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Moonlight - 8.45pm Screenings Buy Your Ticket
Various dates from 27th March

Description

The Exhibit is an all day drinking + eating hub with an ever changing programme of events + flexible spaces for hire. Think of them as a youth club for adults – an informal creative space with drinks, food, art, comedy, cinema + more.

Open for a morning pick me up, to late night dancing, The Exhibit bar is Balham’s favourite drinking spot. 

Have a bloody mary in the morning, sip an after work beer in the evening sun in our garden and dance with their DJs until 2am every Friday and Saturday. Book an area for a celebration, take a moment gazing at our famous fish tank or just prop up the bar and say hello.

The Exhibit Bar has several spaces that can be reserved for parties of up to 50 completely free of charge any night of the week. They take bookings for parties of 12 or more on Friday & Saturday nights and 6 or more at any other time.

Perfect for celebrating a birthday, engagement or just a group of friends getting together, The Exhibit also have a selection of food and drinks packages that you can pre-order so your party can enjoy the atmosphere of the venue whilst avoiding the queues at the bar.

 

The Exhibit also features three excellent private hire options. The Studio features its own bar and private dining room for up to 50, The Gallery can host 90 with its own balcony and the Cinema is ready to welcome 28 guests for a private screening or fun-loving karaoke sessions.

Coming up...

RBS SIX NATIONS CHAMPIONSHIP - Sat 4th Feb to Sat 18th March - Every Saturday + Sunday Game Screened Live in our top floor Gallery room!

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To see all upcoming events view the full event calendar.


Free Flowing Wine

Free Flowing Wine

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£15 for Free Flowing wine every Friday + Saturday when ordering a Large Plate from our Menu.  Terms &...

Moonlight - 6:30pm Screenings

Moonlight - 6:30pm Screenings

Various dates from 27th March

MoonlightA timeless story of human self-discovery and connection, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man...

Moonlight - 8.45pm Screenings

Moonlight - 8.45pm Screenings

Various dates from 27th March

MoonlightA timeless story of human self-discovery and connection, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man...

Pretty Woman

Pretty Woman

Sunday 2 April 2017

Pretty WomanA man in a legal but hurtful business needs an escort for some social events, and hires a beautiful...

Moonlight - 7.30pm Screenings

Moonlight - 7.30pm Screenings

Sunday 2 April 2017

MoonlightA timeless story of human self-discovery and connection, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man...

10 Things I Hate About You - Sat 8th Apr - 5pm

10 Things I Hate About You - Sat 8th Apr - 5pm

Saturday 8 April 2017

10 Things I Hate About YOuA pretty, popular teenager can't go out on a date until her ill-tempered older sister...

10 Things I Hate About You - Sun 9th Apr - 2pm

10 Things I Hate About You - Sun 9th Apr - 2pm

Sunday 9 April 2017

10 Things I Hate About YOuA pretty, popular teenager can't go out on a date until her ill-tempered older sister...

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Offer Details Availability
Unlimited Wine (Fri & Sat) Join us for dinner and for just £15 have free flowing wine for the duration of your meal. Must order a large plate. Late night dinner and dancing till 2am? Yes please. 18:00 - 23:00
Bottomless Bubbles with Brunch All diners between 10am and 5pm on Saturday & Sunday can get unlimited glasses of prosecco for just £20. for 2 to 45 guests 10:00 - 17:00
Connect Four Friday Every Friday 4pm to 8pm. Prosecco £4 Pint of Estrella £4 Glass of small house wine £4 Gin and tonic (single) £4 16:00 - 20:00
Sunday Roasts Every Sunday | 12pm to 5pm | £12 for any roast with unlimited roasties and yorkshire puds* T+Cs apply. 12:00 - 17:00
Easter Weekend Bottomless Brunch £20 / DJs til 2am / Easter Egg hunt / Garden Opening / Drinks offers / £15 bottle of prosecco / open til 2am Thurs - Sunday
Mother's Day Complimentary glass of Prosecco for every table booking with Mum. Not applicable with any other offer. 12:00 - 17:00

Info

No door charge; movie entry and events are ticketed.
No queues normally
Happily Affordable ££
Balham
Over 21
Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets
No sportswear
Unlimited Wine (Fri & Sat), Bottomless Bubbles with Brunch, Connect Four Friday, Sunday Ro …

