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The UK’s 18 Best Garden Dining Sets

Garden Dining Table Sets are the bee’s knees for barbecues, al fresco dinners and homemade buffet lunches. A few seats and a table are all you need for a convivial outdoor atmosphere that can comfortably slide into the evening.

But which Garden Dining Set is the best? We’ve asked our customers and this is what they’ve picked, from everyday dining Hectare and luxury Primrose Living to the straightforward simplicity of wooden Charles Taylor or Rowlinson.

Take a look below to find your new garden gathering spot – and look out for sets with free parasols. And don’t forget, at Primrose, everything is available 0% interest-free so you can enjoy it now, and pay later. We’ve split the list into metal frame and wooden garden dining sets to make life easier for you.

Unexpected guests? Pick up an extra table!

Please note: all prices correct at time of writing

What’s the best garden dining set?

The best furniture is the sets and pieces that fit your needs. If it’s going in a conservatory you don’t need to worry about water resistance, but weatherproofing will still help with sunlight discolouration.

If it’s going outside, what kind of decor are you looking for? Both wood and metal furniture can be treated to last for years so that element’s covered – you’ll see sets covering a wide range of prices in either material.

Wood is considered more traditional, while metal or plastic would be more modern by comparison. And rattan sits between the two, being a traditional manufacturing method featuring modern materials.

Generally, the more expensive the ‘better’ the furniture – better in that there’s more weatherproofing, more water resistance, sturdier builds and higher quality materials so it’ll all last for longer before needing to get a new set or repairs.

Look for tempered-glass tabletops too

On our site, the best garden furniture is the new primrose living range. We’ve designed it specifically to be better than other rattan ranges on the market for both look and longevity.

However, if you’re not looking for rattan then you’re best off checking our garden furniture page and refining by material/price to find the set that’s right for you.

The UK’s 11 Best Metal Frame Garden Dining Sets

1. Hadleigh 6 Seater Garden Dining Furniture Set In Grey Stripe By Hectare®

a grey stripe cushioned dining set, 6 seats around a rectangular table with a parasol through the centre

An eternally popular furniture set and it’s easy to see why – comfy cushions, a free parasol and a simple style that works for every garden’s decor. The cushions are reversible too so you can go for trendy stripes or straightforward grey.

  • Price: £699.99
  • Material: Metal frame, polyester cushions, tempered glass table
  • Features: Reversible cushions
  • Seats: Six

Shop this Hadleigh Six Seater Garden Dining Set

2. Hadleigh Reclining 6 Seater Garden Dining And Leisure Furniture Set In Navy By Hectare®

Six seats alongside a grey glass-topped table. four seats are at the table, two are separate with footstools in front with a coffee table in between

The same number of seats as above but with fresh, fancy chairs and a great blue style. These chairs can go from upright, to reclined, to completely flat if you want to lounge right back, with a couple of footstools for proper outdoor relaxation.

  • Price: £799.99
  • Material: Metal frame, polyester cushions, tempered glass table
  • Features: Reclining seats and a coffee table
  • Seats: Six, with two footstools

Shop this Hadleigh Six Seater Reclining Garden Dining Set

3. Hadleigh 4 Seater Garden Dining Furniture Set In Grey By Hectare®

Four grey-cushioned seats around a square-ish table with a parasol above. The table has place settings

Our customers can’t get enough of our comfy cushions, with Hadleigh’s fibre-filled seats taking up the top three spots. Though this set has four of them and one tempered glass table, so it’s perfect for smaller gatherings or gardens with a bit less space.

  • Price: £599.99
  • Material: Metal frame, polyester cushions, tempered glass table
  • Features: Reversible cushions
  • Seats: Four

Shop this Hadleigh Four Seater Garden Dining Set

4. Kennet Reclining 6 Seater Polytex Dining Set In Black By Hectare®

Six polytex-material charies around a black table, with a black parasol upright through it.

The first if the Kennet sets in our top garden dining list, this set comes in unbeatable black for a timeless furniture look. Powder-coated steel frames and superPolytex seats resist all weathers, so this is a set to enjoy for years. The seats also fold up to save space!

