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National Picnic Week: The Picnic & Outdoor Dining Sets Edit

Enjoy the great outdoors with our seasonal picnic edit

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Plan the perfect picnic with our round-up of the most stylish melamine dining sets and hold-all hampers. From the best luxury picnic hampers to bright and cheerful printed side plates, plan your perfect party in the park now.

Best Outdoor Dining Sets & Picnic Hampers


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  • Anthropologie plates

    Anthropologie Blockprint Melamine Dinner Set

    These patterned bamboo plates are too pretty to confine to the garden; invest now and enjoy all summer long.

    Blockprint dinner plate, £9, tumbler £5, serving bowl £24;

  • Angers Picnic Hamper

    Angers Picnic Hamper for 4 People

    Stylish and affordable, this chic little hamper also comes with a hidden cooler compartment, perfect for keeping all your favourite picnic snacks fresh.

    Angers Picnic Hamper, £100,


  • Harrods picnic basket

    Harrods Picnic Basket for Four

    With porcelain plates and a full cutlery set (plus the all-important bottle opener), there’s everything you need for an elegant and simple al-fresco meal. The four plastic wine glasses should help to get the party started, particularly if you fill them with fizz.

    Harrods picnic basket for 4, £125,

  • xenia taler bamboo plate

    Xenia Taler Marseille Bamboo Dinner Plate

    Add a contemporary touch to your picnic with Canadian homeward designer Xenia Taler’s geometric designs. The lightweight bamboo plates also come in old-school red check and a sunny yellow hue.

    Marseille bamboo dinner plate in multi stripe, £12.50,

  • Royal Doulton Pacific Tumbler

    Royal Doulton Pacific Tumbler

    Who said plastic beakers were just for kids? We’re splashing out on these Royal Doulton tumblers for our next garden party.

    Royal Doulton Pacific Melamine Tumbler – Set of 4, £14,

  • Saint Germain picnic basket in green

    Les Jardins de la Comtesse Saint Germain Picnic Basket for 4

    If it’s a classic picnic hold-all you’re after, try this pretty gingham-lined four-person hamper. The roomy wicker basket has enough space for three – yes, three – full-size bottles of wine. Rosé season beckons…

    Les Jardins de la Comtesse Saint Germain Picnic Basket for 4 in green, £105,


  • Pendleton Motor Robe

    Pendleton Carry Along Motor Robe

    Never be caught on a drive or hike without this handy blanket. It’s perfect for an impromptu picnic – and everyone knows those are the best kind.

    Pendleton Carry Along Motor Robe in Charcoal Stewart, £130,

  • Fortnum & Mason hamper

    Fortnum & Mason Piccadilly Stripe 2 Person Picnic Hamper, £275

    The epitome of British elegance; this two-person hamper set will be handed down through the generations and enjoyed for years to come. Includes two F&M weekend stripe bone china mugs and plates, two wine glasses, two cutlery sets, a drawstring bag, napkins, a corkscrew and an insulated flask. Oh, and a mini salt and pepper mill, of course.

    Picadilly Stripe 2 Person Picnic Hamper, £275,

  • John Lewis croft collection picnic basket

    Croft Collection Filled Picnic Hamper, 4 Person

    This neutral carry-all hamper contains all the picnic essentials. Brighten it up by adding pretty printed napkins.

    Croft Collection Filled Picnic Hamper, 4 Person, £90,


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