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Nivens Fine Foods

#1,974 of 17,938 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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151 King's Cross Road, London WC1X 9BN, England
+44 20 7837 3717
07:00 - 16:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely coffee and fresh tasting food, good portions and a unique independent...1/2 deli counter/storefront 1/2 seating area at the rear with a wall of shelves and stuff...one big table to share/gather around, plus bar table with stools...i.e. limited seating. Pleasant enough to grab a takeaway from (or dine in if seats) and already in the area, but not a special... More 

Thank FoodyReviewer
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A homemade quality breakfast with generous portions. Friendly service and delicious meals. You'll be spoilt for choice with options of indulgent breakfasts that will keep you full till lunch time or healthy options for weight watchers. A 5 min walk from King's Cross, one of my more memorable breakfasts in London.

Thank Gina T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nivens is fantastic. 5 mins from office I salivate whenever I walk past the window. Always a good selection of hot food with various salads to either take away or eat in. Getting space is a bit of pot luck but everyone makes room if possible. On this occasion a team lunch, chicken & chorizo pie was fantastic. Others equally... More 

Thank Steve C
Santa Monica, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is so great I genuinely wish I worked in this area full time just so I could eat here daily. Fresh and delicious food at a super reasonable price. Service is very friendly. Can't go wrong here!

Thank stevie_gs1
Inverness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

In an area that seems to populated by chains turning out very standard food I was very pleased to find this place. My only problem was choosing what to have from all the delicious hot food on offer. I will definitely be back.

Thank Mark I
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

A lot of love, time and care goes into the food here and it shows. Niven is a man who really knows about and has an infectious passion for food. He takes time to ensure all of his ingredients and dishes are top-notch. Not only is the food wonderful, it's also really reasonably priced. Go eat here!

Thank Vikki B
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217 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 539 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

A stone's throw from Kings Cross Station, with any luck you will chance on this gastronomic jewel that harks back to an age before the endless chains producing acceptable if bland fare invaded our streets. And yet the food here is wonderfully modern: no packets of pre-made sarnies, or cartons of drying sashimi here- you're more likely to find excellent... More 

Thank MIssDillie
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Home cooked practically before your very eyes! I had a sweet potato and cheese bake with salad and it was utterly delicious. I'll be back.

Thank Richmondie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

A quick business lunch. This place can get really busy but if you come when it's quiet then sit inside, it's almost like sitting in someone's home! The food is out of this world!

Thank Chris H
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Niven's has a wonderful atmosphere inside and a cosy feel. The food is spectacular, fresh and plentiful while the coffee is out of this world. I'd definitely recommend! If you're lucky, you also get to meet Niven himself who is a great chap.

Thank Junemvc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 151 King's Cross Road, London WC1X 9BN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7837 3717

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?