Located on Brixton's bustling Ferndale Road, this charming cocktail bar and restaurant is a hidden gem amongst the area's many bars. Cattivo sits just opposite its sister bar, Canova Hall, and provides the same brilliant bottomless brunch experience at weekends with the added bonus of DJs from 1pm every Saturday.  The party carries on into the early hours with a late night license till 2am at weekends.  At street level and, below ground, in the cocktail club there are lot of different size spaces for parties and private hire.  Cattivo can cater for parties up to 200 people in the cocktail club and the whole venue is available for private hire with a capacity of 400.  

Food is all homemade and rooted in Italy, from pastas, ragus and gnocchi to arancini, fricco and their bomboloni (Italian doughnuts) with salted caramel buttercream.  The bar also boasts a decadent array of cocktails, perfect for sipping on. They also host gin blending masterclasses and gin cocktail masterclasses, using the small batch gin that they make on site from Victor, their till. There's more to this Brixton bar than meets the eye.



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Bottomless Brunch
Welcome to out all-afternoon party every Saturday at Cattivo with TWO HOURS of BOTTOMLESS DRINKS. Choose from our Prosecco Cocktails, Cattivo…

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  • Dance floor
  • Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets
  • No Door Charge
  • None


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 17:00 23:00 Private Hire Only.
Tuesday 17:00 23:00 Private Hire Only.
Wednesday 17:00 23:00
Thursday 17:00 0:00
Friday 17:00 2:00
Saturday 11:00 2:00
Sunday 11:00 0:00 Private Hire Only.



Cattivo, Cattivo, 207 Ferndale Rd, SW9 8BA



Nearest Station

Brixton (Tube)


  • Cuisines

    This venue serves Italian, Brunch and Bottomless Brunch food.

  • A word from the chef:

    Cattivo offers a range of Italian small plates such as home-cooked ragù, meatballs.

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Street Level Private Room 120 200 - £100 Deposit Depending on party

At street level our cocktail bar can accommodate 120 people seated or 200 people standing. With two bars and an open kitchen, its the perfect space for a party.  We have a late license until 2am at weekends, making it the perfect party place.  Taking bookings for Christmas 2019.

Cocktail Club Private Room 100 200 - £100 Depsoit Depending on party

Below ground, our cocktail lounge has a capacity of 200 people. We have a late license until 2am at weekends, making it the perfect party place.  The cocktail lounge has its own stage, distillery and mobile bars.  Cocktail Masterclasses are available on request. Taking bookings for Christmas 2019.

Full Venue Hire Venue Hire 200 400 - - -

We are open till 2am at the weekend making Cattivo your perfect party-place. Spot on for drinks, dinner, parties, weddings and work-do’s. Whole venue hire is available.  Call us on 020 3096 2236 or email us on Taking bookings for Christmas 2019.

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

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