Restaurant Set Up Checklist

Menu Display

menu display

Presenting your menu in the best possible way can act as a way of enticing people in to your restaurant, it serves as a great first impression, and sets the expectation for how your food is going to taste. Use a menu stand or case to display your menu to passers-by or to people sitting at your bar. Menu boards and menu covers are likely going to be one of the first things that your customers touch in your restaurant, so it should give the feeling of the highest quality.  Chalkboards can also be used as a way of presenting offers and special menus and are easily changed.

  • Menu Covers
  • Menu Boards
  • Chalkboards
  • Menu Stands / Display Cases

Table Setting

Your table setting is the first indication of the type of atmosphere that the eatery possesses. A rustic table setting might signify a more relaxed environment, whereas an elegant table setting might be the precursor to a fine dining experience. Thought about the way that your tables will be set will lay the foundations of your customers experience.

  • Placemats
  • Coasters
  • Napkins
  • Reserved Signs
  • Table Numbers
  • High Chairs
  • Salt & Pepper Pots
  • Vinegar & Oil Bottles
  • Cutlery
  • Glasses & Jugs
  • Candles
  • Doilies & Table Dressing

Functionality & Presentation

Ensuring that your staff have the correct tools to carry out their job in the most professional manner ensures the smooth running of your establishment. Not only will this make your staff’s job easier, but it will ensure that fewer mistakes are made and that your customers impression of your establishment is kept at the absolute maximum.

  • Bill Presenters
  • Order Pads
  • Restaurant Diary
  • Printed Collateral
  • Tray Stands

Food Service

food service

You want to be able to present your food in your unique style and in the way that makes the food look its best. Certain colours, materials and shapes can bring out the differing aspects of your foods and draw the attention towards them.

  • Crockery
  • Serving Boards
  • Other Tableware (Copper, Cast Iron, Wooden, Plastic, Casserole Dishes, Children’s Tableware, Wire Baskets)
  • Ramekins
  • Cake Stands

Condiments & Hot Drinks

hot drink serveware

Many restaurants serve their condiments in different ways.  Whether you want your customers to help themselves or you would like to bring the condiments to the table for them, there are many different ways to present this and make the experience different for your restaurant.

  • Hot Drink Serveware
  • Sauce Bottles
  • Table Caddies


Maintaining the cleanliness of the front-of-house are is as important as keeping the kitchen clean. Your customers won’t have confidence in your restaurant if they find that the floor is dirty or there is a layer of dust on the bar.

  • Multi-Purpose Cleaners
  • Cloths
  • Dusters
  • Vaccuums
  • Furniture Polish
  • Mops
  • Floor Cleaner