  • Price: £699.99
  • Material: Metal frame, Polytex seats, tempered glass table
  • Features: Space-saving fold-up seats
  • Seats: Six

Shop this Kennet Six Seater Garden Dining Set

5. Kennet Reclining 4 Seater Polytex Dining Set In Black By Hectare®

four black charis, one black table, one black table, a great garden dining set

A circular table brings everyone together on this four-seater set. It takes up less space so is great for smaller gardens, or even a balcony if you’re lucky enough to have a bigger one. Keep seats folded away for maximum space-saving until the guests come round.

  • Price: £599.99
  • Material: Metal frame, Polytex seats, tempered glass table
  • Features: Space-saving fold-up seats
  • Seats: Four

Shop this Kennet Four Seater Garden Dining Set

6. Luxury Rattan 8 Seater Rectangular Garden Dining Set with Parasol by Primrose Living

Eight seats (with two at each end) around a rectangular table. Seats and table edges are rattan, top is glass, cushions are white and polyester. The parasol's cream, and it all looks very comfy

The height of garden luxury, this Primrose Living set has space for eight guests to sit in and enjoy your garden from. Thick cushions give these seats armchair-level comfort, and the half-round double-woven rattan looks and feels phenomenal.

  • Price: £3,199.99
  • Material: Aluminium frames, half-round rattan, tempered glass
  • Features: Full-round rattan detailing, tilt parasol
  • Seats: Eight

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7. Luxury Rattan 4 Seater Circular Garden Dining Set by Primrose Living

4 armchair-like rattan seats, with cushions, around a circular table with a parasol above. Parasol is cream, rattan colour is sand-like

Fewer seats, a smaller table, but the same level of luxury with closed-arm armchairs and the same thick cushions. The set above is natural coloured rattan, but this set also comes in stone and pebble for a world of luxury options.

  • Price: £2,499.99
  • Material: Aluminium frames, half-round rattan, tempered glass
  • Features: Full-round rattan detailing, tilt parasol
  • Seats: Four

Shop this Luxury Rattan Four Seater Garden Dining Set

8. Luxury Rattan 8 Seater Oval Garden Dining Set by Primrose Living

8 rattan seats around an oval rattan glass-topped table., with a parasol towering over it all. The chairs look like armchairs with closed arms

An oval wonder, this is an eight-seater set with a friendly air, bringing all the guests a little closer together for passing the wine, breaking bread and dining in style. Look out for the cushion button details, quality rattan and ever-present tempered glass.

Also available in stone and pebble.

  • Price: £3,199.99
  • Material: Aluminium frames, half-round rattan, tempered glass
  • Features: Full-round rattan detailing, tilt parasol
  • Seats:Eight

Shop this Luxury Rattan Eight Seater Garden Dining Set

9. Classic Rattan 8 Seater Oval Garden Dining Set with Parasol in Stone by Primrose Living

8 stone-coloured rattan seats around an oval table, dressed with throws, crockery and glassware

Part of our ‘Classic’ rattan range, this flat-weave rattan is a little easier to manufacture so it can be sold for less. Entry-level Primrose Living with the same comfort and attention to detail as all our Luxury Primrose Living Sets with thick cushions and detailed edges..

  • Price: £2,999.99
  • Material: Aluminium frames, flat-weave rattan, tempered glass
  • Features: Full-round rattan detailing, tilt parasol
  • Seats: Eight

Shop this Classic Rattan Eight Seater Garden Dining Set

10. Luxury 6 Seater Circular Garden Dining Set in Stone Rattan by Primrose Living

six seats, in stone, around a circular table, parasol above. There's a white planter set off to the left

Like the knights of the round table but fewer guests, this circular table is great for bringing people together. The cushion colour complements the stone-coloured rattan, and the seats are comfy enough to spend all day in.

You can also get this set in Natural or Pebble if you’ve got a different garden style.

  • Price: £2,999.99
  • Material: Aluminium frames, half-round rattan, tempered glass
  • Features: Full-round rattan detailing, tilt parasol
  • Seats: Six

Shop this Luxury Rattan Six Seater Garden Dining Set

11. Luxury Rattan 8 Seater Rectangular Fire Pit Table Garden Dining Set in Stone by Primrose Living

A garden dining set with a fire pit nestled into the table - glass surround it

A garden furniture set that brings the heat, this fire pit table is smoothly integrated to give you the best of both worlds when it comes to outdoor living. You’ll need to supply your own gas canister, but this is a set that’s built for evening dining and socialising.

