Month: February 2018

What to Consider when Designing a Restaurant

There are many things to consider when designing a restaurant. It’s not just about creating a pleasant place for people to enjoy food; it’s about designing somewhere appealing, appropriate and functional. It needs its own identity and must have something that will make customers want to return and it should also be a good place to work.

THEME AND DESIGN

Without a theme there can be little significant design. Even if it the restaurant is to be very simple and functionality is the only concern that has to be a clearly identified theme so that the overall design can meet those specifications. Without an overall design to pull all of the elements together a restaurant will present as ill-considered and at worst not a very appealing place to eat.

If the restaurant is also to have a bar, this will also need careful consideration as it should compliment the overall design and theme of the restaurant. For example if the restaurant is in a Victorian setting and the design is one of Victorian-style elegance then placing an ultra-modern bar at one end may not be the best choice.

Budget will also have an impact on how realistic a theme and design can be, so getting them right at the start can save time, money and heartache later.

SEATING

No matter how pleasant the surroundings, if people can’t sit comfortably and talk while they eat, they are unlikely to come back. Getting the seating arrangements right is vital. If the restaurant is aimed at people who want to eat quickly and spend as little time as possible sitting at a table, placing tables close together can work, especially if the restaurant is self-service and does not have staff who have to work between the tables. If the restaurant is aimed at … Read the rest