$$ Brunch Gahan House Nova Centre - Restaurant in Halifax, Canada

Open on Google Maps

Our Ranking


5239 Sackville St, Halifax, NS B3J 3Y3, Canada




+1 902-444-3060

Rating on Google Maps

4.20 (1642 reviews)

Working Hours

  • Friday: 11:30 am to 12 am
  • Saturday: 10 am to 12 am
  • Sunday: 10 am to 11 pm
  • Monday: 11:30 am to 11 pm
  • Tuesday: 11:30 am to 11 pm
  • Wednesday: 11:30 am to 11 pm
  • Thursday: 11:30 am to 12 am


  • Service options
    • Beer
    • Cosy
    • Wine
    • Lunch
    • Brunch
    • Casual
    • Coffee
    • Dinner
    • Groups
    • Alcohol
    • Dessert
    • Dine-in
    • Seating
    • Spirits
    • Toilets
    • Delivery
    • Takeaway
    • Cocktails
    • Live music
    • Bar on site
    • High chairs
    • Small plates
    • Good for kids
    • Great cocktails
    • Late-night food
    • Outdoor seating
    • NFC mobile payments
    • Accepts reservations
    • Wheelchair-accessible toilet
    • Wheelchair-accessible seating
    • Wheelchair-accessible car park
    • Wheelchair-accessible entrance


Frequently mentioned in reviews: beer (6) time (6) fries (6) atmosphere (7) service (7) nice (7) fried (8) food (15) good (15) chicken (16) great (16)

  • 5Alexandria G. 3 months ago
    My partner and I went for date night. I got the haddock tacos and my partner got the fried chicken sandwich. The food was incredible the in-home beer and cider was so good! We got to sit by the large window and the atmosphere and view was great. We will definitely be coming back for more meals and have told others how good the food and service is as well

  • 5Joelle B. 1 year ago
    This was my first time dining here, my friend suggested it. I thought I would be disappointed for some reason but I am AMAZED. I don't even enjoy seafood but the mussels and fish n' chips here are to die for. The chicken tacos are packed with flavour as well.The waitress we had was very sweet and the atmosphere was very chill, not to mention the place looks stunning! Perfect spot for a nice dinner. Definitely bringing my family here. :)

  • 5Michael H. 6 months ago
    This is an upscale yet casual bar. The setting is very nice and the interior is modern, warm and friendly. In a very convenient spot. Near the convention centre and the rink. Also, in the middle of downtown. The food was very good. The service was excellent.

  • 5b. 1 year ago
    A great atmosphere, the food is pretty good and the service has always been good. The beers they have are great, a great selection, especially the raspberry sour. The menu wasn’t exactly my style of food, but everything was delicious I had, and would definitely be back.

  • 5Hayley L. 1 year ago
    Amazing service from Laura and Jordan! We had the pretzel bites, calamari, poutine and the blood orange sour beer. The food was hot and so delicious and the beer was so tasty!

  • 5Thomas L. 2 years ago
    Our first experience at the new Gahan House Nova Center was incredibly positive. The new location is beautiful and the atmosphere was great. Our server was friendly and attentive and the service was prompt. All of our dishes were amazing. We started with the Nashville chicken skewers and the mussels in the colliding tides & cream sauce (which was INCREDIBLE). For entrees we had the pot roast & fries and the fried chicken sandwich. Absolutely everything was amazing. We couldn't believe how good everything was. It was a fantastic first experience here and I can't wait to come back for more!

  • 5A. 1 year ago
    Every time I’ve gone to this restaurant I’ve had great service from the greeting staff to the servers. It’s got a welcoming atmosphere and the restaurant itself is nicely laid out and decorated. I went during their Nacho week and their choices were great, from the vegan to the curried option. when trying out their beer, you also have the option of purchasing some to go which is convenient especially after trying their great flavours. Blueberry Ale was great! I highly recommend their Three Cheers Burger with your choice of side, their fries were nicely done. The burger was juicy and flavourful! Great dining experience and highly recommended!

  • 5Ian D. 10 months ago
    Great food, nice patio. Service was speedy and staff were attentive. The selection of oysters was good and I like that the accompanying condiments were kept plain and simple to really focus on the taste of the oysters.

  • 5Amanda Stewart R. 1 year ago
    Good spot downtown for drinks and food. We went on Friday night and there were a lot of corporate suits but still thought the food and beer were great. Great tap selection and flights.

  • 5Andrew B. 11 months ago
    Great atmosphere, great staff, amazing beer .. the fish was probably the best fish I've had.. perfect amount of batter and very hot and delicious.

  • 5Michael M. 10 months ago
    Very nice venue. The built in-house brewery is cool to look at. Food was great and easily paired with a good pint (or flight!). Highly recommended by this out of towner.

