How are Table Rankings used?

Table Rankings are used to tell ResDiary which order to use tables when bookings are made.  They help the diary to seat tables in the same order management would ensuring maximum use of your space.

ResDiary will, for example, always place a booking for 2 on a table for 2 if one is available but table ranking is used to determine which table for 2 is used.  


Table ranking also allows a table to be completely removed from the availability search.


Some examples of how Table Rankings can be used to your benefit:

You can keep back tables which can be joined with others, keeping your options open for larger tables.

You know your own best tables and these can be used first, helping to turn them over.

Tables can be removed from the availability search to keep them back for VIPs


Business Benefits

  • Increase covers by saving tables that join so that you can always accept larger parties.
  • Increase customer satisfaction by ensuring less desirable tables are sat last.
  • Always have a VIP table available for when you need it.

How Table Rankings Work

The Table Rankings features are only accessible by users with access rights at Settings > Table Rankings.

It is a segment specific setting.  For more information on segments click here.

Tables are ranked individually by service.

Rankings can be copied to other services.



1. Select a service to set up table rankings for.

2. Select table size to rank.

3. Drag and drop tables to rank them.  ResDiary will use the table at the top first and then work down the list.

4. Unticked tables are removed from the diary for that service.  An example of when you may want to use this feature would be if you had a live band playing every Friday night and you had to physically remove tables to make space for them.  You know these tables are not going to be available therefore don't want them to show on the diary.

5. Once rankings have been set for one service they can be copied over to others.

6. Remember to save your settings. 


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