The best garden furniture for lounging and dining outdoors

These clever new table-and-chair trends will make outdoor eating even more enjoyable in the warmer weather.

Best garden furniture

by Jill Morgan |

Time to buy a new furniture set for your garden? There’s never been a better time.

The 2022 market is flooded with innovative new designs that will make your outdoor lounging and dining experience more pleasurable. From adjustable high-low tables and clever small-space sets to furniture with exceptional environmental credentials or made from the latest all-weather materials, these cutting-edge products will make spending time in your garden all the more lovely.

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Best garden furniture sets

Nordic Spring Compact 4 Seater Patio Set

Best compact garden furniture set
Nordic Spring Compact 4 seater Patio Set

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Compact solution If your patio isn't the biggest - you'll appreciate the trend for tables and chairs that fit snugly together when not in use. Dining sets that shrink out of the way when it's not time for tea are big news this summer, and this Nordic Spring Compact 4 Seater Patio Set in grey is a steal. With the rounded backs of the faux-rattan woven chairs slotting comfortably under the table, it's a great solution for a small outside space.

Set includes: Four seats, eight cushions, and a table

Dimensions: Chairs: H67 x W47.5 x D47.5cm, Table: H72.5 x W100.5 x D100.5cm

Monte Carlo Corner Dining Set

Best garden furniture dining set
Monte Carlo Corner Dining Set

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Alfresco entertaining The rattan effect corner dining set will look stunning in any modern garden or conservatory. It features two arm sofas, a dining table, a bench and a small padded footstool, giving you plenty of space for alfresco gatherings. It even comes with coordinating seat cushions too.

Set includes: Bench, stool, dining table, and two arm sofa

Dimensions: Double arm sofa: W142 x D60 x H75cm, Single arm sofa: W134 x D60 x H75cm, Table: 125 x 70 xH65cm, Bench: 100 x 35 x H35cm, Stool: 35 x 35 x H35cm

Manhattan Reclining Corner Dining Set with Fire Pit

Best garden furniture set with fire pit
Stockholm Cushioned Modular Firepit Set by LG Outdoor

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Fireside meals The latest gas-fuelled fire pit tables are super-easy to light and house the flames behind heat-resistant glass to ensure guests can linger for longer in comfort, no matter which way the wind blows. And, as well as keeping diners warm and toasty long after the sun goes down, they add a wow factor to meals. This set boasts comfy sofa seating, a bench and a couple of handy stools for cosy, late-night gatherings. Plus, the set comes with a rectangular fire pit table, perfect to elongate your evening.

Set includes: Reclining corner sofa, footstool, bench, fire pit table, fire pit system and metal lid, and lava rocks and glass surround

Dimensions: Length of Short Side: H101 x D88 x L220cm, Length of Long Side: H101 x D88 x L308cm, Footstool: H30 x D41 x W65cm, Bench: H30 x L110 x W41cm, Firepit Table: H69 x D80 x L160cm

Habitat Malta 6 Seater Steel Corner Dining Set

Best corner garden furniture set
Habitat Malta 6 Seater Steel Corner Dining Set

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Divinely white Transform your garden into an elegant sanctuary with this Malta six-seater dining set. Effortlessly entertain outdoors with this cosy white number. The six-seater piece features a textured cord finish and a smoked glass tabletop that will make hosting a dream. The set includes a three-seater and two-seater sofa that fit together to form a corner unit, as well as two stools.

Set includes: Two stool seats, corner sofa, garden table, and 10 cushions

Dimensions: Table: H68 x W110 x L110cm, Sofa: H77 x W206 x D206cm, Stools: H42 x W45 x D45cm

Soriano Compact Garden Bistro Set, Green

Best bistro garden furniture set
Soriano Compact Garden Bistro Set

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Super sage Meetings outside: there's no better feeling. This cool and understated bistro set is perfect for catching up with a friend on a warm evening. With minimal frames and monochromatic design, it's made to give you plenty of space when you need it but tucks away neatly when you need extra space. Not a fan of the sage? You can get this furniture set in grey, terracotta, or yellow instead.

Set includes: Table and two chairs

Dimensions: Table: H75 x W92 x D53cm, Chairs: H70.5 x W52 x D50.8cm

Bramblecrest 4 Seat Complete Dining Set

Best rattan garden furniture set
Bramblecrest 4 seat complete dining set

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Rattan look An alfresco meal can be a formal or laid-back affair, and this four-seater outdoor set includes four chairs and a table for the perfect day spent out in the sun with a cheeky tipple. There is no need to fear the rain as these chairs come with a removable parasol and cushions and the table is topped with tempered glass. The set is made from durable all-weather wicker, which is suitable for year-round use no matter the weather.

Set includes: Table, four chairs, and a parasol

Dimensions: Table: H75 x D110cm, Chairs: H85 x W62 x D57cm, Parasol: H250 x D250cm (H187.5cm at outer edge of canopy)

Lifestyle Garden Nassau 4 Seat Dining Set

Best eco-friendly garden furniture set
Lifestyle Garden Nassau 4 seat dining set

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Interior style If you're all aboard this season's indoor-outdoor trend, you're spoilt for choice with interior-styled dining sets this summer. With bi-fold doors making it easy to move furniture indoors and out, it's increasingly feasible to have one set of dining furniture that shifts between house and garden according to the season. We love this Lifestyle Garden Nassau Dining Set. Not only is the timber FSC® certified, sustainable eucalyptus, but the cheery resin bucket seats are also fully recyclable too.

