Dish of the day: Pep up a dinner party with delightful designer plates

1. St Paul's/Millennium Bridge plate

Snowden Flood, £24.95. Part of a range of London landmark ceramics from this fêted Brixton designer. 020 7401 8710,

2. Handmade ceramic celadon plates

Eliska Design, £80 for set of four. These beautifully streamlined, handwash-only Balian dishes are best reserved for special occasions. 020 7723 5521,

3. Large Navy Splatter plate

Emma Bridgewater, £25. Keep mealtimes messy with this Pollock-like design. 020 7734 1234,

4. Pip Studio Love Birds Plate

John Lewis, £10.99. Dine cute with this red-robin plate from the twee design house. 08456 049 049,

5. Crazy Daisy Coupe plate

Portmeirion, £52 for set of four. Show your flower power with this eye-catching horticultural earthenware. 01782 744 721,

6. Daily Aesthetics plate

Seletti, £12.95. Don't be fooled – it may look like a paper plate, but this quirky porcelain piece is anything but disposable. 0844 848 4000,