Make the most of the warm weather with these must-have al fresco accessories; ideal for outdoor eating and sunny soirees

By Pendle Harte

Outdoor eating made stylish with these design staples


Cox & Cox

If you prefer to keep your picnic free from inevitable grass, or simply don’t want to travel further than the patio, then look no further than Cox & Cox’s one-piece aluminum picnic table. Sleek and practical, it’s a fun twist on the traditional design. £795


Cable and Cotton

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Brighten up any grey picnic day (likely in Britain) with Cable and Cotton’s colourful cutlery and plates. Their gorgeous raffia and leather baskets are a stylish and different way to transport snacks.


Nisi Living

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Nisi Living truly lives up to its slogan of ‘live more Meditteranean’. Their gorgeous collection of acrylic tableware that looks like crystal is a luxury living look at an affordable price. Check out their lovely collection of ice buckets, smart tumblers and enormous pitchers (whether they’re filled with wine or water is up to you).


Thornback & Peel

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When choosing a deckchair it’s important to go bold, and that’s exactly what Thornback & Peel have done, featuring fun prints and bright colours on their iconic deckchairs. We love this ship in a bottle design.


Rice DK

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If you must dine from floral patterns but don’t want to risk the prized porcelain, Rice DK’s plastic tableware is the gorgeous (and durable) alternative. We love this colourful coffee thermos and set of bowls – perfect for a picnic breakfast, lunch or dinner.