Lifestyle The Best Serving Platters

17th April 2018

Whether you are hosting a celebratory dinner party or a sit-down meal with the family, you will want to showcase your food in the very best way. To ensure your night is a hit, you’ll need a few important pieces. Add a touch of personal style to your bespoke kitchen design with plates and platters that will not only a practical helping hand in the kitchen but also allow you to flaunt your interior style. 

Choosing the right serving plate is always fun, whether it’s a bold monochrome plate or a country traditional platter. Here we have put together a quick guide to help complete your display:

The Dinner Plate

The dinner plate is what you will place on each setting for your guests, so it needs to be memorable yet practical. Internationally renowned British artist Rory Dobner introduces his brand new plate collections for 2018, which unlocks a world of wonderfully idiosyncratic characters and illustrations that are perfect for making a statement!

Make a statement with these Rory Dobner dinner plates: ‘Keyhole Khaos’, ‘Mermaid Tales’ and ‘Secret Garden’.

Middle of the Table

The ‘showstopper’ will be the central serving plate, which is always reserved for the main course. What better way to wow your guests, than by having a stand out plate to grab their attention.

A selection of platters from Made.com and John Lewis add a brilliant texture to a neutral table display.

Nibbles & Appetizers

Some believe the start of the meal is the most significant because it sets the mood for the evening. These can afford to be unique and eccentric to reveal your personality as the host and create a talking point. Usually utilised for presenting olives, nuts and appetisers, these plates are perfect for small nibbles that help to get the ball rolling at your dinner party.

This ‘Long Fish Plate’ by Joanna Wood and ‘Leaf Shaped Earthenware Dish’ from Zara Home are perfect for serving up the small starters and nibbles at your dinner party.

Cheese & Charcuterie

Cheese and charcuteries are a European trend that has become fully entrenched in British dining. These magnificent marble serving boards are perfect for serving up cheeses and cold meats. They not only look great and act as a gorgeous centrepiece, the marble will also help to keep your cheeses and cold meats cooler for longer.

Grand Finale

And for the pièce de résistance, what better way to end the night than with a show-stopping sweet treat? From tiered styles to a simple footed stand, there’s a cake stand to suit every occasion and it always entices guests of all ages – from grandparents to small children.

Plate up a traditional sponge or strategically place sweet treats on a tiered style for the perfect display at the end of a delightful feast.

If you want more design inspiration, request a copy of our brochure or browse our blog and Instagram page for recent case studies. Alternatively, book a complimentary consultation in your local Harvey Jones showroom to discuss your kitchen design with our expert designers.