How to design a beautiful garden for your restaurant

Posted on September 5, 2018 at 10:49 am

When you have a beautiful restaurant, it is a must for you to have a beautiful garden as well. If you have a little front yard and a backyard, it is not a difficult task to design them nicely to make them places in which you could relax when the weather permits. Though there are rules on the design of gardens, there is no one to enforce them. Therefore, you could break any rule as long as it helps you to design a beautiful restaurant garden.

One of the first steps that you should take is to decide on which kind of tall plants that you would like to have in your garden. If you choose trees, then you will be able to attract various kinds of birds to your garden. You will be able to go outside and watch birds if you find that to be a relaxing activity.

You should take the time to choose plants in an array of colors that appeal to you. Of course, it is not essential for you to make sure of the colors of the plants that you choose, however, you should choose plants that you would like to look at. All that you have to do is come up with a design that you can use to plant everything in an organised way. You may also want to incorporate sound into your garden. If you have taller trees, then you will be able to hear birds chirping.

When you are planning out your garden, you should take the time to choose at least a few different kinds of plants. If you choose all of the same plants, then you may not feel that you enjoy looking at your garden because it is all the same color. You should choose plants that are not only varying in type and color, but you can add even more appeal to it by making sure that you use plants that are different heights.

Patio fountains are a beautiful addition to any restaurant. Whether you choose an older, antique looking fountain or a newer modern design, you’re sure to find one to fit your style. If you want something simple, you could go with a tableside fountain that would add a nice accent to the area. If you want something that will really demand attention you could buy a large piece to sit right in the middle of the yard. It’s important o think about the needs of your customers too. Is there enough shade or protection from rain? With commercial awnings you can quickly ensure people who smoke have a place to do so whilst staying dry, whilst offering children protection from harmful UV rays.

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Work experience in a catering environment

Posted on March 21, 2018 at 10:25 am

If you’re looking to break into the catering business and have perhaps enjoyed the food classes at school, then there’s nothing to stop you undertaking some work experience in a catering environment to see if it’s something you can see yourself doing in the future. Many restaurants and cafes in the UK will take on work placements for students in upper schools, and they can give you valuable experience in the field before you’re ready to start submitting applications for real. Working in a catering environment can be a really fun and rewarding career choice, and you have to start somewhere to eventually become a master chef! Working in a corporate environment like a canteen can be a cool idea because you can then get an insight into what it takes to handle the fast paced environment that is cooking!

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Steps to creating the perfect outdoor seating area for your restaurant; rain or shine

Posted on March 1, 2018 at 11:36 am

Your restaurant’s outdoor seating area is a very important place. It’s often the place where people have a drink and food friends, relax with family or unwind on their own with a book. This is why we feel you should make this space as special as possible, after all you need to keep your customers happy if you want them to keep returning. So what makes a great outdoor space? One of the most important factors here is protection against sun, snow, sleet and hail.

The UK is not the friendliest of countries when it comes to weather, and even in peak summer months you can expect cold breeze and heavy rain, so you need to always be expecting the worst. Commercial parasols are incredibly popular, they provide people who smoke with shelter, they allow customers enjoy the beer garden even when the weather is up to no good and they also protect children from being sunburn on blisteringly hot days. Of course, these are just a few of the benefits, but when it comes to choosing a parasol that’s right for your beer garden or seating area, there are come considerations you need to make.


The size is going to be important because as great as it is to offer shade, you don’t want to create a dark and dingy space with no sunlight. Sometimes rectractable awnings are a better option, but these do come at a price, whilst parasols are easier to manage, and as long as you don’t go overboard and pick a size that’s way to big, you can easily install one, move it from one place to another or adjust it for your customers depending on the conditions of the day.


Parasols do come in many different styles, and you do have to think carefully about the colour, finish and look you’d like in your restaurant’s garden. If your restaurant or pub is branded with blue signs and banners, you could ensure you’re matching the décor with a blue parasol, whilst you can even have your logo added to the canvas to take the look one step further.


Large hanging commercial parasols are so easy to open and close and the great thing is they do not have a pole going up through the middle. Instead, they can be constantly repositioned via tilting and rotating to offer maximum shade from the sun and rain. All god parasols will have an adjustable height and angle, and customers will be easily able to adjust it themselves without any prior knowledge of the product, but we’d always recommend you have a member of your team ensure everything is working properly.


Depending on how many outside table or chairs you have, you may prefer to opt for numerous moderately sized parasols rather than one very big one. If you can find a size that perfectly accompanies your outdoor dining table, that may be all you need. You then just need to purchase one for each table and ensure they’re all matching in style.

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