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“At least the food tasted ok”

The Alice House Queen's Park
Ranked #2,420 of 23,571 Restaurants in London
Price range: $9 - $33
Cuisines: Contemporary, British, Bar, Gastropub
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: We source the best quality, freshest and more ethical produce available. Our fish is fresh from Brixham day boats, our organic veg comes from small Devon freeholds and our meat is supplied by independent Shropshire farms. 100% independent beers, a carefully chosen wine list and bespoke cocktails are all available from the bar.
Reviewed October 1, 2013

Service was awful - had to get own menus, waited half an hour for drinks, poor apology when we complained, had to go up to pay the bill. Food tasted fine but shockingly small portions for the quality and price. £16.50 for a small chicken breast, two tiny potatoes and some greens...really?! We withheld the tip and will not be going back or recommending this place for food.

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Reviewed September 30, 2013

For the quality of food on offer, this is distinctly average. There were ten of us having 'Sunday lunch'. Half ordered a Sunday roast, another, moules a la creme, plus a couple of unremarkable burgers. The leg of lamb was on the raw side of rare, and on the positive side, roast potatoes cooked in duck fat were very good, and there were generous helpings of crisp green vegetables. The carrots, however provided the tell-tale sign that this establishment prizes profit over its customers. FIVE measly carrots arrived to be rationed between the five roast chicken/lamb eaters; We asked for a few more - these arrived - 15 minutes later - and as we discovered later, were ADDED to the bill. When this was questioned, an unbelievably rude waitress said that she was under strict instruction to provide only one carrot per person - this is a disgrace. Her friendly colleague, who had served us was cringing with embarrassment at her colleague's lack of care and complete disinterest. Moreover, the bill for our table was substantial as we all ordered cocktails @ £8.50/£9 each. Why the Alice House management were so mean about a few humble carrots - hardly the most glamorous of rare vegetable, shoes a very short sighted vision. I imagine because the placed was packed, and they've become spoiled by success like many other rip-off London establishments.

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Reviewed September 8, 2013

Well, a cross between, or even better a pout-pouri of a Bar, a Club and a restaurant.
Security at the door, fine, loud music, fine, the DJ actually was spinning some great tunes, congratulation to her!....continuing, place, fine, service, fine.
The one thing that was average was the food: we went in tired and just wanted a light bite, so we ordered the fish market of the day, and it was just conveniently made with a fluffy butter and very little fish, the chips were also soaked in oil, the glass of wine nothing special and the non alcoholic cocktail was prepared in a rush. The waitress was nice and very warm, but it just didn't make up for the low level food on offer. I am sure that the bar is a much better proposition with the DJ laying some great music.

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Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

We had hot drinks and traditional heavy English dessert very nice chock fudge pus steamed Apple Crum nice people love style but filthy cups plates made tummy sick yuk

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Reviewed September 1, 2013

We visited on a Saturday morning following a recommendation from friends. At this point there were about 5 tables taken, so not particularly busy. We were greeted and arms gestured we could take our pick of tables. We opted for one on a stylish, elevated platform- great for people watching outside!

Menus arrived and then after about 10 minutes we had our drinks and food order taken. I was rather rudely informed they don't serve milk shakes. Fine. The brunch menu is tremendous- about 8 choices and they all sound delicious. We all went for the Alice cooked breakfast- sausages, crispy bacon, fried duck egg, mushrooms, toast and tomatoes- perfect after a late night.

After about 15 minutes our coffees arrived and were Luke warm at best. We weren't offered any sugar so my husband had to go and find some- there was little chance of catching a waitress' eye! He was told by the man at the bar to look on a few tables for a spare pot. Really? Pretty poor service actually!

When the food arrived I would say it was probably the best cooked breakfast I have ever had. The food was all delicious- flavoured and seasoned to perfection, well presented and thought through. Magnificent! Such a shame the service lets the place down. Unfortunately, my husband found a date sticker in his breakfast however, on informing the waitress she swiftly removed his breakfast from the bill without quibble. This was very generous given it hadn't stopped him eating any but definitely improved on her former service style.

This place could be wonderful. It is stylish, large enough to have space, superb food and ok prices (£9.50 for cooked breakfast). It was galling to have a 12.5% service charge and we didn't pay it- fr that I would expect to be delighted, not frustrated, by the service received.

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