5 of the best garden dining sets

July 21, 2023

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 Blue metal bistro garden set, (£155, Funky Chunky Furniture) is perfect and purse-friendly, too. The chic blue works with pretty much every colour scheme and the bistro set offers a great spot for your morning coffee or evening glass of wine.

Bistro garden dining set on stones with lavender overgrown beside

Photo: Funky Chunky Furniture

2. Lounge dining set

If you’re after a more cosy al fresco entertaining scheme, this stunning Wooden Garden lounge set (£599, is the right fit for you. Sure, it’s at the higher end of the price spectrum, but with six cosy seats and a table ideal for positioning a graze board, it’s perfect for late summer evenings and the top quality materials mean it will almost certainly last you for many years to come.

Lounge wooden garden dining set on concrete

Photo: Out and Out

3. Versatile seating

Elevate your outdoor dining experience with these stunning Milan Rope Back Garden Chairs (£110 each, Peppermill Interiors). They’re ideal for both indoors and outdoors dining being waterproof and padded for extra comfort, plus they are stackable so can easily be moved away if you need more space outside during the day. The dark colour will suit any existing garden scheme, too!

Black sleek garden dining set

Photo: Peppermill Interiors

4. Contemporary garden dining

These Fallon garden dining chairs (£179 each, Danetti) are ideal for a simple set, ideal for family breakfasts and somewhere to enjoy BBQs or wood stove pizza oven dinners. The natural colour of the garden dining set will slot in with your existing garden decor, and the metal frame will ensure it’s durable for many summer seasons to come.

Natural comfortable cream garden dining sets

Photo: Danetti

5. Modern minimalist set

If you’re looking for unfussy garden dining sets, check out the Riviera 4 seater plastic dining set (£299.99, Vonhaus). The sleek, stylish table will hold plenty of food and drink, and the water repellent black frame ensures the garden dining set is durable. Plus, the timeless dark colouring offers a blank canvas for tablescaping.

4 piece garden dining set on concrete in front of wooden fence

Photo: Vonhaus