Restaurant owners and hotel operators agree that the dining room is the revenue-producing area of their business and bespoke booth seating are often considered the focal point to increase turnover. Banquet seats, also known as ‘booth seating’ or ‘fixed seating’, are one of the most frequently used design solutions in the interiors of restaurants, hotels, bars, pubs, cafes and clubs. Apart from the fact that they give a unique look to spaces with both traditional and modern aesthetics, they are also always the first choice of customers who appreciate their comfort and the level of privacy they provide.
Bespoke Booth Seating Installation
Although every restaurant, hotel, pub, club or cafe is different and has its own specific architectural features, bespoke booth seating installation is an excellent choice for all of them for different reasons. The first is to provide guests with privacy and comfort. The installation of the booths also makes restaurant or hotel service more efficient and creates less traffic. The seats in the booth are a great way to use the space in the corners and recess walls. In the case of other types of seats, guests need more space to extend the chairs. The aesthetic qualities of the booths are also appreciated, adding a bit of warmth to the front of the dining room. Booth seating is also an excellent barrier to sound absorption. Cabin seats are also popular because they are very durable. The type of upholstery used affects the length of use. Therefore, fabrics such as vinyl and leather are the most desired. They are also easier to clean. Darker shades of upholstery are more resistant to stains.Investing in the installation of fixed seatings means a higher initial cost, which in the long run will translate into one of the most cost-effective, spacious layouts you can choose for the dining room.
Dimensions and Layout
Bespoke booth seating is the perfect way to divide the dining room into different areas, for example, to separate the dining room from the lounge area. The booths with high seats effectively distract guests from areas such as restrooms, food preparation sections or elevators. Fixed seating can also be freestanding, away from the walls. This type of design solution will not only divide more space into sections but at the same time, when properly positioned, it will ensure a smooth flow of customers and staff, significantly increasing revenue. Keep in mind that an essential piece of this puzzle is well-chosen lighting design that can have a significant impact on the success of a restaurant. The restaurant layout design should include the dimensions of the seats and the sizes of the dining room tables. The most popular booth seating size standards are:
Single Double Wall Bench 1⁄2 Circle
23″ 44″ 23″ 88″ 88″
The booths are also available in many different lengths, widths and heights. You can also choose from a variety of booth back configurations like welt cord, top cap, head roll, welt cord, end cap, outside head roll. When it comes to the arrangement of places in the dining room layout, the most important rules are:
1. The overall width of the cab should be 64 ”to 74” from the top of one seat to the top of the other.
2. Seatback depth should be between 3 “to 6”.
3. There should be a minimum distance of 16 inches from the seat back to the edge of the table. From 16 ”to 18” is the most comfortable seat depth.
4. The acceptable tabletop height is 30 ”. For split cabins, the height should be 31 inches and the distance to the underside of the table should be at least 30 inches to accommodate a wheelchair user.
5. The width of the table should be from 24 “to 42”
7. The seat height should be between 16 ”and 18”.