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.
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!
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…
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!
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.
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).
All polished off with more prosecco and Bloody Marys, it really was a delightful start to our Saturdays!
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…!
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Our brunches were complimentary but all opinions and photos are my own.