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Niche is an intimate 40 cover often-busy restaurant and we are increasingly turning away guests because we are fully booked, only to find that several tables either don't turn up or cancel at the very last minute, so the tables are left empty.  In an attempt to reduce this we now require a credit or debit card to reserve your table every evening from 5pm, all weekend and for tables of 5 or more at any time. The most secure way of doing this is online using the booking interface above. If you cancel before midday on the day of your booking then there will be no penalty, but after that then we will charge £10 per person to the card.

Please note that when credit or debit card details are required to make a reservation, a table cannot be held without them. You will be asked to input your card details to secure your reservation when making your booking online or when calling the restaurant. Our staff are instructed not to accept a booking without a credit or debit card to secure the reservation and we would appreciate your support and understanding.


Lunch (12pm-2.30pm, Sunday 12pm-3pm):

All tables are allocated 1.5 hours to dine by default. If you think you would like longer, please just say in the notes and we will happily accommodate your request. The maximum online bookable table size is 6 guests - for groups between 7 to 14 guests Monday to Friday please contact us using the form below. Please note that we do not take bookings over 8 at weekends and over 14 at any time. A pre-order will be required for any bookings of 7 or more guests.

Please note that when there is a matinee performance at Sadler's Well Theatre we will be serving our Pre-Theatre Menu exclusively at lunchtime. This is an operational necessity to enable us to serve everyone as quickly as possible during this extremely busy time.


Pre-theatre (5pm-7.30pm):

Tables of 2-4 guests are allocated 1.5 hours to dine and 5-6 are given 2 hours by default. Please give yourself plenty of time and book as early as you can if you are attending the theatre, as we can't serve everyone at the same time! If you are booking during this time but are NOT going to the theatre, please just let us know in the booking notes so that we can extend your dining time up to 2 hours. Please note that we do not take reservations for more than 6 guests during this period. 


Dinner (7.30pm-10pm):

There is no time restriction for reservations after 7.30pm except on Friday & Saturday nights and special events such as Valentine's night, where a 2-hour dining period is allocated. Please be aware that for the comfort and enjoyment of all our guests, we do not take bookings exceeding 8 guests for dinner Monday to Thursday and 6 guests on Friday and Saturday night.


Group bookings: 

For groups of 7 to 14 (Monday to Friday lunchtimes only) please send us a message via the form below. Starter and Main Course pre-orders and a credit card guarantee of £10 per person are required to secure the booking. Unfortunately we do not accept bookings in excess of 14 guests at any time. 

Service Charge:

Like most independent restaurants in London, we add an (optional) 12.5% service charge to all bills over £5. We do this so that we can ensure our staff are paid well above the market rate, encouraging the best staff to work for us and live a decent life. Small independent restaurants cannot compete with the chain venues who rely on volume to pass on a decent level of tips to their staff, so this is the only way we can both satisfy our legal and tax obligations and retain our staff in a very competitive market.

Allergies and dietary requirements

Niche is proud to be London's first Coeliac UK accredited 100% gluten free restaurant and we take this very seriously. We also have many dairy-free and vegan dishes denoted by a DF or VE symbol on our menus. We take all allergens and the safety around them seriously and indeed they are listed clearly on every dish on our menu. However, because our focus is on creating great gluten-free and dairy-free dishes, we use nuts in various forms extensively and therefore we cannot ensure that any dish is completely nut-free, although every care is taken not to cross contaminate. We therefore ask that if you or any guest have a serious life-threatening nut allergy, you take this into consideration before booking.

Birthday cakes and guests own food: 

Niche is a 100% gluten-free restaurant and therefore we are unable to allow any food not supplied by us into the restaurant (including baby food). We take cross-contamination very seriously and ask that all our guests respect this. Unfortunately we are not yet able to make birthday cakes, but we do our best to make any celebration a memorable one so please let us know in your booking notes.

Send us an message:

Please use the form below to ask any questions before or after your booking is made, provide feedback or make enquiries for group bookings over 6 guests. If you wish to book a table for up to and including 6 guests please use the booking widget above.


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