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Clink Restaurant and Bar

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29 Wakefield Avenue | Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-326 5353
17:00 - 23:30
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 23:30
Mon - Wed 17:00 - 23:30
Thu 17:00 - 01:00
Fri 16:00 - 01:00
Sat 10:00 - 01:00
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We had the most marvellous light dinner at Clink. The food was so so good and the waitress outstanding. A thoroughly memorable experience and a venue we will re-visit over & over.

Thank Lesley-Mwai
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Went for supper Wednesday this week. Enjoyed atmosphere and surrounds - until waitress literally threw one meal on the table, and after the meal she stood over us waiting for us to pass her the dishes to take away. Her parting gesture was to walk past en route to another table and tossed the bill holder onto our table. Spoke... More 

1 Thank tony833896
theclinkteam, Owner at Clink Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Hi there - Thank you for your feedback and we are pleased you enjoyed your meal and the atmosphere at Clink. We have followed up with the staff involved on that evening and hopefully will not get this feedback again. it is highly unusual as we pride ourselves on employing great staff but sometimes everybody has a bad day. The... More 

Schwindegg, Germany
Level Contributor
24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

had two dinners there, first Salmon and then Gunard (fish of the day) and both came as a treat for the eyes and a phantastic taste for the palate. The chardonny that was recommende was very good NZ-wine.

Thank Konrad E
Mooloolaba, Australia
Level Contributor
30 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Soup of the day was mushroom and bacon, sounded delicious.But I think they used sugar instead of salt, yuck!!

Thank Linda D
Christchurch, New Zealand
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We actually came across this restaurant through the entertainment book and left all agreeing we would go back again. We sat outside which is not a big area but very comfortable and with the trees and plantings it had a good feel. The food was delicious, the dumplings and squid were particularly delicious and the chicken wraps just yummy. The... More 

Thank dragondiva10
Sequim, Washington
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388 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 318 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Clink Restaurant and Bar in Sumner was the perfect restaurant for my honey and me to dine with our New Zealand friends. Originally, the building was a prison and the menu carries out the theme. I enjoyed the “convict” pizza with lamb, feta cheese, onions, and cherry tomatoes. The fish of the day was excellent and the my honey thought... More 

Thank ronvoyage
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Clink is always busy, excellent food and service. Breakfast and dinners always great (havent had lunch there) Happy Hour

Thank Mary B
Kaiapoi, New Zealand
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We visited Clink this morning for brunch. What a hidden treasure. Loved the setting, the food was beautiful and the fact that the plate was hot was an added bonus. The staff were really friendly and gave great service. Really looking forward to another visit only next time it will be for dinner. We feel the 23km we need to... More 

Thank JennyBlackler
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

We took family who were visiting from the UK to Clink on recent Saturday evening for dinner. We have always had excellent food and service in the past and have been here a number of times. The food was good but the service unfortunately was almost non existant. Our food took an eternity to arrive and those that did not... More 

Thank Zetlander
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135 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Chef really knows what they are doing over at Clink Sumner. A fantastic European style restaurant. Outdoor area beautiful in summer. All the good was cooked well, with the steaks coming out perfectly cooked rare. Absolutely recommend this little gem

Thank Cheryl B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
New Zealand, International, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 Wakefield Avenue | Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-326 5353

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