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69 - 71 Westow Hill Crystal Palace, London SE19 1TX, England
+44 20 8761 1175
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12:00 - 22:30
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We hosted my daughters Naming Day reception in the downstairs bar. It's a lovely space with an outdoor area and plenty of room. The kids absolutely loved it. We had the option to plug our iPod into the sound system to provide music - this was quick and easy and seamless. A buffet was provided and our guests had nothing... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Exhibition Rooms has an interesting menu and is the only place in Crystal Palace where you can get a good steak tartare, bowl of big creamy mussels and impressive Chateaubriand with It's well located, décor is classic bistro style and there's a nice little bar downstairs for a cocktail or digestif. They have several great offers throughout the week... More 

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Thank Dan B
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Felt compelled to write this after reeling in shock from the negative reviews on here. I've ate at The Exhibition Rooms a few times and have always been impressed by the food - modern British - decor and staff. Fine dining at good prices at a local restaurant. Deserves a 4 to 5 star rating.

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Thank GemGemsG
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is in the heart of Crystal Palace and looks the part. Unfortunately eating experience was a major let down. There's a great cocktail menu and the gin cocktail is the best. Shame it took 30 minutes for the cocktail to arrive at our table. Food menu is good, includes a vegetarian option, which was tasty! The service is... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for a couple's dinner -- the food was super -- the fish was cooked perfectly, great cocktails and it was really a great experience on the culinary front. However, unfortunately, they are REALLY doing themselves a disservice with their staff. Our waitress could hardly speak English and clearly dithered so that we didn't get the 'early bird' special.... More 

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1 Thank Vicky M
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been here once before where i received good service and had a fantastic burger! Honestly the burger was amazing!! Last night i went with a friend to try their steak night deal. A great deal £13.95 for a steak, potatoes and salad then either a beer, wine or dessert. After 20 min the waitress finally came to take... More 

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Thank Danielle H
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Generally speaking, this was a bad experience - we had an opportunity to change our fortune early in the evening, which i didn't take when we overheard the guests seated next to us sending multiple dishes back for a variety of reasons. I mentioned to my wife that we could try somewhere else but her glass of wine had just... More 

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Thank Henry M
London, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my mum here for mother's day. What a disappointment. Looks so nice rom the outside. 3 hours in there for 2 courses. Half an hour to be asked for a drink. When food came - it was so average. Salmon was burnt - looking like it had been sitting around for ages. Wouldn't go back unfortunately.

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Thank Paula M
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Catasptrophic. Won't return as service was terrible which is a shame as food is good and some of the staff were friendly and doing what they could under the circumstances. Took 25 minutes to order drinks for 2. Food was okay but overpriced for what it was. Wine list offers 250ml or bottle but when we ordered a glass it's... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Food was 2 hours late even though we booked our tables. Food was pre ordered but lots missing or late on the day. Main was cold and not too order. Gave up waiting for desert at 12.40am!! Still charged full price. Only one Male waiters tried to rectify matters, but the team let him down. My party and I will... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$32 - US$58
Cuisine
European, British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:30
Thursday
17:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69 - 71 Westow Hill Crystal Palace, London SE19 1TX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8761 1175

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?