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Restaurant Furniture

Restaurant furniture largely consists of dining chairs and tables (often with bar stools and fixed seating too). Restaurant dining chairs include side chairs (ie no arms) and armchairs; restaurant tables consist of tops and bases, which are ordered as separate items; the bases are almost always pedestals, which allows seating flexibility.

After setting a budget, perhaps the place to start for when buying restaurant tables and chairs is deciding the number of covers; this will inevitably impact on the size of the restaurant table tops and may also affect the choice of restaurant chairs - some chairs have a bigger footprint than others; other chairs may not tuck under the table top, so taking too much space.

Some venues require restaurant furniture that is almost  bulletproof; chairs that won’t break and restaurant table tops that won’t mark easily; how robust the furniture needs to be is an important consideration.

Well-chosen designs can utterly transform an otherwise unexceptional restaurant interior - important considerations include the type of table tops (character oak was popular for many years, but now less so), the height of chair backs (higher usually increases the design impact) and whether to have upholstered chairs (among other things, upholstery will deaden sound). We are delighted to suggest a design practice to help you with all these decisions.

Possible pitfalls include choosing restaurant table tops and bases that cannot be connected easily, problems with fire regulations, issues with chair glides and how best to specify outdoor furniture for restaurants; please do get in touch with us for advice about these and everything about restaurant furniture.

Restaurant Chairs

Naima Side Chair

Naima Side Chair

Aperto Side Chair

Aperto Side Chair

Nancy Armchair

Nancy Armchair

Malibu Side Chair

Malibu Side Chair

Dixie Armchair

Dixie Armchair

Merano Side Chair

Merano Side Chair

Milo Side Chair

Milo Side Chair

Ava Side Chair

Ava Side Chair

Galinha Side Chair

Galinha Side Chair

Relax Side Chair

Relax Side Chair

Alissa A970 Side Chair

Alissa A970 Side Chair

Camille 986 Armchair

Camille 986 Armchair

Berkeley Armchair

Berkeley Armchair

Komodoro Armchair

Komodoro Armchair

Dune Armchair

Dune Armchair

B-9608 Armchair

B-9608 Armchair

Nikita Armchair

Nikita Armchair

Alpaca Side Chair

Alpaca Side Chair
Restaurant Bar Stools

Eileen 703 Barstool

Eileen 703 Barstool

Classic Barstool

Classic Barstool

Ava Barstool

Ava Barstool

2D Barstool

2D Barstool

Sully Wicker Barstool

Sully Wicker Barstool

Elle Barstool

Elle Barstool

Glow Barstool

Glow Barstool

Tenues Barstool

Tenues Barstool

Mana Beta 3 Barstool

Mana Beta 3 Barstool

Santo Barstool

Santo Barstool

Matador Barstool

Matador Barstool

Morelia Barstool

Morelia Barstool

Carmen Barstool

Carmen Barstool

Chloe Tufted Barstool

Chloe Tufted Barstool

Shanna Barstool

Shanna Barstool

Marcus Barstool

Marcus Barstool

Goa Barstool

Goa Barstool

Sinatra Barstool

Sinatra Barstool
Restaurant Table Tops

Solid Beech Table Top

Solid Beech Table Top

Solid Ash Table Top

Solid Ash Table Top

Solid European Oak Table Top

Solid European Oak Table Top

Character Oak Table Top

Character Oak Table Top

Solid Sapele Table Top

Solid Sapele Table Top

Carrara Marble Table Top

Carrara Marble Table Top

Arabescato Marble Table Top

Arabescato Marble Table Top

Light Patina Zinc Table Top

Light Patina Zinc Table Top

Laminate Table Top With Hardwood Edge

Laminate Table Top With Hardwood Edge

Solid Core Laminate Table Top with Substrate

Solid Core Laminate Table Top with Substrate

Via Lactea Granite Table Top

Via Lactea Granite Table Top

Reclaimed Diagonal Squares Table Top

Reclaimed Diagonal Squares Table Top

Solid Oak Table Top With Waney Edge

Solid Oak Table Top With Waney Edge

Composite Marble Table Top

Composite Marble Table Top

Versital Table Top

Versital Table Top

Marble MDF Table Top

Marble MDF Table Top

Parquet Table Top

Parquet Table Top
Restaurant Table Bases

Berlino Table Base

Berlino Table Base

Grapevine Beech Table Base

Grapevine Beech Table Base

Easy Square Table Base

Easy Square Table Base

Laja Table Base

Laja Table Base

Bold Table Base

Bold Table Base

Liberty Table Base

Liberty Table Base

Stylus Round Table Base

Stylus Round Table Base

Ypsilon Table Base

Ypsilon Table Base

Impero Table Base

Impero Table Base

Durham Table Base

Durham Table Base

Stable Classic Table Base

Stable Classic Table Base

Venus Table Base

Venus Table Base

Inox Rectangular Table Base

Inox Rectangular Table Base

Dream Conical Table Base

Dream Conical Table Base

Typha Table Base

Typha Table Base

Luna Table Base

Luna Table Base

Bullet Table Base

Bullet Table Base

Fuse Square Table Base

Fuse Square Table Base
Relevant Projects
LIV - Belgravia
LIV - Belgravia

LIV is a neighbourhood restaurant and café offering bright, contemporary dining in a relaxed, vibrant space. The interior is a joy to behold with welcoming yellow tones featuring throughout.

