Located in the outer circle of Connaught Place, opposite the Statesman building, the design concept of Niche anticipated the use of the courtyard and double height space turning it into a conservatory. Spread across two floors, this restaurant has a cover of about 180 with alfresco seating on two sides along with a terrace.
The indoor area has a melange of different seating styles. The main seating arrangement is allocated in two parts, it also has a centre stage for performance, a 20-seater long bar with high tables around and a cigar corner.
The two private dining lounges are separated by low height railings to create private yet segregated areas. Its classical material palette of warm stained wood panelling, timber polished floors and leather finishes is offset with a modern take on traditional slate with the use of a natural slate pressed veneer. Classical lighting fixtures serve as accents on the wall while bounced light and sleeker modern leather furniture don other areas.
The focus though is a sprawling elevated stage that plays host to live acts. The bar area has a stylish design language dominated with hardwood furniture and an industrial look. Human figurines walking up the bar create a fun and quirky element. The ambience of “Niche” embodies its true meaning to find one’s own niche.
Text Compiled By Anindita Ganguly