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Groups larger than 4 normally stage business people - Large round table
Groups of 4 normally informal friends or two couples - square or round
Couples - Square
Dining table top sizes are recommended to be 800mm be it encircle or square. Should space is tight then width of table may be reduced to no less than 750mm. If there is room, then several group size tables can be deployed using round table sizes of 1000mm. One of overiding considerations is knowing your client. The restaurant could be targetted towards certain demographic marketing groups such as couples, groups of business people, small groups of friends.
Since most dining table bases are sold separately to table tops, smart eating house owner has options at their disposal. The table base is very important as it is an indication of owners attention to detail which will make all difference in plush customer's opinion of restaurant furniture and organisation. Thus, take table bases that feel good and hold some cosmetic qualities to enhance general restaurant image. This may be in form of wooden carvings, wrought iron motifs, four-legged,etc.
The dining table foundation must be strong and heavy to prevent table being easily knocked over creating accidents and disruption to restaurant service. The table base must also be designed so that there is space for elegant diner to place their legs and have freedom of movement without knocking their shins.
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Article by Amarn Macbeth, 1st-4-restaurant-furniture Amarn Macbeth has been in the restaurant industry for over a decade starting from humble beginnings as a waiter to maitre D' to owner, and knows enough to help restaurant owners on their choice of restaurant tables.