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The Church Restaurant

87 Hahei Beach Rd, Hahei 2850, New Zealand
+64 7-866 3797
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Restaurant Hours
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
87 Hahei Beach Rd, Hahei 2850, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had one very good main, but the other was mixed. The chocolate and toffee platter was very good, and was so large we shared it. It was very quiet on a Monday evening at the end of October. This place is relatively expensive.

Thank cngj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great casual atmosphere and the staff lovely. Throughly enjoyed the food - steak for me 10/10, duck for my husband 8/10 - great lentils but duck average'ish'. Only a minor thing but was a surprise - we were offered water on arrival (as is expected)...More

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived a bit later than anticipated due to very long journey but we were greeted by lovely staff. We had the fillet steak which was lush! So tender with lovely accompaniments. A wonderful glass of wine and s couple of beers did the trick. The...More

Thank primpops
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great setting with helpful and friendly staff. The food was excellent - we ate there twice. The only serious restaurant in Hahei - so worth booking.

1  Thank BrentTraveller
Reviewed 13 January 2018

Not the best value for money. Usually restaurants charging this price level go somewhat further with their fare choice and the presentation. We had already enjoyed this venue several years ago and were really looking forward to eat there again but sadly we were very...More

Thank JohnPaul1950
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Great meal out for something a little special on a beach holiday. Friendly staff and good food and wine.

Thank CJS-67
Reviewed 8 January 2018

The restaurant, also called The Bistro (on site with The Church accommodation), was superb with delicious dinners (we went back again!) and great tasting Otago wines. There were a variety of dishes to choose from, including seafood and beef. The staff were very friendly and...More

Thank paul91011
Reviewed 8 January 2018

The Curch restaurant is on the main road into Hahei. It has an unusual setting and serves a variety of dishes to suit all palates. The service was friendly and helpful but we did have to wait 50 min from ordering to table in a...More

Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Dinner at this restaurant was a pleasant surprise. Staff are warm, friendly and patient. They took time to answer our questions. They have indoor and outdoor seating. The property is clean and airy. We shared posh fish cakes for starters. Portions were enough for 2...More

Thank charlie o
Reviewed 6 January 2018

It's always great to have your expectations exceeded and this was one of those times. Four of us (3 adults and a child) went along to the Church Bistro Hahei and had a great experience. The Prawn Ceviche a couple of us had as a...More

Thank Brenfx
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$22
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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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