Multi-functional, compact furniture
Many designers find it a struggle to deal with conserving space, especially in smaller venues. When you locate your restaurant in a very populated place, you should opt for compressed, multi-purpose furniture that is small in scale, but not short on style.
It is often seen a push away from traditional dining furniture is required to achieve this, but this is not the case. A long table with bench seating may be great to pack people in to a shared dining experience, however it can be uncomfortable and cramped. You can achieve the same result with a lot of smaller square tables combined with stackable chairs. Pushing the tables together and stacking the extra chairs into storage will provide a similar result to the single large table, except it will also provide greater comfort in both seating and personal space.