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
- Outside Seating Area
- 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)
One of the best restaurants in Ayrshire. The food is to die for particularly the Salt and Chilli chicken and the pancake stack dessert. Staff are lovely and nice atmosphere too.
Had a great meal it was our 1st class visit will certainly go back
Disappointed you didn't have draft beers. Food was very good but perhaps slightly over priced for what it was. Service was great, no issues.
We were seeted opposite the front door, and every time someone opened it, there was a blast of cold wind blow at us. The music was dyer, and too loud. The food was good, but we had to wait too long for it to be served. All in all a bit disappointed. We have been before but never noticed these complaints. Won't be rushing back.
Excellent dinner - food piping hot, well presented and delicious! Fairly extensive menu considering it’s quite a small establishment. Excellent value for money in comparison to many other restaurants in the Ayrshire area. Friendly service. Will definitely return.
We come to the Niche every few weeks love the food, kids menu is great. Portion size is fantastic. Staff are helpful and friendly. Lobe the atmosphere and the small scale style.
Food is great probably the best in irvine, variety on the menu is good so you can have something different on every visit.
Amazing food and really friendly staff, will definitely be back many more times
Great food and service
The service we received was first class. Genuinely such a lovely meal and the staff were so lovely. They are a credit to the restaurant and they made our experience a whole lot better. We pre booked our table and asked for a high chair for our little one. We arrived and it was ready and waiting. They were great with our little one and overall the service was brilliant. The food never fails and we eat out very frequently and it’s without a doubt the best Cajun chicken burger we have ever had! I wish I caught staff names as they deserve the credit but it was the shift working Sunday 27th October (5pm). We will be back for sure! Thanks again! Keep up the great work.
Overall we enjoyed our visit however despite booking we had to wait 15mins as our table wasn’t ready. The staff were very apologetic .
Fantastic evening great staff Highly recommend, will be returning Thanks guys
It was our 1st time at the restaurant and we will definitely be back the food was amazing and staff were great with the children
Service was slow but it was busy
Had a lovely lunch, very good service
Food and service fantastic!! Will defo be back!
I came here on a first date. The minute I came in the staff were incredible we were actually an hour early and girl was very accommodating. We were asked if we would like a drink more or less straight away. I had the salmon and the date had burger. The food was outstanding and the value for money was incredible, this place is a hidden gem.
Love The Niche. Everything I've had so far has been delicious, so much so that I'm working my way through the menu 😂
Great food as always. Lovely staff! Favourite place to eat!!
Meal was delicious!
Great service and food was lovely will definitely be back.
We have gone on the Tuesday a few times now for the two for one burgers and they are absolutely delicious especially the saty chicken and also the salt and chilli chicken ones are out of this world. And the thick cut chips are exactly how chips should be none of those cheap frozen things other top restaurants give you! So many good choices and we will definitely be back but be sure to book as it's very busy most of the time which is always a good sign.
Food was outstanding and really enjoyed the steak burger and haggis and cheese loaded fries My partner had a chicken satay burger with sweet potato fries and had an irn bru mayo dip which was all superb We even managed to fit in some malteaser cheesecake and it was awesome Defo will be back
Great food for a reasonable price. Staff were lovely and accommodating :)
Excellent, will be back.