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rob greig

Time Out rating:

<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>3</span>/5

User ratings:

<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>5</span>/5
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Venue details

  • Address:

    Niven's 157 King's Cross Rd
    WC1X 9BN

  • Venue phone:

    020 7837 3717

  • Venue website:

  • Opening hours:

    7am-5pm Mon-Fri; 10am-3pm Sat

  • Transport:

    Tube: King's Cross tube/rail

  • Price:

    Lunch for two with soft drinks: around £25

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    1. Niven's

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For a small and snug deli/cafe/restaurant there were a surprisingly huge variety of hot pots of food on offer for lunch, all served up with delicious fresh vegetable sides. Pork cheek and bean stew, meat balls, sweet chilli chicken, gnocchi and more. Very warm and welcoming atmosphere and reasonably priced for high quality and imaginative home cooking. Wish it was nearer my usual tramping grounds, would highly recommend.


You have this listed as Clerkenwell? Four of us had breakfast her as we wanted somewhere good for breakfast. The breakfast is fantastic, we are all food fans so really like quality, this is the business. Five stars. Next time we are in London we will be there but there should be a place like this in every town in the country.

Benjamin Parry

The salt beef is to die for, properly the best I've had outside of my late mother, have tried some other dishes and have always been very pleased with the quality and portions, But most all of one best things about Niven's is Niven, himself always friendly and warm and truly a joy to visit and have some really great nosh

Jan Stette

Nivens is a great little cafe, super quality food and coffee and very friendly service. The sausage roll really is the best I have tasted anywhere in the world, no exaggeration!


Best sausage roll i ever had, all other food is fresh, delicious and inexpensive. Great service, neat homely cafe, couldnt be happier i accidentally stumbled inside. Time Out should really adjust their rating to at least a 4.5! Worth the trip :)


Niven's is a real gem, the food is gorgeous, tasty and fresh. I've been a regular for more than a year, and have yet to be disappointed. I don't understand how Time Out could rate it only 3/5.


You won't get a healthier, tastier, more filling lunch for the price in central London!


Niven's is legendary. Great food and lovely atmosphere. More like 4/5 stars. If you're reading this ignore Time Out's rating.