Manicomio - Chelsea
Manicomio - Chelsea

The Lana Barstools we supplied provide a diversified space with casual counter seating below hanging pendant lights; perfect for sharing antipasti and intimate drinks with a friend or grabbing a coffee and breakfast on the way to work.

VIVI - Centre Point, London
VIVI - Centre Point, London

In keeping with the Grade II listed '60s architecture of the building, the furniture supplied has touches of brass, from the feet and kickplate of the Ava barstools to the plinth of the Goldy Poufs.

Fiesta del Asado - Shirley
Fiesta del Asado - Shirley

Spencer Swinden has helped to bring an Argentinian oasis to Shirley high street, Solihull. It's easy to see why the venue has made the shortlist for a Restaurant and Bar Design Award 2019 in the Biophilic category, as the venue feels part vibrant cantina, part tropical rainforest.

The Allegory - Principal Place
The Allegory - Principal Place

Colourful interiors with murals of Midcentury Manhattanesque ladies who inject a touch of glamour to the contemporary feel.

The Good Egg - Soho
The Good Egg - Soho

Gundry + Ducker's water blue design for The Good Egg in Soho is off to a cracking start after being shortlisted for the Restaurant and Bar Design Awards in the Fast/Casual category.

Cinnamon Kitchen - Battersea Power Station
Cinnamon Kitchen - Battersea Power Station

Design LSM use cane chairs and azure velvets to bring a timeless elegance to an industrial railway arch.

Omar's Place - London
Omar's Place - London

Sella Concept has transformed a Victorian corner pub in Pimlico into a curvaceous Mediterranean restaurant inspired by the warm sun and earthy colours of the region.

Lost & Found - Leeds Club
Lost & Found - Leeds Club

Enter the cornucopia of botanical interior design that is The Lost & Found Leeds Club. Paisley fabrics and patterned floors feature with a fabulous spectrum of chairs.

Relevant Blog Posts
Hospitality Table Size Guide
Hospitality Table Size Guide

The right table size depends on how many covers are required on each table and what the table is used for; fine dining or drinking will differ. Drinking requires less space than quick meals; fine dining requires the most space. To calculate how many covers will fit in a restaurant use this diagram.

What Top? Types of Wooden Table Tops
What Top? Types of Wooden Table Tops

Wooden table tops are robust, last for ages, look better with a bit of wear and can be made to match pretty much any interior design scheme. We detail the pros and cons of different types of wooden table tops including beech, ash, oak & teak as well as the benefits of veneers and engineered wood.

Restaurant Tables and Chairs Buyers Guide
Restaurant Tables and Chairs Buyers Guide

Restaurant tables & chairs are vital in determining the look & feel of your eatery. Appropriate styles & materials are essential for an effective ambience.

Restaurant Table Tops: Marble, Metal & More!
Restaurant Table Tops: Marble, Metal & More!

Wood is often chosen for restaurant table tops but there are plenty of other options to choose from. Some are hard wearing but less attractive, while others are beautiful but brittle or easily tarnished. Here's a rundown of restaurant table top options including marble tables, metal tables and more.

Q&A with JK: Restaurant Startup Design Tips
Q&A with JK: Restaurant Startup Design Tips

Opening a restaurant can be challenging, particularly with so much competition in the market. JK our Sales Director has a few quick tips for independent restaurateurs to make sure you get the most from your space. Featuring top restaurant startup challenges, layout tips & design mistakes to avoid.

Seat Heights & Table Heights
Seat Heights & Table Heights

Table base heights are often decided after a seat is selected. If you want the diner's legs to fit under the table you must leave 250-300mm of space between the top of the chair seat and the bottom of the table top. Get the correct measurements for dining, counter & poseur heights with this diagram

Farmer J: Designing Restaurants For All-day-trade
Farmer J: Designing Restaurants For All-day-trade

Farmer J accommodates dine-in and on-the-go customers; the space effortlessly transitions from morning to night, week to weekend and coffee to cocktails. Discover how Biasol have merged the concept of grab-and-go with a full-service restaurant.

Banquette Seating Guide
Banquette Seating Guide

Banquettes are an excellent solution for unusual niches, can add character or quirkiness to an interior design and can be a more practical solution than individual chairs. Here is our guide to the possibilities offered by banquette seating.

Getting Barstool Heights Right
Getting Barstool Heights Right

Most designers are concerned with the overall seat height of a barstool, but the dimensions to and from the foot rail play a crucial role in the comfort of a barstool. We've found the following dimensions ideal for contract use.