Albion & East, which operates London sites Martello Hall in Hackney and Canova Hall in Brixton, will be opening a third site at Old Street’s Bower quarter.
Opening early 2019, the project – which is yet to be named – will comprise a ground-floor dining area, bar and distillery; a mezzanine level with private event spaces; and, for the first-time, an on-site bakery, all set across a 5,600 sq ft site located within the Tower of the new development.
The new site will showcase the group’s Italian-American-influenced, all-day menus, and its bakery will make artisan breads and cakes daily for all three sites; while the gin distillery will host gin-blending masterclasses.
Albion & East managing director Sarah Weir said: “The whole team are very excited to be opening in Old Street. The location is a natural fit for our business and the space we have is truly special.”
Martello Hall opened in December 2016, followed by Canova Hall (pictured) in May 2017. Pizzas and Italian-American sharing dishes are offered alongside local craft beer, wine on tap, gin made on site and a bespoke cocktail list.
Inspired by the modern, all-day venues in the US, Martello Hall and Canova Hall have a relaxed atmosphere and are both located in restored historic buildings, Canova Hall within a former Grade II-listed work hall and Martello Hall an East End pub renovation.