Balham: The Exhibit

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Venue name: Balham: The Exhibit
Address: 12 Balham Station Rd

SW12 9SG

Average User Rating

2.5 / 5

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Shahina Ali

Hired out the cinema room for a private screening. The bar itself is nice, each wall is differently styled with a huge fish tank along one side and the bar placed in the centre. The private cinema is on the 2nd floor and decked out with very nice leather couches, has a capacity of 28. The staff, especially a young lady called Lauren, were very nice and friendly. Can get food sent to the cinema room after ordering at the bar. Downsides were that the food wasn’t all that great, we ordered from the tapas menu, the Jamon Croquetas & Beer braised pork ribs were particular let downs we didn’t finish, the only ladies toilets were on the 2nd floor, the event rooms are not soundproofed so when one has a screening and the other a karaoke night; the noise of screeching cats seeps through! Also the cinema room gets incredibly hot and the air con makes a rather annoying rattling noise when switched on. Would be great if the lights were located inside each room to prevent guests and staff from tripping over themselves in the dark! Wasn’t a bad night but wasn’t a brilliant one either, bar didn’t have much atmosphere and at 11pm on a Friday, you think it would! The Ad Libitum cocktail was a hit amongst my friends though.

Charlotte T

Had appalling service here when I went for brunch one Sunday took us 2 1/2 hours to have a simple brunch - my food was cold but it took so long to come I didnt bother to complain - I was starving - the person I was with did complain about her salad though as it looked like everything had been thrown into a bowl. I think it lost its charm for a night out too after its refurb - no space to dance