The Exhibit

12 Balham Station Road , London, SW12 9SG

4 reviews

Bars Balham

The Exhibit May 2016 7

SquareMeal Review of The Exhibit

A Balham favourite for years, The Exhibit continues to pull in the locals with attractions including bottomless fizz at brunch, friendly staff, alfresco tables and a cosy 20-seat cinema. With an arty-industrial look, the monochrome-tiled ground floor bar serves up decent cocktails and craft beers, with DJs until 2am at the weekend. Upstairs, the kitchen offers crowd-pleasing burgers, ribs and chicken wings alongside more far-reaching flavours such as spiced mutton, or roast pollock with chilli and caper sauce. Our butternut squash and ricotta tacos had a good hit of charred chilli, and the truffle chicken burger with crispy onion rings is every bit as good as it sounds. There were a few off notes though: crispy squid bafflingly served on a bed of peas and summer berry baked Alaska made with stewed apples, not berries. Our advice is to stick to the burgers and those bottomless bubbles.

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6.0

Food & Drink: 6.0

Service: 6.5

Atmosphere: 7.5

Value: 5.5

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 5.0

Matt W. 15 January 2014

Live in Balham/Streatham so i've been in for drinks a few times but finally tried the diner on their Friday beer and burger deal, £8 – really good! No catches to the offer, any burger off the menu you like, although only one beer option with the deal but it was still good! Haven't tried the cinema but the, very friendly, staff said they sell out most nights.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 5.0

Matt S. 07 January 2014

Dinner and movie for 15 pounds! Bargain, nice diner and good menu. Staff are seemed all really sound and nice. The cinema it's self is a gem! Big comfy couches and only room for 30 odd people AND NO (!) trailers! Nice big bar downstairs too for a post pictures drink. So close to the tube as well no need to panic over last train home either.

Food & Drink: 1.0

Service: 2.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 0.0

Ann W. 06 May 2013

Great for a drink or a film but what used to be a great restaurant (even though it overlooks Sainsbury's car park) has now become an overpriced burger bar. There's a Mucky D's around the corner if you want to save your cash!

Food & Drink: 2.0

Service: 0.0

Atmosphere: 2.0

Value: 0.0

LNDN 01 May 2013

OMG! I went for all you can eat BBQ chicken wings and fries on Wednesday night with 5 friends. Please do not waste your time or money in this place. We arrived at 7:30pm and ordered the wings and fries. You get small 5 chicken wings (so they didn't last long) and cone of fries. We ate them and ordered a second round…45 minutes later we were still waiting. To cut a long story short we were there from 7:30pm until 10pm and we only had 3 small portions of wings and 1 portion of fries. When i asked why there was a 45 minute wait between orders the waitress was rude and condescending. I would only wish this place on my worst enemy. Avoid at all costs.

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