The Exhibit


The Exhibit is an independent neighbourhood bar, restaurant, cinema and event space. The gorgeous venue is spread across three floors with a collection of private hire and outside spaces – the perfect location for partying. A stalwart in the area for 20 years, The Exhibit is the heart and soul of Balham. 

At The Exhibit you will find it all under one roof, food & drink perfectly paired with regular entertainment and events. A daily happy hour, famous Saturday brunch parties, cocktails, DJs, dancing, bottomless brunch, films, quizzes, life drawing, live music and so much more. Friendly service, laid back vibes and a massive fish tank...what more could you want! Open until 2am every Friday & Saturday.

What's on

Life Drawing at The Exhibit
With over a decade of experience cultivating his unique approach to teaching, join professional artist Dan Whiteson (Wallace Collection, Village…

Wednesday 18th May 2022 and 10 other Wednesdays

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The Exhibit Lates
Live DJs every Friday & Saturday until 2am. Every weekend we party the night away alongside our resident DJs. We play a range of dance,commercial…

Various dates from Friday 20th May 2022

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Butterfly Social
Hold on to your caps folks, there's the new kid on the events block and we are coming in HOT. Introducing our curated evenings of epic unadulterated…

Wed, 25th May 2022 @ 18:45 - 23:00

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LOST SOULS POETRY OPEN MIC At The Exhibit Open to all poets / Spoken word artists no religion required, all welcome Tickets From £3

Thursday 26th May and Thursday 30th June 2022

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Jubilee Summer Party
Bring on the summer in our sun-trap Garden! Join us on Friday 3rd, to celebrate the Jubliee weekend from 12PM with rolling DJ's from 3PM.To…

Fri, 3rd Jun 2022 @ 12:00 - 23:00

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Offer Availability
Bottomless Dinner
Bottomless Bubbles. No longer just for brunches. Join us for ninety minutes of as much as you can (responsibly) drink for £22 (White and Pink Prosecco) when added to a main course. T&C's apply. .
Wednesday 18:00 – 22:00
Thursday 18:00 – 22:00
Friday 18:00 – 22:00
Saturday 16:00 – 22:00
Sunday 16:00 – 20:00
Happy Hour
The Exhibit Happy Hours. 241 on our top selling drinks every day from 5pm to 7pm. Choose from pints of Amstel, gin & tonic, glass of prosecco, lychee martini or porn star martini.
Monday 17:00 – 19:00
Tuesday 17:00 – 19:00
Wednesday 17:00 – 19:00
Thursday 17:00 – 19:00
Friday 17:00 – 19:00
Saturday 17:00 – 19:00
Sunday 17:00 – 19:00
Bottomless Brunch
Much more than just a bottomless brunch this is 90 mins of UNLIMITED Aperol spritz, Heineken Beer, Pink Prosecco, White Prosecco or Mocktails PLUS any brunch item for only £29.50.
Saturday 12:00 – 16:00
Sunday 12:00 – 16:00
Surf and Turf
Surf and Turf Every Sunday until we sell out.. Half a Lobster fries, salad & a glass of bubbles £25 OR Half a Lobster & Steak fries & a glass of bubbles £35. Whole Lobster & Fries and Glass of Bubbles £40. This is available until we sell out! If you want to guarantee your lobster, you can pre-pay for this in advance.
Sunday 12:00 – 16:00


  • London - Christmas Lunch, London - Christmas Dinner, London - Private Hire
  • Taking Bookings
  • Dance floor
  • Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets
  • No door charge; movie entry and events are ticketed.


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 10:00 0:00 Private Hire Only.
Tuesday 10:30 0:00 Private Hire Only.
Wednesday 16:00 0:00
Thursday 16:00 0:00
Friday 12:00 2:00
Saturday 12:00 2:00
Sunday 12:00 22:00

Special opening hours

Day Open Close Notes
Thursday 2nd June 2022 12:00 2:00
Monday 29th August 2022 12:00 23:00
Wednesday 1st June 2022 16:00 2:00
Sunday 28th August 2022 12:00 2:00



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



Nearest Station

Balham (Tube)


  • Cuisines

    This venue serves International, Vegan Friendly, Vegetarian Friendly, Bottomless Brunch, Grill and Christmas Lunch/Dinner food.

  • A word from the chef:

    Our all day food menu is cooked from scratch, sourcing the best quality seasonal ingredients. From hearty brunch options to home comforts, our all day menu offers something for everyone.

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
The Gallery Private Room 60 90 - from £200 from £800

The Gallery room is our largest private hire space with a capacity of up to 90 guests. Sliding doors spanning the length of the room, open up onto a large, private balcony. With a private bar, DJ booth, private sound system, disco ball, projector and aircon. This is the ultimate party bar by night or premium room bar by day. Available for private hire for brunch parties, private dining,  late night soirées and much more.


The Garden Outdoor Space 60 100 - from £200 from £500

Our large beautiful garden is the perfect place for an outdoor party. A private bar stocked with your choice of drinks and dedicated servers. When the British weather lets us down the garden is covered and heated. With a capacity of 100 standing and 60 seated guests.

The Studio Private Room 30 60 - from £200 from £500

A beautiful private Cocktail bar tucked behind double doors on the middle floor. With a touch of old world glamour, a large private bar, dedicated servers, own sound system, screen, aircon and disco lights. Ideal for cocktail and canapé parties for up to 50 guests or set as a private dining room for 30. Available for daytime events or right through till 2am. Pop in for a show around with one of our expert events team. 

The Mezzanine & Balcony Private Room 50 80 - from £200 from £500

A private lounge area, wrapping around the open kitchen, the ideal indoor / outdoor setting with bifolding doors spanning the length of the room and opening up onto a large, private, covered balcony. The Studio can be hire in conjunction with The Mezzanine.

The Cinema Private Room 24 24 £195.00 - -

Our boutique cinema offers state of the art surround sound in an intimate screening room. Seating up to 24 guests on leather sofas its the perfect place to watch your favourite film on the big screen.

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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Customer Reviews (924)

Our Review

The Exhibit Balham - London Restaurant Bar Review

The Exhibit Balham - London Restaurant Bar Review

Journeying south of the river is unheard of in East London, and to travel all the way down to Balham when you’re based in Hoxton is almost sacrilege. Normally, I’d agree with them, but someone reminded me that if Frodo thought the same in Lord of the Rings all the Hobbits would be speaking…

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