Definition of banquette in English:


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  • 1An upholstered bench along a wall, especially in a restaurant or bar.

    ‘Take one of the large banquettes along the walls and eye up the girls on the dance floor, or gaze from the balcony on boys below doing their breaks.’
    • ‘Lounge on inviting velvet banquettes, leather easy chairs or oversized ottomans and sip their divine cocktails.’
    • ‘Instead Currid's has attractively upholstered banquette seating and padded stools.’
    • ‘Tall doors open out onto the sidewalk, and diners sit in curvy plastic Knoll chairs or on banquettes upholstered with the same stretchy, Prada-red mesh you find in upmarket running shoes.’
    • ‘You can go for American diner-style booths, built-in benches, banquettes or stools.’
    • ‘Guests, high-rollers and girls with millionaire uncles take seats on the wall banquettes and gaze up at the striking Maxfield Parrish mural of Old King Cole that looms over the scene.’
    • ‘Small recessed ceiling fixtures provide additional illumination around the dining room, along with valance lighting over the wall banquettes.’
    • ‘The dining room, which I am already sizing up beadily, has green upholstered banquettes and a patterned carpet.’
    • ‘Of course, cushy red velvet window-seat banquettes and embroidered footstools don't come cheap.’
    • ‘From the red velvet drapes and smooth polished wood floors to the gorgeous blue banquettes and art-covered walls, we think you're rather going to like Baykus.’
    • ‘I really, really loved the food at a local curry restaurant with headache-inducing red banquettes and zebra-striped decor.’
    • ‘Mary's Fish Camp is poky in the way the Pearl is, with plain navy-and-gray walls, plywood banquettes, and a curved eating bar covered in tin.’
    • ‘A New Orleans-esque red glow suffused the place and a long banquette lined the back wall.’
    • ‘You pass through plush red velvet drapes into a lavish room of gorgeous banquettes, bookcases and bare concrete walls.’
    • ‘Having designed many elements in the hotel, from the bedside lamps to the banquette sofas, he has now set his sights on a much bigger challenge.’
    • ‘The stylish interior has the feel of a private club: a warm, orange-lit interior with a crackling fireplace, comfy armchairs and banquettes perfect for sipping brandies on and smoking cigars.’
    • ‘‘I like this place already,’ said one grizzled old TriBeCa resident as he settled into the restaurant's long faux-leather banquette.’
    • ‘The warm and stylish interior includes bar stools, bistro style tables and maroon leather banquettes to sit at.’
    • ‘Consider incorporating a storage facility within your kitchen seating - banquettes, for example, can lift up to reveal a cavernous space underneath; hinge small sections for ease of access.’
    • ‘There's white leather everywhere: the chairs, the banquettes, and - in a very questionable move - even the tables.’
  • 2A raised step behind a rampart.



/baNGˈket/ /bæŋˈkɛt/


Early 17th century (in banquette (sense 2)): from French, from Italian banchetta, diminutive of banca ‘bench’ (see bank). banquette (sense 1) dates from the mid 19th century.