ASK the average person to describe their favourite restaurant, and they'll likely tell you all about the wonderful food, the warm service and the extensive wine list.

They probably won't wax lyrical about the lighting, or the colour of the walls, or the amount of space between the tables.

Yet the design of a restaurant, from the ceiling height down to the choice of flooring, can have a psychological effect on how customers view a restaurant - and how much they spend there.

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