3 steps for a successful restaurant fit out

In recent years dining out has become more popular than ever before, with British families spending a more than £45 per week on average on restaurant visits. The restaurant industry is well and truly booming and it’s not hard to see why people find the idea of opening their own cafe or restaurant so enticing.

If you’re planning a restaurant or coffee shop fit out there are many things you need to consider before you start building.

When dining out, customers will judge an establishment on three things: the quality of the food, the quality of the service and the design of the restaurant. The restaurant industry is extremely competitive and with new establishments opening up every day, standing out is more important than ever. A great interior fit out (along with excellent food and service) is crucial and can make or break a restaurant business.

Before you begin your build, here are some top tips for a successful restaurant fit out from the professional restaurant fit out contractors at Mobius Works.

Choose the right restuarant fit out contractors


There are lots of restaurant fit out companies out there, finding the right one for you can be a difficult task. You are about to trust someone with the future of your business, so make sure to choose a contractor that’s committed to delivering quality and excellence, that shares your values and treats your establishment with the utmost respect.


Look for professional, experienced companies that can cover every aspect of your project, including any electrical or mechanical needs that you may have. They should have a good reputation and be able to deliver all the services you need, while keeping to your budget.

Restaurant  fit out  completed by Mobius contactors
As fit out contractors we helped create Wapping Wharf in Bristol

Planning and research

It’s no secret that poor planning will negatively affect your business. To ensure your project runs as smoothly as possible, without any nasty or expensive surprises, you should come up with a realistic budget and finalise your goals and designs before anyone starts building.

Timing is also very important, it makes sense to carry out the construction during the quietest season, so you don’t miss out on business during the busier times of the year.

When making any major business decisions, it’s always helpful to ask your target audience what they think. Ask for feedback on what changes they would like to see and be sure to do some research into what design decisions other restaurants have made and how you can learn from them; or even how you can learn from their mistakes!


Ensure your restaurant or coffee shop stands out from the crowd


When designing the interior of your restaurant or coffee shop you’ll need to think about the kind of atmosphere you want to create for your customers. Will it be trendy, sophisticated, romantic or relaxed? Although you’ll want your design to appeal to the masses don’t be afraid to be unique stay ahead of trends so your establishment doesn’t become dated before you’ve even opened!

To conclude, a restaurant’s success is measured by the customer experience. Learn from your competitors but don’t just become a carbon copy, restaurant customers crave variety and enjoy visiting differnet places and trying something new. If your menu and customer service are already excellent, all you’ll need to focus on is creating a pleasant, welcoming atmosphere that your customers will love.


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Coffee shop  fit out  by Mobius Works

About us

Mobius Works is an experienced and trusted integrated service company that provides innovative solutions to the commercial, industrial and luxury residential sectors. Our attention to detail and professionalism has already helped many projects realise their full potential.

One of our recent projects includes being appointed as lead contractor to design and install electrical and mechanical elements of Bristol’s Wapping Wharf development. The city’s iconic floating harbour is now home to a host of independent bars, restaurants, cafes and retailers made entirely of converted shipping containers.  You can read the case study here. It’s well worth a visit!

If you are considering undergoing a restaurant fit out and are overwhelmed by the many restaurant fit out contractors out there, why not get in touch to learn more about how our company can bring your space to life.

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