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Planning your work Christmas Party

Christmas Functions

So you’ve been given the task to organise this years Christmas party… It really doesn’t need to be a chore, in fact we can help make it fun and more importantly easy for you!

TIP #1 – Set your date NOW!

We know it seems way too early and with everything that’s been going on this year that there are more important things to do BUT if your thinking a Friday or Saturday night or you want to do something a bit special this year to really show your team that you value everything they’ve done, then set the date and book the venue now and leave the finer details to later!

With everything that has been thrown at us this year, the staff Christmas party needs to be the BEST ever! Your team deserve it and so do you!

Here at Clink we love to host a good function and have some great ideas to share with you on how to make this years party shine!

Whether it’s a lunch, a cocktail and canapes affair or a sit down sumptious meal with a gorgeous table setting, chat to us about what you would like to do this year. All our functions are tailor made to suit your requirements and we have lots of great ideas to share with you to help your planning.

Christmas Function Menus

We’ll be putting up new menus, beverage packages and entertainment ideas over the coming weeks so keep an eye out on our website or follow us on

https://www.facebook.com/clinkrestaurant/

Lockdown Goodness in Sumner

balsamic fig chutney

We have been foraging in our neighbourhood and had lots of fresh food we didn’t want to go to waste in the chiller at Clink so here we are making some lockdown goodness.

Just before we got put in lockdown 2 lovely big trays of fresh figs arrived at Clink from Old Road Estate, a lovely family owned estate up in Marlborough. As with all good produce getting from the growers to the customer is fraught with potential disaster and the couriers did eventually deliver our figs but not in the condition they left the farm in, we were so sad and the crew up at the farm were pretted gutted too. As it turned out we weren’t going to be able to offer some delicious fresh fig dishes as LOCKDOWN was anoounced on Monday 23rd and we had to close.

So here we are… at home with kilos of  fresh figs so we decided to do some Clink prep for the coming months.

First up is an insanely delicious Balsamic fig relish which we can’t wait to pair with some ripe soft cheese from Canterbury Cheesemongers when they re-open  but found we had some nice brie and blue in the fridge from Kapiti so we didn’t have to wait too long.

Still got quite a few figs left so going to make some fig infused bourbon next week for our new Manhattan that will be available in Winter on the cocktail list. Head over to our Facebook page to see what else we’ve been up too!

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We have noticed a few fig trees out in the neighbourhood so if you are lucky enough to have one here’s a recipe to get you started that will keep you going for your cheeseboards all Autumn… maybe even Winter too. Depends how much of a cheese freak you are!

Ingredients
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large or 2 small red onions, peeled and diced
  • 4 cups fresh figs, preferably dark purple Mission figs, chopped
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh rosemary, leaves stripped from stems, finely minced
Instructions
Heat olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add red onion and saute 3-4 minutes, until onion begins to turn translucent. Add figs, vinegar, honey, salt, pepper, and rosemary. Stir to combine, bring to a boil, turn down the heat, and simmer about 45 minutes, until the mixture is glossy and thickened. Check seasoning and add more salt and pepper if necessary. Cool before serving or storing.Note: For best flavor, store fig balsamic vinegar relish in a sealed container in the refrigerator for 1-2 days before serving.

Take Away food in Sumner from Clink

Takeaway Menu is live

Here we go again….

another storm to weather, Christchurch knows all about this and together we can do this and come out the other side!

For now we are still going strong at Clink. We’ve doubled down on all our hyghiene practices and have put extra sanitiser stations in place. Our team always do use best practise but we are doing even more by sanitising EFTPOS terminals, handles and really anything that is touched regularly during service including giving our tables and chairs an uber clean between guests. We have the option of contactless payments through PAYWAVE and have asked any staff who have a cold or feel unwell to stay at home.

Despite all these efforts some of you may decide to stay in during this storm so we’ve put together a Take out Menu so you can still enjoy a fabulous Clink meal at home. All our containers are of course plant based and packaged up in a paper carrier bag for you to easily pick up. If you are unable to pick up we may be able to deliver directly to you so please ask if this is possible when you call us with your order. Payment can be made online prior to delivery if this is the case.

Rob and I have been here before and know that during these storms our business model needs to be fluid. We will find ways to keep the good food flowing to all our customers for as long as it takes to come through this.

#backyourbackyard

TAKEAWAY MENU

Vegan Pizzas have arrived at Clink

#twoforone

The kitchen team are working on some new menu items that will be great for people looking for a vegan alternative. With a reasonably small menu we’ve always struggled on how to offer some of our vegan options that we have in our kitchen, so as we head into our new menu planning for Autumn/ Winter 2020 this is something we are keen to explore.

The first step was easy really. Clink does great pizzas and we have a fantastic vegetarian pizza that with just modifying the cheese to a vegan alternative will finally open up this section of the menu to everyone. We already have gluten free bases available and 2 vegetarian pizzas and now we can offer a Vegan Pizza!

So pop down and give our new VEGAN pizza a go!

THE SHANK – a play on prison jargon not the lamb kind with roast sweet potato, spinach, caramelised onion and spiced cauliflower

And don’t forget we have our two for one pizza deal every Thursday before 8pm, dine in only!

 

 

Explore Sumner

Spring is in the air and Sumner never looked prettier!

