Dining Halls

Modern, flexible temporary restaurants, canteens and cafes

Dining Halls & Company Restaurants

Designed to meet the ever-growing needs of businesses and organizations, our modular café buildings have everything you need for catering and hospitality.  Whether you are thinking of expanding your business and are considering hiring more staff on a temporary or permanent basis, or you are renovating your current canteen facilities, our temporary modular restaurant buildings might be the solution you have been looking for.

Neptunus temporary buildings are an ideal solution for a canteen, welfare facilities, kitchen facilities or pop-up restaurant. They are sustainable and relocatable with modular dimensions and fast delivery. Aligned to a basic need for space, Neptunus temporary buildings can support a business’ long-term objectives as well as provide an interim solution to a temporary problem.

As a cost-effective alternative to real estate, Neptunus temporary buildings can also enable businesses to market test a new location when there may be uncertainty regarding future space requirements or expansion plans.

What are temporary modular café buildings?

Our temporary modular café buildings have been specifically designed to house everything you need to operate a successful dining facility. Whether you are creating a canteen for students or employees, you are renovating your current premises, or you require a modular café building for an event, our temporary modular restaurants can be custom built to suit your needs.

Offering a turnkey solution built to your set of specific requirements, we can even build a temporary catering kitchen to sit alongside your temporary dining hall. Thanks to our revolutionary Evolution and Flexolution technology, we are able to create a structure that looks and feels like a permanent building.

Constructed from durable and recyclable components, our modular restaurants can provide additional dining space for the short and even the long term. Not only are our temporary canteen facilities quick to erect, but they can also be efficiently removed and re-let to new users once the need no longer exists.


Available for hire or purchase temporary space offers maximum flexibility

  • Rigid roof and walls, no fabric parts

  • Fast delivery and build times

  • Useful operational life from a few months to several years

  • Energy efficient: Fully insulated

  • Sustainable: Can be fully dismantled and reused

  • Modular: Flexible dimensions and design

  • Appearance and characteristics of a permanent building

  • Minimal foundation requirements

  • Hire or purchase

dining halls Case Studies

Somerville College

dining halls Case Studies

Wine tasting facility in the ‘Garden of England’

dining halls Case Studies

Temporary restaurants Traube Tonbach

dining halls Case Studies

Temporary dining facilities Merck

What sort of modular café buildings can Neptunus build?

Creating solutions for everyday problems, our modular café buildings can be custom built to suit your needs and your site. Made from our revolutionary Evolution and Flexolution technology for cost-effective and fast construction, our temporary restaurants are flexible, adaptable, and sustainable with a high-quality finish.

It is not just temporary canteen facilities we can provide. We can also create a temporary catering kitchen to sit alongside your temporary dining hall, which is just what we did for Oxford University’s Somerville College. Following the refurbishment of their dining and kitchen facilities, we took three weeks to erect a temporary commercial kitchen, dining hall and long corridor. It is also how we helped the Merck Group; providing a temporary and contemporary staff dining hall. We were responsible for the entire project.

Our modular restaurants have also been used in glamourous locations, like the stunning Gusbourne Vineyard. Neptunus was tasked with creating a bespoke solution that showcased the scenery, whilst also being a comfortable spot for guests to take refreshments. The 150 square metre Alure temporary structure only took eight days to build and will take just two days to dismantle.

Should your current dining facilities encounter a disaster, such as fire or flooding, our temporary catering facilities can provide a swift and cost-effective solution, which is how Neptunus came to the rescue of the 3-star hotel Traube Tonbach in Baiersbronn. Building a 600 square metre demountable building, we were able to not only provide them with a temporary restaurant, but also guest accommodation, storage, and temporary kitchen facilities.


When is a temporary restaurant beneficial for you?

  • If you need extra space fast
  • You temporarily have more staff
  • There is increasing demand for extra space in your canteen, school dining hall or company restaurant
  • To bridge a gap for a specific period i.e. during rebuilding or renovation works
  • To replace or extend existing facilities
  • Following a disaster such as a fire

There are many reasons why a temporary dining hall or company restaurant might be beneficial for you. For information or advice get in touch today.

Do I need planning permission for a temporary modular café building?

Even though modular café buildings are designed to be temporary, they require planning permission if they will be in use for more than 28 days.

How long can temporary restaurants be used?

Our modular restaurants can be in site for just a few months or for many years. They can also be extended should your needs change. You can even decide to purchase your temporary canteen facilities instead of returning it once your hire period is over.

Do building regulations apply to temporary modular cafés?

Building regulations apply to all temporary buildings including temporary restaurants and kitchens, but we can help with this aspect of the build too – no matter how much of a logistical challenge we face.


Can modular café buildings be extended or relocated?

Yes! Thanks to the design of our modular café buildings, they can easily be extended or relocated. They have specifically been designed so that they too can grow and evolve in line with your needs.

Not only that, but when you choose Neptunus to be the provider of your modular restaurant, you can rest assured you are choosing a green solution too. All the materials used in the manufacturing of our temporary catering facilities can be recycled and re-used for future projects.

Find out more about our temporary catering facilities from Neptunus

Whether you are looking for a modular café building on a temporary basis, or you require a more long-term modular restaurant with temporary kitchen, we have a bespoke solution for you.

To find out more about how Neptunus can help you, you can contact us with your enquiry and a member of our team will be happy to help.


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