  • Price: £4,299.99
  • Material: Aluminium frames, half-round rattan, tempered glass
  • Features: Fire pit table, glass surround
  • Seats: Eight

Shop this Luxury Rattan Eight Seater Fire Pit Garden Dining Set

The 7 Best Wooden Garden Dining Sets

1. Rustic Cement & Acacia Wood 8 Seater Dining Set With Benches by Primrose Living

A wood and cement garden dining set with benches and footstools. The framse are wood and the tops are a dark grey cement, and the table has a breakfast selection on it

The ultimate in wooden Garden Dining sets, the ‘Rustic’ range from Primrose Living also comes in a six seater bench variation for smaller families or groups. Hardwearing acacia couples with cement and resin tops for a fantastic look indoors or out.

  • Price: £2,299.99
  • Material: Acacia, cement and resin
  • Features: Footstools, benches and free protective wax
  • Seats: Eight

Shop this Wood and Cement Bench Garden Dining Set

2. Eight Seater Round Wooden Picnic Table by Rowlinson

a wooden picnic able with 4 benches attached, all curved around the central table

A picnic table might not truly be a dining set, but you can certainly eat dinner while sitting at it. A firm family favourite, a picnic table is great for impromptu al fresco dining and outdoor get-togethers in the sun.

  • Price: £349.99
  • Material: Natural timber
  • Features: Integrated table and benches
  • Seats: Eight

Shop this Wooden Eight Seater Picnic Table

3. 6ft Classic Picnic Table by Rowlinson

6 seater wooden picnic table

Another picnic table and one of our most popular, this is a classic bench dining set in an A-frame style. Place it on a patio or straight on the lawn for true picnic feel, with seating for up to eight people. Just remember to sit down evenly to avoid tipping.

  • Price: £209.99
  • Material: Natural timber
  • Features: Integrated table and benches
  • Seats: Eight

Shop this Wooden Six Seater Picnic Table

4. Charles Taylor Wooden Garden 6 Seater Picnic Table Gold

Charles Taylor Wooden 6 seater picnic table

Built from FSC-approved Scandinavian redwood, this six-seater picnic bench features a beautiful golden hue. It’s guaranteed to be rot-free for 20 years thanks to its pressure-treated timber, and will look fabulous all the while.

  • Price: £219.99
  • Material: FSC-approved Scandinavian redwood
  • Features: Integrated table and benches, space for parasol
  • Seats: Six

Shop this Gold Wooden Picnic Table

5. Guernsey 8 Seater Easy Access Walk-in Wooden Picnic Table

guernsey 8 seater picnic table with some green beer bottles on it

A change in design makes this eight-seater picnic table easy access for those who might not otherwise be able to lift their legs over the structure. Great for families and social gatherings alike, place by a barbecue for maximum outdoor effect.

  • Price: £349.99
  • Material: FSC-approved pine
  • Features: Integrated table and walk-in benches
  • Seats: Eight

Shop this Easy Access Walk-In Picnic Table

6. Whitby 6 Seater Folding Picnic Table

whitby folding 6 seater picnic table

With benches that fold to save space, this picnic table can turn from a dining spot to a serving table with a simple lift. Seat your friends or serve them in style with this table made from FSC-approved slow-growing pine, with smooth rounded edges.

  • Price: £239.99
  • Material: FSC-approved pine
  • Features: Space-saving foldable benches 
  • Seats: Six

Shop this Pine Foldable Six-Seater Picnic Table

7. Honourable mention: Noah’s arbour

An arbour in the shape of an ark, with a picnic table tucked inside

Beautifully outstanding, this is a picnic table and garden dining set as much as it is a garden feature or sculpture. A curved roof and seat backs gives this set an arc-like look, with a 10-year guarantee against rot. Honourable mention as it’s technically an arbour thanks to the roof.

  • Price: £1,899.99
  • Material: FSC certified timber
  • Features: A roof for showers and shade
  • Seats: Six

Shop this Six Seater Noah’s Arbour Picnic Table

Phew – what a great list of furniture! This is just a handful of the over 1400 garden furniture sets and pieces we have at Primrose, ranging from Garden Dining Sets like the above to sun loungers, daybeds and more! Take a look at our website to find your perfect set, or click here to learn everything you need to know about garden furniture.

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