Some say we're old-fashioned.
We say we're timeless.
Welcome to Kong: Christchurch's premiere cocktail lounge. Whether it's for a quiet Old Fashioned after work or a Martini with that special someone, you can rely on Kong to deliver only the most delicious drinks in a setting that brings a touch of sophistication to the CBD.
— Food —
— HAND- CUT FRIES —
Served with Joppi Sauce. DF GF
— TRUFFLE FRIES —
Hand-cut fries, Parmesan, truffle oil, truffle dip. GF
— MAC AND CHEESE SQUARES —
Mac and cheese squares, bacon, shaved Parmesan, aioli.
— PORK CROQUETTES —
Two juicy pork croquettes, kumara puree, truffle dip, small salad.
— CHEESEBOARD —
Changing selection of cheese with seasonal chutney, grapes, honeycomb & crackers.
— CHARCUTERIE & CHEESE PLATTER —
Selection of cheese and locally made deli meats, pickles, fruits, chutney, crackers, dip, bread.
— Kongcoctions —
— KONG —
Bold, powerful and spicy yet sweet at heart... just like the King himself.
Spiced dark rum, Crème de Banane, Licor 43, Pineapple
— 8th WONDER —
Four Pillars Spiced Gin was originally created to make the perfect Negroni; We found another use for it, with the help of absinthe this drink truly is a wonder.
Spiced Oriental Gin, Orange, Cinnamon, Absinthe
— PERKY NANA —
Nostalgia in a drink as Kong reinvents the legendary kiwi chocolate bar that every kid grew up with in their lunch box.
Crème de Cacao, Crème de Banane, Licor 43, Cream
— SKULL ISLAND —
A moreish twist on the classic pina colada. All the tropical products we assume could have been used on the infamous island.
Cachaça, Crème de Banane, Crème de Coco, Coconut Cream, Orange, Egg white
— Feeling Fruity —
— FRENCH MARTINI —
A fruity step away from the classic Martini; this drink first appeared in New York around 1980 and nearly 40 years later is still growing in popularity.
Vodka, Crème de Mûre, Pineapple
— BRAMBLE —
Named after the bush that bears the blackberry for this fruity delight, the Bramble is the perfect balance of sweet, fruity and citrus.
Gin, Crème de Mûre, Lemon, Sugar
— CLOVER CLUB —
Sharing its name with the famous gentleman’s club in Brooklyn, this pink, light and fruity drink was ironically created for a group of high-end lawyers and bankers.
Gin, Crème de Framboise, Lemon, Egg white, Sugar
— PAPER PLANE —
Created in Chicago in 2007, this cocktail’s distinctive rust red colour is bitter sweet with an underlying bourbon character and lemon zest.
Bourbon, Montenegro, Aperol, Lemon
— Sweet & Sour —
— CHARLIE CHAPLIN —
Named after the iconic slapstick comedian, this drink was a very popular treat to sip on during ‘old mates’ masterpieces. A man’s true character comes out when he’s drunk.’
Apricot Brandy, Sloe Gin, Lime
— BEES KNEES W/ VODKA —
Popularised during London’s 18th century gin craze, the combination of honey and citrus made even the cheapest gins extremely palatable. Though in Kong tradition, we’ve added a twist; locally sourced vodka and homemade hokey pokey.
Blue Duck Vodka, Honey, Lemon, Hokey Pokey
— TOMMY’S MARGARITA —
A classic Margarita sweetened with agave nectar. The genuine definition of ‘sweet and sour.’
Tequila, Cointreau, Agave Nectar, Lime
— SOUTH ISLAND ICED TEA —
A hardcore mix of South Island hospitality! Comparative to a Long Island Iced Tea but in a Swanndri.
Vodka, Gentleman Jack, Southern Comfort, Creme de Mûre, Lemon
— Potent —
— DEATH IN THE AFTERNOON —
It takes a man with hair on his chest to drink five Absinthe and Champagne Cocktails and still handle the English language in the Hemingway fashion… This drink was invented by the man himself and named after one of his books in 1935.
