Perfect for gatherings of over 16 guests

Group & Functions

Booking a Group Lunch or Dinner? A Corporate Party or even a Product Launch perhaps?

You have come to the right place!! With space options to host 150+ Guests (250+  outside) we will endeavour to make your booking and menu selections as easy as possible.

Whether you are arranging a large person smart sit down lunch, a casual evening cocktail affair, perhaps gathering a club or group catch up or  “being the best boss in town”  by organising a Staff Party, our space transcends the ordinary and our team are ready assist you.

A memorable event begins with a memorable location and the Takahe is a special venue.  This enchanting Building sets the perfect scene for a unique event. You’ll definitely be stimulating people’s imagination!

The Sign of the Takahe is one of Christchurch’s most sought-after group and function event spaces, with its distinct charm, the venue can be transformed to hold your most iconic parties or intimate enough to give your guests a group gathering to remember.

“There is no place that matches the old-worldly elegance of the Sign of the Takahe”. Mr. S  Anderson UK

Group Menus

Below are our popular group menus for you to show your guests and allows you make a quick and easy selection.

★ Winter Brunch Group/Function Menu
★ Winter Dinner Group/Function Menu
★ Function Focused Menu (Brunch & Dinner)
★ Function Focused Dinner French Buffet

plus.…coming soon….

★ Christmas Lunch
★ Christmas Dinner

 

Winter Brunch Group/Function Menu

Set Menu – OPTION 1

Recommended for groups up to 35 people,  we can offer:
Entrée + Main  ∼   $38.50 pp
Main + Dessert  ∼   $46.50 pp
All 3 courses  ∼   $53pp

 


Entrée

★ Breads & Dips (To Share)
Selection of Breads | Smoked Butter | Hummus | Herb Pesto

★ Flatbread (To Share)
Garlic | Rosemary | Mozzarella

 


Main

★ Winter Chicken
Confit Chicken Maryland | Cauliflower Puree | Roast Vegetable Medley | Charred Leeks | (Gf)

★ NZ Lamb Shank
Slow Braised Lamb Shank | White Bean Cassoulet | Seasonal Vegetables | Tomato Red Wine
Jus | (Gf)

★ Fish & Chips
Our Craft Beer Battered Fresh Fish | Crispy Slaw | Tartare Sauce | Makikihi Fries

★ Risotto
Mixed Forest Mushrooms | Truffle Oil | Mascarpone | Shanklish


Dessert

★ Bome Alaska
Seasonal Flavoured Parfait | Vanilla Sponge | Meringue

★ Pannacotta
Our most Favourite Pannacotta Creation | Fresh Seasonal Fruit

★ Chocolate Nemesis
Chocolate Nemesis | Vanilla Mascarpone | Strawberry Textures.

Winter Brunch Functions Menu

Set Menu – OPTION 2

Recommended for groups up to 35 people
Entrée + Main  ∼   $46.50 pp
Main + Dessert  ∼   $46.50pp
All 3 courses  ∼   $62.50 pp


Entrée

★ Braised Beef Rib Flintstone
Braised Beef Rib | Ponzu Glaze | Puffed Beef Tendon | Herb Slaw

★ Creamy Seafood Chowder
Medley of Seafood | Rich Flavorsome Creamy Sauce | Toasted Ciabatta

★ Caprese
Buffalo Mozzarella | Basil | Heirloom Tomato | Olives | Balsamic Glaze


Main

★ Winter Chicken
Confit Chicken Maryland | Cauliflower Puree | Roast Vegetable Medley | Charred Leeks | (Gf)

★ NZ Lamb Shank
Slow Braised Lamb Shank | White Bean Cassoulet | Seasonal Vegetables | Tomato
Red Wine Jus | (Gf)

★ Fish & Chips
Our Craft Beer Battered Fresh Fish | Crispy Slaw | Tartare Sauce | Makikihi Fries

★ Risotto
Mixed Forest Mushrooms | Truffle Oil | Mascarpone | Shanklish

 


Dessert

★ Bome Alaska
Seasonal Flavoured Parfait | Vanilla Sponge | Meringue

★ Pannacotta
The Most Favourite of our Pannacotta Creations | Fresh Seasonal Fruit

★ Chocolate Nemesis
Chocolate Nemesis | Vanilla Mascarpone | Strawberry Textures

Function Focused Menu (Brunch & Dinner)

Available Brunch & Dinner
Recommended for groups of 20 people or more
$42.50 pp

Add our Seasonal Green Salad for $3 pp extra.


