The bench seat against the wall allows for extra people to snuggle up next to one another.
From freshome, they have some great tips on how to creatively accommodate larger dinner parties. Whether you are looking for permanent or temporary solutions, they have a few ideas that can help in any situation.
Get creative. Host your dinner party in a way that you can use some adjacent seating.
Share seating with the adjacent room.
Use dining areas both inside and out. And if you have a view like this, I want to be sitting outside!