My brunch date has already arrived and excitedly messaged me about the discovery of a bottomless option on the menu and as soon as I arrive it is clear the majority have gone for this in the restaurant. The atmosphere is electric, the music is on and high-pitched chit-chat fills The Exhibit in Balham.
Having saved myself for this treat of a meal all morning, our early afternoon booking means I'm ravenous by the time we arrive. And of course our eyes are bigger than our stomachs as we opt for the mac and cheese, triple cooked chips and courgette fries to share, along with the Moroccan eggs and the smashed avocado on sourdough.
Of course it didn't take much convincing for us to go bottomless. Rather than going for the standard prosecco option we both fancied the Rose & Gin drink - a rosemary infused gin with Campari, raspberries, elderflower and prosecco. It's delicious and the prospect of an afternoon of these is pretty appealing!
Whilst we wait for our food to arrive, Jenny, Head of Events and Sales at The Exhibit, gave us a tour of the restaurant. The Exhibit is not limited to food and drink, there is plenty going on here. From life drawing classes, to a silent cinema and a sing-a-long film night, the variety of different activities and events ensure they'll be something on the agenda which catches your eye!
Our food arrives just in time for the end of our tour - perfect timing as my stomach was more than ready for our feast! As our food arrives, the truffle on top of the mac and cheese hits my nostrils well before I have even had a chance to try it and whilst my date is trying her best to be healthy, no one could resist this! All our food is delicious and washed down nicely with our fourth (or was it fifth?) Rose Gin cocktail.
I'll definitely be back again, for the sing-a-long screening of The Greatest Showman, then a trip to The Exhibit B in Streatham for the silent cinema and roast evening.
Maybe I'll see you there!
If you're after a good boozy bottomless brunch with pals, head down to The Exhibit in Balham and treat yourself to a 20% discount off food on weeknights.
20% off food Monday – Friday. Please mention Portico when booking. T&Cs apply, not to be used in conjunction with other promotions.
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