Not everyone has the luxury of space to fit a dedicated pool table and a dining table together into their home. However, we believe that is exactly what makes the Avant Garde such a perfect choice as a pool dining table.
So, follow me today while we review this ingenious 2-in-1 pool dining table by Avant Garde.
Table of Contents
1. Playfield (4.8/5)
The Avant Garde uses a 19mm one-piece Brazilian slate as its playing surface. With the slate and rails covered in premium West of England Strachan cloth, this pool table is of a suitable standard for weekly one-day tournaments in the bars in Europe. The table comes in 2 sizes, the standard 7FT or slightly smaller 6FT. You can read more about slate bed tables in our Pool Table Buyer’s Guide.
2. Playability (5/5)
Following the English game of Pool, the 7FT Avant Garde plays using traditional red & yellow 2” Aramith balls with the white ball slightly smaller at 1⅞”. English cut pockets help it retain a certain level of mastery difficulty comparable to larger pool tables. The more commonly seen stripe & solid balls are also available.
3. Durability (4.7/5)
While you might not play pool every day, the Avant Garde is expected to be used daily due to its built-in 2-in-1 purpose. Thus, its structure has been made durable to handle day-to-day usage. With a 36mm thick Birch plywood to support the slate, the table has reinforced strength and rigidity. This makes it a very durable table that’s just a notch below the same traditional tables placed in bars.
4. Auxiliary (4.7/5)
As a pool dining table, the table comes with matching 2 piece dining top covers. The underside of the table cabinet measure about 59cm from the floor which is sufficient for comfortable sitting during meals. It also allows it to be paired with most dining chairs or pool table benches should you prefer. The Avant Garde also comes with a ball return system built into the slender frame allowing for easier racking after every game.
Made in Liverpool, UK, the Avant Garde is a high-quality pool dining table that impresses on both counts: being a dining table and being a pool table. Using a one-piece stone slate allows the table to maintain its professional standards over long periods of play and only the occasional levelling is required. Bonus points for the relatively easy assembly/disassembly so you don’t have to panic if you are planning to move it in the future.
To find out more about table specifications, you can take a look at our Pool Table Space Guide to get the best out of your home space allocation. Or if you’re interested in looking at other similar pool tables, we also have a full list of our pool table range here.