Welcome to Church Hill Boutique Lodge & Restaurant

Church Hill Restaurant Limited is a proudly New Zealand owned and operated business that offers fully hosted accommodation and dining on Stewart Island, New Zealand. We have an emphasis on fresh local produce, homemade and prepared to order. 

Your hosts are Deanne and Chris Sara who re-established Church Hill Restaurant & Oyster Bar in 2012 and Church Hill Boutique Lodge & Restaurant in 2017.

"For us, it is all about our island and the experience we want our guests to take away with them."

Situated on the hill by the church we offer wonderful views of the bay, the outer islands and our guests the best of Stewart Island.

All prices listed for accommodation, dining, related products, and services are in New Zealand Dollars (NZD).

When paying by secure online payment YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE CHARGED IN NZD  

The News

A New Brand

As we near completion of the lodge we will re-brand Church Hill Restaurant & Oyster Bar as Church Hill Boutique Lodge & Restaurant.

Over time you will see the new logos and name being used but we will remain the same great Church Hill you already know.

Our focus will still be on our guests experience on Stewart Island. We will be a restaurant with a focus on local homemade food, proud to be showcasing the cuisine of our Island, our region and our country.

The lodge will be a big part of our focus and will allow us a greater interaction with the visitors to the Island and that is something we are very proud to be able to offer.

Church Hill Lodge

​The build is moving along. We have something that is a proper building and are getting closer to being able to feel like the end is nigh. We still have many finishing touches to complete but it is going good and the builders are doing a great job.

We are thinking of all the things we need to fill them up and how things are going to be. It is a stressful time but very exciting.

​Thank you again to all those who are helping us get there and we look forward to the opening party and rewarding all the hard work. 

​Deanne and Chris


What we offer at church hill