Don’t get confused, as Alice has two Houses in NW6; the original in West Hampstead, and this Queen’s Park branch which opened in 2010.
Good use has been made of a corner site which has seen many restaurants come and go, but this is by far the most comfortable, decorated in a comtemporary chic of bare brick walls, exposed designer lightbulbs and their cables, leather sofas and elk antlers on the walls. Behind the bar the hipster-style staff are reassuringly friendly and smile a lot.
On tap there are some decent brews, including Camden Town Brewery’s Hells lager (a crisp, Helles-style brew), and decent wines by the glass.
To eat there are platter-style dishes such as a a simple flank steak – nicely cooked, and a generous portion, served with good hand-cut chips.
If you find the main bar a little too noisy, through the back is a slightly quieter area, popular with Sunday brunchers.