Alice House

Restaurants , British Queens Park
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Alice House

This Salusbury Road pub and restaurant is one of two Alice Houses in these here parts - there's another, the original, over in West Hampstead. This Queen's Park spot opened in 2010, with bare brick walls, exposed filament lighting, leather chesterfields and a pretty serious amount of wood providing the shabby-chic decor.

The food menu focuses on gastropub fare - think flank steak with smoked butter, watercress and hand-cut chips, Barnsley chops with Jersey royals, little peas and mint, or poshed-up fish and chips with mushy peas. Lighter bites such as a warm Scotch egg with piccalilli, or lamb croquettes with a mint yoghurt do brisk business at the bar. 

There's a global feel to the wine menu, with worlds old and new evenly represented. A good selection of bottled and draught beers includes Meantime London lager, Kernel pale ale, Camden Hells and stouts and lagers from Crate. 

Venue name: Alice House
Contact:
Address: 53-55 Salusbury Road
London
NW6 6NJ
Opening hours: Open 9am-12.30am Mon-Fri, 9.30am-12.30am Sat; 9.30am-11.30pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Queen's Park tube/rail
Price: Meal for two with wine and service: around £65.
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3.3 / 5

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Kateryna V
Tastemaker

Alice House is a solid allrounder. You can have a coffee in the morning, set up office at one of their chunky wooden tables during the day, have a pint or a cocktail come evening, make a local night out of it (complete with a DJ and a bouncer on Saturdays) and have a roast on Sundays. The interior is smart. I really like the abundance of light bulbs hanging from the ceiling and the comfy leather sofas. There's a quite room at the back - The Library, which can also be rented out for functions.

The location makes The Alice House a great hangout for locals like me, but also accessible enough (almost across from Queens Park tube station) for me to be able to lure in an occasional visitor from as far as East London.

The service can be patchy, depending on the shift and how busy they are, but when it's good, its's good. They would even put a napkin over your drink and watch your bags for you if you want to go out for a quick smoke.

Maggie W
Staff WriterStaff Comp

I love this place and go there for coffee breaks just as much as for cocktail breaks. A really good place - it's much quieter and less bar-like than the one in West Hampstead.

EGG

I booked a birthday drinks party here and even though I arrived 40 mins late they kept my table! A lovely place to sit, they make great cocktails (in teapots) and I had a mean espresso martini! Would def recommend as a drinking hole, though I don't know what the food's like.

HP

Annoyingly disappointing. Having completed a marathon on Saturday night I was looking forward to a relaxing pub roast on Sunday. It could have been so good. First it took three attempts to get a ginger beer with a top up of soda water and a slice of lime right. Alcoholic ginger beer should not be served unless requested I would have thought. I was then told my food order had not been put through, after 15 minutes of waiting. After some to'ing and fro'ing to see how long it might now take, the 'roast spring chicken' and accompanying veg etc, arrived another ten minutes or so later. The accompaniments, though of varying temperatures were very nice; crisp plump roast potatos and a nice assortment of nicely cooked vegetables in a very good gravy. However, for £14.50, it seems unbelievable to be served four of the tiniest chicken legs I have ever seen, and four legs? Interesting. Like four chicken wings on a plate with barely any meat between them, to say I was disappointed at my experience is an understatement and I will not return with so many other good pubs nearby. They also seemingly have no air con, which was stifling in the heat. I would have given one star, but the vegetables were good. I also would have given feedback directly, but it all seemed so elementary.