Review of Kittyhawk


The team behind popular Cuban rum and cocktail bar The Lobo Plantation have brought us a second venue Kittyhawk, only this time they’re channelling France, specifically the Liberation of Paris in 1944.

Bucking the trend of hard to find bars, Kittyhawk is set on street level smack bang in the middle of banker territory on Phillip Lane.  Though they have made the entrance a little difficult to spot.  (Just look for a door which almost looks like it’s a door to a stairwell.)

Alex Zabotto-Bentley and his design agency AZBcreative are responsible for the interior which draws inspiration from this time of celebration in Paris.  The space has been divided into sections and has a slight masculine feel with warm woods, leather banquet seating and a custom made oak bar taking centre stage.  WWII paraphernalia and 1940’s vintage memorabilia are dotted throughout the venue and candlelight twinkles on the tables.

Tonica Express - Cold Brew Lillet Blanc, Rye, Tonic Syrup and Soda

Tonica Express – Cold Brew Lillet Blanc, Rye, Tonic Syrup and Soda, Kittyhawk

As with The Lobo Plantation, cocktails are a specialty at Kittyhawk.  Rum is again featured along with Rye Whisky and a bespoke cocktail menu.  Their signature cocktail is the Tonica Express (pictured) made with Cold Brew Lillet Blanc, Rye, Tonic Syrup and Soda.  Beer and Wine are available of course for the less adventurous.

Food has received extra attention at Kittyhawk with a menu taking inspiration from Parisian street food, with new twists on the classics.

Kittyhawk is also a great options for groups – snag a booth and your night is sorted!

We think Kittyhawk is a stellar addition to Sydney’s ever growing small bar scene.  We love the friendly bar staff, buzzing vibe, quality food and drinks and the luxe interior. Actually, we think we could get lost in here for days…

Address:   16 Phillip Lane, Sydney
Hours:  Mon – Wed – 3pm – 12am, Thurs – 12pm – 12am, Fri – 12pm – 2am, Sat – 4pm – 2am (midnight lockout)
Website:  Kittyhawk

* Urban Chic Guides was invited to dine on this visit as guests of Kittyhawk.  All thoughts and words are the authors own and reflect their true and honest opinion.  For more information about our Editorial Policy, click here.

Images courtesy of Kittyhawk.


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