Hours

Day Open Close Notes
11:00 23:00
11:00 23:00
11:00 23:00
11:00 00:00
11:00 02:00
10:00 02:00
10:00 22:30

Special Opening Hours

Day Open Close Notes
10:00 02:00
11:00 02:00
10:00 02:00
10:00 02:00
10:00 23:00
10:00 23:00
10:00 23:00

Location

The Exhibit
The Exhibit 12 Balham Station Road, London, SW12 9SG

Area:
South London

Nearest station:
Balham (Tube)
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Menus

Drink Prices Price
Pint of Lager £4.60
Pint of Real Ale £4.20
Bottle of Lager (330ml) £4.80
Bottle of Cider (568ml) £5.50
Cocktail £7.50
Spirit and Mixer (50ml double shot and mixer) £6.90
Glass of Wine (175ml measure Large ) £6.50
Bottle of House Wine £18.00
Bottle of Champagne £60.00
Jaeger Bomb £5.00

Menus

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This venue serves Brunch, Gastro and International food.

A word from the chef:
The Exhibit food menu takes the customer on a taste adventure with flavours inspired by the diverse culture of South West London. Taking favourite European dishes and adding a twist with influences from India, Asia, Africa, South America and the Caribbean. Small plates are designed for sharing or to start and our specials menu changes daily. At weekends the brunch and Sunday roasts are the perfect weekend Head Chef introduces new ingredients daily, for a special occasion he will create a personalised menu for our private dining room.

Our Review

The Exhibit Balham - London Restaurant Bar Reviews

The Exhibit Balham - London Restaurant Bar Reviews

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Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Seated
Capacity
Standing
Cost Min spend
Midweek*
Min spend
Weekend*
The Gallery Private Room 56 100
The Studio Private Room 36 50
The Cinema Private Room 28 £195 for two hours
Karaoke Private Room 28 30 £195 for two hours
* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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I have used the Exhibit to host 2 events and on both occasions my guests and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Great vibes, staff and service. visited The Exhibit on 16 Mar 2017
23 Mar 2017 by
4

So great thank you! Room was set up looking fab when we arrived and manager was really helpful. Florence was great in the lead up too. We had to order hot drinks downstairs, this wasn't really a problem and when staff weren't as busy they were going down and making the order for us and bringing the hot drinks up which was great, but maybe this would be an area to improve? Thanks! visited The Exhibit on 12 Mar 2017
14 Mar 2017 by
5

I held my 40th birthday party here and it was a huge success. The staff were really friendly and helpful from showing me round the venue a few months ago to advising me on budgets for both canapés and bar tab to looking after my guests on the night and keeping me updated on the bar tab throughout the night. I had a brilliant night, didn't have to worry about anything. It's a great party venue! visited The Exhibit on 11 Mar 2017
13 Mar 2017 by
5

Good value, fun atmosphere. Shame we couldn't eat outside, even though it was a beautiful day (missing a trick there.) Music was slightly OTT, pumping tunes at 2 pm - but overall, really fun and great service! visited The Exhibit on 11 Mar 2017
13 Mar 2017 by
3

Thanks for hosting us on the first round for our Sunday tag rugby league. The chicken and chips were lovely, as were the staff. We are all looking forward to next Sunday! visited The Exhibit on 05 Mar 2017
09 Mar 2017 by
5

Fantastic venue to have a private party. Excellent, helpful customer service beforehand and on the night itself. It's really good value, and the room itself is nicely decorated, has a private bar, TV and you can play your own music if you want. I would 100% recommend it. visited The Exhibit on 04 Mar 2017
06 Mar 2017 by
5

Unfortunately one of our party of 3 people for brunch did not receive the breakfast ordered until 15 minutes after the other 2 people, as the order was forgotten. By the time the food arrived, the other 2 people had finished their food already, so that was disappointing. visited The Exhibit on 04 Mar 2017
06 Mar 2017 by
2

Had a lovely brunch!! Will be going back shortly visited The Exhibit on 04 Mar 2017
06 Mar 2017 by
4

Thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance, the venue, the crowd and people there. The staff I dealt with to book were great but I found the bartenders very rude, asking them to make a cocktail or fetch something seemed like a hardship. Otherwise good evening and will certainly be back! visited The Exhibit on 25 Feb 2017
27 Feb 2017 by
4

