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When you need to hire furniture for pop-up restaurants at your major event, check out this article which might save you time, money and effort!

In various other blogs here at Spaceworks, we’ve looked at different furniture hire options that you could use for VIP lounges and hospitality suites, when you are entertaining corporate guests, members, sponsors, and dignitaries, for example.

Today, however, we’re going to be taking a look at when you need to hire furniture for those public spaces, which are equally important. These areas can provide fantastic revenue, as visitors to your sports event, for instance, look to make it a memorable day out, by not just buying a ticket to the event, but also by enjoying the food and drink in various pop-up, temporary restaurants dotted around your venue.

There are a number of furniture items that lend themselves perfectly to these types of restaurants on-site, some of which we have outlined below.

Oak dining tables with cross-back chairs

Pictured is an example of one of these public restaurants at the Cheltenham horse racing festival. The combination of oak dining tables with rustic cross back chairs lends itself well to generating the relaxed atmosphere of a temporary restaurant. Indeed, for all intents and purposes, there is nothing different about this temporary restaurant compared to a permanent restaurant – it’s that good!

If you want to take a look at these tables on our website, check out our Montreal dining tables that are available with square, rectangular and round tabletops, so there really is something for every event space.

High tables & stools

If you are looking to create a more informal dining space for the public, then why not consider the combination of high tables and stools, which offer not only a space-saving option, but also a more relaxed dining experience. While there is no functional difference between tables and chairs and high tables and stools, this combo simply lends itself to a more informal dining space. You can still serve fine dining cuisine and top-end wines and champagnes, but in a differently defined space.

Reception counters

With the undoubted demand that you’ll experience once your major event begins and the public pours into your venue, you’ll need a way of making sure that everyone who has a reservation is able to get in. This is where a reception counter comes into its own, providing a focal point for everyone entering this event space. The gatekeeper, if you like! Reception counters are available in a whole range of different styles, sizes and colours here at Spaceworks Furniture Hire, so don’t hesitate to check them out!


Everyone likes to have a drink at occasions such as national and international sporting events, so make sure that you have a large bar area, set-up and stocked, ready for the onslaught! No one likes to have to queue for a drink, so make sure you have enough bar staff to man the bar itself, as well as serving staff to take drinks to tables. Again, check out the complete range of mobile bar hire here online – you’ll be amazed at the range of choices available!

Lounge furniture & coffee tables

And finally, why not complete your pop-up restaurant with some lounge furniture and coffee tables, maybe in quieter spaces, so that guests can enjoy an after-dinner coffee and mints in comfort. This sort of high-end luxury furniture really does help elevate your pop-up restaurant from the rest!

When the time comes for you to decide on how to furnish your event spaces in the best way possible, don’t hesitate to get in contact with the expert team at Spaceworks Furniture Hire. We have a wealth of experience in supplying national and international events across the UK with the best quality hospitality furniture hire items, in both traditional and modern styles – we really do have something for all occasions and all budgets!

One of our team will be delighted to chat through your specific event requirements in more detail – we’ll be delighted to hear from you!