Dining out in someone else’s lounge might bring up images of sitting on a sofa, huddling around a plate on your knees, but more and more people are choosing to eat out in other people’s homes! Called pop up restaurants, this new way of enjoying a meal is a far cry from balancing plates on your lap, in fact ‘customers’ are instead tucking into gourmet food in fantastic looking surroundings.
Dining with a difference
We can report that enquiries for furniture for these events has seen an increase, indicating that more people than ever are cooking up some gastronomic delights in their kitchen to serve to those who want nice food eaten in a homely atmosphere - without having to do the washing up! Although this might sound like a traditional dinner party, it’s got a few differences, the main one is that diners may not be known to hosts, they’re just like ordinary restaurant customers. In the UK this is quite a new way to dine out, but these kinds of events have been really popular in different countries for years.
Also known as supper clubs, both the US and Cuba have seen people toiling in the kitchen then opening up their homes to strangers so they can enjoy some home-cooked fare in a social and more intimate setting than a cafe. Householders who run supper clubs often report that it’s their love of creating top class meals and hosting that inspires them. Quite often these events are free, while other occasions ask for a donation to cover costs. There are some kinds of pop up restaurants that are actually based in business premises that specialise in selling food, but our records show an increase in similar events being organised in domestic settings.
Fun for foodies
Menus for residential pop up restaurants are often just as delicious as those you’d expect from an established eatery. These functions give foodies a chance to hone their culinary skills or start building a reputation before they go-ahead and officially open a food outlet. Going by our records, homeowners also take the appearance of their houses just as seriously as they take their menus, with furniture hire enquiries for these occasions on the rise.
From home to restaurant?
Our range of furniture really gives our customers the chance to turn their domestic spaces into fantastic dining locations. Two ideal products for pop up restaurants include our rectangular trestle tables and our white folding fan back chairs. Part of the reason these are so practical for these occasions is because they are very easy to set up and store - perfect when clients intend to hold regular pop up dinners and want to keep rental furniture on site. The trestle table folds/unfolds with ease, as do our white folding fan back chairs, and they are both robust and steady once they’re set up.
Pop up restaurants you can afford
They also look great too, especially when tables are covered with white linens, which match the elegant finish of our folding fan back chairs. Usually, pop up restaurants aren’t arranged to make money, but because of the host’s love of food and meeting new people - making it really important that furniture hire is cost effective - which applies perfectly to our trestle tables and white folding chairs. We also have other seating, like our banqueting chairs, which can be covered and are a great option for sophisticated pop up dining events.