The food took an absolute age to arrive, and was not of good quality (both had chicken burger) The chicken burger itself had been overcooked and was rock hard, and the chips were cold. All in all, was rather disappointed I'm afraid, especially since it was a birthday treat for a friend. visited The Exhibit on 21 Feb 2017
23 Feb 2017 by
2

Great value for money! Really enjoyed my birthday brunch and would definitely recommend. visited The Exhibit on 11 Feb 2017
13 Feb 2017 by
4

Thank you to the team for helping me prepare for my party. I had a wonderful night and our bar tender Max was very helpful. When my food delivery arrived I was able to add in some more food very easily. Everyone had a very enjoyable night. Thank you. visited The Exhibit on 04 Feb 2017
07 Feb 2017 by
5

Me and my friends had a great time, however! The fireplace at the back gets uncomfortably hot. Heard a lot of people complaining about it visited The Exhibit on 04 Feb 2017
06 Feb 2017 by
4

Fantastic, friendly staff. Cheerfully took care of every single request and the area we'd reserved looked brilliant when we arrived; drinks out chilling on ice, glasses ready, canapés and nibbles out (and delicious!) exactly at the time we'd specified. A seriously good venue with brilliant service. Florence, the Events Manager was on the ball and made sure I was happy every step of the way. I'd definitely recommend The Exhibit for a function and will be returning. Top notch. visited The Exhibit on 03 Feb 2017
05 Feb 2017 by
5

Great customer service from beginning to end. Cinema is fab, thank you for a great time! visited The Exhibit on 29 Jan 2017
04 Feb 2017 by
5

The food was tasty. The atmosphere was great. The drinks were lovely! Alice the waitress was brilliant and Kevin the manager was an absolute star! I would recommend this venue to my friends without any hesitation! visited The Exhibit on 28 Jan 2017
30 Jan 2017 by
5

It was terrific, we had a truly lovely time! Thank you! James visited The Exhibit on 24 Jan 2017
30 Jan 2017 by
5

Great burgers and lovely staff! 👍🏼 visited The Exhibit on 25 Jan 2017
27 Jan 2017 by
5

Excellent bar, friendly staff, delicious drinks, and very kind to reserve free space for my birthday! Nickie visited The Exhibit on 20 Jan 2017
22 Jan 2017 by
5

Excellent personal service from enquiry to booking to party. Great venue and facilities. A fantastic night that all my guests, including myself, thoroughly enjoyed. Much obliged! Jon visited The Exhibit on 20 Jan 2017
22 Jan 2017 by
5

Food was amazing . Best Mac and cheese I have ever tasted visited The Exhibit on 16 Jan 2017
18 Jan 2017 by
5

The food was good, however I think the menu needs to be clearer. On your menu you state 'Bottomless brunch - £20". It doesn't explain what's included with that, what time frames are involved or even what drink you are going to get. We asked the waitress which part of the food menu was included in the "bottomless brunch" - she confirmed it was a choice of the 5/6 food options on the menu underneath "brunch" which makes sense. However when the prosecco was delivered to the table she then said there was no food included in the deal. If there is no 'brunch' included with the deal it should be really be called all you can drink processco. visited The Exhibit on 14 Jan 2017
16 Jan 2017 by
3

Excellent, service started off slow and our table was not written down although booked the day before. However everyone loved it. Only slight disappointed was snacks range, and peanuts size was unacceptable for the price. Apart from that we will be regulars. visited The Exhibit on 13 Jan 2017
15 Jan 2017 by
4

It was very good- as per usual! Sam looked after us very well and was one of the reasons we chose Exhibit again after a great birthday earlier this year! visited The Exhibit on 07 Jan 2017
09 Jan 2017 by
5

Very personal and accommodating to our visit. Thank you Florence visited The Exhibit on 05 Jan 2017
07 Jan 2017 by
5

Waitress was wonderfull. Myself and partner joined another couple for a NYE afternoon prosecco brunch. The place is really cool, food was lovely although not much attention was paid to it on our part as we were enjoying the prosecco a lot! The waitress was lovely, couldn't do enough - will definitely be returning. visited The Exhibit on 31 Dec 2016
05 Jan 2017 by
5

