Choosing your restaurant chairs or seating can be a bit daunting as it plays a vital role in the design and feel of your establishment, but hopefully this post will help you decide whats best for your restaurant and your customers.
The design and type of restaurant
Fine dining or family restaurant, or both? Fixed seating can be good for family-friendly diners or a casual restaurant. Restaurant chairs with a elegant or quality fabric and stained to your choice would be better for a fine dining eatery.
The size of your restaurant
You ideally want to maximise the amount of tables and chairs in your restaurant while obviously taking care that you don’t squeeze people in and make the customer experience an unpleasant one. You also need to make sure that staff and customers have enough room to move between the chairs and tables. A set of booths (fixed seating) maybe better for smaller compact establishments rather than large chairs and tables. Measure your eating area and plan out on paper how may people you want to fit in (ideally you need 70-80cm between tables) this should give you a good idea about the size of tables and chairs you could choose.
These can be custom made to fix exactly your space, sometimes they are more popular with customers as they are comfortable and good for friendly groups of people.
The most popular of choices for restaurants. The have clean lines can be finished in a variety of stains and upholstered to your choice to increase comfort.
Are obviously a great choice for restaurants with an outside area, but can also fit in well in the main area of the restaurant. The are easily to clean and look modern.
Bar stools / Pub stools
If your restaurant has wall space you may want to consider utilising the space and adding some ‘high dining’ areas.
Quality not quantity
Starting out can be a very very expensive time and people want to save money where possible but cheap seating, however attractive it is shouldn’t be an option. Think about the long run, while inexpensive furniture may be good for the short term do you really want to be replacing chairs after a few months or year? Restaurant chairs and seating from Drakes is quality UK made which is durable and will last. Contact us for a quote.