Influenced by the soldiers and machines of the Second World War, Kittyhawk brings rye and rum cocktails to the business end of town. The bar’s concept imagines liberation day in Paris – the day American and French soldiers reclaimed the city during World War Two.
The bar is by the owners of Lobo Plantation and accommodates 175 people. The room is divided into different areas, including a raised section with leather booths, and a stately front conservatory with city views. Various items of military paraphernalia are displayed, including a large painting of Kittyhawks (a fighter aircraft) buzzing through the sky.
At the bar it's about rye and rum. The 16-drink cocktail list features the Rye Gram, a take on Lobo's popular Old Grogram, made with spiced rye, coconut stout and lemon. The Polynesian Pearl Diver is a mix of rum, orange, lemon and coconut.
A lengthy wine list of 30 reds and 30 whites features French, Italian and Australian drops. The ale list has beers from breweries such as Batch, Hargreaves Hill and Riverside.
The menu is pared-down Parisian street food, designed for sharing; duck-liver pâté, charcuterie and spatchcock with caramelised shallots puree, witlof and cherry jus.