The venue where great to work with in the run up to the event. They always responded to emails promptly and were happy to answer questions. On the day it was a bit confusing because I was unsure of who I should speak to because there were a number of people around and my contact had originally been Florence. However the day ran smoothly and Anthony was really helpful with whatever we needed. Thanks Rebecca Humphreys visited The Exhibit on 15 Dec 2016
03 Jan 2017 by
4

Great venue, really good service but was a little disappointed with the chips - cheap frozen Ines! But this wouldn't stop me going back visited The Exhibit on 11 Dec 2016
01 Jan 2017 by
4

I booked The Gallery (private room) for my 30th birthday and was very impressed. Firstly, the minimum spend was highly competitive in comparison to other venues in the area and the email contact prior to the day was extremely reassuring and professional. On the day, the staff were highly attentive and very helpful, especially with setting up the projector and music which we had arranged. They were accommodating with me bringing balloons and a cake (whereas other venues were not), the food was great and the bartender was friendly and efficient throughout the afternoon. I was very pleased with the venue and highly recommend them! visited The Exhibit on 17 Dec 2016
30 Dec 2016 by
5

We had a lovely time. Kevin was exceptionally helpful and made us feel very welcome. The beef burger was not the best, however the chicken wings and eggs Benedict were very good. visited The Exhibit on 27 Dec 2016
29 Dec 2016 by
4

The service was really good however, as we had a big table majority of our food was cold when it arrived. I thought that by pre-ordering this could've been avoided but unfortunately not. Unfortunately, majority of people on my table were too hungry to send their food back. I'm very appreciative that we got an extra 10 minutes on our bottomless prossecco to apologise so thanks for that! visited The Exhibit on 18 Dec 2016
20 Dec 2016 by
3

1.AV system didn't work so video that had been put together for leaving party did not work. Someone had to go and get leads from their house which took over an hour. 2. Drinks were expensive for what they were. No tonic so paying £9 for a gin and soda was not ideal. 3. Were told at 1.55am we could have one more song. All remaining guests got in a huddle to enjoy one last moment together but someone came in and pulled the plug after a minute and said it was time to go. Not very good service considering we'd just spent £1500. 4. Door staff didn't have a clue what party was where so when guests arrived they didn't know where to send them. visited The Exhibit on 17 Dec 2016
19 Dec 2016 by
2

Had a lovely time at the Ehibit. Bottomless prosecco brunch and really good atmosphere. My only feedback was that when we arrived we had to wait about 10 minutes at the door with stuff constantly walking by before someone spoke to us and took us to our table. Probably just down to business. Will be back :) visited The Exhibit on 17 Dec 2016
19 Dec 2016 by
4

Our table was not ready on time but besides that was a good experience. visited The Exhibit on 17 Dec 2016
19 Dec 2016 by
4

The staff were very helpful and supportive. Very welcoming and smiling. In terms of unsatisfactory service, it would be the fact that we had to wait at least an hour to get our main course. visited The Exhibit on 15 Dec 2016
19 Dec 2016 by
3

We attended Exhibit for our Christmas Party and had sole use of 'The Studio' which had its own private bar. We sat down for a lovely 3 course meal and the staff were very accomodating and friendly. The great thing about this private room is you can play your own music through the speakers, so after dinner we were able to move the tables, whack on some 80's tunes and dance! The mood of the room is fantastic for both dinner and partying, it has a big disco ball in the middle and it a great place to hold a Christmas do/Birthday. Anyone looking for a place to hold an event, I would highly recommend The Exhibit. visited The Exhibit on 14 Dec 2016
16 Dec 2016 by
5

Well impressed. The kids loved it and so did we seeing we could just sit there and chill! A few of the parents loved the idea on the mini cinema and I reckon we will book an evening out there one day. Thanks visited The Exhibit on 11 Dec 2016
14 Dec 2016 by
5

Excellent service, lovely food, only gripe is that the 1.5 hours wasn't very long! visited The Exhibit on 11 Dec 2016
13 Dec 2016 by
5

Great prosecco deal and food was nice (accommodating on dietry requirements too), The only thing that spoilt the morning was the mix up with our bill at the end visited The Exhibit on 11 Dec 2016
13 Dec 2016 by
4

Our server was great and patient with a team of boozy netballers. Teresa visited The Exhibit on 11 Dec 2016
13 Dec 2016 by
4

