A large hub of entertainment in south London that is a bar, restaurant, cinema, gallery, live music and comedy club, and yoga studio rolled into one. The focus, though, is on the food and drink.
Expect an all day menu ranging from the 'full Exhibit' (avocado on toast, chorizo, tiger prawns, black beans and eggs) to buttermilk-fried chicken burgers, linguine vongole and pan-fried sea bass with garlic and coriander prawns, samphire and lemon.
The drinks list is strong on cocktails, with elderflower martinis (gin, elderflower and cucumber) alongside a rum dog millionaire (rum, mango, lime, blackberry liqueur and ginger beer) and a watermelon cooler (tequila, watermelon, blueberries and lime). A short wine list and craft beers by the bottle and can also feature.
We love to get involved, and host regular comedy nights and life-drawing classes, and have a DJ every Friday and Saturday where you can dance the night away! We have recently launched a new menu which includes vegan, veggie and classics, not to mention our desserts which we promise will be worth the extra calories! We also have a delicious selection of cocktails and craft beers which are served seven days a week.
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Free-flowing Fridays and Saturdays. Visit us for dinner and for just £15 have free-flowing wine during your meal. (Not at Christmas.)
Bottomless brunch - £20 for unlimited prosecco or bloody marys! Available Saturdays and Sundays.
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Average User Rating
4.6 / 5
- 5 star:34
- 4 star:2
- 3 star:1
- 2 star:2
- 1 star:2
The exhibit is the best bar, hands down. I live in the area, and frequent many bars regularly in the hope to find the next best thing. None have ever compared. Whether it's a chill movie night, a meet up with other young parents for lunch, a raving friday night, or a boozy brunch on the weekends, the exhibit literally caters for everyone.
I can find myself at The Exhibit for all different occasions: a quick coffee with a friend, a decent meal with my partner, a night out with friends and a breakfast with a bloody mary to recover! ;) It is spacious, but cosy and there's always a relaxed atmosphere. I keep on coming back!
We go more for the brunch than the pub, but the food is fantastic. The best chilaquiles I've had outside of NYC!
Great for drinks and delicious food! Really friendly staff too. Private hire spaces and quirky cinema make the Exhibit the place to be in Balham!
Not been to this neck of the woods since I left three years ago and this week, when friends suggested we meet at The Exhibit I can't say I was that chuffed to return. From memory, which admitted is a bit hazy The Exhibit was a music cheese fest with copious drink offers.
Well I did go, on the promise that there have been a few changes......and what changes!! The Exhibit is fantastic, the vibe is very current, with great staff who welcomed me like a long lost friend (of course I didn't know any of them!). Not intending to eat much we ordered a couple of the small (tapas style) dishes just to snack on. A few hours in and we had pretty much gone through the menu! The food had a very eclectic mix of flavors which went down surprisingly well with the excellent cocktails. The place has a great contemporary feel and for a Thursday night it was buzzing with activity, with a play list that made me wish it had been the weekend!
My move away from South London for North was partly driven by finding places like The Exhibit, it seems I left too soon!
Great venue, I'll be back.
I love The Exhibits mix of areas and events. You can pop in for a quick cocktail, meet up with friends after work, watch a film or have a full on night out. Oh and the staff are great!!!
Amazing venue. great party areas for special occasions. Staff are super friendly and food and cocktails are top notch!
Great venue and amazing food which changes with excellent seasonal produce, and known farmers that produce the meat.
Great place, cant recommend highly enough! Private rooms are huge and with private bars in them plus the cinema is ace!
The Exhibit is fantastic. A determined, driven transformation over the last few months, the owners behind this project have turned this venue into something that has allurement and attractiveness. Excellent up and coming area with the aberrant shadows of the passers-by meeting and mingling with one another to try the marvellous drinks on offer. True to word, an aspiring and intelligent kitchen that produces top quality varying menu's for the growing urbane community. Expressive and passionate venue, love it.
Some fantastic creative food and drink concepts.... Espresso Martinis served with Smores and the Black Forrest Gateux cocktail served with meringue is simply to die for. The Tapas selection is well varied and made by some extremely talented chefs in the kitchen.
Beautiful Food, Amazing Atmosphere, Great Staff........Enough said really.....Cute garden & Roof Terrace too!
Even though it's probably best known for being a bar, the food is incredible and their cinema it's the best place in London to watch a movie. Loads going on all of the time and super friendly staff.