30 May 2022
When choosing restaurant chairs for your venue, it is imperative that you consider the below factors to ensure you are choosing the right chair for your needs.
After all, creating an enjoyable dining experience for customers is every restaurants goal, so what customers sit on is extremely important to make sure that those customers return again and again.
For the best dining experience, your restaurant chairs should:
- Be sturdy
It is an obvious statement but it is something that is easily overlooked when you are also considering aesthetics. Your furniture must be of contract/commercial quality, and be able to withstand the test of time in what is bound to be a busy environment.
Furniture is an investment and therefore you should avoid buying non-commercial items. The price of contract furniture reflects its ability to handle wear and tear for years, with little maintenance and no need for replacement. Pub Stuff put all of their furniture through rigorous QC before it gets to our warehouses, to ensure they are of our high standard.
We’ve all experienced the annoying wobbly chair or table leg – and there’s nothing more frustrating when you’re dining than having your table to-ing and fro-ing. However, a good, sturdy restaurant chair and table will be able to withstand all the weight and movement that goes on and around them, ensuring your diners remain comfortable and at ease for the duration of their visit!
2. Be comfortable
There are several different factors to consider here.
Firstly, it’s vital to have a decent back support to ensure the posture of your diners isn’t compensated and customers are able to relax comfortably.
Also, think about the fabric on your seating – do you want the chair upholstered, or plain wood? Will your diners be able to sit through a three-course meal comfortably? If it’s upholstered, is it easy to clean without interrupting a customer’s comfort? Most of Pub Stuffs wooden chairs are also available with a padded option, for example, the Cambridge, Ohio, Country, Venice and many more.
Are your table and chairs of complementing heights or is your chair too low and your table too high, resulting in a very awkward eating pose and a very unpleasant experience for your diners?
All of Pub Stuffs furniture is designed with these factors in the forefront, to make sure that there is plenty of room for your customers to sit comfortably with adequate room above their legs, so they aren’t squashed in nor having too far to reach for their meal!
3. Reflect your venue’s aesthetic
The great news is that this means you can choose furniture that is not only comfortable and sturdy and works with your venue’s layout but reflects its theme or aesthetic – and even your menu!
This is important for the dining experience, as it’ll get your diners in the right mental state for your restaurant, as well as feeling physically comfortable.
Think about colours, fabrics, and materials; for example, if you’re going for a cosy autumn pub approach, warm oranges, reds and browns on soft upholstery are a great shout, whilst a more summery venue will benefit from light coloured woods or plastics.
As you can see from the above, there’s a lot to think about in terms of creating a comfortable environment for your diners.
If you get this right, you will ensure repeated custom and an increased stay from existing customers (within reason), so hopefully they will spend more money with you on additional courses and drinks!
We have a wide range of comfortable restaurant chairs available at Pub Stuff, serving different purposes for the exact reasons listed above. Head to our dining chairs page to see which chairs are right for you.