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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: Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, 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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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
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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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4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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3 restaurant reviews
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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Crewe, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 via mobile

This place has recently enjoyed a rethink and the result is excellent. A nice table, friendly relaxed service and a great and eclectic menu. It works for brunch as well as a serious dinner with a modern twist. At our table we saw eggs Benedict, mussels, roast pork and goat curry, among other things; all delicious. They also have a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Ideal for a quick summer lunch sat outside. Great night out open until 2AM. Have recently refurbished so even better. Nice patio area out front. Cinema and private hire room upstairs.

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Not sure if they are still doing these but we used to make the long trip from Dalston to Balham to compete in the famous Beer Pong events the Exhibit held. Finishing runners up on the first occasion and not making it out of the group stages on the second. With a team name (two people per team), entrance music... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Having been a big fan of the old Exhibit Diner (especially for breakfast) my partner and I were keen to see the 'new and improved' Exhibit. The new interior looks great, the place has gotten a much needed face lift but unfortunately with the new fancy decor and the re-vamped menu it's no longer as relaxed as it once was... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I've been in the new Exhibit on a number of occasions since its latest refurbishment and I can honestly say that it is a great and very versatile place. The bar downstairs looks amazing and the simple yet sophisticated cocktail menu guarantees something for everyone. Upstairs is the new Exhibit restaurant. Again very nice looking with a chilled out, unpretentious... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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117 reviews 117 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Having had a complete renovation the bar now sits in the middle of the room and serves good cocktails albeit pricey. The wine list is appalling with most out of stock. Very poor service and above all the music is far too loud

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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 15 - 38
  • Cuisine: Bar, Dessert, European, British

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?