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The 10 Best Plates


1. Villeroy & Boch

£55, villeroy-boch.co.uk

Here's a real statement plate – not just because of its square shape and beautifully detailed artwork, but because tropical prints are all the rage in tableware.

2. Rob Ryan

£28 for set of four, hunkydoryhome.co.uk

This is one of a set of four 9in china plates, with eye-catching blue decoration showing the same tree across four seasons.

3. Emma Bridgewater

£15.95, emmabridgewater.co.uk

Available in red or blue, the plates are hand-decorated, so each one is slightly different.

4. Linea

£3.85, houseoffraser.co.uk

White dinner plates can be stunning, but why not add a subtle nautical theme with this porcelain Pacific plate, decorated with a blue band?

5. Broste

£10, johnlewis.com

Featuring a rustic, mottled finish with a lustrous gloss, the Nordic plate has an almost shell-like aesthetic. Perfect for anyone wanting simple elegance.

6. Kindle House

£14.95, kindlehouse.co.uk

Add a bit of frivolity to your dinner table with this 10in porcelain plate, covered in a cheery and colourful design of varied buttons.

7. Mateus

£23.50, selfridges.com

There aren't many plates with textured designs, but this handmade one from Portugal has raised butterflies that work well.

8. Nimerology

£65, thomasgoode.com

Nour Al Nimer's designs are delightful recreations from motifs and old historic photographs, engravings and paintings.

9. The Art of Entertaining

£15, notonthehighstreet.com

Present your dinner as a work of art with this ceramic plate, featuring a frame in delft blue. Kids can create fun pictures while adults can be a bit more abstract.

10. Beatrice

£20, tastia.com

A vintage china dinner plate featuring an English rose motif, which has then been illustrated with a 1930s-style lady. Each piece is hand-painted and unique.