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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. 

 
 
 

 

— Boulevard Bites —

Kisser Hand-Cut Fries  —
Served with Original Sin’s Joppi sauce.
$10.00

— All Kong Truffle Fries
Hand-cut fries coated with Parmesan and truffle oil.   
$12.00

— Swell Mac n’ Cheese Cubes —
With bacon, topped with shaved Parmesan and aioli.
$12.50

— Hotsy Totsy Pork Croquette —
Original Sin crispy croquette filled with braised pork belly, kumara cream, truffle dip and a small green salad.
$15.50

— The Big Cheese —
Changing selection of cheese with seasonal chutney, grapes, honeycomb & crackers.
$32.50

— THE BEE’S KNEES —
Pork croquettes, egg yolk, black aiolli and truffle oil
$42.00

— Swanky Sweets —

— Sheba Chocolate + Coconut Brownie  —
Fig brownie, a rich ganache, coconut cream and chocolate bourbon sauce.
$14.00

— Ritzy Citrus + Poppy Seed Tarte  —
Lemon curd tarte, meringue crème fraiche, poppy seed crisp, lemon sorbet.
$14.00

— Swell Strawberries + Cream  —
Cheesecake, fresh strawberries, macaron and rose flavours.
$14.00

— Contemporary Cocktails —

— The 8th Wonder —
‘King Kong was known to have lived for hundreds of years, but we have no idea as to why. Some speculate that consuming the essence of the
8th Wonder himself will grant longevity and strength beyond imagining’.
Four Pillars spiced gin, orange juice, cinnamon sugar, grenadine & absinthe
$17

— Exodus 1933 —
‘To celebrate Franklin D. Roosevelt on lifting Prohibition in 1933. As it was finalised, Roosevelt was quoted to say, ‘What America needs now is a drink’ and this is the drink we believe Teddy would have indulged in at the Exodus of the Act.’
Rye whisky, Licor 43, ale, lemon, honey & mint
$18

— Skull Island —
Due to the harsh conditions of the surrounding ocean, Skull Island became home to many vessels from all corners of the Earth. Their cargo was scattered across the island and its inhabitants were not afraid to use what they found.’
Cachaça, banana liqueur, coconut cream,orange, lemon & egg white.
$21
 

— Sweet Cocktails —

— Air Mail —
‘This Caribbean French 75 was created to pay tribute to the invention of airmail and how it opened up communications between Cuba and the U.S.A. during the 1930’s.’
Dark rum, lime, honey & prosecco.
$17

— Clover Club —
Unpopular amongst men of its era and originally quoted as ‘A drink for pansies’ by Esquire in 1934, due to the drinks feminine nature. Ironically it was concocted by lawyers and bankers from the men’s club of the same name.’
Gin, raspberry, lemon, sugar & egg white.
$18

— Singapore Sling —
D‘First concocted in 1915 at the Raffles hotel. Widely regarded as the national drink of the country but was originally designed so women could drink in bars in Singapore, without prejudice as the drink tasted and looked like fruit juice.’
Gin, cointreau, D.O.M. benedictine, cherry heering, pineapple, lime, grenadine & Angostura Bitters.
$20

— Odditie Cocktails —

— Chrysanthemum —
The S.S. Europa made its maiden voyage from Europe to New York in 1930. But due to the Prohibition still being in effect across the U.S.A., the passengers of the ship did not want to waste the opportunity to consume alcohol. It didn’t take long for the Chrysanthemum to be centre stage of the journey to America.’
Dry Vermouth, D.O.M. benedictine, orange bitters & absinthe.
$17

— Stinger —
‘This drink was first mentioned in Name Guy’s 1899 ‘The Flowing Blow’ under the name The Judge. The book, along with the drink, formed a 2-ingredient formula that would be used for many Cocktails to come including the Godfather and the Rusty Nail.’
$18

— Basil Brandy Dasiy—
A twist on a 19th Century classic Brandy Daisy. Over the years that followed its inception, it spawned several other citrus and herb combinations. Most notably the Gin Daisy, which was said to be the precursor to the Cosmopolitan.’Cognac, lemon, sugar & basil.
$19

— Citrus Cocktails —

— Corpse Reviver #2  —
‘Although the Corpse Reviver #2 is known to be the most popular, we cannot forget its origins. The #1 is more potent than its #2 counter-part but both made with the same principle, to help revive the body after a big session the previous night.’
Cognac, calvados, sweet vermouth & orange bitters
$18

— Vieux Carré —
Translated as ‘The Old Square’, the Vieux Carré came up in the 30’s in New Orleans’s Carousel Bar at the Hotel Monteleone and it didn’t take long for this drink to spread to more than just the French quarter.’Cognac, rye whisky, sweet vermouth, D.O.M. benedictine & bitters.
$19

— Vodka Gibson —
Known as the Martini’s savoury cousin, the Gibson was first published in ‘The World’s Drinks and How To Mix Them’ from 1908. Originally made with Gin, but we feel it pairs better with the pepper nature of Vodka’ ‘Known as the Martini’s savoury cousin, the Gibson was first published in ‘The World’s Drinks and How To Mix Them’ from 1908. Originally made with Gin, but we feel it pairs better with the pepper nature of Vodka’
Blue Duck vodka, dry vermouth, cocktail onions, cheese, salt, rosemary & thyme.
$20

— Strong Cocktails —

— Corpse Reviver #2  —
‘A‘The S.S. Europa made its maiden voyage from Europe to New York in 1930. But due to the Prohibition still being in effect across the U.S.A., the passengers of the ship did not want to waste the opportunity to consume alcohol. It didn’t take long for the Chrysanthemum to be centre stage of the journey to America.’
Dry Vermouth, D.O.M. benedictine, orange bitters & absinthe.
$18

— Vieux Carré —
Translated as ‘The Old Square’, the Vieux Carré came up in the 30’s in New Orleans’s Carousel Bar at the Hotel Monteleone and it didn’t take long for this drink to spread to more than just the French quarter.’Cognac, rye whisky, sweet vermouth, D.O.M. benedictine & bitters.
$19

— Vodka Gibson —
Known as the Martini’s savoury cousin, the Gibson was first published in ‘The World’s Drinks and How To Mix Them’ from 1908. Originally made with Gin, but we feel it pairs better with the pepper nature of Vodka’ ‘Known as the Martini’s savoury cousin, the Gibson was first published in ‘The World’s Drinks and How To Mix Them’ from 1908. Originally made with Gin, but we feel it pairs better with the pepper nature of Vodka’
Blue Duck vodka, dry vermouth, cocktail onions, cheese, salt, rosemary & thyme.
$20

— Mocktails —

— Blood Orange Nojito  —
‘A blood orange infusion of the classic lime & mint combination. Based on the worlds most ordered cocktail, the classic Mojito.’
Blood orange tea, lime, mint & sugar
$18

— Prohibition Iced Tea —
Our non-alcoholic version of the 70’s classic and a recreation of what people may have drunk if they had actually followed the Volstead Act.’
Grapefruit,lemon, sugar, earl grey & peach bitters
$12

— Shirley Temple —
Created in honour of the child actress and it was first consumed at the Beverly Hills restaurant Chasen. It was made so the actress, aged 10, could drink alongside her co-stars and enjoy the glamourous side of Hollywood.’
Ginger Ale, grenadine & maraschino
$8