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.
Naima Side Chair
Aperto Side Chair
Malibu Side Chair
Merano Side Chair
Milo Side Chair
Ava Side Chair
Galinha Side Chair
Relax Side Chair
Alissa A970 Side Chair
Camille 986 Armchair
Alpaca Side Chair
Eileen 703 Barstool
Sully Wicker Barstool
Mana Beta 3 Barstool
Chloe Tufted Barstool
Solid Beech Table Top
Solid Ash Table Top
Solid European Oak Table Top
Character Oak Table Top
Solid Sapele Table Top
Carrara Marble Table Top
Arabescato Marble Table Top
Light Patina Zinc Table Top
Laminate Table Top With Hardwood Edge
Solid Core Laminate Table Top with Substrate
Via Lactea Granite Table Top
Reclaimed Diagonal Squares Table Top
Solid Oak Table Top With Waney Edge
Composite Marble Table Top
Versital Table Top
Marble MDF Table Top
Parquet Table Top
Berlino Table Base
Grapevine Beech Table Base
Easy Square Table Base
Laja Table Base
Bold Table Base
Liberty Table Base
Stylus Round Table Base
Ypsilon Table Base
Impero Table Base
Durham Table Base
Stable Classic Table Base
Venus Table Base
Inox Rectangular Table Base
Dream Conical Table Base
Typha Table Base
Luna Table Base
Bullet Table Base
Fuse Square Table Base
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.
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.
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.
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.
Colourful interiors with murals of Midcentury Manhattanesque ladies who inject a touch of glamour to the contemporary feel.
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.
Design LSM use cane chairs and azure velvets to bring a timeless elegance to an industrial railway arch.
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.
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.
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 & chairs are vital in determining the look & feel of your eatery. Appropriate styles & materials are essential for an effective ambience.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.