Great night out would deffo go again visited The Exhibit on 10 Dec 2016
12 Dec 2016 by
5

Really good night. Friendly staff and great cheesy music after a certain time. If you want juts a good night out rochelle sing, dance and drink deffo go here. Didn't get 5 because the area I booked was a little too small for the amount of people. visited The Exhibit on 10 Dec 2016
12 Dec 2016 by
4

Superb venue and bar staff! visited The Exhibit on 10 Dec 2016
12 Dec 2016 by
5

Amazing food and very attentive staff - would definitely recommend and want to go back already! visited The Exhibit on 10 Dec 2016
12 Dec 2016 by
5

Perfect evening, staff were helpful and friendly. Venue was great. visited The Exhibit on 05 Dec 2016
07 Dec 2016 by
5

Wonderful room for a cinema party! visited The Exhibit on 03 Dec 2016
05 Dec 2016 by
4

The service was poor, our glasses were not topped up and left empty for a while visited The Exhibit on 03 Dec 2016
05 Dec 2016 by
2

Bottomless brunch was fantastic and the service was on point, however the food was disappointing. I had the smashed avocado on toast and unfortunately the bread was cold, the salsa really didn't go complement the meal and there was no flavour. I also thought the menu was all the same thing, so wasn't much to choose from. Was such a shame! visited The Exhibit on 03 Dec 2016
05 Dec 2016 by
3

Thanks for writing to me asking for my feedback on using the Exhibit over the weekend for my husband’s 40th Birthday party. Overall we had a great time and the novelty of the venue was very well appreciated by guests. But I thought given the fact that I worked closely with your team in putting on this party I would take the opportunity to write to you my views on the experience of planning it and my reflections regarding its execution on the night. As a starting point just to contextualise the discussion, I believe I spent a total of £890 on Saturday night at the venue. I am not sure how this measures up with other guests but I hope its substantial enough to have a point of view that’s worth listening. I found the events team (Flo/Zozo) although extremely responsive (via email) rather dogmatic. My party include a number of diverse groups who for religious reasons didn't eat either beef or pork and my husband doesn't eat fish. As a result, I found the menu on offer extremely restrictive. In fact I think much of the food that was wasted on the night (2 plates of Turkey sliders @ £15 per plate) was because the only meat option available to us was turkey which is just disliked by so many people... I found it strange that with over 1 months notice, no other alternatives could be arranged, despite our legitimate grounds for not being able to choose 50% of the menu. Secondly I was made to reorder twice the entire menu as I was given a link to a food menu that I shouldn't have been able to order from. This all could have been acceptable if the execution of the food order was not so shoddy and hap hazard on the night. The first set of food served was mostly cold. Guests complained that the tacos were rubbery. Chips which were meant to be served in the first and second sitting were served as an after thought at some random time. The second set of food was served with no plates. We had asked for the cake to be served at 11pm, but it didn't turn up. In the end we had to go get it ourselves at the point when everyone was leaving (at 12.15am) ruining a very nice surprise. Overall there seemed no one was overseeing our booking which put much of our planning I had done with your events team to waste. I was disappointed that people started complaining about the food as this was one of the main reasons we had chosen the venue. Secondly the multi-media system didn’t work very well. It kept crashing mid song. At the start both the mics were not working. I am surprised that this hadn't been tested prior to us starting. Mid way through the night the room got so hot that people started vacating. The air con system had not been explained to us and neither were we given a control. In the end we started asking the people at the party next door how they were controlling the AC as there was no staff to be found... Once getting it on, we weren’t able to shut it down easily.... All these factors are in my eyes minor and thankfully didn’t ruin the night for us, but there culmination suggests a bit of complacency which I’m sure as the GM you would like to address with urgency. I understand that the lead up to Xmas is a busy period and its difficult to get things right but when you spend time and effort planning I felt it a shame that the execution was so poor. I hope these might be addressed in future. It would certainly impact us using the venue again for a similar such occasion. Btw the email address provided of the GM doesn't work... Thanks, A visited The Exhibit on 01 Dec 2016
05 Dec 2016 by
2

Great food and loved the cinema. Staff were really helpful when i was arranging everything and they were lovely and relaxed on the day - we arrived later than we thiught we would. Would definitely recommend it. visited The Exhibit on 29 Nov 2016
01 Dec 2016 by
5

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