Written by Paisley Tedder

5 of the best garden dining sets

There’s nothing quite like dining al fresco in your garden when the sun is shining. Make sure the experience is a comfortable one by investing in a quality garden dining set that suits your needs and will last for years to come. Here, Good Homes magazine picks five garden dining sets to consider, whether you have acres of space to fill or a small-but-perfectly-formed patio…

1. Garden dining set for two

Ideal if you only have a small space to fill, like a courtyard or patio space, this Dorset 2-seater bistro garden set, £999, from Furniture Village is made in on-trend rattan. Grey works with pretty much every colour scheme and the smart rattan bistro set offers a great spot for your morning coffee or evening glass of wine.

Garden dining sets rattan two seater and small table on tiled outdoor flooring

Photo: Furniture Village

2. Firepit dining set

Take things up a notch in the al fresco entertaining stakes with this stunning Santorini six seater set complete with built-in firepit (£3,599 from Auburn Fox). Sure, it’s at the higher end of the price spectrum, but the built-in firepit is a must have for serious summer entertaining. As well as providing additional light as the sun sets, the hard-wearing nature of this firepit dining set means it’ll serve you for years to come.

six seater garden dining sets with built in firepit beside pool

Photo: Auburn Fox

3. Inflatable picnic bench

This futuristic-looking inflatable picnic bench is an ideal solution for smaller spaces over more traditional garden dining sets. The Ziba inflatable table and bench, £795 from Lime Lace, comes in a striking shade of orange and can be assembled and disassembled in minutes. It has a black aluminium frame, plexiglass tabletop and is available at either 1m or 1.5m long. An electric pump is also included.

inflatable picnic bench in bright orange on decking with swimming pool behind

Photo: Lime Lace


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4. Round garden dining set

Curve appeal is on trend for 2022, with many finding rounded edges softer and more welcoming than sharp corners in a post-pandemic world. Whether you buy into this concept or not, round garden dining table sets can fit into a square space more easily. This Camber 8-seater round dining set, £2,899 from Furniture Village, is ideal for entertaining big parties without anyone feeling left out at the end of the table.

Garden dining sets round table with eight chairs from overhead

Photo: Furniture Village

5. Modern minimalist set

If you’re looking for unfussy garden dining sets, check out the Paris volcano dining table with eight chairs, £2,799 from Bridgman. The sleek, chic table is scratch resistant and able to withstand all weathers, while the comfy stackable chairs don’t require cushions. Plus, the timeless combination of white and grey offers a blank canvas for tablescaping.

Eight seater grey garden dining sets with stackable chairs on outdoor rug

Photo: Bridgman

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