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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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Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 just here but other places in New Zealand too. Large groups (locals I think) seem... More 

Thank Suanne H
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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
Bedford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For a start the people working there were really nice and of course the garlic prawns ar always a joy for the tastebuds. Keep up the good work.

Thank Joep K
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Incredible little spot in cute seaside village! My husband and I had a wonderful experience after we decided to splash out on a dinner for our anniversary. We were seated by a bubbly waitress who had heard from our b&b that it was our anniversary, so she had put flowers and candles on our table for the occasion and made... More 

Thank tessievanempel
Success, Australia
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was good and the staff were very pleasant but the service was a bit slow. The garlic prawns were delicious as were the chicken kebabs. Only had a light meal but was reasonably priced.

Thank Carole P
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 February 15, 2017 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 February 14, 2017 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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143 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

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 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

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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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
$6 - $21
New Zealand, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
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
Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
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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