Queenstown’s latest hospo venue, which officially opened on Friday at Frankton’s Country Lane precinct, formerly performed service as a church.

Relocated earlier this year from Waipahi, near Gore, it’s fittingly been named Sundays, though it’ll open Wednesdays till Sundays — 11am till late.

The owners are Annabel Herbison and Alex Long, who’ve both worked in hospo — the former’s background’s in PR and marketing and latter was involved in film production, though she also had a mobile bar in the United States and recently worked at Queenstown’s Sherwood.

Herbison says they’re calling Sundays — which seats 32 to 37 inside with large courtyards and grassed spaces as well — ‘‘a wood-fired eatery and drink(ery)’’.

At your service: Sundays owners Alex Long, left, and Annabel Herbison

Menu items include five wood-fired pizza choices, wakanui beef skewers, tuna tartare and octopus pasta.

Their website says they’re ‘‘influenced by the neighbourhood eateries of Europe and by the laid-back feeling of our favourite day of the week’’.

Herbison says the original floors and wall panelling of the building — ironically, 90 years old this month — were in pristine condition, ‘‘so we’ve used its history as our inspiration for all the design elements’’.

‘‘We’ve been to Invercargill to source our vintage lighting and found mirrors and things in second-hand stores.’’

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