It would be best if you carefully considered the seating arrangement in your restaurant while constructing it. Your restaurant’s capacity may be determined by choosing the proper table shape and size, which will ultimately impact your sales.
There will undoubtedly be many questions on the minds of restaurant owners who are just beginning to consider the layout of their spaces. At Restaurant Furniture.Net, we are committed to assisting restaurant owners with any queries regarding the ideal seating configuration for their establishment.
Every new restaurant design project has potential issues that might delay construction and the grand opening, whether the project is undertaken by an ambitious restaurant owner or the most seasoned restaurant design firm. The eating experience for your guests depends heavily on having solid, high-quality restaurants tables, regardless of the size or style of the restaurant you are launching. Making the appropriate early decisions on the types and amounts of tables for your restaurant’s floor design may save you a lot of trouble later on. Ultimately, the ambiance you want to create, your menu, and how you serve your guests will dictate how much tabletop space you want to give.
A minimum of 24″ must be available in width for each seated. There should be enough space between the seats to make it easier for clients to go in and out and to sit comfortably. Another crucial factor to take into account when picking the tables is the sort of business you have. A 30″ x 30″ table may easily sit just two persons for full-course dinners. On the other hand, a café or an ice cream parlor may accommodate four persons at the same table size.
It is advised to use a 12-foot table for cafeteria or restaurant seating. Ten square tables are appropriate for a closed-seating area, institution, or banquet hall. A person seated at the table’s edge needs 18 inches between them and the back of the chair.
There are several sizes and forms for hospitality tables. The ideal table size is determined by the number of covers needed on each table and the purpose of the table. Drinking takes up less space than fast food; good dining takes up the most to accommodate side plates and extra tableware and silverware.
Because they may be used alone (usually for two people) or pushed together for more significant events, square tables are the most popular (700mm x 700mm is our bestselling size). Round tables offer additional flexibility in cafe-like settings where seats may be ‘squeezed’ around them as needed. A more oversized circular top is frequently ordered by many restaurants to occupy a corner or to break up the uniformity of the pattern. Also crucial are the table bases! Learn how table bases may impact the number of dining areas in your restaurant by reading our blog post about them.
HOW MANY COVERS WILL FIT IN RESTAURANTS
Metric Handbook recommends that each diner (person) needs an area between 1 and 2 square meters (and a minimum width of 580mm) to determine how many covers will fit in a restaurant.
A packed restaurant with small square tables may be at the low end of this spectrum, while ‘fine-dining’ establishments with widely spread tables would be at the high end. The number of covers may be increased by using tiny tables, even if they are set up at 45° angles.
Pro Tip: Remember that a restaurant chair extends around 450 millimeters from a table when designing the area. Avoid customers being bumped by serving employees by leaving an additional 450mm behind the backs of seats. Additionally, watch out for how far the chair’s back legs may stretch.