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The type of restaurant furniture you choose plays a vital role in creating a stylish and comfortable space that your customers will want to return to. Furnishing a restaurant may come down a number of options: replacement chairs and tables or upgrade your furniture interiors.  

Whether you’re looking for comfy chairs or wooden tables that are easy to clean. Match your existing interior design with the restaurant furniture Trent can supply. Competitive prices with quick delivery.

Consideration when buying restaurant furniture

Start by considering what furniture will match your interior design and your restaurant clientele. For example if you are catering to families, you will want to choose child-friendly restaurant furniture, which may be wooden tables and chairs with backs that are easy to clean. After all, your customers are the greatest asset and you want to choose the right furniture to complement your customers’ needs.

Durability & practicality

Finding restaurant furniture that lasts and functions well for your customers is probably one of the most important buying decisions. Buying high quality commercial tables and chairs can make all the difference, because it needs to withstand many years of heavy use and cleaning.

Space saving dining

Maximising the space available with correctly proportioned furniture, so that it feels comfortable but not over-crowded. Or if really pushed for floor space, choose a cushioned stool or leather cube that can fit under a table or be moved easily.



Sustainable wooden tables and chairs

Wooden furniture is a popular choice thanks to being long-lasting, easy to keep clean and of course the timeless style. Wood can also be a more sustainable furniture choice. Trent Furniture aims to supply contract furniture that is sustainable. This mean sourcing wood from properly managed sources. Discover our environmental policy.


Leather is another great material, which has the appearance of high quality, but can last up to four times longer than other cloth materials. Leather is relatively stain-free (if you avoid harsh chemicals). Explore our leather chairs.

Metal or Steel

Most restaurants shy away from heavier materials such as metal or steel, unless they specifically require pieces of furniture that are more hard-wearing for outdoors. Metal tables and chairs can work really well if you have a high turnaround of customers or outdoor space.

Restaurant tables small or large

Restaurant tables present a great opportunity to make a style statement with your restaurant furniture. From a simple small wooden bistro table, to a large shaker table for groups. Your tables have a crucial role as the focal point of your restaurant. Wooden tables are often a popular choice

Family friendly restaurant pub tables

Many customers are in search of the perfect family friendly pub experience. And, keeping your customers happy may depend on the furniture you choose. There is a vast range of standard restaurant table sizes to choose from, many of which, such as the Farmhouse Table a 4 seater table for a family group, that varies in size and finish.

Restaurant chairs

Most customers want for a comfy seat, especially if sitting for up to two hours. The cushioned upholstered Sorrento Chair is perfect for that reason, designed for any restaurant or gastropub to create a stylish yet comfortable dining experience. For the more traditional interior design style our wooden loopback bistro chair has the classic timeless Parisian style.

Modern yet comfortable chairs

With the huge choice of chairs on offer, discover the contemporary restaurant chair range, your customers want style as well as comfort. Often choosing a chair with a back is the best solution. And, if the existing chairs you have need to be re-upholstered you can use our easy upholstery service.

Upholstered Chairs

Trent Furniture’s upholstered chairs are made from ‘non sag’ foam designed to provide comfort for years to come, while fire resistant Crib 5 fabric meets safety requirements.

BBQ restaurant décor

Whilst the quality of food can vary, the décor inside these BBQ restaurants follows a classic theme:  industrial metal, bare brick walls and rustic finishes.

The use of hardwearing materials such as steel and wood reflects the rustic and laborious task of making enjoyable BBQ food. The combination of hard and industrial finishes creates an interior that gives a nod to the original American eateries and the exposed and distressed effects add texture and atmosphere to the room.

The perfect furniture for your restaurant

To find the ideal tables and chairs for your venue, including great deals on clearance restaurant furniture, please call 0116 2988 314 or fill in our contact form.

Choosing the right bar stools for your pub or outdoor space is so important for your customer experience. You might want to consider style, look and feel, as well as types of materials, and of course the size of the bar stool. Pub bar stools are part of the great British pub experience.

Whether it is a small wooden pub stool at a low table or a tall pub stool at the bar, there is no more popular or versatile way to seat your customers. 

Here is what to consider when choosing the best type of bar stool for your pub. 

