Picnic plates for perfect outside dining Top 10

Hands up who needs picnic plates? Whether you’re having a picnic in the garden, going off on a camping trip, hosting a barbecue or heading to the beach, everyone needs picnic plates. But not all plates are equal.

If your outside dining kit is looking a little worse for wear, then why not treat yourself to some bright, cheerful new picnic plates? Even if the sky stubbornly remains grey, this cheerful and practical gear will help to add a little sunshine to your meal. Here are our top ten ideas for updating your picnicware.

1. Perfect side picnic plates, Joe Browns

Joe Browns picnic plates

Perfect picnic side plates, Joe Browns

Add some colour to your outdoor dining with these bamboo fibre side plates, in Truly Tropical print. They’re lightweight and easy to clean, so perfect for outside. £26 for a set of four, available from Fy!

2. Colour pop enamel plate in turquoise, Kafka

Enamel picnic plates

Colour pop enamel plate in turquoise, Kafka

These enamel picnic plates are on the pricey side, compared to melamine alternatives. However, it will last for decades and will add a burst of colour to your picnic table for many years. Available in different bright colours, it costs £18.39 was £22.99 from SousChef.

3. Reusable dinner picnic plate, Glyndebourne

Glyndebourne melamine picnic plates

Reusable dinner picnic plate, Glyndebourne

These exclusive Glyndebourne reusable dinner size picnic plates is made from bamboo fibre. It features an all-over pattern based on Glyndebourne’s Organ Room ceiling design. John Christie specifically constructed an Organ Room in his home at Glyndebourne one hundred years ago, and it was here that the first hired opera singers performed. £8, available from Glyndebourne. 

4. Mimo Miami arch dinner plates, Fifty Five South

Pastel melamine picnic plates

Mimo Miami arch dinner plates, Fifty Five South

Part of the Mimo collection, these round picnic plates are made from durable, easy to clean melamine. Each one sports four triangular pastel shades with a blue finish rim, making it easy to brighten up the dinner or picnic table. The set comes with an elasticated string that fits over the plates when they’re not being used. £16 for a set of four, available from Fy!

5. Melamine dinner picnic plates, ProCook

Melamine dinner size picnic plates

Melamine dinner plate, ProCook

This 26.5cm dinner plate comes in a stylish, Mediterranean inspired blue and white design with contemporary gloss finish. It’s lightweight, chip and scratch resistant tableware so perfect for packing for a picnic. £6, available from ProCook.

6. Cocktails melamine dinner plate, Sophie Allport

Cocktail design picnic plates

Cocktails melamine dinner plate, Sophie Allport

Perfect for picnics, BBQs, beach days or dining alfresco, this cheerful melamine dinner plate is covered in delicious fruit on a light blue background. It pairs perfectly with the full range of Cocktails picnic accessories including the picnic bag, blanket and other melamine serve ware. £10, available from Sophie Allport.

7. Melamine salad picnic plates set, Diwata

Melamine salad plate set, Diwata

This Amazon Floral melamine collection mimics the aesthetic of ceramic whilst being shatterproof, dishwasher safe, and completely durable which makes them ideal for both indoor and outdoor entertaining. £19.24 for a set of four, available from Wayfair.

8. Child’s Wild Wonders melamine picnic plates, Rex London

Kids melamine picnic plates

Child’s Wild Wonders melamine plate, Rex London

Brighten up mealtimes and picnics with this Wild Wonders plate, featuring colourful animals and bold nature motifs that’s sure to make food look tastier. Made from durable melamine, easy to clean and perfect for everyday use. £4.95, available from Rex London.

9. Set of four Adriel melamine dinner picnic plates, Fleur de Lis Living

Posh picnic plates

Set of four Adriel melamine dinner plates, Fleur de Lis Living

These durable melamine picnic plates combine a traditional look with modern practicality. Made from 100% pure melamine, they’re coated with a food-safe LG coating that protects and adds a vibrant gloss finish. £35.80, available from Wayfair.

10. Garden Party side plate, Wilko

Strawberry design picnic platesPart of a new range, this melamine plate features a bright, cheerful strawberry print design that will add a fun touch to any alfresco dining occasion. £3.25, available from Wilko.
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