Think of the last time you went to a restaurant, what drew you to dine in? Was it their great taste in music or the appeal of their authentic interior design? Whatever the reason may be, having the perfect restaurant ambiance is essential to spark interest in customers. If you’re not sure where to start, we have some great tips to create the perfect restaurant ambience and enhance your customers’ dining experience.
This one sets the mood. Picking the lighting in your restaurant will depend on the type of ambiance you’d like to create. If you have a certain mood you’re trying to capture, ensure that your lighting reflects this!
If the majority of your customers dine in the evening we’d recommend not using harsh or bright lightning and instead opting for dim lights or a soft glow. This will allow your customers to relax and wind down.
Bright lighting would be perfect for cafes or more breakfast focused restaurants to create a light and bright feel and wake your customers up.
Great music can draw customers to dine in at your restaurant but it also drowns out the noise of other customer’s conversations.
When it’s peak hour and your restaurant is filled with customers, you want to create the illusion that they’re the only customer in your restaurant. The only way to do this is by playing music.
The music you play should reflect the theme of your restaurant and the ambiance you’d like to create. We’d recommend playing energetic music during the day and quieter music in the evenings to promote relaxation. You could even get creative and have themed nights where you play particular music to enhance the particular theme you choose for the night.
Whether it’s a local busker, a popular artist or even a stand up comedian, planning entertainment to play on busy nights will increase the number of customers in your restaurant.
Live entertainment often draws the attention of the performers’ fans, they’ll discover your restaurant and want to see the act perform. This will increase the chance of those individuals grabbing a bit to eat or ordering a couple of drinks. We’d also recommend a karaoke or open mic night depending on the type of restaurant you own and ambiance you’re trying to create.
Interior design trends are constantly changing and as a restaurant it’s important that your furniture reflects these trends while staying true to your brand’s theme and style. Updating your restaurant’s furniture every now and then is a great way to ensure that your restaurant’s interior design stays relevant and fresh.
At Daydream, we specialise in high quality outdoor furniture with a diverse range of styles to choose from to suit your restaurant’s style. To help ease the process of choosing new furniture, we can create tailored furniture packages to suit your restaurant’s particular needs.
These simple tips provide great and easy ways to create the perfect ambiance for your restaurant. From lightning to music, there are many ways that you can enhance your customers’ restaurant experience. If you’re a business owner that’s looking to refresh their restaurant’s furniture, contact the team at Daydream today and we’ll create a tailored package that’s perfect for you!