The Exhibition Rooms
Posted 21 July 2008 - 09:03 AM
The Exhibition Rooms
69-71 Westow Hill, Crystal Palace, London SE19 1TX
Open Monday to Friday 9am-12am (midnight)
Open Saturday 9am-1am
Open Sunday 9am-11pm
Phone: 0871 811 1428
Posted 23 July 2008 - 03:55 PM
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Posted 24 July 2008 - 10:15 AM
I thought the food was lovely. I had a crab starter, sea bass for the main and a chocolate pudding dessert with ice cream. My other half had the sardines for starter, steak (which I tasted and was gorgeous) and a raspberry tart (i think).
All in all it was very nice and lovely to be offered a free meal. There's also a very very extensive cocktail menu which I'd definitely go back to sample.
Posted 24 July 2008 - 11:59 AM
Posted 24 July 2008 - 12:14 PM
This is a great addition to the triangle and will give Joanna's a run for it's money as in my opinion the service and atmosphere at the ER is much more relaxed and friendly.
Posted 24 July 2008 - 03:30 PM
Oh, and thank you for our meal Brian!
Posted 25 July 2008 - 08:07 AM
Absolutely loved every part of it: the food, te drinks, the staff, the host, the decorations EVERYTHING - this is a stunning addition to the Triangle well done!!!
Posted 25 July 2008 - 08:16 AM
We stayed in the lounge on the ground floor, but later popped down into the basement bar and courtyard, which reminded me of the bar at numidie but a bit more organised and more spacious. Can definately see myself spending a lot of time there. Cobra on tap went down well and the mojito's aren't bad either.
Menu looked good, canapes were excellent - (prawns, spring rolls, beef/tuna tartar, ratatouille bites, peppered squid), nice friendly staff and the place is child/baby friendly to boot. Only slight downside is that the toilet could get a bit cosy on a busy evening and apologies to the lady who almost jumped out of her skin when she saw 6'4" me washing my hands, her not realizing it was a communal rest room.
Owners appeard very attentive and keen to chat with all there so wish them all the best in what is a great addition to the area. Only downside to the evening was the poor chap knocked of his motorbike at the top of Anerley Hill.
Posted 25 July 2008 - 09:08 AM
a nice dash of colonialism
Isn't that a bit of an oxymoron? But I think I see what you mean...
Seriously though, a great review. Once I'm back from holidays I really look forward to experiencing this wonderful-sounding place.
Edited by andreas, 25 July 2008 - 09:22 AM.
Posted 25 July 2008 - 09:51 AM
Although, having been to both, the Exhibition Rooms is far nicer than the famous long room bar - maybe they should do a sydenham sling as the house speciality...