Buffet Table

★ Bread & Butter

★ Roast Chicken | Roast Beef (carved) | Roast Vegetables | Roast Potatoes

★ Individual Brownies | Vanilla Mascarpone Cream


Cocktail/ Bar Functions

★ Large Takahe Grazing Platter

$250 each | 30-35 people

★ Small Takahe Grazing Platter

$50 each | 10 people

★ Canapes
Groups 20-120 people

$2 – $9 pp per canape
Great options on request or let us know your favourites.

★ Large Takahe Sweet Platter

$150 each | 30 people

★ Small Takahe Sweet Platter

$50 each | 10 people

Winter Dinner Group/Function Menu

Set Menu – OPTION 1

Recommended for groups up to 35 people
Entrée + Main  ∼   $43.50 pp
Main + Dessert  ∼   $55.50 pp
All 3 courses  ∼   $60pp


Entrée

★ Breads & Dips (to share)
Selection of Breads | Smoked Butter | Hummus | Herb Pesto

★ Flatbread (to share)
Garlic | Rosemary | Mozzarella


Main

★ Winter Chicken
Confit Chicken Maryland | Cauliflower Puree | Roast Vegetable Medley | Charred Leeks | (Gf)

★ NZ Lamb Shank
Slow Braised Lamb Shank | White Bean Cassoulet | Seasonal Vegetables | Tomato Red Wine Jus | (Gf)

★ Elegant Fish
Today’s Fish | Cauliflower Textures | Gremolata | Squid Ink Tapioca Crisps | (GF, DF)

★ Harry’s Ribeye Steak
250g Ribeye Steak Served Medium Rare | Carrot Puree | Confit Baby Carrots | Potato Gratin
| Jus | (GF)


Dessert

★ Bome Alaska
Seasonal Flavoured Parfait | Vanilla Sponge | Meringue

★Pannacotta
Today’s Pannacotta Creation | Fresh Seasonal Fruit

★Chocolate Nemesis
Chocolate Nemesis | Vanilla Mascarpone | Strawberry Textures

Winter Dinner Group/Function Menu

Set Menu – OPTION 2

Recommended for groups up to 35 people
Entrée + Main  ∼   $53.50 pp
Main + Dessert  ∼   $55.50 pp
All 3 courses  ∼   $68.50 pp


Entrée

★ Braised Beef Rib Flintstone
Braised Beef Rib | Ponzu Glaze | Puffed Beef Tendon | Herb Slaw

★ Creamy Seafood Chowder
Medley of Seafood | Rich Flavorsome Creamy Sauce | Toasted Ciabatta

★ Caprese
Buffalo Mozzarella | Basil | Heirloom Tomato | Olives | Balsamic Glaze


Main

★ Winter Chicken
Confit Chicken Maryland | Cauliflower Puree | Roast Vegetable Medley | Charred Leeks | (Gf)

★ NZ Lamb Shank
Slow Braised Lamb Shank | White Bean Cassoulet | Seasonal Vegetables | Tomato Red Wine Jus | (Gf)

★ Elegant Fish
Today’s Fish | Cauliflower Textures | Gremolata | Squid Ink Tapioca Crisps | (GF, DF)

★ Harry’s Ribeye Steak
250g Ribeye Steak Served Medium Rare | Carrot Puree | Confit Baby Carrots | Potato Gratin
| Jus | (GF)


Dessert

Bome Alaska
Seasonal Flavoured Parfait | Vanilla Sponge | Meringue

★ Pannacotta
Our popular choice Pannacotta Creation | Fresh Seasonal Fruit

★ Chocolate Nemesis
Chocolate Nemesis | Vanilla Mascarpone | Strawberry Textures

Function Focused Dinner French Buffet

Recommended for groups 20 to 40 people | $52.50 per person

Each of the mains, sides and desserts placed in the middle of the table and shared
between 4 people.