Set includes: Table and four chairs

Dimensions: Table: H72 x W97 x D97cm, Chairs: H80cm, W55 x D55cm

Industrial Acacia Wood Outdoor Furniture Set

Best bench garden furniture set
Industrial Acacia Wood Outdoor Furniture Set

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Industrial chic If you'd prefer bench-style furniture set to dine and play games at with friends, this set is made of durable acacia hardwood and robust frames finished with a kiln-baked protective powder coating that can survive in the garden all year round. Available in two sizes, make a modern statement and add a touch of urban chic to your outdoor space.

Set includes: Small: Table and four stools, Large: Table, two benches, and two stools

Dimensions: Small: Table: H78 x W92.5 x D92.5cm, Stools: H46cm, W40 x D40cm
Large: Table: H78 x W180 x D83cm, Benches: H46 x W160 x D40cm, Stools: H46 x W40 x D40cm

Aleksy Lounge Set

Best wooden furniture set
Aleksy Lounge Set

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Comfy curves With two matching armchairs, a sofa, and a matching coffee table in curved acacia wood, this luxe set will suit any garden design with the curved back and slatted detailing complementing the natural landscape. Blending the indoors and outdoors, each seat comes with comfy cushions and you can add more of your own to make it as blissful as it is beautiful.

Set includes: Sofa, two chairs, and coffee table

Dimensions: Sofa: H84 x W166 x D71cm, Chairs: H84 x W79 x D71cm, Table: H24 x D79cm

LG Outdoor Devon 4 Seater Garden Dining Table and Chairs Set with Parasol

Best classic-style garden furniture set
LG Outdoor Devon 4 Seater Garden Dining Table and Chairs Set with Parasol

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Made to be moved Fancy having breakfast on the patio but dinner at the bottom of the garden? Choose furniture that's designed to be easy to move so you can easily reposition it around your plot to follow the sun. A current trend is for furniture that appears to be made from hefty cast iron but is constructed from lightweight resin. Durable, rust-free and warm to the touch, it's easy to look after too. Designs such as this 4-seater Devon dining table and chairs set from LG Outdoor can remain safely outside year-round.

Set includes: Four chairs, table, and parasol

Dimensions: Table: H73 x D105cm, Each chair: H90 x W56 x D63cm, Parasol: H240 x D250cm

Swara Garden 4 Seater Round Dining Set

Best garden furniture set for style
Swara Garden 4 Seater Round Dining Set

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Make a statement We love this Swara Garden 4 Seater Round Dining Set that, with its double weave combination, creates a statement silhouette that'll look sophisticated and stylish on your patio. Serving looks, and your food, the glass-top table gives you a clear view of the natural poly rattan beneath. To keep this one in best nick, you'll want to keep it covered or store it away when not in use.

Set includes: Four chairs and a table

Dimensions: Table: H74 x D100cm, Each chair: H86 x W49 x D59cm

KETTLER Versa 4-Seat Garden Lounging Table & Chairs Set

Best pack-away garden furniture set
KETTLER Versa 4-Seat Garden Lounging Table & Chairs Set

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Pack-away set If you're after a garden furniture set that can be left out all year round, or packed away with ease, look no further than the KETTLER Versa 4-Seat Garden Lounging Table & Chairs Set. Designed for compact storage, the chairs simply slide underneath the sofa, making it very easy to store when not in use and an ideal pick for smaller gardens, patios, or balconies.

Set includes: Coffee table, two-seater sofa, and two garden side chairs

Dimensions: Sofa: H66.5 x W144 x D74.5cm, Chair: H63.5 x W58 x D72cm, Table: H39 x W92 x D51.5cm

Stockholm Bar Dining Set

Best bar-style garden furniture set
Stockholm Bar Dining Set

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Bar-style dining If your happy place is perched high on a bar stool, you'll love these lofty dining sets. Perfect for gathering around with friends and enjoying warm, balmy evenings, these leggy designs bring a sense of occasion to any get-together. Their compact footprint makes them the ideal dining solution where space is tight. This Stockholm Bar Dining Set with curvy, low-backed stools and a sturdy aluminium frame finished in grey and pale wood effect is bang on trend.

Set includes: Table and four bar stools

Dimensions: Table: H105.5 x W110 x D110cm, Stools: H83 x W38.5 x D38.5cm

Habitat Mini Corner Sofa Set with Storage

Best garden furniture set with storage
Habitat Mini Corner Sofa Set with Storage

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Hidden storage Our gardens have never been so well used, being the venue for everything from work meetings to yoga sessions as well as family meals and catch-ups with friends. If you want to be able to clear away blankets, candles, or toys without having to lig them inside, the Mini Corner Sofa Set from Habitat comes with storage in the stool. Super handy! The traditional, lightweight rattan patio set offers comfort too with the six classic cream cushions. Available in brown or grey rattan.

Set includes: Corner sofa, six cushions, and a stool

Dimensions: Sofa: H62.5 x W123 x D70cm, Stool: H39 x W45 x D45cm

AMARA Outdoors Outdoor Rope Weave Lounge Set

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AMARA OUTDOORS Outdoor Rope Weave Lounge Set

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Roped in Say hello to sunshine with this strong and sturdy garden lounge set complete with a sofa, two chairs, and two complementing wooden tables - great for drinks and nibbles. Each seat has a solid iron frame with natural wooden legs and beautiful woven detailing on the back and armrests. Available in beige or grey, it’s the perfect set for enjoying those long summer evenings.

Set includes: Sofa, two chairs, and two tables

Dimensions: Sofa: W152 x L72 x H80cm, Chairs: W74 x L72 x H80cm, Large table: L97 x W57 x H40cm, Small table: H47 x 55cm

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