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Exhibit

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12 Balham Station Road, London SW12 9SG, England
Balham Tube and Train station 30 seconds away.
+44 20 8772 6556
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Housed inside a repurposed industrial storage unit, all exposed ductwork...
Housed inside a repurposed industrial storage unit, all exposed ductwork and NYC-style brickwork across three floors, creative director Tim Weatherhead has created a canvas that showcases regularly rotating works from the area's best local artists. Pick something up for your own home safe in the knowledge that no commission is charged for the sale of a single piece or simply sit back and enjoy, cocktail in-hand. 'Creative socialising' is stitched into the very fabric of The Exhibit - from the playful food and drink in the bar and restaurant through to the eclectic nature of its exciting social calendar. Whether it's choosing something from the the events programme or creating you own bespoke social experience in one of the fabulously flexible spaces, The Exhibit is a dynamic entertainment hub that affords Londoners the opportunity to get together and be inspired, whether work or play. From arthouse cinema to retro films, excellently-prepared cocktails to craft bottle beers, lunchtime 'flat whites' to Friday night knees-ups, The Exhibit is here for your entertainment throughout the year. Soak up the sunshine on the balcony during balmier months or hole up here for your Christmas shin-dig come winter. Book The Gallery or The Studio for dinner with friends, meetings with colleagues, private rehearsals, local exhibitions - whatever. The space is yours to use as you please. Be sure to make the most of it.
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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great place, chilled vibe

Came here as a party of 8 a few days ago for some drinks, throughout the night we ordered many cocktails, all presented very well and tasted great! We originally had a table booked upstairs but we found this too formal and dinner like so asked to be moved and were given a better suited table... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Came here as a party of 8 a few days ago for some drinks, throughout the night we ordered many cocktails, all presented very well and tasted great! We originally had a table booked upstairs but we found this too formal and dinner like so asked to be moved and were given a better suited table downstairs. Decor is great,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Went here to have the bottomless brunch. Its superb. Food took a while as they had just had a few orders at the same time. But they told me this so it was fine. When the food came it was so so good i will def be back. So food to sit on the balcony and watch the world go... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We sat out on the first floor balcony for a bit and then inside. The recent re-fit has improved the feel of the place, making it a bit more sophisticated, and it has kept its lively, fun atmosphere. The staff were friendly and helpful with menu recommendations and service. Food was good - we are both vegetarians but there were... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I have never felt compelled to write a review on here before, but so bad was the service at The Exhibit I feel I have to give them some feedback. I booked online which is really easy via the website- just about the only good part of the experience. We then arrived with a couple of friends (6 in total)... More 

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TheExhibit, Manager at Exhibit, responded to this review

Hi blbalham. Well sounds like we royally messed up here! Will round up the Sunday team and investigate why you had such a rubbish experience. Can we make it up to you? Can you drop us a note on info@theexhibit.co.uk and let us shower you in treats to say sorry. You are right and good service should be a given... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We booked The Exhibit for brunch on Sunday 26 July. Our visit did not start well. The guy behind the bar, who was very busy dusting spirits bottles, instructed us to go upstairs, here we were told our table was downstairs, so we headed back down and a table was hastily prepared. We then had to ask to get food... More 

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TheExhibit, Manager at Exhibit, responded to this review

Hi birdba. Well sounds like we royally messed up here! Will round up the Sunday team and investigate why you had such a rubbish experience. Can we make it up to you? Can you drop us a note on info@theexhibit.co.uk and let us shower you in treats to say sorry. You are right and good service should be a given... More 

Newcastle Upon Tyne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

A group of us girls went to exhibit last Saturday to celebrate my birthday and enjoy their bottomless brunch.... which is truly bottomless. The food was fantastic, extremely tasty and good value for money. The staff where extremely attentive and very patient with a table of slightly tipsy girls! All in all a great day, I will definitely be going... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

With the pub having a new menu we decided to go for dinner. The menu was disappointing. The food portions were small and expensive. An £11 salad that was more of an started than a main. The service was average.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

I love Balham. For years I have frequented the likes of The Regent, BBC, and, more recently, Hagen and Hyde. All great pubs that serve multipurpose for a night out. However, the one thing they all shared in common was that if you got a little drunk, fancied a dance, or even just wanted to be a bit silly, you... More 

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TheExhibit, Manager at Exhibit, responded to this review

Hi Steven. We are sorry you didn't like some of the changes we've made since our refurb at The Exhibit. We are still an all day venue open till 2am on Fridays and Saturdays. We'd love to have you back to dance, mingle, drink and be silly soon. Why not get in contact with us at info@exhibitbar.com and we'll arrange... More 

London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Love this place. Love the remodel but I wish they still did happy hour...I just end up drinking wine. The food is good. The service is good too.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This place used to be a dirty (in the good sense) burger joint that would chuck out a great plate of ribs but is ow under new management. I am in the restaurant now and have been for 45 minutes without getting my main. Given this place is attached to a cinema punctuality should be top priority. I can see... More 

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Additional Information about Exhibit

Address: 12 Balham Station Road, London SW12 9SG, England
Phone Number: +44 20 8772 6556
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 16 - 39
Cuisine: Bar, European, British, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12 Balham Station Road, London SW12 9SG, England
  • Public Transportation: Balham Tube and Train station 30 seconds away.
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8772 6556

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 39
  • Cuisine: Bar, European, British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

Housed inside a repurposed industrial storage unit, all exposed ductwork and NYC-style brickwork across three floors, creative director Tim Weatherhead has created a canvas that showcases regularly rotating works from the area's best local artists. Pick something up for your own home safe in the knowledge that no commission is charged for the sale of a single piece or simply sit back and enjoy, cocktail in-hand. 'Creative socialising' is stitched into the very fabric of The Exhibit - from the playful food and drink in the bar and restaurant through to the eclectic nature of its exciting social calendar. Whether it's choosing something from the the events programme or creating you own bespoke social experience in one of the fabulously flexible spaces, The Exhibit is a dynamic entertainment hub that affords Londoners the opportunity to get together and be inspired, whether work or play. From arthouse cinema to retro films, excellently-prepared cocktails to craft bottle beers, lunchtime 'flat whites' to Friday night knees-ups, The Exhibit is here for your entertainment throughout the year. Soak up the sunshine on the balcony during balmier months or hole up here for your Christmas shin-dig come winter. Book The Gallery or The Studio for dinner with friends, meetings with colleagues, private rehearsals, local exhibitions - whatever. The space is yours to use as you please. Be sure to make the most of it.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?