Take the Dinner Party Outdoors with Cuckooland
Whether you’re hosting a (hopefully!) sunny BBQ or dinner and drinks under the stars, eating outside is a guaranteed way to take your dinner party to the next level.
And to make sure you’re the ‘host with the most’, you’ll need the perfect garden table and chairs for your guests. Read on for serious outdoor furniture inspo that will bring a whole new meaning to the question, ‘shall we go out for dinner?’
1. Maze Rattan Oxford Lifestyle Suite
Don’t you just hate it when you’re sat at one end of a long table, too far away to speak to your friends at the other end? Enter the Maze Rattan Oxford Lifestyle Suite!
Gather your nearest and dearest around this circular dining set, and you’ll be able to chat to everyone with ease at your next outdoor dinner party.
The clever 3-in-1 design includes a rising table in the centre which can be set at 2 heights, so you can use it as a dining table or a coffee table for after-dinner drinks – and then push the sections together to create a cosy day bed, perfect for recovering the morning after!
2. Maze Rattan 6 Seat Bar Set with Ice Bucket
The Maze Rattan 6 Seat Bar Set with Ice Bucket is the best accompaniment to your alfresco celebrations!
The 6 bar seats are ideal for hosting a small, intimate dinner party and the ice bucket in the centre will keep your Prosecco chilled throughout your meal.
The deep-filled seat cushions are shower-proof, UV-resistant and machine washable, so they can be easily cleaned if anyone spills their bubbly!
3. Maze Rattan Oxford Oval Fire Pit Dining Set
We can’t always rely on the weather, so make sure your dinner party guests stay comfortable outside with the Maze Rattan Oxford Oval Fire Pit Dining Set.
Fire up the integrated gas fire pit in the centre of the table to create a cosy atmosphere. Use the included griddle pans to keep food warm as you serve and turn up the adjustable heat control as soon as the temperature drops, to take the chill off your guests.
This stylish and functional set is available in a 6-seat or 8-seat size, so you can choose the one best suited to your entertaining style.
4. Maze Rattan Henley Corner Dining Set with Rising Table
The Henley Corner Dining Set with Rising Table by Maze Rattan offers plenty of flexibility in how to accommodate your dinner guests.
The set includes 3 footstools that can be positioned wherever you need them and the table can be arranged as either a dining or coffee table. When dinner is over, recline the adjustable armrests to allow everyone to lay back, relax and continue enjoying the evening.
Available in a choice of 3 colours, there’s a Henley Dining Set for every garden.
5. Maze Rattan Pulse Rectangular Corner Dining Set
Entertaining 8 guests or more? The Maze Rattan Pulse Rectangular Corner Dining Set has plenty of space to fit everyone in.
Again, you can raise the table to ‘dinner’ level for eating and lower it to ‘coffee’ level before or after you serve the food, to keep the vibe relaxed and conversational while the drinks are flowing.
A weatherproof aluminium frame and durable UV-resistant cushions mean your dining furniture can be left outside year-round – and there’s even a cover included, to ensure it stays looking it’s guest-ready best!
6. Garden Trading Chilson Dining Set
Impress your guests with your eye for design by seating them at the Chilson Table, Bench and Stool Dining Set by Garden Trading.
This industrial-style garden table and chairs set showcases a blend of acacia wood and cement fibre that’s perfectly suited to a modern garden.
It’s also suitable for indoor use, as well as outdoors, and would look stunning as a dining room centrepiece for your winter dinner parties.
7. Maze Rattan New York Dining Set
Ideal for a more formal sit-down dinner party, the Maze Rattan New York Dining Set comes with a rectangular table and 6 or 8 chairs, depending on the size you choose.
The high-backed chairs will provide the kind of support you’re used to from your indoor dining furniture and will ensure you can carry on your dinner party into the early hours.
The aluminium frame and Textilene chairs are hard-wearing and weatherproof, so they can be left outside year-round and wiped clean!
8. Norfolk Leisure Sheringham Alu Rope Cube Dining Set
The stylish Sheringham Alu Rope Cube Dining Set from Norfolk Leisure is here to add contemporary cool to your next dinner party.
The grey seat cushions and rope arms give it an on-trend feel and will look fabulous accessorised with brightly coloured outdoor cushions or an outdoor rug.
Perhaps the best thing about this set is that after you’ve finished hosting, you can store the chairs and cushions under the table, to create a space-saving cube arrangement, on standby for your next soirée.
9. Maze Rattan New York U-Shaped Sofa Set
Perfect for a large garden, the New York U-Shaped Sofa Set with Rising Table will ensure all your guests can relax in style, while you’re doing battle with the BBQ!
It features reclined seats and plump cushions, perfect for sinking into with a glass of wine in hand. The cushion covers are also internally coated with a water-resistant liner, so if that wine is spilt, it won’t be able to permeate the cushions!
Available in grey or white, this impressive outdoor furniture set will make your garden look oh-so-inviting.
10. Alexander Rose Rimini Extendable Dining Table
Still not received all your RSVPs? If you’re not sure exactly how many guests will be attending your next alfresco dinner party, the Alexander Rose Rimini Extendable Dining Table is here to help.
This handy table can be easily extended from 2.32 m to 3 m when required, to make more room. It can comfortably seat 12 guests when at full capacity (chairs available separately), so it’s ideal for bigger families and friendship groups.
This table isn’t just practical though; the table top is made from ceramic-effect glass which gives it a seriously stylish weathered look.
11. Maze Rattan New York 3 Piece Bistro Set
The sophisticated Maze Rattan New York 3 Piece Bistro Set is just what you need for a romantic dinner for two.
The perfect size for a balcony or terrace, this handy set will allow you to dine outside even if you’re short on space. It’s also durable enough to be left outside year-round, so there’s no need to find room for it indoors during winter.
Why not channel your inner Jamie Oliver, crack open a bottle, light a candle or two and treat your partner to dinner out tonight?