Dinner plates - our pick of the best

Forget drab table settings and liven up your dining room with a set of eye-catching dinner plates. A bold flower print can give your space an artistic, painterly feel, while simple gold edging can look super smart and stylish.

Not sure what to choose? Crisp white stoneware is an absolute fail-safe and if you find a goood quality version it can last for years. Since we're all short on time, we want our dinnerware to be practical as well as stylish, so we've found a whole host of picks that are microwave and dishwasher safe.

Cox and Cox set of dip glaze dinner plates

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Dip Glaze Dinner Plates in Grey, Set of 4


Dimensions: D28cm

Perfect for everyday and occasional dining, this dip glaze dinner plate has been beautifully crafted in two different colours. Hand made from porcelain clay, the plate features a rustic textured bisque finish that varies from piece to piece and a polished dip glazed top. The cool grey colour on each piece contrasts with the textured unglazed base to create an eye-catching look.

Dip Glaze Dinner Plates in Grey, Set of 4, £70, Cox and Cox

Vera Wang set of dinner plates with gold edging

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Vera Wang Lace Gold Dinner Plate by Wedgewood


Dimensions: D27cm

Inspired by the brightly hued corsages from renowned New York designer Vera Wang's bridal collection, the Fern Lace dinner plate is a timeless classic. The delicate pattern on the edge of the plate features lace bands and small flowers. The golden hued print will add a touch of elegance to your dining table.

Vera Wang Lace Gold Dinner Plate by Wedgewood, £28, House of Fraser

The White Company Artisan Stoneware Dinner Plate

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Artisan Stoneware Dinner Plate


Dimensions: 28cm diameter

This artisan stoneware dinner plate id perfect for a country dining room scheme. Made from a unique Portuguese clay developed especially to make it dishwasher, microwave, oven and freezer safe, the bespoke mix of minerals create an all-over subtle speckle glaze that's perfect for both everyday dining and special occasions. This stylish dinner plate is press-moulded with an elegant fine edge.

Artisan Stoneware Dinner Plate, £12, The White Company

Kraak Dinner Plate painted in a blue underglaze in traditional Chinese porcelain

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Kraak Dinner Plate


Dimensions: 26cm diameter

This striking blue dinner plate is a near-exact copy of Ming and Qing period pottery. Hand-painted in a blue underglaze in traditional Chinese porcelain, this design has timeless appeal. Oka's Kraak range is extensive, consisting of four different sized plates and bowls, a tea set, and a large charger for serving, allowing you to mix and match pieces to create a bespoke set. Dishwasher and microwave-safe. 

Kraak Dinner Plate, £34, OKA

House by John Lewis Coupe Dinner Plate in white

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House by John Lewis Coupe Dinner Plate


Dimensions: D27.5cm

Add a clean and crisp touch to your table setting with a simple white dinner plate. This affordable version, part of John Lewis' House range is designed to be at the heart of a contemporary home. Simple, sleek and perfect in pretty much any setting.

House by John Lewis Coupe Dinner Plate, £4, John Lewis

Graham and Green monacle cat plates

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Monocle Cat Plate


Dimensions: D27.5cm

Add a quirky feel to your dining room with these distinctive Rory Dobner designed plates. Screen printed on pure white fine bone china plate, the large version features an illustrated cat with a monocole. Finished with 22ct. gold detail, the fun plate is a definite investment piece.

Monocle Cat Plate, £76, Graham and Green

With Love floral design on a white dinner plate by Wilko

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With Love Dinner Plate


Dimensions: D26cm

If you love traditional florals, then this super stylish dinner plate is ideal for your table setting. Featuring a delicately dainty design inspired by nature, this large dinner plate is dishwasher safe. Co-ordinating items are available.

With Love Dinner Plate, £2, Wilko 

Sissinghurst Dinner Plate with floral design around the edges of the plates

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Sissinghurst Dinner Plate

Go for a bright, painterly look with this colourful stoneware dinner plate. Bedecked with blooms, it will give your dining room a cheery, fun vibe. This pretty plate is dishwasher and microwave safe. 

Sissinghurst Dinner Plate, £20, Anthropologie

Elzora Chalk White Dinner Plate

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Elzora Chalk White Dinner Plate


Dimensions: 27cm diameter

This chalk white dinner plate is a distinctive design that combines a matt finish with a glossy, salt-glazed rim exclusive to Habitat. The plate is part of the Elzora range of tableware and the hand-dipped glazing process means that no two pieces are alike. Microwave and dishwasher safe.

Elzora Chalk White Dinner Plate, £8, Habitat

Marks and spencer blackberry dinner plate in dark blue

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Blackberry Dinner Plate


Dimensions: 28cm diameter

If you're looking for a dining set with a heritage theme - you'll love this Blackberry design. The vintage-style earthenware plate is made in Stoke on Trent in the UK.

Blackberry Dinner Plate, £8, Marks and Spencer