Yes, Christmas is well on its way which means your bar and/or restaurant is going to need to start thinking about ways in which you can really dress your premises up for the festive season. Your customers are going to want to flock to you to celebrate the season in style – so why not go all out? Here at GBN Primo, we are not just experts in restaurant furniture and restaurant interior design – we have more than enough years of experience in the trade between us to understand what the general public wants from a Christmas-friendly eatery or bar! It’s the biggest time of year for events booking, which means you’re not only going to need to make sure you’re open and available, but that you also put on a fantastic show of things.
Thinking About Drinks
Regardless of whether you offer a bar, a restaurant service or both, juggling up your drinks menu is absolutely essential for the festive season. Think about the different drinks that pop up at this time of year. Mulled wines, mulled ciders, hot toddies – flavoured chocolate drinks, pumpkin spice coffees – the works. You only have to look at your local bar and restaurant scene around November-January to understand quite how appreciated a festive line of drinks truly are. Why not go online and look for some festive cocktail recipes, too?
What’s on the Menu?
Don’t just think about drinks, focus on food, too. Regardless of the type of cuisine your restaurant or bar space may offer, it pays to start thinking about traditional Christmas cuisine. People are always at home with the old standards – mince pies, Christmas pudding and, of course, a good roast. Certainly think about overhauling your menu for the festive season if you haven’t already – and why not tie it in with your Christmas party bookings to make things that little bit extra special? It’s all about introducing traditional fare to your guests.
Dress Things Up!
Finally, consider your atmosphere. While any good restaurant furniture will already have contributed massively to the atmosphere of your bar or eatery, when Christmas rolls around, you’re going to need to start thinking about decorations, theming and table dressings. This is especially important if you’re taking festive bookings. Make your place look that little bit more out of the ordinary – go whole hog on the festivities! Add crackers to the table, put a few festive tunes on the jukebox – you know how this all works!
Take a look at some of your local eateries and bars to start getting some solid ideas about what appeals to you in a festive drinking or eating space. Think about those old traditions and really make them work for you and your customers!