A popular Irvine eatery is back open after being hit by a fire last Friday.

The Niche restaurant on Montgomery Street had to remain shut over most of the weekend following a small fire.

The restaurant has since thanked customers for their patience and support, as well as its staff for helping them get back in action on Sunday.

A spokesperson said: “After a rough few days we are happy to say we will be open as normal from 3pm. Once again we thank everyone for their continued patience and support.

“A massive thank you to all those who sent in countless messages and to the many people out-with the business who helped us.

“And of course a massive thank you to our amazing staff team who went above and beyond to get us up and running again.”