  • 4Lekha R. 11 months ago
    Visited Gahan for a birthday dinner during four visit to Halifax from Vancouver. Couldn’t get patio seating due to a private event, but got a table for 4 right away inside on a Friday evening 9pm. The waitress greeted us and was in a hurry throughout our dinner. She seemed in a rush and couldn’t spare a moment for us to finish our order completely. The place is busy that’s understandable but wish we were treated well. The Gahan spiced fries were served bland with no seasoning. The waitress took away the bland fries and replaced with the seasoned ones which lacked flavor. The Cajun chicken nachos were really good but had just 5 pieces of chicken to which 5$ extra was charged to add chicken and all the cocktails. Hot sauce was charged extra lol, never seen this in west coast. Asked for blue cheese dip and got goat cheese. 16$ pitcher deal was best. If back in Halifax, wouldn’t go back.

  • 4Michael F. 8 months ago
    MUST TRY - Went to try something new today with my work crew. We decided to eat out on the patio which was a nice screened in area. Will definitely be back as the food selection was amazing for a quick lunch. I ordered the ring bearer burger which included onion rings and candied bacon and a side of fries. The candied bacon wasn’t as layered on as some places do but you got a good hint of it. The team ordered everything from chicken burger, tacos and fish and chips. Everyone was thoroughly pleased overall. Prices on the high end but you’re getting a dam good feed. Service was a little lacking on the patio as we had to chase them to even get near us at the start for ordering. Some of us that have been here before mentioned the same thing. Otherwise will be back again!

  • 4G. 1 year ago
    Good food. Fish and chips, beef melt, and chicken burger were great. Charcuterie board was good but felt overpriced. Kids options were normal (Grilled cheese etc.) but we didn't try any.

  • 4Carrie G. 1 year ago
    **09/2022 Updated** The servers were way better tonight when I went back. But I still noticed some servers still didn’t wear masks correctly when they talk to the other servers in front of the customers. Other than that everything is great! The food was super tasty. —— Never been to the old location in the waterfront, and it was my first time here in this new location. Me and my bf got pan fried haddock and fried chicken burger ( I got their fries instead of the rice). The food was tasty, we both really enjoyed it. The atmosphere and decor are super nice and warm, also love how their patio looks like (it’s closed now in the fall but every time when I passed through in the summer, it always seems so nice) -1 star for their server, the service went super poorly and slow. The server barely checked our table and everything took forever to arrive. Also I saw one of their servers didn’t wear the mask correctly, when she talked to the other server she took her mask off. I’ll still go back sometimes, their food was super good.

  • 4May Z. 1 year ago
    11 am for Saturday brunch was quite empty at Gahan, which is great as they were able to accommodate us quickly. Server was great, and menu includes both brunch items and regular items. Food-wise, it was just ok. I ordered the fried chicken sandwich, and even though it was a good sized portion that included bacon, but the chicken just wasn’t as tasty on the inside, so it was a disappointment. A friend ordered the chicken fried steak, thinking it was chicken, steak, and eggs. Instead, she got a deep fried chicken that came in a steak texture and it was really strange and not what she expected. The Deadly was not bad with sticky maple & sriracha buttermilk fried chicken and I would probably get that for brunch next time. An entrance in and a separate exit for going out. And the hostess was there to check your ID and covid vaccination status at the front.

  • 3Humberto M. 6 months ago
    the server who served my table tried to do her best. The food is good and on time, always on the lookout for drinks. and he forgot to take all the dirty dishes. he did not offer dessert or anything extra.

Most Reviewed places nearby

  1. 4.20 The Westin Nova Scotian   (2028 reviews) €387
  2. 4.30 Your Father's Moustache   (1986 reviews) Longtime tavern for bites, brews & blues
  3. 4.60 Darrell's Restaurant   (1841 reviews) Casual kitchen known for burgers
  4. 4.20 Gahan House Nova Centre   (1642 reviews) Brunch
  5. 3.40 McDonald's   (1480 reviews) Iconic fast-food burger & fries chain
  6. 4.20 Bluenose II Restaurant   (1457 reviews) Warm, relaxed eatery for surf 'n' turf
  7. 4.40 The Five Fishermen   (1405 reviews) Upscale place for seasonal seafood meals
  8. 4.20 The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites   (1388 reviews) €97
  9. 4.00 Waterfront Warehouse   (1372 reviews) Rustic, seafood-centric eatery
  10. 4.20 Sou’Wester Gift & Restaurant Company Ltd.   (1337 reviews) Seafood eatery & gift shop since 1967
  11. 4.50 The Prince George Hotel Halifax   (1332 reviews) €246
  12. 4.60 Ristorante a Mano   (1327 reviews) Refined Italian fare in a polished venue
  13. 4.60 Ardmore Tea Room   (1269 reviews) Homey spot for diner meals, tea & coffee
  14. 4.10 Hotel Halifax   (1232 reviews) €153
  15. 4.20 Freeman's Little New York   (1193 reviews) Brunch
Last updated: 2023-04-29