Get ready to host the best dinner (or day) party your guests have ever seen. If you're one for entertaining friends and family, then a great outdoor dinnerware set is what you need.
Whether you're hosting BBQs or grown-up dinner parties, the best outdoor tableware set for your garden furniture will see you through it all. Come rain or shine, these plates and bowls are here to help you serve your delicious meals and snacks.
The sustainable solution to your classic paper, plastic plates and old regulars at garden festivities is outdoor dinnerware – it is much more durable than paper and more than your precious indoor china.
Perfect if you're anxious about bringing your prized indoor dinnerware outdoors, these sets can be just as charming. In monotone colours and gorgeous designs, they can help scape the best dinner or breakfast table.
How to make the perfect tablescape
Fine homeware brand Polkra has a collection of beautifully designed candles by Katie Scott that come in several scents and will really set off your table. Team these with its newly released collection with designer Jess Wheeler, the Rainbow Hued Wiggle Linen napkins features a vibrant hand-painted squiggle design in a selection of six vibrant patterns that will bring an effortless sense of sophistication to any table.
You can bring depth to your table by adding flowers too, popping small dried twigs of lavender or single stems in these very on-trend mushroom shape bud vases from Not On The High Street by The Best Room.
If you're just planning on drinking outdoors we've also found some great outdoor break-resistant glasses and tumblers, ideal if you're relaxing in the hot tub or staying out late by the firepit.
Check out our round-up of the best outdoor tableware sets perfect for hosting your next big summer gathering.
The best garden tableware for dining outdoors
Go for gorgeous summer ceramic vibes with this beautiful blue and clear glass dining set, complete with everything you could need to serve up food in style. This lightweight set will complement any outdoor décor style and impress all your guests thanks to its unique shape.
6 dinner plates, 6 salad plates, 6 soup bowls
Features: Dishwasher safe, oven safe, chip-resistant, stackable, BPA free.
Review: "I love this dinner set, it’s very classy, I added a picture of the bowl with soup as when it first arrived I didn’t think the bowls would hold enough, but they are very deceiving and hold plenty, plus I love them for starters or pasta and even desserts, great buy and brought matching cutlery set from Wayfair too."
Flamefield Granite 12 Piece Melamine Tableware Dinner Picnic Set
Best outdoor dinnerware set for breakfast
We can picture it already, sun shining and an 'Instagrammable' breakfast on deck, dine in style outdoors with this gorgeous melamine tableware. This set of plates comes complete with bowls and plates, ready to be filled with cereal, porridge and a full English!
4 dinner plates, 4 side plates, 4 cereal bowls.
Features: Lightweight melamine material, dishwasher safe.
Review: "Lightweight set, looks really good, purchased for use in caravan. Great quality and value for money."
House of Hampton Huerta 12 Piece Melamine Dinnerware Set
Best outdoor dinnerware set for durability
Pretty in blue, we love how expensive this set looks! Perfect for entertaining outdoors, this set would be ideal for hosting an al fresco dinner with family and friends.
4 Dinner plates, 4 salad plates and 4 bowls.
Features: Dishwasher safe, chip-resistant, stackable, BPA free.
Review: "I fell very much in love with these online. They resembled some expensive ceramic plates that I bought in Glastonbury a few years ago, I couldn't believe that there was a melamine version out there. When they arrived they we more vibrant than the picture (I was hoping they would be) and their irregular shape is just charming! They will look amazing in my dresser in my new campervan! I can't wait to see them up!"
Latitude Run Tantillo Industrial 16 Piece Dinnerware Set
Best outdoor dinnerware set for modern gardens
Keep it classic with this all-black outdoor dinnerware set. Perfect for use all year round, with some outdoor heaters around, who's to say you can't dine outdoors in the colder months?
4 dinner plates, 4 mugs, 4 bread and butter plates, 4 soup bowls
Features: Dishwasher safe, chip-resistant, stackable and BPA free.
Serve the night's dishes in these ridiculously gorgeous and perfect for summer serving platters. Whether you're a proud plant parent or love a splash of green, these plates would complement any tableware, think Greek salads and tasty burrata spread out to share, yum.
An assortment of ten serving plates and dishes
Features: 100 per cent pure melamine and are coated with a food-safe LG coating, dishwasher safe.
Review: "Great outdoor serving combination."
Ideal for al fresco dining in the summer months, to being used indoors for children throughout the year, this set is a must-have for any modern home. This bamboo set is fully sustainable and environmentally friendly.
4 dinner plates, 4 tumblers, 1 jug and 1 salad bowl with servers.
Features: Sustainable and environmentally friendly bamboo material, dishwasher and microwave safe.
Whether you're treating yourself to some champagne, gin or a delicious cocktail, M&S have got you covered! From large highball glasses to champagne flutes, this collection of rainbow picnic glassware (actually plastic!) has you covered for late-night dinner parties outdoors, so you don't have to worry about any broken glasses the morning after.
This reviewer said they add the perfect extra touch outdoors: "Perfect for outdoor entertaining. Smart sophisticated glasses!"
Rosalind Wheeler Migues 6 Piece 250ml Plastic Goblet Set
Best outdoor set for classy cocktails
These plastic goblets prove that plastic cups don't need to be boring and ugly. Drink and entertain in luxury from your own back garden with this divine set of break-resistant and durable glasses - bonus there's no worry about cleaning up any broken glass!
6 250ml plastic goblets
Features: Dishwasher safe and break-resistant.
Five star review: "Lovely goblets, perfect for the summer BBQ!"
These plastic cups are easy to care for and emulate the look and feel of glass. So, you don't need to be afraid to take the party outside with these worry-free drinking glasses!
4 200ml plastic drinking glasses
Features: Dishwasher and commercial dishwasher safe, BPA free and break-resistant.
Review: "Lovely colours and finish."