Brighter spring days are just around the corner, and with that the promise of summer and entertaining our favourites in the garden.

And while elegant dining tables will always earn their place on the terrace for smart dinner parties and formal lunches, casual dining is a key trend this year.

And, after months of being apart and life as we know it much-altered, it’s easy to see why this year's garden gatherings are set to be bigger and bolder and well, more fun.

Bramblecrest Chedworth casual dining set

Comfortable and relaxed, perfect for big BBQs, suppers with friends and the parties we’ve been longing for, this season’s casual dining sets incorporate the best of both worlds.

Sociable corner sofas dressed with deep, comfortable cushions in neutral fabrics are paired with roomy dining benches and generous tables to allow you to move seamlessly from drinks to dinner – however large your crowd.

Choose an adjustable-height dining table, to take you from lounging to dining in seconds, or one with an integral fire pit, to keep the party going long after the sun has gone down.

Tetbury small casual dining

For smaller spaces, try the compact Tetbury casual dining set with corner sofa

Seating up to six, the sofa and two stools fit neatly around the adjustable-height table.

With its tough tree-free top made from recyclable, high-impact polystyrene, the table’s eco credentials are mirrored by the smart Pebble cushions covered in fabric made from recycled plastic bottles.

Large Tetbury casual dining set

This larger Tetbury casual dining sofa set, again in Cloud weather-proof wicker, seats nine and comes with a comfortable armchair and matching dining bench and a larger adjustable-height table.

Bramblecrest Monterey Sandstone casual dining

The elegant, modular sofas and ceramic-topped dining table of the Monterey casual dining set are as flexible as they are smart.

Switching easily between left and right-handed configurations, the sofas lock together and come with two comfortable dining benches with recessed cushions while the adjustable-height table sits down for afternoon tea and rises in seconds for supper.

Made from outdoor wicker in a neutral Sandstone weave, the Monterey casual dining set seats 10 in comfort and suits both contemporary and traditional settings.

Bramblecrest Monterey Sandstone casual dining

Turn up the heat with the Monterey Sandstone fire pit table and corner sofa set.

When the sun goes down, remove the ceramic centrepiece from the table, replace with the glass screens and light the gas – and settle down for an evening under the stars.

Just add great friends, cosy throws and plenty of cushions.

Bramblecrest Monterey casual dining set with fire pit table

Entertaining a crowd? The impressive Chedworth is our largest casual dining set.

Seating 12 in comfort, it’s as at home in a formal garden as it is on a modern terrace and the integral fire pit will help you make the most of the long, summer evenings.

Bramblecrest Chedworth casual dining set

The Chedworth – made from outdoor wicker with cushions in Herringbone Barley – comes with two removable cast iron cooking griddles, so the resident BBQ king or queen won’t even have to leave the table to cook up a feast for your guests.

And when you’re done, simply turn off the gas, remove the glass screen and replace the ceramic inserts and the table is set.

Keeping your furniture looking good

Our garden furniture is built to last. And while it’s built to withstand whatever the great British weather throws at us, we recommend storing cushions inside in inclement weather, and waterproof covers to keep your outdoor wicker looking its best for years to come.

Shop garden furniture covers when you click on any of our furniture sets and read our outdoor wicker aftercare advice here.

Large fire pit with removable BBQ griddle

Accessories

From parasols to patio heaters, garden lighting to British-made fire pits in three sizes, all with removable BBQ griddles, our showrooms are full of stylish and practical accessories to help you make the most of the great British summer.

Shop in-store or see our online collection of garden and patio accessories here.

Overhang patio heater

Dressing your outside space

Creating an outdoor room with beautiful furniture and accessories extends your living space far beyond the summer months. 

Find all the inspiration you need here to create stunning dining and seating areas in your garden.