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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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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family visited this restaurant and had a lovely experience so decided to take me along the second time. Unfortunately it was a very different experience. It seemed the staff and chef couldn't cope with how busy the restaurant was that night. Orders were mixed up, waiting a long time, served food while others in our group were still waiting... More 

Thank Janie1984
Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I came here to celebrate my mother's birthday as part of our summer holiday. It was a disaster from the beginning: - On ordering, we were told one of the plates we had ordered may have run out. We were disappointed, but understood. The waitress returned to say it was in fact two of the plates, shortly... More 

Thank slksmith
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Quirky venue. Enjoyed the food, despite having an issue, as the issue was rectified very efficiently. Fair price, not an extensive menu, but enough with the specials board.

Thank Lee F
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Be sure to make a reservation as it was quite busy when we dined. the menu is unique but great for adventurous eaters. My 16 year old son even cleaned his plate! Wonderful re-use of the old church property.

Thank WGhummingbird
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food, try the prawns, ate their twice as the local Pub was rammed didn't need to book. Staff we're friendly and helpful. Bit dim inside and menu same both nights needs a bit of an update and TLC.

Thank Wych
Edmonton, Canada
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Church Restaurant is a great option for dinner in Hahei. Prices are reasonable and the food quality is very high. Local and fresh ingredients made for an enjoyable dinner experience. Reservations recommended.

Thank Rebecca D
Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

One of the 2 restaurants in the town , booked for a meal on our second night. Warm welcome by the team, nice ambient surroundings. Decided on the tapas option, 5 plates was enough for 2.. Arancini was fantastic, as were all the dishes..... Last to leave the restaurant, but didn't feel at all rushed. All staff including the chef,... More 

Thank Rickawl
Hanley Swan, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I are staying in Pauanui which has a shortage of restaurants in the area. We drove over to Hahei on a recommendation last night and were not disappointed. Despite arriving early we were seated promptly and offered the menu and drinks. There is a Mediterranean influence in the choices of dishes. I decided to have the selection... More 

Thank Catherine P
Durham, North Carolina
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67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

This restaurant appears to be owned and run by young people who were so pleasant, enthusiastic, and really seemed to enjoy what they were doing that it makes you really hope they succeed. We had 1 vegetarian large plate and 1 tagine lamb, both served with couscous. I would rate them as good, though not outstanding. We had the ice... More 

Thank LikeItActive
Stockholm, Sweden
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Our waiter, probably with french heritage (lovely accent), gave me and my family a warm welcome and proceeded to make the rest of the evening a complete dining experience. We got the feeling that he loved what he was doing and had a true passion for the food they were serving here. Big ups to the chef for banging out... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 21
New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?