A recent invitation to try the newly launched morning menu at The Alice House in Queen’s Park (its sister venue in West Hampstead has been serving breakfast for a while now) proved a great reason to get up early and enjoy that most important meal of the day recently. How do like your eggs in the morning? Go tell Alice.
My Americano (Coleman Coffee Roasters) was properly pulled and served. A Cullen skink omelette with horseradish cream and watercress (£8) was flavoursome and filling. Nevertheless, I was glad to have requested a side of Speldhurst sausage (two for £2.25) to accompany those haddock-y eggs. And a yellow pepper, carrot and lemon juice (£4.50) was a delightfully zesty way to kick start the day.
I’d have brekkie at The Alice House again and wouldn’t be against visits during other times of the day to sample more from the kitchen focused on sustainability, seasonality and locally sourced ingredients.
The folks at this gastropub (or at least the person coming up with the wordage on the website) say theirs is a “glamorous yet intimate environment.” What I liked about the place was its lack of glamour. Exposed brick, industrial lighting, reclaimed wood – definitely en vogue with loads of London eateries if toned down and relaxed. It seemed like a lovely setting to meet, whether for breakfast, coffee, a beer or cocktails.
Service was polite and efficient during my meal.
Hardly more than a couple of skips away from Queen’s Park Tube, The Alice House is located at 53-55 Salusbury Road, NW6 6NJ. There’s a sister outlet at West Hampstead. Find out more at thealicehouse.co.uk.