Restaurant Fit Out Costs

By March 28, 2020 September 3rd, 2020 Hospitality

Restaurant Fit Out Costs

Plus, 5 Expert Tips To Save You Thousands

How Much Does A Restaurant Fitout Cost?

When your business is considering a refurbishment or a fresh restaurant fit-out, some idea of ballpark costs is always helpful. Whilst an accurate restaurant fit-out cost needs to be tailored to the individual project, we’ve put together some average restaurant fit-out costs for our clients.

These will give you some idea of the type of figure you’ll be looking at, enabling financial planning and an initial consideration of project feasibility.For a more detailed quote, or to find out the type of costs involved in atypical restaurant fit-outs or those where there are particular challenges, please get in touch with one of our team.

Average Restaurant Fit Out Costs

The restaurant startup costs associated with the restaurant fit-out is determined by a range of variables, including:

  • The size of the restaurant fit-out.
  • Whether floors, ceilings and walls are in reasonable condition.
  • What materials/equipment/furniture/fixings/fittings are already available.
  • The quality of the finished restaurant fit-out.
  • How durable the restaurant fit-out needs to be.
  • The target audience for your restaurant fit-out.
  • Are you conducting an entirely new fit-out or only renovating some aspects of your restaurant?

If you are looking for an approximate restaurant fit-out costs, we’ve provided estimated costs for three different restaurant fit-out options: basic (budget); intermediate; or premium quality restaurant fit-out. Alongside the cost, you’ll also find a description of the type of results you can expect to receive for the indicative budget.

Average Restaurant Fit Out Costs Per Square Metre

Approximately $1,800 to $2,200 Per Square Metre (ex. GST)

For this type of sum, restaurant business owners can expect to receive a basic restaurant fit-out. This will include flooring, furniture, counters, front-of-house and back-of-house fit-out. Restrooms, a reception area and/or a bar area may also be included. Materials will be chosen with economy in mind.

This type of restaurant fit-out is ideal for a start-up business, a franchise or a smaller restaurant. Despite the lower cost restaurant fit out costs, it’s still possible to build in a good degree of individuality, as well as create functional, aesthetically pleasing space that offers an inviting dining experience.

Average Restaurant Fit Out Costs Per Square Metre

$2,200 to $2,500 Per Square Metre (ex. GST)

By spending a little more on restaurant fit-out, it’s possible to increase the choices available.

Whether this means a larger amount of bespoke joinery, more expensive materials or the addition of unique features that showcase the heritage of your restaurant building or the defining features of your cuisine wonderfully well, spending more can yield some stunning results.

Average Restaurant Fit Out Costs Per Square Metre

$3,400+ Per Square Metre (ex. GST)

If the restaurant fitout costs are less of a priority than perfection, a premium restaurant fit-out could be right for you.

Usually the preserve of larger, prestigious restaurants which are targeting an audience for whom ambience, uniqueness, pedigree and exquisite quality are the hallmarks of a desirable dining experience, a more luxurious restaurant fit-out results in a luxurious setting that’s the perfect backdrop for a leisured foray into exceptional cuisine.

Higher restaurant fitout costs give more options for the use of expensive materials, as well as provide options to ensure the kitchen space and guest areas offer an exceptional experience throughout.

High-end restaurant fit-outs tend to be heavily customised to the tastes and aspirations of the restaurant owner: many features will be unique to the establishment, with a focus on exclusivity and individual styling.

These figures are intended as a guide only. We don’t operate a cookie-cutter approach to our work, providing we treat each client as a unique proposition. It’s perfectly possible to mix and match features to create a custom solution that’s exactly right for what you’ve got in mind. Get in touch to find out more about our quality restaurant fitout costs options or to tell us what you’re looking for.

Want a Detailed Cost Analysis?
EXPERT TIP #1

Choose The Right Restaurant Premises

Essentially, restaurant fit out costs are determined by the journey needed to take you from where you are now, to where you want to be. Specifically, the state of your current premises plays a key role in determining what’s needed to create the restaurant fit-out you want.

Premises which are in poor condition or which have essential infrastructure missing (for example, a poor climate control system, inferior-quality wiring or structural issues), will require a significant budget for the necessary repairs and upgrades.

Similarly, if the layout of the building is such that extensive a restaurant renovation will be required to create a workable space, the costs will increase. To minimise the risk of incurring unnecessary additional expenditure, we suggest involving your shopfitter as soon as possible. We are always happy to advise on premises selection, as well as flag up potential added costs for remedial or remodelling work.

EXPERT TIP #2

Avoid Restaurant Fitout Compliance Delays

Compliance with relevant legislation and regulations is an important aspect of any restaurant fit-out project. Without expert assistance, it’s all too easy to overlook the features necessary to ensure compliance with: health & safety legislation; building regulations; zoning regulations; and restaurant-specific guidance.

