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The Kitty Hawk: Department Store of Dining

By Emily Gray | 17th November 2016

Today sees the opening of The Kitty Hawk – the first venture from the Wright & Bell group, a new restaurant which is being labelled as a department store of dining. Why? Because it has everything you need right one under one roof. Clever.

Start the day with breakfast at the coffee bar and patisserie or head there for lunch whilst catching up on some work. In the evening, the space will transform into a wine bar; there’ll be light bites, cocktails and craft ales and flatbreads served next to the open kitchen. Downstairs the restaurant will offer fine dining, with private dining areas for parties or client dinners.  If you work nearby then they’ll be able to cater for your office too.

The menu will feature award-winning British meat, flat breads made in the fire dome oven, cocktails made from artisanal spirits and a wine list that is curated especially for each area by Rothschild and Milton Sandford.

Designed by Russell Sage (Dishoom, The Grain Store), Kitty Hawk will bring together the City’s heritage with New York city glamour. Think exposed timber, concrete, blackened steel, copper, marble and hand-stitched leather seating.

As for the team behind it, Wright & Bell, they are inspired by Sir Alexander Graham Bell and the Wright Brothers who dared to dream big. They’ve created the concept of ‘department stores of dining’ and following The Kitty Hawk they want to develop six other venues across the City of London and West End – so watch this space.

The Kitty Hawk: Opens 17th November, 11, 13 & 14 South Place, City of London, EC2M 7EB