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 of small plates ranging from pan-fried padron peppers, cured Iberian ham, tempura squid and chilli pork tacos to burgers, fish tacos, braised pork belly and deep-fried chicken served with pickled grilled pineapple, cashews and gooseberry ketchup.
The drinks list is strong on cocktails, with spring thymes (gin, elderflower, lime and thyme) 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.
TFI Friday Club. Drink promos including prosecco and Pimm's at £3 per glass, and selected cocktails at £5 each.
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Average User Rating
4.4 / 5
- 5 star:22
- 4 star:1
- 3 star:1
- 2 star:2
- 1 star:2
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.
So this review is for the Movie Quiz, Dinner Menu and Cocktails.
The movie is dull and unimaginative, the organisers took it upon themselves to plug their Tarantino NYE party which destroyed the quiz and atmosphere, I wouldn't go again it isn't interactive or fun!
The cocktail menu is very expensive with no happy hour incentives. The service highlights a lack of care. I ordered a drink and when it was brought over to me , the staff took it upon themselves to substitute ingredients without asking me and after I had already paid. Needless to say, the drink was not that nice !
The food is actually nice and on tastecard which makes it a nice option. The burgers look impressive, I opted for a few tapas dishes. The dishes could be more descriptive so we actually know what we are getting. It is quite a unique fusion of British/Spanish/Caribbean. The jerk mutton is lovely and not too spicy, I enjoyed the goats cheese fritter and the calamari too!
I've said in past reviews this is more of an event space rather than a place you can go and socialise after work or on a dinner date etc. Some nice things but they really need to sort their drinks menu out. The pricing is top end for the area with not much attention to detail and no happy hours.
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.