Our team has a wealth of up-to-date knowledge regarding the various legal requirements of hospitality and restaurant fit out. This means you can be confident that your design will be compliant from the outset. By involving your restaurant fitout company early on, you’re less likely to run into costly compliance issues further down the line.

EXPERT TIP #3

Re-Purpose Or Up-Cycle

Not only can the cost of a restaurant fit out be greatly reduced by using materials and/or equipment that you already have to hand, but it’s also surprising how often additional cash can be raised by selling unwanted assets. 

When we commence work with a client, one of the first things we do is conduct an audit of the materials and resources which are already available. Not only can these be potentially re-purposed or up-cycled, they can also frequently be sold on.

We are committed to delivering amazing restaurant fit-outs which are also sustainable and planet-friendly. Recycling and reusing existing assets not only cuts restaurant fitout costs, it’s also a green option.

EXPERT TIP #4

Allow Sufficient Time

Tight deadlines and a punishing schedule can potentially push the price of your restaurant fitout project upwards. Leaving more time allows shopfitting companies to search for bargains and tender where outside experts are needed, potentially lowering costs.

The longer you can allow, the more likely it is that the restaurant fitout project can be delivered for a lower cost. We are capable of meeting insanely tight deadlines if necessary, but obviously with more time, we can often deliver what’s needed for less.

EXPERT TIP #5

Consider Alternative Materials

The materials and technology available for restaurant fitouts are constantly changing. Fresh materials are coming on stream, as well as new trends and different ways of working.

What this means is that we can frequently take a look or feature which a client wants and deliver it for less. For example, it’s possible to find some amazing synthetic materials which have the look of stone or timber.

These synthetic alternatives deliver the aesthetic needed, at the same time as being lower maintenance, more durable and cheaper than the natural options. Similarly, we can come up with cost-effective floorings, furniture, fittings and fixtures which offer hard-wearing, dependable performance at the same time as excellent value.

Receive A Detailed Quote

Experienced and talented in a wide variety of restaurant fitouts, we’re the provider of choice for a large number of businesses across Sydney and beyond.

Get in touch to receive a detailed quote today.

Want a Detailed Cost Analysis?

Frequently Asked Questions

How can we help you?

How Much Does A Restaurant Fitout Cost?

For a basic restaurant build  $1,800 to $2,200 Per Square Metre (ex. GST)

For a mid-range restaurant build $2,200 to $2,500 Per Square Metre (ex. GST)

For a high-end restaurant build $3,400+ Per Square Metre (ex. GST)

Contact Us

What Is The Average Restaurant Fit Out Costs Per Square Metre?

For a basic restaurant build  $1,800 to $2,200 Per Square Metre (ex. GST)

For a mid-range restaurant build $2,200 to $2,500 Per Square Metre (ex. GST)

For a high-end restaurant build $3,400+ Per Square Metre (ex. GST)

Contact Us

What Is The Cost To Build A Restaurant With A Low Budget?

$1,800 to $2,200 Per Square Metre (ex. GST)

For this type of sum, restaurant business owners can expect to receive a basic restaurant fit-out. This will include flooring, furniture, counters, front-of-house and back-of-house fit-out. Restrooms, a reception area and/or a bar area may also be included. Materials will be chosen with economy in mind.

This type of restaurant fit-out is ideal for a start-up business, a franchise or a smaller restaurant. Despite the lower cost restaurant fit out costs, it’s still possible to build in a good degree of individuality, as well as create functional, aesthetically pleasing space that offers an inviting dining experience

Contact Us

What Is The Cost To Build A Standard Restaurant?

$2,200 to $2,500 Per Square Metre (ex. GST)

By spending a little more on restaurant fit-out, it’s possible to increase the choices available.

Whether this means a larger amount of bespoke joinery, more expensive materials or the addition of unique features that showcase the heritage of your restaurant building or the defining features of your cuisine wonderfully well, spending more can yield some stunning results.

Contact Us

What Is The Cost To Build A Premium Restaurant?

$3,400+ Per Square Metre (ex. GST)

If the restaurant fitout costs are less of a priority than perfection, a premium restaurant fit-out could be right for you.

Usually the preserve of larger, prestigious restaurants which are targeting an audience for whom ambience, uniqueness, pedigree and exquisite quality are the hallmarks of a desirable dining experience, a more luxurious restaurant fit-out results in a luxurious setting that’s the perfect backdrop for a leisured foray into exceptional cuisine.

Higher restaurant fitout costs give more options for the use of expensive materials, as well as provide options to ensure the kitchen space and guest areas offer an exceptional experience throughout.

