UK Specialists in Tensioned Fabric Structures and Pods Since 2000

Allpod by Tensile Fabric

Take the Inside Out!

A beautiful evening cityscape view from inside a rooftop dining pod with table set

A Unique Dining Space

CGI rendering of a pod with table, chairs and a single door

“Allpod” is our new dome structure for amazing and exclusive outdoor dining.

Our pods are constructed from the highest quality timber and polycarbonate frame and being 3m in diameter they comfortably accommodate up to 10 guests seated around a circular table.

Pod (or igloo) dining is a new concept that has transformed the al fresco dining scene over the last couple of years.

The pubs and restaurants that have invested in our pods have been booked out day and night as they provide such a unique way to eat out. The pods have managed to merge exclusive private dining with a funky fresh approach — as you can be eating in the great outdoors whilst taking in spectacular views and remaining warm!

A view of the roof inside a pod, showing seasonal decorations, including baubaules and lights
A pod interior with trendy, laid-back decor
The sun shines through a stylish pod interior

Dine in Style

Customers can dine out in style surrounded by spectacular views — whether of the city skyline, a green, leafy environment, a snowy mountain or next to a river, lake or harbourside — and a previously disused space or terrace can be quickly transformed into an attractive and profitable al fresco dining area.

Pods have the space to seat up to 10 guests for full dining and are perfect for many occasions: a special brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, a romantic meal, after work cocktails, private group dinners and even as a small meeting space. They provide a versatile solution and can offer benefits throughout the whole year — maximising your outdoor space in the winter and adding to your space in the summer.

Interior shot from within a rooftop dining pod on a clear sunny day with cityscape

Cool for Summer

3d rendering of a pod with sun shade attached

In the spring and summer months you can either place your pods into storage, or you could deck them out with greenery, summer lanterns, strings of lighting or bunting, and brightly coloured cushions and throws.

On warmer days the retractable door(s) can be opened to let air flow through, or fabric sails can be added to the panels for a lovely shade effect. On those chillier or wetter British summer days, the pods keep customers warm and protected from the wind or rain so they feel like they are dining in the great outdoors whilst remaining lovely and warm.

Two 3d renderings to show pod sail covers for sun shade

Cosy for Winter

Two female patrons happily sip cocktails in a cosy pod after sundown

Not only does the pod create a real talking point and visual feature for a restaurant terrace (great for your PR!) it is also extremely practical as it keeps customers warm, cosy, dry and protected from the autumn and winter elements, whilst boosting revenue.

In the colder months the pods can be furnished with stunning fur throws, warm blankets, candles, fairy lights, etc. The pods also retain their heat really well as they are provided with brushes at the doors and a sealed ventilation dome at the top. Extra warmth is best provided by a thermostatic blow heater — perfect for the colder seasons and for those chillier summer nights.

Patrons enjoy their drinks and the ambience from one of several pods decorated with pretty lights

Pod Features

The pods are made to order in the UK using a coated plywood frame of the highest quality (which comes in a choice of colours to suit your brand) and UV stable polycarbonate which is exceptionally strong and durable. The size of the pod allows 8-10 persons to dine in style.

  • One or two internal sliding doors
  • Space for up to 10 guests
  • Use your own furniture for maximum flexibility
  • Great heat retention

Our pods can be positioned on an existing deck or paved area, or we can supply you with a new plinth deck – square, round or pod footprint sized.

3d CGI renderings of pods in perspective, plan and elevation views
A pod interior with blow heater, furry seating throws and seasonal decorations
A daytime overhead view into a pod with table elegantly set for dinner
A nighttime city view from inside a rooftop dining igloo

Two-Door Position Options

Three plan diagrams indicating possible door locations for a pod

To complete the package and make the operation turnkey, we can provide these additional items:

  • Twin IP socket with tamperproof covers
  • Blow heater
  • Overhead LED ring light
  • Drop in deck floor (where your current floor is not ideal)
  • Table and chairs
Turnkey additions: chairs, tables, blow heaters, LED ring lights, IP sockets and deck floor

Delivery and Setup

The pods are delivered to site in segments and built up by our experienced installation team — building up of a pod takes around an hour, with extra time required if any options are purchased.

We can also deconstruct your pods if you only want them in place for certain seasons, transporting to your required storage location.

If you are overseas the pods can be flat packed, shipped and delivered for self-build (with video instructions) or we can send a person to assist.

A dramatic cityscape evening view with customers enjoying refreshments in rooftop pods

Allpod by Tensile Fabric

Create a Unique Dining Space