Welcome to Church Hill Restaurant & Oyster Bar

Church Hill offers a relaxed dining experience on Stewart Island, with an emphasis on fresh local produce, homemade and prepared to order. Hosts Deanne and Chris returned to Church Hill in 2012 from Canterbury.

"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.

Stuff the Barman Knows

Crayfish 14 Nov 2016

Today we repopulated the crayfish tank. It has been left to settle​ so the water will be nice for the crayfish. We think it is important that the cray have a nice home, after all, we do. 

To ensure availability you should preorder by 2.30pm on the day of your visit.

​Craft Beer​ 13 Oct 2016

We currently have a great range of the Invercargill Brewery beers in the chiller. The best selection we have ever had, so book a table if you are a craft beer man (or woman).

A Walk in the Garden ​31 Oct 2016

We have been busy around the section and have made our gardens fully accessible via paths. It sometimes rains here and that means mud. Mud is not a bad thing in itself, but dirty floors aren't so great. We have 5 tunnel houses and grow many of the herbs and salad greens you will find on the menu.

​Many guests have already enjoyed a walk around our gardens; seeing the food we grow for their meals, or simply relaxing before or after dinner. 

Christmas 2016

Once again we will be having our traditional Xmas lunch at Church Hill. Places fill fast as there are limited eating options on Stewart Island on Xmas day and we only take a small number. If you are thinking of Xmas lunch with us then book ahead.

​Best wishes for Xmas from all at Church Hill

Church Hill Lodge

We will be starting construction soon and hopefully will be ready by Xmas. We will keep you updated so you can plan your visit. We are excited by our plans and look forward to the new part of our business being in operation.

​As part of developing the lodge we will be having a lounge area by our fire. This will be a great spot to start your dining experience at Church Hill.

We will keep you updated as things progress, but until then we are still open for business as usual, and await your visit.  


What we offer at church hill