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The Kitty Hawk

A short walk from Liverpool Street, you’ll find yourself at The Kitty Hawk, billed as London’s first ‘department store of dining’. What does that mean? It means a whole lot of food and drink on offer under one roof! 

The Kitty Hawk offers five different culinary experiences; a bar and kitchen area for all day drinking and dining from 7am to midnight, an elegant grill restaurant, cocktail bar, private dining room and a speciality coffee bar and patisserie.

When you enter the building, you can’t fail to be impressed. The interior takes inspiration from London’s heritage as well as the bars and restaurants of New York. Designed by critically-acclaimed Russell Sage, who was behind Dishoom and The Grain Store, you know it’s going to be good! It’s a mix of exposed timber, concrete, steel, copper and marble and despite the large room, The Kitty Hawk still manages to feel quite intimate.


The Bar and Kitchen is open all day and doesn’t require any reservations. The menu offers a mix of snacks, sliders, flatbreads and more substantial meals. The flatbreads are stone baked in the Italian Firedome oven (which you can watch through the open kitchen) and are definitely worth an order. We particularly enjoyed the Goats Cheese and Toasted Hazelnuts (English goats cheese crumbled with pickled beetroots, silverskin onions, toasted hazelnuts and fresh coriander) and the BBQ Pulled Pork (Pulled BBQ confit pork, pineapple, sesame seeds and rocket). We would also suggest a slider (or three!) the Steak Burger and Brie is topped with Tunworth brie and a balsamic and cranberry sauce and was absolutely delicious – brie is now our favourite burger topping!


If you’re after a more indulgent affair, then head downstairs into the restaurant. The menu focuses on quality steak and sustainably sourced seafood. There are a range of steaks on offer all sourced from Alec Jarrett, a West Country family business founded in 1926. They use local farmers to rear the best livestock on open farmland. All of the beef is dry-aged for 7-10 days and wet-aged for a further 28, resulting in award-winning 35-day aged, tender British steak.

The Kitty Hawk also features two bars, one on the ground floor and one with the restaurant below. The cocktail list is extensive and the knowledgeable bar staff will be happy to make you anything else you may desire! The wine list in each area has been curated by Rothschild and Milton Sandford, so expect something special!


Finally, the coffee bar and patisserie serves breakfasts and lunches to eat in or takeaway, alongside a good selection of coffee and hot drinks. They also offer freshly-baked cakes and pastries all made in house if you fancy a sweet treat!

With such a huge variety of food and drink on offer, there is a lot that could go wrong but luckily The Kitty Hawk seem to have got it all worked out! There really is an area for every occasion, we can imagine popping in for one drink and then accidentally staying until midnight… did we mention they also have a great cheese selection?!

Soft launch this week with limited 50% off food across departments, 16th-17th November at the below times only:

16th Nov
Coffee Bar & Patisserie: 11.30am – 2.30pm (walk-in only)
Restaurant: 11.30am – 3pm (reservations only)
Bar & Kitchen: 11.30am – 3pm (reservations only)

17th Nov
Coffee Bar & Patisserie: 11.30am – 2.00pm (walk-in only)
Restaurant: 11.30am – 2pm (reservations only)
Bar & Kitchen: 11.30am – 2pm (reservations only)


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