Canova Hall


Canova Hall breathes new air into one of Brixton’s most commemorated buildings on 250 Ferndale Road, SW9 8BQ. Celebrating one of London’s most exciting areas, Canova Hall honours the provenance of what used to be the beloved worker’s hall of Britain’s first department store Le Bon Marché across the road. Canova Hall and its eclectic all-day and late-night offering welcomes in locals and all those visiting the neighbourhood to indulge in the buzzand grandeur of a timeless old market canteen.

All day and night the food is centred on natural fuel with an authentic wood oven imported from Modena, Italy, delivering quality, simple food. Everything on the menu is made in house every day from their 48 hour fermented pizza dough to their homemade pasta. They use the best ingredients they can and cook from scratch. They brought their pizzas from their sister bar Martello Hall in Hackney, including their best sellers Rock Star Margherita and Smokey Bandit alongside some new pizzas like The Hot Don with ‘nduja, finocchiona, pickled chillies, hot red pesto and oregano.

Evenings at Canova Hall mirror Brixton’s life and soul as cocktail trolleys offer gin and all the accompaniments for making your own drinks. If you'd prefer to be waited on you can ‘Book a Bartender’ and they will conjure up a mix of creative cocktails for you at your table as young London DJ’s and live bands play music into the early hours. They also host Cocktail Masterclasses for parties of all sizes. Their day-time is as important at their evenings, with a relaxed workspace environment offering hot-desking, fast Wi-Fi and great coffee.

The team’s love of gin has by no means been diminished - having perfected their distilling skills with their on-site gin distillery ‘Nicola’ at Martello Hall, they are going bigger and better at Brixton with a new bespoke still called ‘Grace’. Those looking to take Canova Hall’s distinctive gin flavours home will be able to do so with small batches of both the Canova Gin, Martello Gin and Serata Hall being sold across all sites.

Open 7 days a week from early morning to 2am (Friday and Saturday), Canova Hall will cater to your whole day. Be it the wage earners hot-desking with the bottomless coffee flowing or the late night revellers sipping on cocktails whilst dancing to deep dug vinyl gems.


Offer Availability
Lots of finger food, pizzas and sharing plates. Great to add onto drinks bookings.
Pre-order 5 of our best pizzas ready for you on arrival or at a time of your choosing.
Pre-order our Bubbles Trolley ready for your arrival. Three bottles of Prosecco, fruit juices, purees and loads of fruit to make a dozen Bellini's of your choice.
Pre-order our Aperol Trolley ready for your arrival. You get a bottle of Aperol with lots of Prosecco, soda and oranges to make plenty of Aperol Spritz.
Pre-order our Gin Fizz Trolley ready for your arrival. One bottle of our venue distilled Pink Gin and one bottle of Pink Prosecco with enough bitters, sodas, juices, fruits & herbs to make our gin cocktails.
Start with our Bellini Reception then feast on our PARTITO ITALIANO, with coal-fired pizzas and sharing plates and finish with a homemade limoncello. Package also includes 5 drinks vouchers.
Start with our Festive Cocktail Reception followed by our FESTA ITALIANO, a three course dinner and finish with a coffee tequila. Package also includes 5 drinks vouchers.
Start with our COCKTAIL MASTERCLASS which includes five drinks and then sit down to our FESTA ITALIANO, a three course dinner with Bellini’s and homemade limoncello.
Start with our COCKTAIL MASTERCLASS which includes five drinks and then feast on our NATALE ITALIANO, the big sit-down dinner with Bellini’s and homemade limoncello. Finally, take home our goodie bags with a bottle of Small Batch Canova Hall Gin.
Start with our COCKTAIL MASTERCLASS which includes five drinks (allow one-and-a-half hours). Then feast on our PARTITO ITALIANO with lots of sharing plates to go round.


  • Happily Affordable ££
  • Disabled Toilets
  • No Charge
  • None


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 8:00 0:00
Tuesday 8:00 0:00
Wednesday 8:00 0:00
Thursday 8:00 1:00
Friday 8:00 2:00
Saturday 9:00 2:00
Sunday 9:00 23:00



Canova Hall, 250, Ferndale Road, SW9 8BQ



Nearest Station

Brixton (Tube)


  • Cuisines

    This venue serves Pizza, Italian, Brunch, Breakfast and Bottomless Brunch food.

  • A word from the chef:

    Expect pizza cooked in a wood oven and made from 48-hour fermented dough.

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
The Bitters Bar Private Room 32 40 - No min spend £100 Deposit to book £200 Hire fee includes bar tender

A beautiful semi private area, situated beside the open kitchen and bar enclose by steampunk style shutters and encompassed by the beautiful Art Deco floor to ceiling length windows, giving the space the perfect aesthetics and vibe for any style of party. Taking bookings for Christmas 2020.

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

Customer Reviews (1090)

Our Review

Canova Hall - London Restaurant Review

Brixton is seemingly the latest stop for London's trend train, and while local aggravation over venue closures are just and fair, that hasn't stopped its property being snapped up by those looking to capitalise on this new millennial territory. And while I agree that some additions to the area are ludicrous…