Open every day from 9am to 10pm. Dine in with our chilled out interior that suits everything from our seasonal menus, funky breakfasts, laid-back lunches to our more continental cuisine all day and in the evening. Bringing it back to basics, we buy in the best local produce available and our talented team of chefs will create your dish to your taste.
- Disabled Access
- Free WiFi
- Outdoor Seating
- Families and Children Welcome
About The Niche Restaurant
The Niche is an independent restaurant beautifuly situated down Irvine harbour, Ayrshire. Just a minutes walk from Irvine train station. At The Niche we are known for our exceptional quality in food and service.
We can cater for those with dietary requirements such as gluten / diary free, vegetarian, vegan and anyone who loves good food - even those with sweet tooth.
Join us for your special occasions from birthdays to business meetings. We go above and beyond to make your experience memorable although if you fancy a burger and beer were happy to oblige.
Burger night 2 for 1 every Tuesday from 5pm. (terms & conditions apply)
The food was amazing and i felt it was really good value for money. The staff were attentive and helpful. The Niche will be my first choice the next time i go out for a meal
Food & service was great. Place was also kept very clean
Excellent Service Extensive menu Fab food Never disappoints
I’ve never been disappointed by the food and the service is always first class. Need to come more often!
Fantastic food and the service was excellent
A delicious meal and very friendly staff
Great menu choices, yummy food and great service!
Love breakfast at the Niche, gorgeous food, great service and lovely atmosphere. My 12 year old son especially loves the French Toast 😊
Excellent meal and staff were fab 👍👍
Food great, quite loud, sharp edges on seats and tables are not comfortable. Would come back if the venue was more comfortable
Welcome and attentiveness from staff was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and drinks. We dine here regularly and it was great to share the experience with friends. They were all very impressed and will book again.
Food was perfection , easily my new fav restaurant!!
First visit and couldn’t fault a thing, food was delicious and staff were very attentive. I will definitely be back and would highly recommend a visit to everyone.
Food and service is always excellent and it’s such a lovely atmosphere, very relaxing.
Unfortunately the restaurant was extremely cold and the table we were seated on had a constant draft. We were all really uncomfortable. We mentioned this to the staff a few times. We were moved to another table once we had finished our meal . My halloumi starter was delicious. However my chicken satay salad was extremely dry with no sauce. This was mentioned to the staff and they replied it should have had a sauce . The staff were really nice and friendly , such a shame we were too cold to enjoy our meal. One of our party is a frequent diner at the niche and she was really disappointed as it’s was her recommendation. would like to try again as the menu had plenty of dishes i wanted to try but need to make sure the heating is on ! Cocktails were delicious though .
Food and service was outstanding. Loved how the kids food was also lovely and fresh!
Food was delicious and service was excellent, staff were very friendly.
Delicious food and very friendly staff!
Haven't had such a good restaurant experience in a long time! I often find fish and prawns to be overcooked (think it's a Scottish thing) - not the case here, but if you do want them well-done, you only have to ask. For example, the dessert my partner ordered wasn't strictly speaking on the menu but he was accommodated cheerfully, and the espresso martini I ordered was made with half the sugar as requested - perfect, Menu is interesting, varied and there's bound to be something for everyone. Thai Prawn Noodles as a starter was big enough to be a small main course, ditto the Goat's Cheese Crumble. This is the second time we've been, so not a fluke, I believe, Had the Cajun Chicken Burger that time (with great hand-cut chips), which was the best burger I'd had for ages. Staff very attentive, very pleasant and engaging and, as I said, if you want something done a particular way, don't be afraid to ask. The only reason we've only been twice is because we live in Paisley. If Niche was on my doorstep, I'd be a lot fatter and more skint ...
Food always great, service efficient, courteous and friendly. Always a pleasure to visit this wee restaurant.
Excellent food & service