— NEGRONI —
Founded in 1919 by Count Camillo Negroni, this perfectly balanced beverage is based upon ‘The Americano’ but bulked up by substituting gin in for the soda. Worthy of a hoon.
Spiced Oriental Gin, Antica Formula, Campari
— MANHATTAN —
Originating from the Manhattan Club back in the 1870’s, this cocktail became famous after a democratic banquet in the venue and has been a world-renowned classic since.
Rye, Antica Formula, bitters
— BARREL-AGED SAZERAC —
Kong puts a twist on one of the oldest recorded cocktails in history. Created in New Orleans with imported French Sazerac cognac and Antoine Peychaud’s aromatic bitters straight from the source at the time around 1850.
Rye, Cognac, Peychaud’s, Cherry bitters, Honey, Absinthe
— Frisky with whisky —
— EXODUS 1933 —
“What America needs now is a drink!” - Franklin D. Roosevelt’s famous words after lifting the Prohibition in 1933. We feel this drink does this legend justice and combines his love of whiskey and a good ale.
Rye, Licor 43, Lemon, Honey, Mint, Ale
— WARD 8 —
A smooth, refined sipper born in the Gilded Age, but long since forgotten to history. Boston’s signature cocktail created in 1898 to honour the success
of a democrat of the eighth ward.
Rye, Lemon, Orange, Grenadine
— GOD FATHER —
Sweet but potent after-dinner cocktail from the 1970s, it is said that it was the favourite drink of “The God Father” himself.
— BLOOD AND SAND —
A cocktail with origins as mysterious as the pairing of its ingredients, it was created in 1922 for the legendary Latin silent film by the same name and the colour sure represents it well.
Chivas, Cherry Heering, Antica Formula, Orange
— Dessert in a drink —
— LEMON CHEESECAKE —
and refreshing liquid version of America’s most famous cheesecake flavour. The perfect mix of sweet, tart and creamy for all the lemon lovers out there.
Vodka, Limoncello, Licor 43, Lemon, Cream
— CHOCOLATE BOX —
A boozy treat full of nutty and creamy flavours. Like your favourite box of Christmas chocolates available all year round!
Disaronno, Baileys, Crème de Cacao, Cream
— GRASSHOPPER —
Traditionally served with equal measures of cream, mint and chocolate liqueurs, the addition of Cognac and chocolate shavings to this classic recipe makes this drink a true indulgence for any time of the day.
Cognac, Crème de Menthe, Crème de Cacao, Cream
— VIRGIN COLADA —
The most popular cocktail since the 80’s has been packed full of surprising flavours for the perfect dessert cocktail. Accompanied by an 8 hour cold drip espresso courtesy of the Coffee Monster.
Vodka, Crème de Coco, Coffee Liqueur, Coconut purée, Salted caramel, Coffee
— Mocktails —
— BLOOD ORANGE NOJITO —
We’re keeping it PG here at KONG with a not so intimate twist of the American favourite long cocktail, with all the flavours of the original.
Orange, Cranberry, Peach bitters, Grenadine
— PROHIBITION ICED TEA —
Although Iced Teas have been consumed with alcohol since the early 1800’s when ice was finally available, the Prohibition welcomed non-alcoholic versions a plenty.
Grapefruit, Lemon, Sugar, Earl Grey, Peach bitters
— BLOOD ORANGE NOJITO —
A blood orange infusion based on the world’s most ordered cocktail, the classic Mojito. This time, no alcohol is needed to be refreshed by this tasty drink.
Blood orange, Lime, Mint, Sugar
— VIRGIN COLADA —
Could you get any more tropical than a good old Piña Colada? Immerse yourself into King Kong’s environment with a non-alcoholic version of this 50’s classic.
Pineapple, Orange, Lime, Coconut cream, Sugar