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The Church Bar & Woodfired Pizza

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1 Ribbon Gang Lane, Bathurst, New South Wales 2795, Australia
+61 63342300
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Hobart, Australia
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69 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tucked away in a back lane is Bathurst's best informal pizzeria. Located in a historic church hall, that Tardis like, is far far bigger inside than it first appears, this place has absolutely first class pizzas, good craft beer and wine and a fantastic ambience. It was packed on a Friday night so obviously the locals know what's great. Well... More 

Thank RobertMorrisNunn
Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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104 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First night in Bathurst, stopped in for dinner. The pizza was brillant, perfect base, toppings fresh, with just the right amount, not to much, not to little. Really wante to go back for the dessert pizza, but ran out of time. Definitely be back, on my next visit.

Thank Nichole B
Adelaide, Australia
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were really lucky that the restaurant was prepared to squeeze us into their fully booked courtyard at the last minute on our first visit to Bathurst. The atmosphere and decor were fabulous, the view of the massive pizza oven from the courtyard was accompanied by the tantalising aroma of the pizzas that were to follow. The Church Bar special... More 

Thank Adelaide-56
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72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Ate here with a group of friends duing the Bathurst 12 hour weekend. The place was packed and it was very noisy of which the live band didn't help as it was way too loud. The pizzas however were quite tasty and the setting was lovely.

Thank accn
Bathurst, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Great food great atmosphere. Fantastic old building in the centre of Bathurst which has been beautifully restored.

Thank JandS174
Penrith, Australia
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Quaint hidden bar with real heritage feel and look complete with cracked walls . Good pizzas if you like thinnish crusts, i would like slighty thicker but good afternoon at a family function. Good selection of beers and ciders.

Thank Kerry H
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

The food here is absolutely amazing they have crafted beers and cocktails also. The place is set in an old church which has been converted into a bar. They have a beautiful courtyard and have specials for couples we really enjoyed it here!

Thank Matthew M
Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Found it very hard to find as no signage to direct down lane way. However once you do find, great atmosphere, friendly staff and wood fired pizza's are good.

Thank Sheridan121
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

We arrived as a group of 12 and received really poor Australian style pizzas, the worst mojito I have ever tasted and all matched with poor service.

Thank Mark C
Los Angeles, California
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100 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

Ate here two nights in a row. Both times we sat outside in the courtyard, which is lovely. And it seems very popular, as many tables were reserved. You place your food and beverage orders inside at the bar. They give you your beverages and deliver your food to your table. Once you order, you leave a credit card with... More 

Thank Mary E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 17 - USD 25
Pizza, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Ribbon Gang Lane, Bathurst, New South Wales 2795, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Bathurst
  • Phone Number: +61 63342300

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