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The Church Restaurant

87 Hahei Beach Rd, Hahei 2850, New Zealand
+64 7-866 3797
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (33 reviews)
“lamb tagine” (11 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
87 Hahei Beach Rd, Hahei 2850, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We came here tired after a long drive from Auckland, and were delighted by the stellar service. The staff were conversational and friendly, the environment was mellow and the food was exemplary. Can’t wait to come again!

Thank Jacob C
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Church restaurant has new owners so thought we would try it again. H ave not been to Hahei for some time. A very popular eating place in a pleasant garden setting.. Very busy Wednesday night. I think the locals have sussed out that this...More

Thank Abfab28
Reviewed 4 days ago

We enquired about a table for 3 and were left feeling that it was not exactly welcomed by our host who said they were extremely busy and could fit us in but we would probably have to wait, which we accepted. In the end we...More

Thank angelicatherapies
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a bit of a strange introduction to this place. We walked in without a booking, and the place definitely wasn't full given the off season, but the staff told us we would have to grab a drink and wait to order food. Just...More

Thank madscientist01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited early evening in late November, not having made a booking. We were offered a selection of tables and chose one on the screened deck. The new owner was very welcoming and although they were expecting two large groups later in...More

Thank SilverSKIERSurrey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We would highly recommend trying the church bistro while visiting in Hahei. My husband and I decided to go here as we were staying at the church accommodation for our honeymoon. The Service and food was a consistent 10/10. We really enjoyed every moment there....More

1  Thank Mel S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we loved the restaurant. the owner mark was super kind and made us feel comfortable, it was great to talk to him and get some sun in the front area while eating mussels! thanks mark for the recommendation - we went to the Takapuna Beach...More

Thank Ana V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staff were friendly, the venue was welcoming, and the food was cooked perfectly. Would definitely suggest if you are spending a few nights in Hahei and are looking for somewhere nicer to eat you try this place.

Thank pauly5401
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This attractive restaurant was next door to our accommodation. We met the pleasant owners. Recommend the chicken pot pie and duck.

Thank Pam V
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We ate with two other friends on a Saturday night and ordered the whole tapas menu, it was the perfect amount of food for four of us and we got to try a bit of everything. Would definitely recommend the food here.

Thank Pettrena R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$21
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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. 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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