Eclipse Furniture Blog

The impact of restaurant furniture on your customer service levels?

The success of your restaurant is highly dependent on a variety of different factors, all of which amalgamate to ensure your venue is doing exactly what you want it to…..attracting customers and making money. And one of the most important elements to any restaurant is your choice of restaurant furniture as it’s essentially the first impression your customers have of your business and communicates your brand, values and service. It can have a huge impact on sales, table turnover rates and also, how much you charge for your dishes.

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How to plan your pub furniture budget this summer

If you’ve been following our blog so far, you will undoubtedly understand the importance and absolute necessity of contract furniture within a commercial setting and one of our latest blogs really hammered this point home. Now the clocks have gone forward, the days are getting longer and the nights are getting lighter, you may be thinking about how to transform your outdoor space or a general renovation and refurbishment. Money isn’t always available in abundance, especially for large projects and so the following blog aims to discuss how to plan your pub furniture budget this summer…..

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What's hot in hotel furniture and design this Summer?

Can you imagine having an empty hotel to furnish or a space which needs a good refurbish? For us this would be a dream, but for some, it’s tricky to know where to start and could seem like a daunting task. After all, a hotelier wants to do just that, run a hotel; their forte might not necessarily be within interior design. To add to this, there’s just so many possibilities, styles and options out there these days, it’s hard to know where to start and so this blog aims to give some pointers on what’s hot in hotel furniture this summer….

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Why domestic furniture just won’t do it for your pub furniture

Have you ever been sitting in a pub or restaurant enjoying some delicious food, supping your favourite tipple, but your entire experience is ruined by a wobbly table or chair. Or worse still, you may have had a chair or a table collapse from underneath you…..Hopefully the latter has never happened, however, it just goes to show how important it is to make sure your pub furniture is of contract quality as opposed to domestic grade use.

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The essentials of choosing the best restaurant furniture for your venue

In recent blogs, we’ve talked in abundance about how to maximise your restaurant space with the best restaurant furniture in terms of space and ergonomics. We’ve touched on style and in this blog we will venture further into how to choose the best furniture for your venue to enhance your restaurant’s brand. We’ll discuss the various different styles and the types of restaurant furniture which could feature within this environment.

 

What are you trying to achieve?

You need to understand your own brand. What are you trying to achieve from your restaurant? Are you a high-end establishment or a cosy bistro, perhaps a fast-food establishment? Are you looking for modern appeal or a more traditional ambiance? Whatever you are or are aspiring to be, you will need fitting furniture to enhance your brand and style.

 

Traditional

The term traditional really refers to new furnishings which appear old, almost like perfectly preserved antiques with no marks or scratches but are extremely fitting within a traditional environment. Consider ornate chairs with dark wood stain, along with leather or even velvet upholstery. These materials will give your restaurant an opulent and charming look and feel.


Industrial
The industrial effect has increased in popularity over recent years and gives an establishment a trendy vibe. This look is often characterised by features such as exposed brickwork and pipes especially when combined with restaurant furniture of a similar ilk. Think metals and stark woods, tin and aluminium. Although this may be thought of as a cold and uncomfortable environment, it can actually create the best ambiance and most warming of environments. Compliment with some low level hanging lights in a similar material yet contrasting colours and there you have it, the perfect setting.

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How to select the best outdoor pub furniture

It’s been, what feels like, a long winter! We’ve had multiple bouts of snow and the thought of spring has felt, up until now, a long way off. However, Easter is on its way, the first daffodils are breaking through the soil and you may find you suddenly have a spring in your step. And that’s because the temperature is rising and spring/summer is on the way. So, as a pub owner it’s time to start thinking about preparing for the warmer weather and thinking about which outdoor pub furniture you’re going to need for the season.

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The ultimate guide to restaurant furniture this Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is one of the busiest days in any restaurant, hotel, bar or café. Couples descend in their dozens looking to spend some quality time together in their favourite eatery or watering hole. To ensure your customers have the best experience possible, have you thought about the layout of your venue and whether or not you have the most suitable restaurant furniture? Read on for our hints and tips on how to make sure your venue is Valentine's ready

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How to maximise your restaurant space

Whether you’re a restaurant, café/coffee shop, bar or hotel (or any other hospitality venue for that matter) you will want to make the most of your real estate with the best possible restaurant furniture. With so many dining options available to customers these days, competition is fierce and so you will want to make the most out of your premises to ensure your customers are provided with the best experience possible. And, of course, any restaurant owner will want their space to be filled to the brim with happy customers. However, there is an art to making the most of your venue without cramming your customers in like battery hens! It’s such a delicate balancing act, so read on to see our hints and tips for maximising your restaurant space.

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6 factors to consider when choosing pub bar stools for your venue

Who doesn’t enjoy going to the pub to socialise with friends and family, whether it’s having a bite to eat, a good old fashioned pint and a chin wag or to watch the latest sporting event. However, your customers will make a conscious decision as to which pub they frequent based on a number of factors, including, proximity, price, staff and also setting/furniture. Believe it or not, pub furniture, including tables and seating and pub bar stools will have a huge impact on your clientele.

So, we’ve put together some thoughts for you, as a pub or bar owner for items to consider when choosing your pub bar stools.

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Purchase the right pub furniture to turn your patrons into regulars

The image which is congured-up when you think of your local pub……warm, inviting and a place to catch up with family and friends? And of course, your choice of pub furniture and ambiance has a lot to do with how patrons feel when they first come into your venue as well as having a lasting effect on whether or not they frequent your pub on a regular basis.

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