Square for Restaurants

The fast and simple table management system

Make it easy to stay on top of everything to do with your tables. From taking bookings to managing turnarounds to organising service, you can do it all easily with Square’s table management system.

Take a two-minute POS tour

See how the Point of Sale app works – on countertop or handheld hardware.

Build your restaurant floor plan with intuitive click-and-drag layouts.

With Square’s table management system it’s easy to create a floor plan. Just select each part of your restaurant (e.g. bar, kitchen tables etc), click on it, drag it into place and release the mouse. Once the items are on the grid, you can move them around in the same way. If you need to rearrange your tables, you can easily update your floor plan accordingly.

Keep tables turning by monitoring their real-time status.

Ensure no table gets forgotten by monitoring its status in real-time. Take steps to encourage slow diners to speed up or move in quickly when people finish earlier than you’d expected. Either way, be ready to move straight in on turnaround as soon as the tables are free.

Instantly send orders from the kitchen and let them know when to hold or start firing dishes.

Keep on top of your food prep to keep tables moving. For absolute maximum efficiency, use Square for Restaurants in tandem with Square Kitchen Display System to keep view of all tasks and their priority.

Manage the speed of service by holding some courses back from the kitchen while that table orders another round of drinks and then fire the courses when they are ready

Book more business with a restaurant reservation system.

Manage table reservations with minimal effort with Square and integrate with OpenTable.

Easily access and view your floor plan, table and coursing information from within your Square account and customer booking data from OpenTable at the same time.

Square for Restaurant is more than just a point-of-sale system.

Learn more about Square for Restaurants >

Square for Restaurants is a simple, yet powerful, solution for managing your restaurant end-to-end. It covers everything from creating staff rosters and managing inventory to marketing and running a loyalty programme. Here are just a few of the ways Square can help you to run your restaurant.

Accept all major payment types.

Payment processing your way. Accept all major types of payments quickly and securely, whether you’re tableside, behind the counter, online or on the go.

Floor management

Easily create and customise your restaurant floor plan just by dragging elements onto a grid and quickly make any updates with just a few clicks.

Kitchen display system

Square KDS powers up your restaurant by tracking prep times, routing orders to their correct stations and enabling custom ticket timers for maximum efficiency.

Free online ordering website

Create your restaurant website or online ordering page with Square Online. Built with flexible tools to accept online orders, promote repeat purchases and streamline food deliveries.

Manage your staff

Manage your staff all from your POS with the ability to import and split tips, and set shift rotas without the added hassle.

Build customer loyalty

Boost customer engagement with loyalty programmes for your diners. You can create custom profiles to store preferences and send marketing messages to offer exclusive discounts and news updates.

Square for Restaurants pricing

All three plans cover unlimited device use and have a processing rate of 1.9% per tap or insert on Square Reader and Square Stand or 1.6% per tap or insert on Square Terminal and Square Register. No hidden fees or lock-in contracts ever.

If you turn over $250,000 in card payments per year, you may be eligible for custom pricing packages.



Per month.

No hidden fees.



Per month per location.

30-day free trial.



Custom pricing.

30 day free trial.

Find out why Australian restaurants choose Square

Start using Square for Restaurants today.

The all-in-one powerful platform built to save you time, run your business and connect with customers.

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  • What is a table management system?

    A table management system is a system that lets you manage your floor. Specifically, it makes it possible for you to seat and service guests efficiently and turn around tables quickly. Using a table management system, therefore, improves the customer experience, makes life easier for your servers and helps to maximise your profits.

  • What’s the difference between Square for Restaurants and Square for Restaurants Plus?

    Square for Restaurants is a core set of tools for all restaurants. Square for Restaurants Plus includes extra functionality. For example with Square for Restaurants, you have a tool to create your own floor plan. With Square for Restaurants Plus, you can connect your Square account with OpenTable.

  • Is Square KDS included with Square for Restaurants?

    Square for Restaurants includes Square KDS but only on one device. If you need more than one device, you can either purchase individual Square KDS subscriptions or upgrade to Square for Restaurants Plus. This supports unlimited devices.

  • What accounting software does Square integrate with?

    Square integrates with several popular accounting packages, including Xero, Quickbooks and ZohoBooks. Find out more in the Square App Marketplace