The ten best garden tables
COLE HENLEY BBQ: Is it a barbecue? Is it a table? The Cole Henry combines the best of both with a six-seater wood and steel table with a gas-powered barbecue in the centre which also doubles as a heater. £2,600, homegardenliving.co.uk
DISTRESSED METAL X FRAME: Garden tables don't come much cooler than this distressed metal X-frame number. It's made of steel - so it's hardwearing - and folds away when not in use. £145, budinifurniture.co.uk
ALEXANDER ROSE EXTENDING GLASS: Alexander Rose's clean-lined aluminium and textilene table is a happy mix of form and function. Comes with a 12-year guarantee. £674, gardenfurniturefinder.co.uk
NAPOLI OVAL OUTDOOR: Big, sturdy and with the Italian good looks you'd associate with a Neapolitan table, John Lewis's six-person eucalyptus table is sure to impress your fellow diners. £275, johnlewis.com
BISTRO: You'll feel like you've been transported to a Parisian café sitting around this delicate, 3-person white-metal table. £60, johnlewis.com
ORCHARD AGED CERAMIC: The perfect table for a country cottage, the Orchard has a gorgeous ornate bronze-look legs and a blue and white aged ceramic tile top. Usefully, the legs can be removed for easy storage during the winter. £275, notonthehighstreet.com
AMALFI ROUND: Rectangular tables are all very well inside the house but when it comes to outside entertaining, round is best. The chic circular Amalfi is made of stained rattan and seats four to six diners. £845, kitstone.co.uk
FOLDING BANQUET: Fancy an impromptu feast in the park but don?t fancy lounging on the ground? Then take this surprisingly lightweight foldaway table and eat in style. It seats six and is made from a stain-resistant plastic. £39, amazon.co.uk
MONTSERRAT FOLDING: You may be short on outdoor space but that doesn't mean you can't have al-fresco feasts on these sunny evenings - just get Heal's Montserrat four-seat table which folds away neatly. £395, heals.co.uk
NORDANÖ: The advantage of this table is the drop wings on the sides. When extended they turn the four-seater table into a comfortable six. Be warned, though, because it?s made of oiled acacia so you?ll need to treat the wood at least once a year. £113, ikea.com
Make the most of the great outdoors - AKA the park or your patio - with a table that’s large, small, folding or even fitted with a built-in barbecue...
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