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New dinner set - what would you buy?

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Workyticket Sat 13-Feb-21 19:31:21

We bought our last set of plates and bowls in a Debenhams sale and a couple are broken and thrown out / chipped now. Can't find replacements anywhere.

Dp fancies some patterned stuff we spotted in Tesco but I'm guessing we couldn't replace if we break any as theyrealways updating

Don't need cups - we have LOADS

We do need side plates, dinner plates, cereal bowls and pasta bowls

Denby is lovely but eye wateringly expensive

Any ideas?!

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Palavah Sat 13-Feb-21 19:39:31

Dunelm? M&S? Next?

bilbodog Sat 13-Feb-21 19:44:50

I use ikea on a daily basis but why not have plates that mix and match such as some patterned and some plain so not a problem if the odd one breaks?

halfgirlhalfturnip Sat 13-Feb-21 19:45:41

I love the Tesco ones too but wonder the same thing about replacing broken ones.

2typesofjungle Sat 13-Feb-21 19:48:35

I've seen some lovely patterned sets but I worry about replacing broken ones, so I've not replaced ours and I really need to! I hope some one can link to a nice set!

dementedpixie Sat 13-Feb-21 19:50:11

We recently got square ones from IKEA. The bowls are good as pasta bowls

starlingsintheslipstream Sat 13-Feb-21 19:50:15

You can get Denby with clubcard points. I keep thinking I should do that as it's 3x value.

Helga55 Sat 13-Feb-21 19:51:41

Depends on how much you want to spend really. My business deals with tableware, so although Denby can be expensive (depending on how much you buy) IF you look after it, it will last for years. If you only want dinner plates, side/salad plates, bowls & mugs, grab a couple of M&S boxed sets, the quality is ok, but they do tend to discontinue the designs fairly regularly & can be difficult to replace once out of production. Villeroy & Boch is lovely quality, but not cheap, but generally the 'plainer' patterns intermix quite well, so you could keep a set going for a while

addicted2spaniels Sat 13-Feb-21 19:54:19

We've just bought Denby, and I'm heartbroken with it. The dinner plates are small and too thick to sit in the dishwasher, and for whatever reason, our dishwasher just isn't washing it properly so I end up having to do it by hand.

If I'd have known, I wouldn't have bothered. I gave our eldest DD all of our Gorden Ramsey Maze set that we had in 3 different colours, and I miss it sad

Jigglyjugs Sat 13-Feb-21 19:57:05

I'd buy the gorgeous green Habitat set that I keep eyeing up in Sainsburys. I don't need it, but I love it. It comes as a boxed set plus you can buy each item individually, so can add to the 4x bowls and plates etc that come in a boxed set.

LIZS Sat 13-Feb-21 19:58:23

We've got a John Lewis set and have added extra plates and bowls. Seems more robust than Ikea etc.

UsernameTaken76 Sat 13-Feb-21 20:02:49

I love the George Home range at Asda. DH & I are currently in the market to replace our dinner plates & bowls are stuck about which set to buy from there.

SpinningWheelOfFortune Sat 13-Feb-21 20:05:07

I've recently bought a set from tesco, had been looking at Denby but just can't justify the cost given that it'll probably get damaged/broken within a couple of years. The one I got reminds me of the Denby style, and I bought one extra of everything to cover breakages to some degree.

33goingon64 Sat 13-Feb-21 20:07:19

I dithered for ages about this and succumbed to Denby in the end as we got some money towards it for Xmas from in laws. I'm seeing it as an investment because it makes me happy. But I'd been very happy with my John Lewis 'starter' set for 15 years up to then.

FelicityBeedle Sat 13-Feb-21 20:08:25

I got a second hand Denby set, for 9 people. Bowls, side plates, dinner plates, tiny plates, coffee jug, tea pot, milk jug and more for £30. It’s not in production anymore but because it’s a brand name it’s quite easy to get replacements online from what I can see

EventuallyDeleted Sat 13-Feb-21 20:09:10

We've been using Denby for 20 years and only had a couple of breakages, it really is very robust. No problem with ours fitting in our dishwasher though, that would be annoying. Our range is discontinued now but we've had no problem picking up spares on china dealing websites.

MrsSugar Sat 13-Feb-21 20:09:41

I’m pretty boring with my choices. We have plain white plates. It’s a set from wilko atm. Previously I had plain white set from somewhere else which was kind of square shape now we have round ones !

DareIask Sat 13-Feb-21 20:11:37


I'd buy the gorgeous green Habitat set that I keep eyeing up in Sainsburys. I don't need it, but I love it. It comes as a boxed set plus you can buy each item individually, so can add to the 4x bowls and plates etc that come in a boxed set.

I've seen this too


Dontfuckingsaycheese Sat 13-Feb-21 20:13:05

I would and I did buy these So beautiful. Not a single negative smile

Chambored Sat 13-Feb-21 20:14:20

I was going to suggest the Denby seconds?
(Under outlet on the link)

But when I went on they’ve currently got 30% off, so might be worth getting now....

justthecat Sat 13-Feb-21 20:15:12

I’ve my eye on new sets at next ,have a look there

RandomMess Sat 13-Feb-21 20:16:44

I have thin white stuff from IKEA Tis amazing food stays piping hot, fairly light and oh so cheap.

Had Denby, didn't fit in the dishwasher very well, food went cold too quickly, weighed a tonne.

corlan Sat 13-Feb-21 20:17:09

You can get a classic Royal Doulton set on ebay or Gumtree secondhand. With the classic designs, you can always replace pieces that break, from sellers on ebay that offer individual items from a set for a few pounds.

jambeforeclottedcream Sat 13-Feb-21 20:18:00

Another vote for Denby very hard wearing lasted us a good 25 years. In the unlikely event there's a breakage they can easily be replaced. Also there tends to be a sale on for them somewhere all the time

partyatthepalace Sat 13-Feb-21 20:19:02

I have Sophie Conran - white with a ridged design, really like them.

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