Everything you need to entertain al fresco this spring

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Spring is here and outdoor dining is officially in. Shop our edit for everything you need to eat al fresco in style – from eye-catching platters to stylish unbreakable glasses to sip orange wine from.

Eating outdoors is one of spring’s little pleasures. With the weather (finally) warming up and the evenings getting lighter, it’s time to make the most of the great outdoors.

Whether lighting up the barbecue, having a picnic in the garden or enjoying some al fresco drinks, to help set the scene, we’ll be investing in some beautiful outdoor accessories to make sure we can entertain with comfort and flair. 

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From eye-catching platters and cocktail pitchers to colourful bunting to decorate your garden with, shop our outdoor dining edit before the long weekend rolls around for everything you need.

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  • Anthropologie rattan flatware

    Anthropologie rattan flatware

    Say no to plastic cutlery, and say hello instead to this colourful rattan option. Ideal for any al fresco occasion, the five-piece set will have you covered from starter to dessert.

    We love the hot pink shade, but those with more minimalist tastes can opt for the neutral colourway.

    Shop rattan flatware at Anthropologie, £46 

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  • Marks & Spencer tropical jungle lemon picnic platter

    Marks & Spencer tropical jungle large lemon picnic platter

    It doesn’t matter if you’re serving up an Ottolenghi-inspired salad or a selection of store-bought treats (no judgment here!), this lemon platter will guarantee you score top marks for presentation.

    And at just £5, we may not be able to resist also buying the matching smaller sized plate to complete our outdoor tablescape.

    Shop tropical jungle large lemon picnic platter at Marks & Spencer, £8

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  • Graham & Green rainbow fabric bunting

    Graham and Green rainbow fabric bunting

    After a long winter, you’re not alone if your outdoor space is looking a little worse for wear. Whether you have a tiny urban terrace or something slightly bigger, this rainbow bunting will give it an instant refresh – and make up for those neglected pot plants.

    Shop rainbow fabric bunting at Graham & Green, £18.95 

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  • Celina Digby woodland ferns water-resistant outdoor tablecloth

    Celina Digby ferns woodland water-resistant outdoor tablecloth

    With this water-resistant tablecloth there’s no need to worry about those rosé spills on your new outdoor table, not to mention the inevitable spring showers.

    Available in four sizes, we’re opting for this navy and green fern design, but there are several other colourful floral styles to choose from.

    Shop Celina Digby ferns woodland water-resistant outdoor tablecloth at Not on The Highstreet, £59.99 

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  • Dunelm ribbed pink acrylic tumbler

    Dunelm ribbed pink acrylic tumbler

    It doesn’t matter whether your al fresco feast is on a perfectly set tablescape or a rug haphazardly laid in the garden, these pink tumblers are the perfect finishing touch.

    The reusable plastic design not only adds a hint of colour, but you’ll be spared from breaking your favourite glasses if there happen to be any cocktail-induced accidents.

    Shop ribbed pink acrylic tumbler at Dunelm, £1 

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  • Totally Turkish coasters with tray, set of 4

    Totally Turkish set of 4 drink coasters with tray

    Not got your holidays books yet? This set of Turkish-inspired coasters and drinks tray will have you feeling far from home.

    Not only do the tile-print coasters make for an eye-catching addition to any spread, but the matching tray is just what we do for bringing the next round of drinks outside.

    Shop Totally Turkish set of 4 drink coasters with tray at Etsy, £11.98 

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  • The White Company bistro lights

    The White Company bistro lights

    The nights may be getting longer but we’ll still a little way off 9pm sunsets. To help set the mood (and ensure we can see what we’re tucking into), complete your outdoor set up with these chic string bistro lights.

    Shop bistro lights at The White Company, £55 

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  • Oliver Bonas anjo stripe round marble and wood serving board

    Oliver Bonas anjo stripe round marble & wood serving board

    We’re always suckers for stripes, so this marble and wood serving board has caught our eye.

    A welcome addition to any table, use it to serve sharing nibbles, a towering dessert or an obligatory cheese board.

    Shop anjo stripe round marble & wood serving board at Oliver Bonas, £35 

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  • Vaisselle drink me check jug

    Vaisselle drink me check jug

    What would al fresco dining be without a jug of something chilled? Whether it’s a refreshing mocktail or something a little stronger, we’ll be serving them in this checkerboard jug.

    Plus, it also doubles up as an ideal vessel for displaying spring blooms if you’re opting for a crisp bottle of Whispering Angel over a pitcher of spicy margaritas.

    Shop Vaisselle drink me check jug at Liberty London, £85 

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