 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

1  Thank Wendy R
Reviewed 9 April 2018

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 8 April 2018 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 2 April 2018 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 28 March 2018 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
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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. We are now open 7 days a week for the summer season (although closed Christmas and Boxing Day). Please call or email to make a booking.
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