The Exhibit: Bottomless Brunch with The Girls

There’s something about getting together with two of your closest friends and indulging in a good brunch with lots of prosecco on a Saturday morning that’s a real treat. Usually I travel into central London for brunch, but when I heard about The Exhibit, an all day eating and drinking hub in Balham, Kirsty, Frankie and I decided to give it a go.

The Exhibit Brunch

We opted for the bottomless prosecco, which at £20 for unlimited bubbles for an hour and a half, isn’t too badly priced. Quaglino’s  it’s £15, but the food is much more expensive, which is why I thought that overall The Exhibit is the best priced brunch I’ve experienced in a while.

 

The Exhibit Brunch

We were seated upstairs, and as I arrived a couple of minutes before the girls, I settled into the very comfortable bench, right at the window and admired the restaurant. It was pretty busy, which is always a good sign, with bottles of prosecco being popped at almost every table.

I loved the minimalist but warm decor, especially this quote!

The Exhibit Brunch

It’s definitely a place I could see myself enjoying time with friends, or just indulging in some me time.

As soon as the girls arrived we ordered our first round of drinks, Kirsty opting for bottomless Bloody Mary’s…

And Frankie and I sticking to bubbles…
The Exhibit Brunch
Throughout our brunch our waiter was wonderful; he topped up our glasses when they were less than full, asked Kirsty exactly how she liked her Bloody Mary’s, was happy to substitute fried eggs for poached eggs, remove mushrooms from dishes all the while joking and laughing with us. It was the perfect place for a casual brunch with friends.
Kirsty, true to form, opted for the Eggs Benedict, served with bacon and the one of the best hollondaise sauces I’ve had in London. A classic dish, but one that was perfectly made.

 

The Exhibit Brunch

 

The Exhibit Brunch

I was really torn about what to order and couldn’t decide between the pancakes with strawberry compote and the avocado, egg and tomato salsa tortilla… Brunch decisions are hard!

I finally opted for the tortilla and asked to change the fried egg to a poached one, which our waiter was more than happy to do, and boy oh boy was I happy that I did!

The Exhibit Brunch

 

It wasn’t quite a salsa in the traditional sense, but it really was delicious. The avocado was the holy grail of avocados in that it was perfectly ripe, the egg was perfectly poached and it was a real treat of a brunch dish.

I also went away feeling as though I had ordered a healthy dish, so even if you’re eating well, there are options for you on this menu.

The Exhibit Brunch

Frankie ordered The Exhibit Big Breakfast: two fried eggs, roast tomatoes, toast, bacon, beans, sausage and black pudding (black pudding naturally gobbled up by the two Scottish girls across the table).

The Exhibit Brunch

All polished off with more prosecco and Bloody Marys, it really was a delightful start to our Saturdays!

The Exhibit Brunch

We chatted away until all of our plates were clean, and until we felt we should stop drinking if we wanted to get home in one piece…!

The Exhibit Brunch

 

The Exhibit Brunch

 

If you’re a South London dweller this is one brunch that you don’t want to miss. Best bit? No queuing (pet peeve), as you can make a reservation on the website
 
They also do tapas and movie for £15, which I really want to go back for, as well as bottomless prosecco on a Thursday evening if you want to start your weekend a little early!


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Our brunches were complimentary but all opinions and photos are my own. 

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