High-end restaurant fit-outs tend to be heavily customised to the tastes and aspirations of the restaurant owner: many features will be unique to the establishment, with a focus on exclusivity and individual styling.

Contact Us

How Can I Save Money On My Restaurant Fit Out?

When your business is considering a refurbishment or a fresh restaurant fit-out, some idea of ballpark costs is always helpful. Whilst an accurate restaurant fit-out cost needs to be tailored to the individual project, we’ve put together some average restaurant fit-out costs for our clients.

1) Choose The Right Premises

2) Avoid Compliance Delays

3) Repurpose Or Up-Cycle

4) Allow Sufficient Time

5) Consider Alternative Materials

Contact Us

How Can Choosing The Right Premises Reduce Restaurant Fit Out Costs?

Essentially, restaurant fit out costs are determined by the journey needed to take you from where you are now, to where you want to be. Specifically, the state of your current premises plays a key role in determining what’s needed to create the restaurant fit-out you want.

Premises which are in poor condition or which have essential infrastructure missing (for example, a poor climate control system, inferior-quality wiring or structural issues), will require a significant budget for the necessary repairs and upgrades.

Similarly, if the layout of the building is such that an extensive restaurant renovation will be required to create a workable space, the costs will increase. 

To minimise the risk of incurring unnecessary additional expenditure, we suggest involving your shopfitter as soon as possible. We are always happy to advise on premises selection, as well as flag up potential added costs for remedial or remodelling work.

Contact Us

How Can Compliance Delays Impact Restaurant Fit Out Costs?

Compliance with relevant legislation and regulations is an important aspect of any restaurant fit-out project. Without expert assistance, it’s all too easy to overlook the features necessary to ensure compliance with: health & safety legislation; building regulations; zoning regulations; and restaurant-specific guidance.

Our team has a wealth of up-to-date knowledge regarding the various legal requirements of hospitality and restaurant fit out. This means you can be confident that your design will be compliant from the outset. By involving your restaurant fitout company early on, you’re less likely to run into costly compliance issues further down the line.

Contact Us

How Can I Save Money On My Restaurant Fit Out By Re-purposing Or Up-Cycling ?

Not only can the cost of a restaurant fit out be greatly reduced by using materials and/or equipment that you already have to hand, but it’s also surprising how often additional cash can be raised by selling unwanted assets. 

When we commence work with a client, one of the first things we do is conduct an audit of the materials and resources which are already available. Not only can these be potentially re-purposed or up-cycled, they can also frequently be sold on.

We are committed to delivering amazing restaurant fit-outs which are also sustainable and planet-friendly. Recycling and reusing existing assets not only cuts restaurant fitout costs, it’s also a green option.

Contact Us

How Can Tight Time-Frames Impact My Restaurant Fit Out Cost?

Tight deadlines and a punishing schedule can potentially push the price of your restaurant fitout project upwards. Leaving more time allows shopfitting companies to search for bargains and tender where outside experts are needed, potentially lowering costs.

The longer you can allow, the more likely it is that the restaurant fitout project can be delivered for a lower cost. We are capable of meeting insanely tight deadlines if necessary, but obviously with more time, we can often deliver what’s needed for less.

Contact Us

How Can Alternative Materials Reduce Restaurant Fit Out Costs?

The materials and technology available for restaurant fitouts are constantly changing. Fresh materials are coming on stream, as well as new trends and different ways of working.

What this means is that we can frequently take a look or feature which a client wants and deliver it for less. For example, it’s possible to find some amazing synthetic materials which have the look of stone or timber.

These synthetic alternatives deliver the aesthetic needed, at the same time as being lower maintenance, more durable and cheaper than the natural options. Similarly, we can come up with cost-effective floorings, furniture, fittings and fixtures which offer hard-wearing, dependable performance at the same time as excellent value.

Contact Us

When Is The Best Time To Schedule My Restaurant Renovation?

In most instances, businesses close during the restaurant fit-out process to allow builders complete access on site. 

Restaurant fit outs and renovations take time, and time is money, we understand that you’re losing profit each day your doors are closed which is why it is recommended to plan ahead and schedule your restaurant fit-out or renovation for your least busiest months of the year, when your sales are at their lowest.

Continuing to operate your business whilst the fit out is underway is achievable. Speak with your builder to work out the best possible plan that will work in favour of your customers but also allows the project to continue without delay.

It is recommended you inform your customers well in advance of the proposed renovations and be prepared to pay a little extra if your builder is required to work after hours and over the weekends to ensure your project is finished on time.

Contact Us

Leave a Reply

Whatsapp
Share
Call Now Button
Free Consultation
Free Consultation