Pub stool style 

Bar stools for pubs come in a wide range of styles ranging from the firmly traditional in oak or walnut, to the cool and contemporary. The Trent Furniture range of wooden pub stools are available in standard and tall sizes and include great-value, hardwearing classics like the small wooden stool. When it comes to traditional stools with a touch of luxury, nothing can beat the Tall Colonial Stool  with a hard top for classic pub style. Easy to clean faux leather is a popular choice, both for traditional cushioned pub stools or in a more contemporary stool such as the Zeta Chrome Bar Stool.

With a choice of wood finishes and a huge range of contract grade upholstery to match your décor scheme, Trent Furniture has the perfect solution.  

Safety and Durability 

When it comes to catering for a busy pub environment with a high turnover of customers, quality is key. Trent Furniture's contract grade pub stools are built with the rigorous demands of the pub environment in mind. Steady solid hardwood frames are paired with BS 7176 Crib 5 Fabric upholstery to ensure safe use for many years to come. 

Pub stool comfort 

When you’re buying bar stools for your pub, the comfort of your customers as they unwind with a well-deserved drink will quite rightly be at the forefront of your mind. The high-density FR foam we use for our pub stool upholstery provides a luxurious padded feel, designed to stay comfortable through long-term heavy-duty use.  What’s more, the contract grade, solid hardwood build of Trent’s bar stools ensures a stable and comfortable seat.

What size and height should your pub stools be? 

Your bar stool height should be determined by the height of the bar itself. In the UK, this is usually standard, and a little higher than domestic breakfast bar heights at 105cm to allow for those standing at the bar. So, unless you’re catering for an unusual bar height, any of Trent Furniture's great range of tall bar stools should fit the bill. 

Particularly a tall bar stool with a back such as the Boston tall stool, to make it more comfortable for your customers to sit longer. 

Standard height bar stools  

Standard height bar stools are designed to pair with low pub tables rather than dining tables, so pairing your choice with one of Trent Furniture's wide range of bar tables means your punters will be perfectly positioned to enjoy their pints.

Outdoor and indoor bar stools 

While it’s true that bar stools are a more common sight indoors, pub garden stools are gaining in popularity too. During the summer many pubs and bars set up outside bars to cater for their customers. Tall outdoor bar stools are perfect for positioning at outdoor bars or at high outdoor tables in beer gardens and courtyards.

Tall stools for outdoors

Available in five colours, Trent Furniture's stackable tall stool, (precision welded) the Bella Tall Stool is made from high quality steel and is UV resistant. Alternatively, for the ultimate in outdoor bar stool comfort, the chic, durable and water resistant Monaco Tall Aluminium Bar Stool provides fantastic quality at the best price available in the UK. 

Making the most of space 

As well as being easy to move around and stack under tables, bar stools make great seating in UK pubs, thanks to their ability to fit into small and awkward spaces. 

Choosing tall stools maximise your seating, and provide a welcome seat for customers who like to sit at the bar. 

A small bar stool makes a great spare seat, with a small footprint, totally flexible to move around. 

Best priced bar stools for pubs  

When it comes to furnishing a pub, buying more seating that is designed to be hardwearing, meet fire regulations and contract grade, all these qualities Trent Furniture can meet.

The good news is at Trent Furniture great quality is available at fantastic prices. The more you buy, the more you can save - and make sure to keep an eye out for our regular contract furniture discounts and offers for pubs and other venues.

To find out more about how we can help you find the perfect bar stool for your pub, please fill in our contact form or call 0116 2989 661.

In your hospitality venue, it’s important that the space is adaptable for different layouts. One easy and affordable way to cater for special events or busy times is to invest in folding or stacking chairs.

Read on to find out some of the many benefits of stackable and folding chairs.

Space saving

Easy to put away or bring out at a moment’s notice, stacking and folding chairs provide versatility. They are also great when space is an issue, as they are easy to move and fit around and under tables.

If you have long tables, which seat many guests, or a small dining area, stacking or folding chairs are perfect for maximising your precious space.

Special events

Stacking and folding chairs are a must for venues that host weddings, conferences and other special events. Trent’s Ascot Stacking Chair equips any location with the ability to stage a wedding or special event while ticking the style and convenience boxes.

Upholstered stacking chairs also provide an ideal solution for hotels and conference centres. Perfect for storing seating before large events, chairs can be stacked up to ten units high when not in use. This also makes them suitable for sports clubs that cater for presentation evenings and award ceremonies where seating is required. Also, stacking and folding chairs are ideal for events such as children’s birthday parties to offer seating to partygoers and parents.

