Before it was reincarnated as The White Rabbit, this used to be a pretty rubbish place called Gardens (or something like that). Then a few years ago, they began their refurbishment plans by running a competition to come up with the best name for the new-look pub. Obviously ‘The White Rabbit’ won and the place was subsequently closed and re-opened looking much, much nicer.
Unfortunately some of the old clientele still hang around, but the inside of the place is far superior. The decor includes an old red telephone box, quotes from Alice in Wonderland displayed in spiralling writing on the wall and low-hanging lampshades with pretty Fleur-De-Lys-style and flowered designs on them. Big chunky wooden tables combined with stripped-down wooden doors make it rather homely.
I’ve never eaten here, so I can’t comment on the menu, but the little cake stands full of beautifully decorated cupcakes and fairy cakes are a very nice touch. The benches outside on Kensington Gardens are a great place to people-watch and to soak up the fantastic atmosphere of North Laine in the sunshine.