Kittyhawk

4.3
83 reviews
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$40 and under
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French
Top tags:
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Kittyhawk is a high volume cocktail bar and restaurant focused on great cocktails and food and exceptional experiences. The venue is designed around the Liberation of Paris in 1944 and brings together an old world charm with a modern and delicious French restaurant menu and comprehensive beverage offering, including cocktails, a full wine list, bottled and draught beer and - of course - champagne!
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Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Bistro
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Wednesday - 3pm - midnight
Thursday - 12pm - midnight
Friday - 12pm - midnight
Saturday - 4pm - midnight
Last call for the full restaurant menu is at 10.15pm. After this, only light food is available.
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Phone number
0455 041 172
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Executive Chef
Adam Lord
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Catering
Event bookings at Kittyhawk have the option to choose from our standard restaurant menu as well as our canapes menu. With enough notice, Kittyhawk can also create a customised menu to suit your requirements. We always do our best to accommodate any dietary needs.
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Neighbourhood
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Cross street
Bent St
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Parking Details
There is Wilson parking on Phillip St, right nearby.
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Public Transit
Closest train stations to Kittyhawk: Martin Place and Circular Quay
Closest bus stop to Kittyhawk: Bent St at Chifley Square
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Entertainment
On Saturdays Kittyhawk has free live music between 8pm and 11pm.
As of Thursday 1st March, we will start live music every Thursday as well.
For the rest of the week, we treat out guests to a mixture of soulful blues with a handful of jazz and French swing. It is Liberation Day, after all!
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Special Events & Promotions
The entire Kittyhawk venue is available for hire on Sundays. Kittyhawk can also can also cater to groups of 1 - 175 throughout the week with a number of different function space options, depending on your needs. Contact us at info@thekittyhawk.com.au for more information.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Kittyhawk is available to be hired seven days a week although we never allow the entire bar to be booked out during our normal trading hours. We have spaces to suit groups of 2-350.

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Special Offers

Melbourne Cup - $85 5-courses, Möet or beer on arrival

$85 5-course shared meal plus a glass of Möet or beer on arrival.

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Valid For: 2 - 20 people

Starts: 6 November 2018

Ends: 6 November 2018

Availability: Tue 12:00-14:30

What 83 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.3
Service
4.4
Ambience
3.9
Value
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MK
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Arrived on Thursday night was nice warm ambience whilst it was pouring outside. The dim lights and old fashion windows make it cozy. They had live music on the night; outstanding performance .Voice of Gold had us tuned in with the nice slow 80’s and 90’s jam. Food was exceptional. Really loved the nice laid-back experience. Sipping on nice red wine and winding down from work is the perfect way at Kitty Hawk on Thursday.

Absolutely love the level of service provided by the staff and Mike he was a pleasure. It will now be my go to bar for Thursdays and date nights . Thanks again Mike for your service .

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DD
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Kittyhawk is awesome!! Everytime I start my nights there, I always have the best time!!

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SW
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous bar, with great cocktails and an extensive wine list. The food was also excellent

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OD
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Seating in corner was slightly cramped, chairs pushing against another

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SH
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

We enjoyed Kittyhawk, the cocktails were excellent as was the service. Only one complaint, the music was too loud, we had to shout at each other.

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B
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Nice place for dinner with friends, very attentive staff, good food and drink. It was a bit dim (very low lighting) but it added to the decor/theme of the place. I would definitely come back.

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MC
8 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 2

Food was basic and pretty expensive. It was very loud.

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k
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great service, awesome drink selection and the set menu was really good.

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KD
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great night out with my Girl. Enjoyed the food, wine selection and service. Was a little noisy but to be expected for peak trade on a Friday evening.

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B
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Food was good, it was abit too loud and service was okay.

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LK
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great live music, delicious food
Luxurious and comfortable interiors

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BF
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We went there on a date night - it was recommended by a friend at work. It was seriously fun! The waiters were fantastic, wonderful cocktails and food. A seriously fun night! Loved the atmosphere. A memorable night.

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B
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Nice atmosphere, friendly staff however food took nearly an hour to get delivered and it wasn't busy which was a shame as we were on a bit of a schedule so had to rush eating.

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LH
6 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Nice ambience but the menu was very limited even for a classic bistro menu. Good service and would go again but only for snacks not a meal

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AK
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely decor, excellent polite but not overbearing service. Not too crowded on a Friday night. Great for intimate dates or catch up with friends.

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BW
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Been wanting to go here a while and it didn't disappoint. Cozy atmosphere and perfect for a date night. Unique drinks menu and the food tasting menu was devine, we were so full. Service was very attentive as well. Will definitely be back.

