Her Majesty is in the midst of celebrating her 90th birthday this year, but you don’t have to be royalty to treat yourself to a dining table and a dinner party fit for a Queen.
Indulge your inner monarch with one of our luxurious dining table sets, perfect for hosting a royal dinner party to celebrate the Queen’s birthday, or your own.
Here is our selection of indoor and outdoor furniture that won’t set you back a princely sum, along with how a private chef can help you throw a dinner party to impress your guests.
What could be more luxurious than a highly-polished marble table with sumptuous upholstered chairs?
The beautiful colours and swirls in marble tabletops and pedestals make each piece totally unique so even if Buckingham Palace itself has one, you can guarantee it won’t be the same as yours.
The gorgeously glossy finish of these tables are achieved only by polishing by hand, which makes this choice a pleasingly posh one. Naturally hard-wearing, marble dining tables are designed for entertaining. Avoid table cloths and runners, so as not to hide the beauty and opt for leather or metallic placemats instead. Then sit back and enjoy hosting your guests, conversation is sure to flow around one of these eye-catching pieces.
Grand Glass Tables
Dining tables topped with transparent glass are great at creating the illusion of space and making a room appear larger. They’re also extremely versatile and look great both in traditional homes and more contemporary spaces.
Our Mikado glass dining table is a stand-out piece. From the subtle smokiness of the glass and the walnut veneer finishing to the delicate curves of the chairs, it’s daringly distinctive yet totally refined.
Glass dining tables are guaranteed to impress your guests, you can even show off a beautiful rug beneath and really make a statement.
Regal Rattan Dining Sets
As our longest serving monarch, the Queen has had to get pretty used to sitting on the throne and with rattan garden sets, comfort is a priority.
Whether you opt for a corner sofa set or a more formal dining table and chairs, rattan sets are smart enough for a Buckingham Palace garden party (in our opinion). Whilst they may not last as long as Her Majesty’s lengthy reign, the synthetic weaves are strong and durable and will survive the elements all year round, for many years to come.
An alfresco dinner party is perfect for warm summer evenings. Make sure you have a summer inspired menu to suit. You may not have a butler to serve it, but your guests will be suitably impressed all the same.
Spectacular Sets for Small Spaces
The Queen enjoys acres of land at her various residences, but you can make spending time in even the smallest of outdoor spaces feel that bit more special when there’s somewhere pleasant to sit.
Folding bistro sets are a striking option for small spaces. Our Alexa dining table set may be compact but it’s not short on impact, thanks to the warm Acacia wood it is made from and its pretty form.
Even when it’s folded away, it won’t look out of place however grand your garden guests are.
Palatial Garden Furniture Sets
When we want it all, we can be accused of acting like the Queen or at least a spoilt princess, but it’s entirely achievable with our Geneva garden furniture set. This luxurious set delivers everything you need for summer.
Not only does it include a smart table and chairs, but there’s also a parasol, bench, sun lounger and side table included. Guests will be spoilt for choice when it comes to picking a throne for the event.
Plus, the table extends for that right Royal knees-up you've got planned. And before you ask, yes, even the luxurious padded bold red cushions are thrown in!
The Royal Experience
Now that you have an impressive dining table it’s time to think about the food. For an extra special evening, why not hire a personal chef to come and cook you and your guests a delicious meal? Private chef service, La Belle Assiette, are firm believers that you needn’t go out for an extravagant dinner, as the best table is in your house and we certainly agree! Their chefs take care of everything so that you can simply relax and enjoy the company of your guests, without having to worry about a thing. They buy the ingredients, cook in your kitchen, serve you at the table and even do the clearing up. It may not be a butler service and army of royal chefs to rival the Queen, but it is pretty close!
What’s more, the team at La Belle Assiette are offering all of our readers a special welcome offer. Simply enter FV30 at the checkout to receive £30 off your first booking.