Outdoor Dining Canopies

Whether it's a Bit of Summer Shade or a Fully Waterproof Solution, We Have an Answer for You

Outdoor Dining Canopies

Outdoor dining in the UK is on the rise as more people become aware of the amazing health benefits that it can offer. Adding shelter to these outdoor spaces offers the best of both worlds - the ability to dine 'alfresco' but also having crucial UV protection on hot summer days and rain and snow cover.

We have a wide range of canopy designs at your disposal - from tensile fabric umbrellas and cones to retractable pergolas and bioclimatic structures. Our canopies can be left open or enclosed with fabric side panels, fixed or sliding glass doors, and finished with heating and lighting accessories.

Outdoor Dining Canopies for Schools

In schools and educational facilities, our canopies make a fantastic addition to outdoor seating areas and can cover any space from singular picnic tables and benches all the way up to fully enclosed dining halls capable of seating 200 students. These covered outdoor spaces provide light and airy shelter that encourages students to get outside in the fresh air and promotes social interactions.

Outdoor Dining Canopies for Restaurants, Pubs & Hotels

In the hospitality sector, pub owners and hotel managers are also the beneficiaries of our outdoor dining canopies. The effects of COVID-19 were arguably felt most by those in the hospitality sector, however, the establishments that had covered outdoor seating areas were impacted the least. This was because they could open before many other pubs and restaurants that didn't have outdoor seating areas. With a restaurant cover, they were able to reliably sit customers outside even during periods of inclement weather.

If you think the demand for dining alfresco is just a fad accelerated by COVID, think again. According to a recent study, 82% of diners want restaurants to increase their outdoor seating.

Benefits of Outdoor Dining Canopies

  • Expand the number of sheltered diners at your facility¬†
  • Crucial UV protection¬†
  • Rain, wind and snow protection
  • Adds considerable value to the property
  • Improved sales for restaurants
  • Frees up indoor space - this is especially important in schools that are stretched by increasing pupil numbers

Outdoor Dining Canopy Projects

Outdoor Dining Canopies - On The Water Restaurant

On The Water Restaurant, Lee-on-the-Solent

ArcCan is proud of this shading project completed at a seaside restaurant in Lee-on-the-Solent, where the restaurant now has an attractive covered outdoor dining space that has been engineered to withstand the required wind and snow loads for the location.

This means the addition of 20 covers that can be used all year round, regardless of the weather.

Kyson Primary School, Ipswich

We installed not one but four individual Concord hypar canopies at this primary school in Suffolk to give a stylish shading solution.

The tensile fabric structures provide year-round shading for students whilst leaving the space light and airy.

Outdoor Dining Canopies - Kyson Primary School

Client Testimonials

What they say...


Mr Hill


We are absolutely delighted with our Leaf structure. It really is very well designed and superbly engineered and fits in perfectly with the style of our house. We have no hesitation recommending ShadeLab products

Alison Forrest

Rockwell Collins

A very professional and helpful company. I have always had quick responses to emails and find everyone I have spoken to be friendly and supportive. They provide a very good service.

James Soloman

EDF Energy

Thank you for the presentation and work you put into this, met the brief, more importantly exceeded my expectation, which was super. A great team full of professionalism, clarity and delivery. Fully hit the brief given, expert advice, super presentation to planning and knowledge. Would seriously recommend over others if you're looking for quality.

Mr and Mrs Florence


We are enjoying your awning, looking forward to better weather to get back into the garden. Your awning is easy to open and close. We will be contacting you later to look for a side screen to go onto the side post. We give you top marks.

Mrs Meates


I was impressed with the team at ArcCan from start to finish. They matched the correct product for my needs and I would fully recommend them! -

Mr Goodworth


The design was exactly as we wished. I was impressed with the turnaround time from design to completion as we were on a tight timescale.

Harris Academy Peckham


They delivered to an extremely tight programme whilst ensuring that all statutory regulations were adhered to; including planning advice.

Crystal Peakes Shopping Centre


The installation was neat and straightforward and the canopies look really good. We have received several positive comments from customers and tenants alike and would not hesitate to use Arc-Can for any similar needs in future.

Forestry Commission

Brandon, Suffolk

The umbrellas look great and we are really pleased with them!

Rockinghorse Childrens Charity


It looks fantastic and is a worthy addition to the facilities we have for children here at the Alex - Many thanks for all your collective hard work in making it happen! -

East Sussex County Council

ArcCan responded well to our brief and their designs exceeded our expectations.