How about that… the roadworks are FINALLY over and Sumner Village has had quite the makeover!

As you come around the famous “Shag Pile” corner you are greeted to the fantastic new section of the Coastal Pathway. A clever mix of old and new with restored monuments and the use of historic stone pavers for the new stairs to the sand, no more clambering over the rocks!

Protecting our dunes is the new hardwood boardwalk in front of the Sumner Surf Lifesaving Club. Be sure to give the guards on duty a wave over the summer months, they do a great job of looking after visitors and locals in and around the ocean! If you know us you might even see our son on duty this summer as he joins the crew as a junior lifeguard. He really wants to be the IRB driver but only time and dedication will get him there!

Walking into the village our road has been chopped up and given a new coat, carefully paved areas make it clear to slow down as you are now in a village. Architecturally designed seating offers the perfect opportunity to take a breather and enjoy the new streetscape. Are they Pohutakawas lining the streets? We certainly hope so, Christmas will be even more festive with our own NZ Christmas trees in flower!

Now your rested it’s time to explore the retail and hospitality precinct, take your time as there are some absolute gems to be found. Of course you are totally going to want to spend time at Clink with its modern cuisine, craft beers on tap, seasonaly cocktails and stunning selection of wines. We have THE most sunny and sheltered courtyard to be found and is the perfect place to unwind and relax. Open 7 nights for dinner from 5pm and weekends from 10am Clink keeps it fresh and seasonal.

But wait there’s more!!! Clink is no longer the end of the road…. you can continue your journey over the hill on the picturesque new Evans Pass road to our coolest wee portside suburb Lyttelton! We are so happy to be celebrating renewed connections with our neighbours over the hill!

So what’s keeping you…. pack up the car, jump on the bike, grab the bus and head out to Sumner to celebrate surf, sand, sunshine and new beginnings!

The perfect place for Fathers Day -Dad’s LOVE Clink!

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What dad really wants is a big juicy steak and a great craft beer! No mess, no fuss, hanging out time with the whole family chatting and letting our great crew look after you all.

The kids are happy we have waffles, pizzas, wraps, pastas AND fab drinks!

Mum is happy – no cooking, no cleaning, delicious fresh, seasonal food AND great wines!

BOOK NOW P. 326 5353 or over at http://clink.co.nz/bookings/

Clink Restauarnt & Bar in Sumner Village – Takeaway Menu

It’s been a while coming but we are finally serving up our delicious seasonal food for those having a night in. You’ve been enjoying our gourmet pizzas for many years, some of you might of even ordered one of our delicious grazing platters, well Clink in Sumner Village is now serving up deliciously fresh salads, hand made pastas and even a seafood Paella to be enjoyed at your place. Everything will be packaged up in #plasticfree containers and paper bags so it is totally guilt free!

You could order as you leave the office and pick it up on your way through or pop down and have a well chilled craft beer, summer wine or a sensational cocktail while we prepare it for you and have a chat with the team. 

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As well as the soon to be famous five.. pizza, pasta, paella, chicken salad, vegan salad we can do most things from our seasonal menus for takeaway.
So give us a call on +6433265353 to order.

TAKEOUT MEALS

House made fettucine with crispy pancetta, roast chicken, white wine and cream sauce $30.5

Seafood Paella with fresh fish, green lipped mussels, chorizo and crusty bread $32.5

Chargrilled Jerk chicken salad with feta, orange, beetroot, fresh herbs and toasted nuts $28.5

Vegan salad with roasted veges, crispy chickpeas, toasted seeds, herbs, blackened corn, beetroot pesto and housemade sesame crackers $26.5

THE PIZZAS

Guilty – fish, prawns, smoked salmon, mussels and herbs $21.0/$33.0

Incarcerated – prosciutto, blue cheese, olives $21.0/$33.0

Shank – charred veges, roast onion, feta $21.0/$33.0

Nark – spiced chicken, red peppers, coriander $21.0/$33.0

Solitary – Fresh basil, Buffalo Mozzarella, tomato $20.0/$28.0

GRAZING PLATTERS

from $10.0 pp minimum $50.0

A selection of the finest charcuterie, cheeses, roasted and marinated in house veges, house hot smoked salmon, breads, crackers, dips and whim of chef!

A great function venue

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Looking for a great venue for your end of year get together?

Clink Restaurant & Bar in Sumner is a great destination for your function. With a range of menus to choose from, an extensive beverage list and a fantastic sheltered, sunny courtyard, heading out to Sumner this year for your get together is an excellent choice!

Why not throw in a little team building and education. We have some great masterclasses available to choose from:

‘Gin is in’ // ‘The Rum Diaries’ // “Whiskies of the World’ // ‘War of the Roses” // ‘Pinotphiles’ // ‘Craft Beer 101/202/303’ – just to name a few.

Check out our Function package for more info or drop us an email: [email protected]

The best venue for your function!

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Needing a great venue for your birthday, anniversary, engagement or corporate event. With spaces for smaller functions from cocktail parties to sit down dinners or hosting a private function Clink Restaurant and Bar in Sumner is the perfect venue. With a dedicated front of house and kitchen team we will make your event shine!

Oozing historical ambience with it’s interior stone walls, wooden floors, open gas fire, lush leather couches and sun drenched courtyard there is no better venue for functions.

Email us today to find out how we can make your event shine!

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