Canova Hall

Bars, International·
Silver Award
London, SW9 8BQ ·Website ·Call020 7733 8356

SquareMeal Review of Canova Hall

Silver Award

On the ground floor of a grand pile that was once part of Brixton’s Bon Marché department store, Canova Hall is a prepossessing sister to Hackney’s Martello Hall. Post-industrial decor imaginatively references the building’s Edwardian heritage, with stylish features including wooden booths as found in old-time Montmartre bistros and a goods lift cleverly disguised as a birdcage. Anointed with functioning absinthe fountains, the chunky bar's wine wall hosts a dozen taps that pour everything from an organic Montepulciano and fashionable frizzante to pedestrian house white. Cocktails include a varied range of Martinis, sours, Old Fashioneds, twisted classics and puncheons to share, although we were miffed to be denied a classic Negroni because the barman ‘didn’t believe in Campari’ – especially as prices are more City than old-school SW9. Open for breakfast (beetroot frittata, Italian baked eggs etc), Canova Hall also hawks an appealing all-day Italian menu of pizzas, pastas, meatballs, torti fritti and bombolini (doughnuts). Bottomless bubbles or rum punch lubricate boozy weekend brunch.

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Average Price
££££ - Under £30
Bars, International


250 Ferndale Road, London, SW9 8BQ

020 7733 8356


Opening Times

Sun-Fri 8am-12M (Fri -1am Sun 10am- ) Sat 9am-1am


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2 Reviews 


04 June 2022  
Food & Drink 0.5
Service 0.5
Atmosphere 0.5
Value 0.5

0/10 the food was awful and the bar staff tried t start a fight which is unacceptable. I would recommend going anywhere else. 


16 May 2021  
Food & Drink 0.5
Service 0.5
Atmosphere 3
Value 0.5
Unclear pricing of bottomless brunch

There was an issue with the service. We were not properly informed about the prices and there was confusion. When I reached out to them by email after paying the bill to inform them of this issue I've been told for 3 weeks that they are extremely busy and cannot answer my email. There are a number of people that have left reviews saying that the price is misleading. In my email I stated a number of ways they could make the pricing clearer but to no avail. I would not recommend this place based on the customer service and the food. Highly disappointed

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