The Breakfast Room looked like this for many years.
The large rectangular table was the only seating for dining. We didn't have any barstools so there was plenty of room between the bar and the table.
Then we added barstools and a deeper granite bar top which everyone loved to sit at. During large gatherings, it was difficult to squeeze between the table and the bar and even to open the door to the deck.
A recent Craigslist find solved this problem. The round pedestal table is 44 inches wide ~ large enough to seat four and still have plenty of room to get between the bar and the table and open the door to the deck. There's even room for a small table in front of the center window and for something small near the pantry doors.
My Craigslist searches will now include a narrow table to replace the tray table that's in front of the center window and a tall narrow cabinet for the left of the pantry.
So much more is planned for this room (paint, new curtains, slipcovers for the chairs), but I'm so happy with the function of the room with the round table.
Hope you had a wonderful weekend!