Get started with Tablein

Welcome to Tablein. This quick guide is designed to help you get started with Tablein. Please follow our main settings.

Our “Help page”  repeats all the settings, so if you have a question about what feature means or does, just open the menu item on the right and the whole settings page will be explained in detail. If you can’t find the answer, contact us via chat app or by email.

Please find the basic settings and what are the most important steps to get started with the tablet system.

Main settings:

1. Check and finish your Restaurant profile.

2. Restaurant phone number, email, address, and website are used for notifications. 

3. Select your time zone – this is important for real-time reservations.

Save your progress.

 Create dining areas and tables:

1. Open Table management.

2. Add dining areas.

3. Select if you want to allow online reservations for every dining room

4. Add the tables within each area, then select the number of guests that can be accommodated on each and the allowed booking length for online reservations.

5. For large groups, please create table groups – view video.

Save your progress.

Set up opening hours:

1. Open Opening hours.

2. Add opening hours for every day. Please note, the last available reservation depends on what your booking length is set to. If you want to allow guests to book the last table at 9 p.m., you should set closing time at 11 p.m. (if booking length is 2 hours). You can also block online bookings. Click on the time slot to block (make it red).

3. At the bottom of the page, you will find “Custom opening hours”. Please use this time when you want to open the restaurant when it would usually be closed, change opening hours for a few days, or close the restaurant for holidays.

Save your progress.

Learn how to add reservations to the system:

1. With a button on the calendar:
Select date, number of guests, reservation time, then click on the table name, confirm and add guest details.

2. By dragging the cursor:
Select date, click and drag on the time and table, and finish with guest details. Please check the video to see how easy it is..

3. On a floor plan:
Select the date, click on the Booking button, select number of guests, reservation start and end time and click on the table. Add the client details.

Save the reservation.

How to create floor plan:

All tables are created in Table management.

After you save changes in Table management, all tables will be updated on a Floor plan too.

Floor plans must be created through a PC or Laptop and cannot be added from the iPad/tablet directly.

Here’s how:

  • Open Floor Plan Settings.
  • Select Table and Table Shape from the sidebar (right-hand side).
  • Simply drag and drop your tables to create your desired layout.
  • To rotate or resize tables, use the knob next to each one.
  • Create walls or add text to your floor plan by using the Elements option in the sidebar.
  • Make sure you move all tables from the sidebar into your layout.
  • Zoom In, Zoom Out and
  • Scale to fit options make the process easy-to-use.
  • Don’t forget to Save

Our Floor plan option doesn’t have separated floor, this helps to overview all reservations without switching layouts. 

Try online bookings:

1. Open the widget integration.

2. Use the link or try to book a table directly on the widget. Please use a different email than your login email. The system sends different emails to the restaurant and to the client.

3. On a widget, select the number of guests, date, available time and add contact details.

4. The reservation will appear in your calendar and the reservation list and you will be notified by email and (optional) SMS message.