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New South Wales

About the Venue

Designed around the Liberation of Paris in 1944, Kittyhawk is a French restaurant and cocktail bar in the center of Sydney.

Key details

110 seated. 175 cocktail.
All year round

Address & contact details

16 Phillip Lane
Sydney 2000 NSW
+61 422 174 888

Planning Essentials

Spaces available
  • The Officers' Mess - Private upstairs function level with private lift entrance.
  • Conservatory or Lounge - Semi-private space in Kittyhawk main bar.
  • Kittyhawk main bar - Entire lower level, including the Lounge and Conservatory.
  • Kittyhawk exclusive hire - Both The Officers' Mess level and the Kittyhawk main bar level. These two levels are separated by a lift or stairs.
Wedding planners

Yes. You will be allocated a dedicated Event Manager to assist you with coordination.


We do have a list of vendor suggestions to help with the planning process, but do not require you to use any specific vendors.

Timing and restrictions

Sunday - Monday: Closed

Tuesday - Saturday: 4pm-12am

We can accommodate events outside of hours on application.

Last drinks

12am in the main bar, but we are licensed to stay open later for events.

Food and drinks
BYO caterer?

We have kitchen facilities available onsite. For weddings, we have canapés menus and packages, and set food menus (plated and banquet).

In most instances, we can accommodate external caterers, however if you'd like to have any external food brought in or prepared onsite, our events team needs to know prior to signing your contract as this can change costs and staffing requirements.

BYO drinks?

"We have bar facilities available onsite. Beverage packages are available, but not required if guests prefer to pay as they go or set a bar tab.

In most instances, we can accommodate external drinks being brought in, however our events team needs to know prior to signing your contract as this can change costs and staffing requirements.

Menu & wine tastings

We can accomodate food and beverage tastings for an additional cost that will not be deducted from your minimum spend. Tastings must be organised in advance with your Event Manager.

Table settings

All glassware and tableware are provided, depending on requirements. 10 black tablecloths can be provided.

Furniture and equipment
  • 2 corded microphones
  • 1 wireless microphone
  • 2 55-inch TVs (use can incur an additional fee)
  • 1 portable projector (use can incur an additional fee)
  • 1 portable projection screen (use can incur an additional fee)

Please speak with your event manager regarding onsite furniture for your event.


Bump in/out

Our standard bump in/out time is 30 minutes before your event starts and 30 minutes after your official event end time as stated on your contract.

In some instances these can be extended with enough notice, but bump in/out extension can incur a fee. This can be clarified by your Event Manager depending on the circumstances.


There is minimal storage available onsite. Any storage must be approved and organised by the Event Manager.


Any decorations you would wish to keep must either be taken at the end of the wedding or a separate collection time must be arranged with the Event Manager (this is not guaranteed).

General waste can be removed by our cleaners, depending on event agreements and parameters. Any damage or additional cleaning will incur a fee.


Where we are located in the Sydney CBD, there is no onsite parking available. There is paid and unpaid street parking available and parking garages in the local area.

Guests must organise their own parking arrangements. Public transportation is the encouraged mode of transport to get to and from the venue.


Most events will require additional security. In most instances, this will incur a security fee.


All on site vendors must provide copies of the public liability insurance certificates.