Entrée

★ Breads & Dips (to share) | (GF available)
Selection of Breads | Smoked Butter | Hummus | Herb Pesto
★ Flatbread (to share) | (GF available)
Garlic | Rosemary | Mozzarella


Main

★ Winter Chicken
Confit Chicken Maryland | Cauliflower Puree | Roast Vegetable Medley
Charred Leeks | (Gf)

★ Elegant Fish
Today’s Fish | Cauliflower Textures | Gremolata | Squid Ink Tapioca Crisps | (GF,
DF)

★ NZ Lamb Shank
Slow Braised Lamb Shank | White Bean Cassoulet | Seasonal Vegetables | Tomato
Red Wine Jus | (Gf)

★ Main Sides
Seasonal Green Salad | Roast Potatoes | Roast Vegetables


Dessert

★ Chocolate Nemesis
Chocolate Nemesis | Vanilla Mascarpone | Strawberry Textures

★ Bome Alaska
Mango Parfait | Vanilla Sponge | Meringue

★ Pannacotta
Todays Pannacotta Creation | Fresh Seasonal Fruit

 

Enquiries to [email protected] or [email protected]

Please include:

›desired date/time
›number of guests
›the occasion
›Brunch or dining option preferred

NETWORKING SESSIONS

The Sign of the Takahe features beautiful surroundings creating the perfect setting for relaxed conversation. Networking sessions have never been so amiable and productive.

PRODUCT LAUNCHES & BRANDING

Grant your product launch the gravitas it deserves with The Sign of the Takahes one-of-a-kind architecture, lush gardens, delectable bar bites, award-winning wine list, and impeccable service.

HAVING FUN

Celebrate life’s most important events in a private space meticulously designed that is sure to elicit a breathless wow.

CELEBRATION

Set atop Cashmere Hill and surrounded by lush foliage, The Sign of the Takahe unparalleled setting in a beautifully restored 1918 Grade 1 listed building will lend an almost hallowed air to the most fantastic celebration

Sign Of The Takahe

Opening Hours

We are usually open 7 days a week with a full Brunch and Dinner menu, however with the ongoing COVID19 levels changing and Government requirements such as single server, clear table policy etc,  please check google for our most up-to-date opening hours and the menus we are able to offer that particular day.

Please use the below as a guide (as of Sept 2020).

  • Monday
    • Closed
  • Tuesday* 
    • Open School Holidays (9am – 3pm)
  • Wed
    • 9am to 9pm
    • Cafe & Bar
    • Cabinet food only
    • Quiz Night has hot Bar food available.
  • Thurs – Sat
    • 9am to 9pm
    • Cafe & Bar
    • Cabinet food
    • Brunch & Dinner Menu
    • Bar Snacks
    • Friday & Saturday High Teas (11am – 1pm)
  • Sunday
    • 9am – 4pm
    • Cafe & Bar
    • Cabinet food
    • Brunch Menu
    • Bar Snacks

We are doing our very best to serve our wonderful customers during this eventful time, and thank you all in advance for your patience and most of all support, it is truly appreciated.

 

Sign Of The Takahe

Our Menus

Our Cabinet, Brunch, Dinner & Group menus are a tribute to classic Kiwi & European cuisine, giving you a taste of traditional fare with contemporary flair. Enjoy our carefully balanced and curated dishes complemented by our yummy wines.

Reserve High Tea

Our “Takahe Reserve High Teas” are exclusively seated sessions available Friday and Saturday at 11am & 1pm. What better way to treat yourself or a loved one by enjoying a 3 tiered stand of yummy scones, savouries, sandwiches and sweet treats.

The Perfect Wedding Venue

We have created wedding packages and special wedding offers to make the Sign of the Takahe the perfect wedding venue for your special day. Giving you the confidence to plan your wedding with no hidden extras. Alternatively, the versatility of the Garden can be adapted to create your own unique bespoke package to match your requirements.

Groups & Functions

Booking a group lunch or dinner? A corporate party or a product launch? You have come to the right place, we endeavour to make your booking and menu selections as easy as possible.  From a large smart sit down lunch, a casual evening cocktail gathering to a walking group catch up or a Staff Dinner French Buffet, our space transcends the ordinary. Corporate Parties, to Promotional Launches, A memorable event begins with a memorable location and the Takahe is a special venue.  This enchanting Building sets the perfect scene for a unique event. You’ll definitely be stimulating people’s imagination!

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