Handheld POS & payments system

Lightspeed Tableside:
Orders and payments in the palm of your hand

Take orders and payments from anywhere in your restaurant. Turn tables faster, and make it easy for staff to give great service without breaking the bank.

Take on-the-spot orders and payments.

Our handheld POS is small enough to slide into a server’s apron or pocket, so your staff can take orders and payments from the table, at the counter, on the patio and more.

  • Split bills and take orders and payments from anywhere
  • Save time running back and forth to a central POS
  • Get menus and allergen information in the palm of your hand
  • Connect your front and back of house with an integrated solution

Built for restaurants.

Lightspeed Tableside is fast, flexible and portable, so you can run your restaurant your way without spending a fortune on hardware.

EMV, Magstripe & NFC enabled

Accept all major credit cards (swipe, tap, chip & pin) and mobile payments like Google and Apple Pay.

All-day battery life

Keep your servers selling from morning to night with battery life that lasts all day.


No need to change your hardware or workflows. Simply set it up in the app and start selling.


Boost efficiency without breaking the bank. Can be used on its own or alongside your existing terminals.

Boost efficiency and profitability.

Get the tools you need to increase efficiency, reduce operating costs and scale your restaurant.

  • Enable staff to handle more tables so you can save on labor costs
  • Cut down on errors and comps by sending orders directly from table to kitchen
  • Eliminate table stacking that can disrupt your kitchen and slow service down
  • Maximize every cover with modifiers that remind servers to upsell

Keep staff happy.

Attract and retain the best talent in the industry by giving them the tools they need to succeed.

  • Empower servers to turn tables faster and sell more
  • Streamline ordering and payments to keep staff out of the weeds
  • Ensure frictionless service to boost employee satisfaction and retention
  • Set your servers up for success so they can increase tips and repeat business

Deliver faster, better service with Lightspeed Tableside.

Keep guests coming back for more with fast, error-free and more personalized service.

Send orders instantly

Get food and drinks to your guests faster with instant order sending.

Focus on guest experience

Streamline ordering and payments so staff can focus on hospitality.

Take more payment methods

Let guests pay how they want without getting up from the table.

Simplify separate bills

Split bills among groups and let customers pay at different times.

Get actionable insights with every transaction.

Lightspeed Tableside works with Lightspeed Payments to give you a full view of your business and insights that help you deliver top-notch service and drive revenue.

  • Better understand your customers, their preferences and buying trends
  • Identify your top-selling dishes and promote menu items with the best margins
  • Know when you need more staff and see where you can save on labor hours
  • Identify staff strengths and areas for improvement to build a stronger team

Get Lightspeed’s free, 24/7 support.

Everything you need to run your restaurant, when you need it.

  • Unlimited 24/7 in-house support
  • Level up with industry guides, webinars, demos and videos
  • One-on-one software onboarding session
  • Rely on an expert team offering chargeback management and fraud assistance


Is the Lightspeed Tableside device heavy?

Nope. Lightspeed Tableside was designed to be used and worn comfortably all day long. It’s slim, fits in your back pocket and weighs less than a pound (13.9 oz).

Which iPhone models are compatible with Lightspeed Tableside?

Lightspeed Tableside is compatible with iPhone 12, 13 or 14. We offer a bundle price to save you money when you purchase the Lightspeed Tableside.

Can I use it in addition to my existing payment terminals?

Yes! Lightspeed Tableside is a fast and affordable way to expand your ability to take orders and payments and gain flexibility in service—without having to modify your operations or ditch your existing hardware.

Do I still collect data on orders and payments made with the Tableside?

Yes! Lightspeed Tableside is an extension of your POS. Everything communicates and works seamlessly together, so you’re still collecting valuable data and insights on every transaction.

How fast is Lightspeed Tableside?

It’s as fast as your POS and built to keep up with the speed of your service.

What is instant order sending?

Instant order sending refers to the capability to send orders automatically to the kitchen. Servers don't have to take the order and then punch them in at a central POS.

- No waiting in line for the POS
- No running back and forth to the POS
- No stacking tickets and slamming the kitchen
- Shorter wait times for guests

What payment types can I take with Lightspeed Tableside?

Lightspeed Tableside is fully enabled for EMV (chip and pin), Magstripe (swipe) and contactless payments (tap cards, Google Pay, Apple Pay, etc.).

With Lightspeed Tableside, you can process all major credit cards including:

- American Express
- Visa
- Mastercard
- Diners
- Discover
- UnionPay

Are payments secure?

Lightspeed Tableside has built-in PCI Compliance and end-to-end data encryption to ensure secure transactions for your customers and business.

What happens if it gets lost or stolen?

Lightspeed Tableside has little value outside of a restaurant. The hardware and software are custom-built for restaurants and offer no practical use for a customer (or dissatisfied employee). And because it uses an iOS device, Apple’s built-in security features prevent anyone but you from accessing your data. Make sure you set a strong passcode, turn on Find My iPhone and consider turning on Stolen Device Protection in the unlikely event that a thief would know your passcode.

What about bill splitting?

Lightspeed Tableside offers all the flexibility of your POS, so you can split checks using different forms of payment, split the bill evenly or split checks by item. You can even divide items or split items by seat.

Is Lightspeed Tableside available everywhere in North America?

At this time, Lightspeed Tableside is only available to restaurants using Lightspeed Restaurant (K-Series) and Lightspeed Payments in the United States.

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