Banquette Seating

Banquette Seating by DeFrae Contract Furniture

Bespoke Banquette Seating by DeFrae

Bespoke seating, sometimes known as booth, banquet or banquette seating, adds a real touch of comfort and style to any restaurant, hotel, bar or coffee shop. DeFrae offer a wide range of styles including panelled back, button back, plain back, horizontal and vertical fluting.

All our bespoke seating is handmade in the UK by our experienced craftsmen. Working together with you, your Architect or Designer, DeFrae’s bespoke booth seating service includes a site survey, creation of initial plans, a wide choice of fabrics and final design sign-off. We will then manufacture, deliver and install within a timescale agreed by all parties. The seating can be upholstered in the fabric of your choice and is available in a variety of designs.

Vertical Fluting

Vertical fluting brings a contemporary look to any venue. This style is popular for straight units as well as individual booths as shown in the recent projects below. This fluting is also available in various depths to add definition and curvature. Vertical Fluting is a modern choice for restaurants and dining environments alike.

Button Back

Button back seating adds a contemporary yet classic look to any venue. The button back detailing is also very effective on bar fronts as shown below. This design completes any restaurant, hotel, nightclub or bar.

Plain Back

A plain back option gives a clean look to any contract environment and a head roll feature is also available. An ideal bespoke seating option for any restaurant, coffee shop, bar or hotel.

Horizontal Fluting

To create a retro and diner-style look, horizontal fluting is a great option. All dimensions are variable in order to create exactly the look you want for your bespoke seating and the number of rolls is up to you from 3 to 15, the choice is yours. That sweet style look can be created for Ice Cream parlours, Milkshake Bars and cafés.


Our Banquette Seating can be found in many restaurants, bars, universities, retail, beauty salons, hotels, American diners, cafes, milk shake parlours and fast food restaurants. Our ranges can be tailor made to your exact specifications.

If you are a designer or contractor call us for more information and range of pricing per square metre and our upholstery pages for our ranges of designer fabrics, leather and faux leathers.


What is Banquette Seating?

The word Banquette derives from French word banqueta and means literally, banc bench.

 Banquette seating is fixed to the wall and created exactly to the size requirements of each individual restaurant, hotel, coffee shop or also now many homes.

The back of the banquette is normally between 8-15 cms deep depending on the style chosen.  Deep button and fluted styles need a deeper back to allow the fabric to be rolled into place to create the final look.  The seat of the banquette is normally 45 cms deep.

There is no real industry standard or fire code for distances between tables that sit along from a banquette bench.
We would recommend around 40 cms as a minimum to allow for guests to exit safely in an emergency.
As with all our contract furniture, our bespoke seating is fire proofed and resistant to the strict EU and UK standards.