How large of a round table will seat 8 chairs?

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How large of a round table will seat 8 chairs?
Round dining tables are available in many sizes. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

While round dining tables are known for their ability to squeeze in "just one more" diner again and again, they of course have their limits. If you'd like to seat eight diners comfortably at a round table, there are a couple of sizes to choose from, plus a few other things to consider.

Round table sizes for eight diners

A round table top that is 165 cm (66 inches) in diameter will seat six to eight diners comfortably. A round table top that is 180 cm (72 inches) in diameter will fit 8 to 10 diners comfortably.


A round dining table has its benefits. For one, anyone who has attended a large dinner party and sat toward one end of the table knows that there is no point in attempting to socialise with someone sitting toward the other end. With a round table, all diners can see one another other and socialise easily. Another benefit is that round tables work well in square dining rooms, which can be hard to furnish with a rectangular table. Round dining tables can also easily accommodate an extra chair or two without forcing anyone to sit perched at a corner.


With larger circular dining tables, it is a long distance from one's seat to the centre of the table, making it difficult for diners to reach dishes of food placed there. Placing a lazy Susan at the centre of your table can solve this problem.

Other considerations

When choosing between a 165 cm (66 inches) dining table and a 180 cm (72 inch) one for seating eight diners, consider the size of your chairs. If your chairs have seats that are small and narrow, a 165 cm (66 inches) table will work well. On the other hand, if your chair seats are wide, a 180 cm (72 inch) table will work better. Also, consider your diners. If you are a family of children and smaller adults, a 165 cm (66 inches) table may be fine; if your family is older or larger, consider purchasing a 180 cm (72 inch) table.

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