The Islington Stacking Chair provides a perfect solution for any leisure facility in need of seating for a club or an event. Featuring soft plastic feet, it ensures that the wooden floors of gyms and leisure centres stay protected and scratch-free.

Versatility and convenience

At busy times, when you need to seat more customers, flexibility is a must. The ability to quickly increase or decrease the capacity of a bar or cafe is vital to creating the right layout for a lively and relaxing vibe and is easily achievable with folding or stacking chairs.

Trent Furniture’s Crossback Stacking Chair provides chic looks alongside its space-saving benefits. With a distinctive and stainproof design, this chair provides additional seating without compromising on style. 

Moving and storing

To do their job, all stacking chairs should be stackable 8-10 high for convenient storage, so check with your supplier that this is the case. At Trent we also offer a trolley to make transportation of your stackable chairs even easier.

Price and quality

Our sturdy and stylish Harrow Stacking Chair is ideal if you need a stylish steel stacking chair on a budget. It’s available from just £20.90 in three frame colours, a great range of fabrics and an armchair option.  

Advantages of folding furniture include great value and the ultimate in easy storage.  Designed for convenient affordability at just £15.90,  Trent’s Folding Chair has a powder-coated steel frame and its polypropylene seat and back rest is perfectly suited to contract environments such as village halls, social and sports clubs, holiday parks and schools or educational settings.

While it’s important to get the best price, it’s a false economy to settle for cheap chairs designed for light domestic use. Trent Furniture offer both steel and aluminium frames, manufactured to the highest standards and tested by FIRA to ensure suitability for frequent and heavy use in a busy contract environment.

Outdoor seating

Is your space in extra demand when the sun is shining? Stacking chairs provide an excellent opportunity to expand outside, increasing capacity and offering a more pleasant way to enjoy a refreshing drink. The Monaco Stacking Chair is an excellent example of how outdoor café and beer garden furniture can be compact, stackable, durable and stylish.

Easy maintenance

In our new era of living with Covid, maintaining good hygiene standards has never been so important for staff and customers alike. Durable metal stacking and folding chairs offer the ultimate easy cleaning solution for busy staff who need to wipe down tables and furniture at the end of the day, and during the quick turnaround time between customers.

The perfect stacking chair for you – with easy delivery

Whatever your taste or the nature of your events, there’s a stackable chair to meet your practical and décor needs. Stacking chairs are available in a variety of frame colours and upholstery fabric, with free samples available on request.

To find out more about our great range with fast delivery, please get in touch or call us on 0116 2989 841. 

Summer is here, meaning that there’s no better time to invest in quality outdoor furniture to create a beautiful environment for your outdoor venues. This is especially true this summer; the heat will really be packing a punch with higher than average temperatures, so outdoor venues and spaces will be bustling with both new and returning customers!

Invest in outdoor dining areas for the summer

In the summer months there’s an increased demand for outdoor dining, seating and more; this is no different for outdoor hospitality areas such as cafés, bistros, bars and hotel gardens. You’ll want to make sure that you have plenty of stunning furniture and enough seating to accommodate your customers. Trent Furniture has excellent fast delivery times and prices to match what you need at short notice.

Our outdoor contract furniture provides a brilliant opportunity to expand your horizons and satisfy a wider customer base this summer – we know that for restaurant or cafe business owners quality easy to clean furniture is an essential part of hospitality. For this reason, we make sure to have a wide range of quality contract furniture on sale at cheaper prices, so that our customers are sure to find what they need.

Our Outdoor Contract Furniture Collection

At Trent Furniture we have a vast range of outdoor commercial furniture sure to satisfy the increased number of customers you’ll have this summer, including our discounted outdoor tables, chairs and stools.

We supply contract furniture suited to many venues, including commercial café furniture, bakery furniture, hotel furniture and more; view our full range of outdoor furniture to prepare for a busy summer.

If your business encompasses street cafés or outdoor dining, check out our street café furnishing grants post, containing information about how you can apply for furnishing grants, how to know if you’re eligible for one, and what you can do once you receive the grants. With many local councils having set up these grants due to the coronavirus pandemic, this is a great chance to incorporate street café furniture at a more affordable price.

Upgrade and increase your outdoor seating

Having enough seating options for your increased number of customers this summer will be very important. Discover our range of stackable chairs which give you many options to create the right style, alongside easy to clean options if you have a fast turnaround of customers.

