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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 good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (32 reviews)
“lamb tagine” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
New Zealand, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
87 Hahei Beach Rd, Hahei 2850, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Spectacular meal here, tasty tapas, great wine and a lovely choice of delicious mains. We had the Harissa chicken, fish of the day special and shared tapas starter with a sticky date pudding to end. Service was superb and the setting is very cool. Highly...More

Thank Queenbez
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely a place to try if you're in Hahei. My husband and I ordered the charcuterie board (not your typical board), mussels, and the steak and all were delicious and plentiful. To top if off, service was great!

Thank Isabel J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time here. Everybody was very nice, and the food was delicious. In particular, the lamb (tagine style ) was amazing. the fish (I think it was the fish of the day) was also delicious.

Thank Jennifer b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked early and lucky we did as the place filled quickly on an Easter Saturday evening. Good menu with tapas being the speciality. Try the morcilla and chorizo - delicious and the mussels were superb! Chef agreed to do a half portion (wish we...More

Thank ceelsnyc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tapas was excellent, with chef choice of wine, absolutely superb. Service was good, very attentive and friendly. Love the ambience of the place.....Would go there again. Very happy.

Thank Reina C
Reviewed 14 April 2017

The meal was not up to the standard of old. The setting is very good but the standard of food is nowhere near what it was a few years ago.

Thank waterdave1
Reviewed 9 April 2017

A lovely little restaurant. Friendly staff, excellent service and the food was very good. We were there on a Friday evening, it was fairly busy, the staff were very attentive.

Thank Kym K
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We ate here twice during our three day stay in the area. The tapas was the highlight. The other meal we ate from the specials board and were a little disappointed comparing it with the tapas. Lovely staff. One thing I was surprised at not...More

Thank Suanne H
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

I have been there and i will never come back. They take to many time for the plates and was a disaster. The staff attetion is really bad! I DONT RECOMMEND IT!!!

Thank bdl87
Reviewed 16 March 2017

The Church restataurant is a converted Methodist chapel, full of atmosphere. Whilst not a large menu, which I always think is a favourable point, is delicious. The tapas are wonderful. Everything freshly cooked. Staff, friendly and professional. Highly recommended.

Thank Sheila K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$21
Dinner, Lunch, 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, Business meetings, Local cuisine, 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
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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.