There’s something about booth seating that makes dining out feel a bit more special. That’s why, in this week’s Five on Friday we’re peering into some of the best booths our archive has to offer, paying particular attention to those of intriguing form, stand-out upholstering or finished off with plush soft furnishings.

Being enclosed in comfort and cordoned off from other guests are just two of the main benefits of stalled seating, as built-in structures provide guests with optimal back support, whereas partitions instate varying levels of soundproofing.


From leather-clad padding to details influenced by the 1920s, the following lineup features the perfect interior environments for any intimate occasion, family event or over-dinner meeting…

01 | The Fellows House Cambridge, A Curio Collection by Hilton, UK.

02 | InterContinental San Diego, USA.

by Portman Architects and AvroKO – San Francisco.

03 | The Grand Hotel Birmingham, UK.

04 | Waldorf Astoria Lusail, Qatar.

05 | Grand Resort Bad Ragaz, Switzerland.