5 Fit-Out Trends for Cafés and Restaurants
There is no denying that the design of a dining establishment plays a vital role in its success.
People are naturally drawn to beautiful settings. Many of them would be quite willing to give a lovely restaurant a try even if they have no idea about the quality of its food offerings. And, if the “scene” impressively combines with amazing food, approval is obtained and it’s normally followed by loyalty to the business.
It goes without saying that because of that, every dining or drinking establishment should pay attention to design and layout. Also, it should take note of the fit-out trends that passionate diners respond positively to.
And, speaking of fit-out trends, listed below are five of them.
1. Uniquely shaped built-in tables
Tables are constant variables for every bistro, café, or restaurant. However, not just any type of table can work, especially now that spaces for dining establishments are often smaller, and popular dishes easily draw in a large volume of diners.
Restaurant interior fit-out contractors solve space constraints and mobility problems with creative designs for built-in tables. They can be in any shape yet they fit the space and do not compromise function. Some of them can also come with built-in features that add beauty while preserving the core purpose of the table.
One example of this are Moroccan-inspired banquet tables which are shaped like a half-moon. It is an unusual shape for a table but it is visually pleasing and makes dining in a “skinny” restaurant comfortable.
Another good example is the surfboard-shaped table. This special table saves a lot of space, gives the establishment a fun beach vibe, and it is a great provision for solo diners.
2. Pull-down tables for standing customers
When space is a problem, it is crucial that restaurants and cafés have features that can fold out of the way when not in use. This hip yet small neighborhood café in China called DaXiao (大小) uses pull-down tables attached to a cork wall. These implements are convenient for customers who want to enjoy their coffee whilereading a book or tinkering with their gadgets.
The pull-down table is just about the size of a laptop but it serves its function well by being big enough for a cup and a plate of pastries. It is a smart fit-out solution that works for a narrow café’s daily operations.
3. “Rounded” dining booths
To prevent bumps and harsh lines in the layout of restaurants, dining booths with no sharp corners are now quite popular. People enjoy the feeling of “exclusivity” created by the rounded corners, leaving them with a sense that the space is hugging them. Likewise, such a fit-out solution boosts functionality because it can facilitate adding an extra seat to the booth without eating up extra space.
These rounded dining booths are suitable for dining establishments that typically have a lot of traffic.
4. Cooking tables
Korean and Japanese restaurants that allow diners to help make their food are all the rage these days. People enjoy that every table is built to make cooking at the table not only possible but also safe.
Restaurant fit-out contractors can build tables that allow for electric or gas lines to be installed within the table. Not only this, for that small dining booth, they also manage to add an overhead exhaust system to prevent smoke from filling up the restaurant.
That’s not all. The cooking tables also have “conversion” features. These features transform the table into a traditional-looking one if diners are not interested in cooking food at their table.
5. Vertical indoor garden
Bringing in edible vegetation into a restaurant as a source of fresh ingredients and also as an aesthetic implement has been super trendy these past few years. However, for this trend to work optimally for the advantage of the establishment, the services of fit-out contractors are necessary. Several factors need to be considered for the successful integration of garden into a restaurant space.
Aeration, stability, irrigation and moisture control to prevent material deterioration are just three of the more important considerations. For these, contractors have to conduct their own research and work with other experts to make sure that the vertical indoor garden they install will thrive indoors and not morph into a liability for the restaurant over time.
Achieve beauty and functionality
These are just five of the leading fit-out trends for the hospitality and restaurant industry. All these trends bring a different kind of beauty with specific functionality designed to elevate dining business operations and set them apart from the competition.
If you’re thinking of achieving the same in your dining establishment, make sure to partner with a professional fit-out company that can efficiently understand and deliver your unique spatial and design requirements.
CEO at Interact Group LLC
Interact Group is a design-led interior fit-out company that aims to set new standards in the UAE interiors market. Driven by their dedication to total customer experience, the company’s mission is to bring truly specialized teams to complex design and fit out challenges, utilizing their unmatched ability to deliver spaces efficiently and above expectation.