Choosing the right tableware can sometimes feel like a daunting process; making sure you have the pieces that suit your style, the way you eat as a family or entertain, selecting the right pieces that will perform well at home and ensuring you're choosing items that are worth your investment. We have some tips below to help...

Think about occasion: whether you need items for 'everyday' (family mealtimes, weekday lunches, leisurely breakfasts), 'informal occasions, (Friday night takeaway, friends for lunch, impromptu gatherings) or for 'entertaining' (friends for dinner, Sunday lunch, coffee morning).


Consider what sort of style will suit your home - bold, calm or neutral, with or without decoration. Decide if you want all-matching items or mix and match. Are you looking for a brand new set to complement your home decor, or a few new items in a different colour or style to refresh and interest to your tableware.


Denby is safe to use in the oven, dishwasher, microwave and freezer and has handy design features built in to many items: stack-ability, for easier storage, and multi-function. It's also designed to withstand everyday life so your tableware becomes an investment and not the false economy that buying cheaper tableware can often be. Think about whether these are the features you need for your tableware.


STONEWARE - Denby stoneware clay is very strong. It's fully vitrified which gives it strength, durability and chip resistance. All 5000 of our beautiful glazes are totally unique and each one has its very own secret recipe.

PORCELAIN - Similar in strength to stoneware, porcelain has a more translucent body and a cool blue-white colour. Our stunning porcelain ranges (White and James Martin) are sleek, stylish and make any food look fantastic.

BONE CHINA - Bone china has a pure white translucency and is also fully vitrified, so like stoneware, it's surprisingly tough. Not just for afternoon tea, our bone china has contemporary shapes and gourmet pieces to bring china bang up to date.

FINE CHINA - Monsoon fine china is soft cream in colour and is also fully vitrified, so as you would expect from Denby, it's functional and versatile as well as being beautiful and elegant.


If you're looking to buy a complete set or top up an existing collection, then the list of items to consider below will help. Look out for Denby Boxed Sets and Occasion Sets which mean you can complete your collection over time or create a standalone collection for a particular occasion.

  • EATING

    Dinner Plate | Medium Plate | Small Plate |
    Wide Rimmed Bowl | Pasta Bowl | Cereal Bowl |
    Small Bowl | Rice Bowl | Ramen/Large Noodle Bowl |
    Deep Noodle Bowl

  • DRINKING

    Large Mug | Small Mug | Cup & Saucer |
    Espresso Cup & Saucer | Red Wine Glass |
    White Wine Glass | Large Tumbler | Small Tumbler

  • SERVING

    Teapot | Small/Large Jug | Sugar Bowl |
    Cafetiere | Small/Large Platter |
    Small/Medium/Large Serving Bowl | Divided Dish |
    Sauce Boat & Stand | Shallow Bowl | Side Bowl |
    Nesting Bowl | Trivet

  • COOKING

    Large/Small Rectangular Oven Dish | Pie Dish |
    Ramekin | Casserole Dish

  • ACCESSORIES

    Tablemat | Coaster | Table Runner |
    Napkin | Storage Jar | Other Kitchen Items |
    Cast Iron Cookware

  • OCCASIONS SETS

    16 Piece Set | 12 Piece Set | Tea Set |
    Informal Dining Bowl Set | Asian Dining Set | Serving Set