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LX
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good drinks, good food - bring good company and you e got yourself a good night.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of those finds... beyond friendly, fast and tasty. Awesome cocktails, ‘pock at random’ phenomenal wine list, outstanding food. We got lucky on Thursday to hear their live band playing - cherry on top! I think I’ve found my new favourite!

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JD
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great theme and decor, lively ambience but not too loud. A feel alive place and very good food too!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Charming and cosy. Amazing food, great staff!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic location with phenomenal service. Such a great bar.

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G
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

Service was horrible. No one greeted me when I arrived even though I made the booking. I had to find my friend in the crowd. Also the service was a bit slow and I haven't felt looked after. However the food came out standard time and was delicious. Compliments to the kitchen.

I understand it was very noisy in that restaurant but I feel like the wait staff had issues to communicate .

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A
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We reserved a table in the restaurant section so the area we were in wasn't crowded but still had a nice buzzy vibe. We enjoyed our meal and will be back. The only complaint would be that we had the set menu but the tables for two are very small so the courses didn't fit on. They worked around this well by serving some of the share plates for us but bigger tables for couples would be a plus.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great location & awesome food!

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CH
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

AMAZING evening and food was fantastic-staff we’re brilliant with suggestions around cocktails and food, will definitely go back with a group as was a little loud for a date night even though we both thoroughly enjoyed our nights

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N
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

There seemed to be some mis (or non) communication between the person I booked through (online) and the manager on the night regarding menu choice and dietary requirements . This was sorted out, but for a little while, I wasn't sure what was going on. The food was delicious, but the break between the starters and mains was a bit long and a lot of people were wondering if that was all the food we were going to get. Also the band that night was a no-show, which was disappointing - because the live music was one of the reasons I booked here in the first place! Bad form on the part of the band.
Overall atmosphere was great, loved the cocktails and attention to detail. Everyone with dietary requirements was well looked after (after initial confusion) and all my friends had fun. Will definitely go back, perhaps with not such a large group.

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FW
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

The service was non existent and reluctant. The food was delicious.

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SP
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place, beautiful ambience, very friendly and accomodating staff and excellent food. Have the steak frites!

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MV
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was absolutely great! Would do it again.

Thanks.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Great I loved the restaurant overall but the service was a bit bad🙂

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OT
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

Really really bad service. Forgot some items we ordered. No apology. Slow And uninterested in our table. Tried to clear the table whilst we were waiting for the rest of the meal to arrive. Might be good just for cocktails but too noisy and average food for dinner. Over priced too.

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KF
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had my 28th birthday here with 12 friends. It was such a fun night and the service was fantastic. Everyone at Kittyhawk was helpful and friendly. Great vibes and live music. I recommend this place to anyone after something a little different, lively yet cosy, a little bit fancy, but not pretentious. 5/5

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OT
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent hostess and great food - really recommended. Just be aware that if your group is larger than 7 people, you’ll be spread over 2 (or more) booths!

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D
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 1

We booked a table online for a Wednesday evening, and in the 'other requests' comments box I asked to be seated in the back right table (which is slightly away from the other tables). On the day we arrived a little bit late and were seated at a different table, with an insufficient number of places set, and I noticed that only 3 people were seated at the table that I had requested (which has capacity for around 8 or so people). This was disappointing.

Further, while I accept that Kittyhawk was full, it was very loud, to the extent that at best you could converse with the person siting next to you.

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T
9 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 2

Very impressed with the quality of food, service at the table was friendly but dont be late. They gave away our table because we were 10mins late, bit rich we thought, we almost left but they then found some space quickly for us. Good city bar, quality french bistro, but bit too noisy and impatient front of house...

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AG
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff were.fantastic from the bartender who made the best old fashion to the waitress giving us some great dinner suggestions. The live Jazz band were fantastic. Thanks for a great evening guys

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E
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Really welcoming service, great ambience. Food was really good. Great place for a special date!

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DH
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

Sadly Kittyhawk dining experience was disappointing. We had booked in and ordered entrées and mains for two.. Service was loose, not professional at all - Entree's were ok, had to ask for Salt and pepper, Mains served without cutlery on the table, mains were on the cool side - sides (veggies) were not ordered (which happens) but they took 10 mins for steamed veg, and served about two mouth fulls from finishing. No one acknowledged the issue but got the runner (ESL) to tell us the dish was missed form the order.

Bottle of wine was presented at the table with 'Can you check if this is the right one?' no reference to the wine or anything. I certainly don't expect anything formal but some professionalism and training is needed.

Once they realised there was a mistake on the side of veggies - our table was avoided, so we asked for the bill and finished our wine and went to another venue.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional food, magnificent service, sublime ambience...

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I was a bit disappointed the confit duck is no longer on the menu. However the waitress recommended the pot roast poussin and it did not disappoint. Tenderness de-boned chicken with heavenly aroma and the crispy chat potatoes are also a not to be missed.

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