My pick of stylish and affordable dining sets

It’s no secret that I love to entertain family and friends.

When we bought our house, coming up for three years in July, I knew there was enough space for a fabulous dining room. I wanted to create a restaurant dining room in my home. Quality furniture, decor, cutlery and crockery, plus all the details which make a restaurant special. Eating should always be an experience!

There are some fabulous dining sets by brands out now. It doesn’t need to cost the earth to update your dinner ware or to make an effort to wow your guests.

Here are my top picks for you…

Sophie Conran

french-white-fluted-dinner-plates-set-of-six-9cfFrench white fluted dining set. This charming set may look slightly old fashioned, but actually, it’s come back into fashion. You can’t go wrong with a simple white set, allowing you to put the detail into flowers, candles and glasses.

The best part is, it’s all dishwasher, oven and microwave safe!

Six dinner plates £72, soup bowls £72 and side plates £60

Marks and Spencer

HT_05_T34_2341Z_YZ_X_EC_0Sue Timney’s monochrome dining set. Stylish and stand out. 12 piece set for £95.

The benefit of this design is you can dress the table with pops of cerise, red or yellow to really compliment the dinner ware.

Dishwasher and microwave safe.

John Lewis

235684530alt2This is a stunning set by kate spade new york.

The description says “A stylised foliage motif graces the white-bodied china. The slender stems create an elegant presentation.”

One full place setting is £120, so this isn’t a cheap buy, but look at it! It’ll certainly be a talking point.


386662Perdita at Habitat. Unusual and less formal, but playful!

It’s stoneware and has a brown splatter style.

It comes as a 12 piece set and is £100. You can also buy pasta plates separately.


4182Porcelain 12 piece dinner ware with a subtle marble design. It was a toss up between this and the palm design!

This is a winner as it’s dishwasher and microwave safe plus for the 12 pieces, it’s only £35!

If you teamed it with rose gold cutlery and mirrored glasses it would really set off a nice dinner table.


House-Additions-Graphite-32-Pieces-Dinnerware-SetI looked through hundreds of dinner sets on the Wayfair website but a set which appeared on page 1, was stand out for me. And, there’s 50% off just now! This comes as a 32 piece set, so there’s 8 of everything and it’s only £45!!

What’s left to say?!



4ETPK_SQ1_0000000029_MULTI_SLf1You can’t go wrong with Denby! This Denby Halo set, available at Very, comes as a 16 piece. The colours and the design is  simple, won’t date and will suit most occasions.

It’s £199.99 but I’d consider this as an investment set, it’ll last your lifetime!

I’ve got the blue set in my office which was handed down from my Mum.

Now you’ve got no excuse not to have an awesome dining table set for your guests. Not only will you be proud as punch of your effort but your guests will be sure to take note.

Next post will be about accessorising your dining table!

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