Four of the best new dining sets for your table

14 April 2022 – 3 Minute Read

If you’re entertaining, one quick and easy way to give your table a design shake up is to invest in a new dining set. We’ve trawled through the homeware stores and online design shops to bring you four of the best new stylish dining sets or tableware ranges to set your dinner table off this year.

The Nara dining set from Made.com

If you’re looking for durable and elegant, the new home accessories range from Made.com is a good bet.

While the online design brand have previously only sold furniture, they have just ventured into smaller homeware pieces for the first time, with a range including dinnerware, vases, serving platters and cutlery.

Of their five sleek dining set styles, our favourite is the Nara (£89/12 piece set). The warming stoneware set comes in a blue-green speckled glaze for a splash of colour. For more traditional elegance, try the black and white Sigur (£39/12 piece set).

You could also add a regal touch to your dinner table with the matt gold Newberg cutlery range (pictured above; £120/16 piece set), but we prefer the simplicity of the angular Dayton range in brushed stainless steel (£65/16 piece set).

If you’ll be serving up food sharing-style, also try the Nordic-inspired range of hand-carved marble platters (from £25).

Find the Collection at Made.com (pieces from £12)

The Social Collection at John Lewis

With restaurants in London, Shanghai, Hong Kong, New York and Dubai, The Social Company’s executive chef Jason Atherton knows a thing or two about a quality dining experience.

Despite three Michelin stars, Atherton’s restaurants all offer a relaxed and laidback dining style, where the focus is on sharing and socialising. His new range of bone china tableware for John Lewis reflects this, with a versatile, all-white look designed by award-winning British designer Robin Levien. Plates have a thick rim, perfect for stopping spillage when you’re sharing all that food around. Bowls feel sturdy, but look clean and simple. It’s also affordable, with prices starting at £4 for bowls and going up £16 for dinners plates. A full set of 12 pieces (dinner plates, side plates and pasta bowls) is £104.

Simple, yet sophisticated, this is a daily dining range you’d be more than happy to whip out when the guests come knocking.

Find The Social Collection at John Lewis (pieces from £4).

Animal dinner plate set from Yvonne Ellen

Image credit: Yvonne Ellen

If ever there was a dinner set to keep for best, its these quirky, yet elegant designs from Yvonne Ellen Homeware. Yvonne takes vintage and second hand porcelain plates and gives them a modern makeover with her charming hand drawn illustrations. Her latest Animal range features four porcelain plates (£92/set of four) each with monochrome illustrations of fantastic beasts. The images range from the cute (like the dachshund in party hat, above), to the kooky (a zebra balancing a cocktail on its head).

The unique illustrations also make the pieces beautiful enough to hang on your wall as an alternative piece of art work. The only downside is that these plates need to be hand washed due to the fragile gold gilt edge.

The Animal Dinner Plate Set is available from YvonneEllen.com , (plates from £24).

The Blot dining set from Habitat

Bring a sense of fun to your table with this ink splash dining set from Habitat. Each of the rich indigo Blot designs is hand painted in Portugal so every plate will come out slightly differently.

Individual plates start from £8 and a full 12 piece set is £90. It’s also made from durable, heavy earthenware so they feel sturdy.  Plus they’re microwave and dishwasher safe.

Find The Blot range at Habitat (prices from £8).