Upgrade your seating by exploring our options of café furniture and bistro furniture, allowing you to create a beautiful outdoor space sure to keep customers coming back for more this summer. Make it easy on your staff to clean and stack away chairs and tables with stackable chairs. Fantastic quality contemporary tables and durable metal chairs are just a few of the commercial furniture pieces in our collection, easy to order fast for the coming months.

At Trent Furniture, we are leading suppliers of contract furniture in the hospitality industry. The furniture we sell is high quality and designed to be very durable, especially for outdoor hospitality spaces with levels of high traffic - we know that quality, ease of cleaning and fast delivery orders are all essential requirements.

If you’re looking to upgrade or increase your outdoor seating or dining space, call us today via phone at 0116 286 4911.

Additionally, you can contact us by using our simple web form, or by email at

If you're a restaurant owner, you’ll know how important it is to stay up to date on the latest eating out trends. People are always looking for new and innovative dining options, so if you can offer them something that they haven't seen before, you'll be sure to stand out from the competition. So far, UK food trends in 2022 are all about affordable, convenient and varied fast-food dining.

In this blog post, we'll take a look at some of the reasons fast-food dining is having a moment, and we'll also provide advice for restaurant owners on how to stay ahead of the curve and create a dining experience their customers will love! 

Fast food dining on the rise

At a time when the cost of living is increasing fast, the relative affordability of fast food dining makes it particularly attractive. Also, fast food provides an easy solution that doesn't require any planning or effort at the end of a busy day. What’s more, new fast food trends mean there are so many more options to choose from than there were in the past. As well as the pizzas and burgers we’re all used to, salads, burritos, fresh seafood, Asian street food and much more are now readily available across the UK.

This explosion in fast food has also resulted in a huge range of healthier options that you can opt for without compromising on flavour or convenience. Take London’s Camden Market for example, where you can choose from a huge range of cuisines from all over the world. And take a look here for some more restaurant trends to stay on top of in 2022.

Food of the future

With the rise of fast-food dining, there are bound to be some changes in the way restaurants operate. If you're looking to stay ahead of the trend and offer your customers something unique, then consider adding some fast food options to your menu.

In order to attract customers, you'll need to make sure that your menu is up to date with great value and tasty fast food options. You could also consider creating social media accounts and using other forms of marketing to target those who are looking for new dining experiences. Popular fast food outlets like @khaao.karachi and @bunboylondon post pictures and videos on their Instagram pages of them making food from their menu to attract customers. 

Furniture to accommodate fast food dining

Indoor fast food restaurant furniture

Indoor fast food restaurant furniture should be welcoming, comfortable, and offer a casual dining experience. It's also important to choose furniture that is durable and easy to clean, as, in a fast-paced environment, there isn’t much time to spend on cleaning before the next customer comes in. Our Sorrento Chair is a fantastic choice for those looking for top quality, easy to clean and modern furniture. The Chrome Pyramid Coffee Table is also a great option when it comes to this style of restaurant; not only is it easy to clean, it oozes style. This table pairs well with our easy to clean and stylish Ohio Two Seater Sofa.

You should also consider who will be eating at your restaurant to ensure you cater for all. It may be worth investing in some quality high chairs for your miniature guests - our Child's High Chair will not only result in a more relaxed dining experience for families, it’s also easy to store and will fit in well with the rest of your restaurant furniture.

Outdoor restaurant furniture

If you have the space to offer outdoor seating, then you're in luck as from fine dining to fast food, people are always looking for places to eat outside in the summer months here in the UK. When it comes to alfresco furniture, you need to ensure you invest in weather-resistant and durable restaurant furniture. It's also important to choose materials that won't rust or fade in the sun. Our range of outdoor furniture is built for the demanding contract environment,  so you can be sure that it is both top quality and hardwearing. The Alma Square Aluminium Table paired with the Monaco Aluminium Stacking Chair is a great option to buy for outdoors as it’s easy to clean and strong enough to withstand heavy use as well as the elements.

For more tips on outdoor area furniture, take a look at our Al Fresco Dining Furniture Guide, or for some foodie inspiration, check out some of the ‘Best places to eat outside in the UK’.

Fast food dining furniture delivered

Trent Furniture has a wide range of affordable, high-quality furniture for sale that is perfect for fast food and alfresco dining, keeping in line with the latest restaurant trends. You can view our selection of furniture here or if you would like to speak to one of our experts please get in touch.

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