The best dining tables for family time and banquets, in large and small sizes
Whether you’re chasing friends over a stolen bite and remembering wine, tackling an existing shopping plan, or delighting hungry creatures with a Christmas meal, a versatile kitchen or dining table is an important piece of furniture.
Today’s designs come in all imaginable shapes, sizes, and materials, from exposed wood to “keep it real” with lovely endearing stories to tell, to elegant and cool contemporary models with interesting finishes and a choice of mixed materials.
Related: Christmas table decorating ideas to set the stage for your festive celebration
Choose what suits you best from our fabulous festive collection of the best dining tables. These practical, elegant designs fit all needs and spaces.
Top tip: Look for surfaces that are airtight to prevent staining – a must in crowded family homes!
The best dining tables
1. Arundel Neptune Six Seater Dining Table – Best Dark Dining Table
Give your space a rustic and modern look with rich and dramatic proportions. With clean edges, a sleek, sleek finish, and a beautiful charred natural color, this extendable design feels right at home in a modern rustic farmhouse or barn.
Abmessungen: H 73 x L 245 x W 100 cm
2. OKA Teva Table with Open Legs and Drawers – Best Landing Table
With its origins in 16th century England, this traditional design has been given a Gustavian touch, with minimal roll-up legs and a delicious smoky finish. Supported by pivoting legs, the double ends can be folded or raised vertically to suit all occasions and dining areas.
Abmessungen: H 77 x L 164 x B 110 cm
3. Garden Trading Brookville – Best Dining Table & Sofa Set
Crafted from beautiful pine wood for a timeless rustic look, this large favorite holds more than just dining – use it in place of an island for a kitchen setting or as a spacious craft table.
Dimensions: H 75 x L 220 x W 90 cm
3. Oggetto Chesil – The Best Dining Table for Elegant Simplicity
Named after 18 miles of pebbly beach off the coast of Dorset, its gracefully manicured simple design combines steel and oak for harmonious balance, finished with tactile rounded edges that echo the shape of the beach shelves…
Dimensions: Height 75 x Width 160 x 80 cm,
4. Xavier’s Rust Sets in Oak
Dine and drink in style on this clever combination of high-quality solid oak and steel X legs. A great addition to elegant kitchens or dining areas, you can choose your favorite legs that are powder coated or have a rough finish and stained oak color.
Buy now: Xavier Oak Table on Raw Steel Legs, from £1,790, Rust Sets
5. Heal’s Lisbon Walnut Oil Painted Dining Table – Best Heritage Revival Style Dining Table
The solid oak top and dining room-style legs pay homage to the Arts and Crafts movement of this tough household hero. As part of the Designed by You collection, you can create just the right fit for your space.
Dimensions: H76 x L160-280 x W90 / 100 cm
6. Rowen & Ren Ellery – Best Round Dining Table
Social circles roam and roam! To avoid any trace of edge, this classic beauty is inspired by the artisans of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, resulting in a timeless, elegant piece that comfortably seats four to six for the tightest, most whimsical fashion.
Dimensions: Height 75.5 x Diameter 120 cm
7. The Farmhouse Table Company Prime in Letterbox Red – Best Custom Colored Dining Table
Proud as Robin’s husband and as bright as Rudolph’s nose, this powerful statement is finished with a solid wax oil that eliminates the need for coasters – surely one welcomed and loved by any busy family home at Christmastime!
Dimensions: L 120 x W 91 cm
8. Desert Rose and Copper Gray Copper Table – Best Small Dining Table
This beautiful little base has a natural finish which means each piece is wonderfully unique. The one-legged design is perfect for small dining room ideas and is trending with savvy fashion designers from city to city.
Dimensions: H 75 x D 91 cm
Which of these designs do you see placed around Christmas this year?