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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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Auckland, New Zealand
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 had the full portion after) everything we ate was well seasoned and tasty. Good service... More 

Thank ceelsnyc
1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
Wappingers Falls, New York
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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
1 review
Reviewed 13 March 2017 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
Reviewed 4 March 2017

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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47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

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

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, 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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?