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Best Dinnerware Brands Uk

James Lee
• Thursday, 05 November, 2020
• 7 min read

We think great design should be part of everyday life and our favorite plates deserve to be used and enjoyed to the full. We tested our top plate sets by looking for great design, durability, product range, and of course, bang for our buck.

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This heavyweight set with its deep coupe shaping is perfect for serving up a substantial Sunday roast with plenty of gravy. The plates are hand-crafted using Deny Pottery’s locally sourced clay, and as they are safe to use in the oven, dishwasher, microwave and even freezer, they’re as tough and durable as they are immediately attractive.

We’re seeing decorative glass as an emerging trend in dinnerware, and this Parisian inspired plate set hits all the right notes. Ideal for easy breezy outdoor dining when you want something a little more fancy than melamine, these dishwasher-safe dinner plates offer instant chic.

Made from clear glass, and with an ornate circular design, the plates are deceptively smooth on the top and bumpy on the underside. The solid cream stoneware plates are overlaid with a vivid mint crackle glaze, which both accentuates the patterning and glistens in the sunlight.

These matte-glazed porcelain plates from the famed Dutch brand brings a colorful, craft driven aesthetic to the dining table. Delicately hand-painted with a swirling repeat sunflower seed motif, and in summery shades of yellow, blue, orange and pink, this set is perfect for a cheery, laid back look.

Crafted from fine bone china, the pure white contrasts beautifully with the graffiti-inspired splash of color. Made for sharing, these cheery smaller plates will add a splash of Mediterranean sunshine to your tabletop, whatever the weather.

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Each of the eight 16 cm porcelain pieces features a swirling dip glaze in its own summery hue, but we loved the way the tonal colors come together with a contrasting curved white stripe. While you may have doubled the number of dishes on the table with your Spanish-inspired feast, these are thankfully dishwasher safe, making clearing up a doddle.

Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links on this page. Their team is passionate about our heritage and are keeping alive a traditional skill and passing them on to future generations of potters.

Powder Butterfly offer beautiful British themed gifts crafted in England. The Art Rooms is a Yorkshire based studio in the beautiful world heritage village of Saltier.

Jacky’s unique signature design of silhouette and vibrant color blocks have been inspired by her travels around Britain. She has applied her simple yet recognizable style to a varied collection of luxury lifestyle products including kitchenware.

They proudly use authentic patterns and casting methods used over 100 years ago to ensure their products are the best quality they can be. Lumley Designs is a family run business established in 1998 who specialize in unique British made cast iron products.

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Part of their product range is sturdy cast iron trivets to protect your kitchen worktops. Each design is custom-made and finished in Wolverhampton England by Robin Lumley.

Based in Cambridge they retail online and it is their aim to introduce people to products that will stand the test of time. Specializing in handmade quality designs for adding color and textural accents, each individual piece is made to last.

Original ‘thread drawings’ are turned into beautiful prints to adorn tableware, bags, stationery and home textiles. Darting ton’s vision was built on a clean and simple design style, handmade using age-old techniques.

For over 50 years, many notable design figures have come together to use their passion and skill to grow the brand into what is now the only remaining factory scale producer in the country. Since their beginning, they have only used locally sourced clay and secret glaze recipes to handcraft their designs.

The combination of extraordinary designers and craftspeople, along with over 200 years of experience in making ceramics in their Derbyshire pottery, creates beautiful, versatile and durable collections. Featuring fully replaceable or repairable parts, timeless styling and the unique, patented Preheat element.

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By the 1870s, production had expanded to electroplated teapots and trays and it started to become a significant exporter in the 1910s and are still going strong. Samuel Stanford Ltd. of Sheffield, England are manufacturers of The Smithfield range of knives.

Born in the ‘Steel City’ itself Samuel Stanford Ltd. is a traditional company with over 150 years experience in the design and manufacture of forged cutlery for professional and amateur users. Silver wood has always stayed true to its founders’ values of traditional production using only the finest quality raw materials and skilled craftsmen who continue to use time-honoured techniques including metal spinning and hand-finishing.

, pasta bowls and cups or mugs accommodate casual dining, while those who regularly entertain may prefer to invest in fine china tableware for extra-special occasions. Read the following tips to help find the perfect dinner sets for your home: Everyday dinner sets come in a range of different patterns, shapes and styles, so you’ll be sure to find something that matches your kitchen.

If you’re looking for classic dinnerware for special occasions, there are plenty of stunning vintage and hand painted dinner sets to choose from. Modern dinnerware sets typically accommodate four to eight people, usually comprising enough plates and bowls for a household with a few spares.

Crockery is made in a variety of materials with earthenware, ironstone and stoneware dinnerware sets being popular choices for casual use. Ironstone dinnerware is made to be more durable than stoneware and earthenware, with a porcelain-like appearance that can be a good middle ground between casual and formal.

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Bone china and porcelain dinnerware sets such as Wedgwood plates are more refined and expensive, therefore more exclusively used for formal dining. Regardless of whether you’re looking for the perfect tableware for sitting down for a family meal or for throwing a dinner party, House is bound to have the ideal dinner set for you and your home. Our extensive range of catering crockery has been selected to meet the needs of restaurants and hotels, including every-day essentials such as white porcelain hotel ware, high-end commercial fine china that is ideal for fine dining, and colored porcelain and rustic stoneware.

As a specialist catering crockery wholesaler, all our products carry the hallmarks of true commercial crockery, including compliance with British Hotel Standards BS4034, 5-year edge chip guarantees and Vitrified Porcelain construction. Shop online and find the UK's leading catering crockery brands, including Churchill, Villeroy & Boch, Ste elite, Perceive and Gen ware.

Shop Now Unique glaze and natural effects occurring in the kiln mean that no two pieces are the same. Click Here Huge stock of the UK's leading tableware brands for hotels and restaurants.

Shop Now Premium fine bone china versatile from breakfast to dinner. Shop Now Alchemy White Fine China provides a present-day twist on classic style.

Shop Now The latest crockery trends to hit the UK catering industry. Click Here Rustic stoneware with reactive glazes to offer endless combinations.

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Our range of customers extends from sole traders to large corporate chains. Whether you are buying as a one-off purchase or looking to replenish your entire crockery collection, you will be pleased to know that we hold all our tableware ranges in stock.

Contact us today and your local account manager will discuss with you options and present a final proposal that is highly competitive. Although they are also suitable for domestic use, they are a premium-quality product designed to stand up to the rigors of daily commercial use.

British Hotel Standard BS4034, highlighting a products' ability to resist water ingress and staining. Rolled Edge, providing additional resistance to chipping against knocks and bumps.

Restaurateurs, caterers and hoteliers alike can rest-assured that their purchase will stand the test of time, even with repeated regular use.

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