DINERS could experience a unique style of eating out with a newly developed “smart table” from a Scottish start-up.

The new technology will allow diners to play games, call a waiter and even design their own pizza without ever leaving their seats.

Made by Edinburgh-based ePOS Hybrid, a point of sale (POS) developer, the smart table could give hospitality businesses the opportunity to improve their customers’ experience by adding fun elements to dining.

Consumers are in full control of their experience, from browsing the menu and placing their orders, to requesting a waiter or viewing their bill. Transforming tables into "touchscreen infotainment" hubs, customers can also play a wide range of pre-installed games.

The company has claimed that the table will reduce the demand on waiting staff during busy periods, meaning businesses can provide a more efficient service.

Founder of ePOS Hybrid, Bhas Kalangi, said the table could “revolutionise” the dining experience in bars and restaurants.

Kalangi added: “Our customer self-checkouts and interactive smart tables are the only ones of their kind available in the UK. Our technology is allowing hospitality businesses of all sizes and types to improve their customer experience, making them far more memorable than traditional meals or coffees out."

Having worked in a bar, Kalangi has seen first hand the stresses caused by traditional POS systems.

He said: “Developing technology which allows hospitality businesses to work more efficiently is at the core of what we do.

“It’s extremely rewarding to see the positive impact our technology is having on hospitality businesses across the UK.”

The Smart Table is only one product among a wider range of ePOS technologies offered by ePOS Hybrid, who are behind – what they claim is – the world’s most advanced ePOS platform. Their products including customer self checkouts, epos terminals, mobile apps and remote kitchen displays.

Kalangi added: “It’s a really exciting time for the industry as there are so many market opportunities and trends we can work with to develop the best ePOS system for restaurants and bars.”