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The Old Church Restaurant & Bar

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199 Meeanee Road | Hawkes Bay, Napier, New Zealand
+64 6-844 8866
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6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wed - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The Old Church is a stunnng Hawkes Bay landmark that has been converted...
The Old Church is a stunnng Hawkes Bay landmark that has been converted into a plush and quirky restaurant and bar. It also offers luxury botique accommodation in the neighbouring villa. Both the Villa and the Restaurant venue have been rated 5 stars by Qualmark and are perfect for weddings, events, conferences, corporate functions and parties.
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Family evening to dine for

This place was stunning from the outside all the way in. Amazing how much has gone into restoring an old building like this and I was so please we booked in for dinner here. They had an open fire going, there was a great wine selection and an amazing menu. We sampled and enjoyed a range of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
Chloe H
via mobile
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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65 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

This place was stunning from the outside all the way in. Amazing how much has gone into restoring an old building like this and I was so please we booked in for dinner here. They had an open fire going, there was a great wine selection and an amazing menu. We sampled and enjoyed a range of the entrees and... More 

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Moira I, Owner at The Old Church Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

This review shows that we are on the right track to achieve all of the goals that we set for the business and ourselves as members of The Old Church team. Thank you so much for this. The team love reading such positive feedback. We look forward to hosting you again in the future. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

My Princess Chanelle, always wanted to get married at The Old Church. Moira and the team went Above and Beyond to create a Fairy Tale wedding that Walt Disney himself could not produce any better. Instead of having two nights at the Old Church Villa, we were given Four Fantastic nights in a house with so much elegance and luxury,... More 

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Moira I, Owner at The Old Church Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hosting weddings is one of our greatest pleasures at the Church. Being part of creating memorable occasions is very important to us. Working with wonderful families like yours makes it a very easy and extremely satisfying job. All of the best to you and your beautiful princess. More 

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

A very great evening out with excellent company, freindly service and most importantly superb food. The uniqueness of the restraunt really makes it one of the best dining experiences around.

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Moira I, Owner at The Old Church Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much. Good Company has to be the critical ingredient for a great night out. It is our pleasure to enhance that by providing a lovely environment and great food. More 

Yeppoon, Australia
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We dine here every time we are in the bay . It is one of our favourite destinations and always enjoy the atmosphere and the cuisine. The seasonal menus are always a delight and a pleasant change. We enjoy trying the new tastes and delights. Sitting in the courtyard watching the magnificent sunsets or sitting by the fireside in the... More 

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Moira I, Owner at The Old Church Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much. we love having repeat visitors. Our new venue the Villa which is situated next to the Church opens next week with a new menu, so hopefully we will see you there at some time. More 

Napier, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Went for lunch on Sunday, beautiful food (the lamb dish is a must) . I will definately go back soon.

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Moira I, Owner at The Old Church Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much. More 

New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

My husband and a friend enjoyed a huge choose your own ingredient lunch platter at this restaurant set among the vines in an historic church in Meeanee. My great grandmother had attended this church in the late 1800's and Mother Suzanne Aubert played the organ and made her famous medicines originally on tis sight. The history i preserved for all... More 

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Moira I, Owner at The Old Church Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much. The history of the Church is rich and we have many visitors popping in from around the world to see where Sister Auber worked. It is my understanding that there are moves afoot to have her made a Saint. It is our challenge and pleasure to ensure the Church lives up to its reputation in all... More 

Napier, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I have visited The Old Church twice now - once in the summer when doing "research" for a birthday party venue. Our group had platters outdoors to live music and had a wonderful afternoon. I contacted Moira to enquire about having my birthday party at the venue at Easter. Moira could not have been more helpful, juggling other bookings, including... More 

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Moira I, Owner at The Old Church Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much. The weather is certainly a great reason for summer out door dining at the Church. Having the ability to cater for different groups at the same time is one of the things we enjoy about our venue. We loved being able to host your special birthday. More 

New Plymouth, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

We recently had our daughters wedding at the Old Church - first class venue with character to burn, the staff and Moira were friendly and most helpful - the food was absolutely delicious! We also stayed in the Old Church villa situated adjacent to the Old Church, classy and sumptuous accommodation and very handy for our big occasion next door,... More 

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Moira I, Owner at The Old Church Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much. The team loved hosting your wedding and the functions that surrounded it. We do pride ourselves on providing a perfect wedding venue , it is certainly made easy when we have clients like you. More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Outstanding venue, fantastic service, amazing food, ambiance in the church is amazing. Will deffinatly be back again.

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Moira I, Owner at The Old Church Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much. We look forward to your return visit More 

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We had our wedding at the Old Church in March 2015 and it was the best. Wonderful service from all of the staff, and all of our correspondence and planning leading up to the day was handled brilliantly. The day itself was stunning, the food and drinks were amazing, so many people commented on how good the food was. And... More 

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Moira I, Owner at The Old Church Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

It is fantastic for the team when we receive a review like yours. Choosing the right wedding venue can be a trial in itself and the cost of that special day is significant. We recognise that and seek to bring everything together to assist in creating the perfect day and to ensure that guests leave with wonderful memories. We are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 199 Meeanee Road | Hawkes Bay, Napier, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Napier
  • Phone Number: +64 6-844 8866

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 36

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Romantic

Description

The Old Church is a stunnng Hawkes Bay landmark that has been converted into a plush and quirky restaurant and bar. It also offers luxury botique accommodation in the neighbouring villa. Both the Villa and the Restaurant venue have been rated 5 stars by Qualmark and are perfect for weddings, events, conferences, corporate functions and parties.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?