What is the best family dining table for 2021
- By: Ashley Saunders
- May 2020
Your dining table is more than a functional piece of furniture. It’s a place for memorable family meals, the setting for homework or completing a puzzle, it may even double as a home office desk.
Finding the best family dining table for your space can be a challenge as you need a well-built table with a timeless design and can comfortably fit multiple people. It also needs to seamlessly fit into your dining room’s design.
If this is your first attempt at buying a dining table or you haven’t purchased one in quite some time, start with our guide: How To Choose A Dining Table.
If you’re struggling to the best family dining table for your home, don’t worry as we’ve picked out a wide range of options across the price range and in many different styles.
All are suitable for dining, completing games and working from. With most of these options, you’ll need to supply the dining chairs.
Furniturebox Atlanta Rectangle Chrome High Gloss Dining Table
While we’d normally advise against choosing a highly modern design that’s likely to date quick, this Furniturebox Atlanta Dining Table has a timeless quality. In the right setting, it should still look fresh in 5 years.
This stylish dining table uses a combination of MDF and chrome metal, finished with a high gloss lacquer coating. Its sturdy design and large 160 (w) by 90 (d) by 75 (h) cm tabletop ensure there’s plenty of room for dining with family or friends. Plus, it’s easy to maintain and wipe clean.
You’ll need to supply the dining chairs. Arriving flat-packed, self-assembly is required and takes around an hour to put together.
CosyWood U Shaped Oak Dining Table
As modern interpretation on a classic design, the CosyWood U Shaped Oak Dining Table will look fantastic in any dining room. The Stainless steel frame ensures stability, while the solid oak tabletop is hard-wearing.
Available in 4 sizes the smallest measures 150 (w) by 75 (d) by 75 (h) cm and is ideal for 6 people. The largest is designed to comfortably seat 10.
The natural oak tabletop is full of character and is handmade, and will age beautifully yet is easy to clean. You’ll need to assemble the table and supply your chairs as none are included.
Florence Large Round Pedestal Table
Nothing is as traditional or French as this Florence Large Round Pedestal Table, which is available in 4 colours (white, dove grey, truffle and sage green).
Made from 100% hardwood that’s naturally anti-bacterial, this dining table is designed for longevity yet is stylish. The solid limed hardwood top is water and stain-resistant, making it excellent if you have kids who will use it for arts and crafts.
Ideal for 4 adults, the table measures 120 cm in diameter and is 78 cm high. It would be perfect for a kitchen, dining room or even in an entry hallway.
Matching chairs are also available. Some assembly required as it arrives flatpack.
ROMELAREU Sheesham Wood Dining Table
The ROMELAREU Sheesham Wood Dining Table can easily be described as understated elegance. It’s bold and interesting yet functional and will age superbly.
This sizeable table is made from solid Sheesham wood and measures 175 (w) by 90 (d) by 77 (h) cm. Sheesham wood is a tropical hardwood which is also known as rosewood or palisander. It’s famous for its rich grains and interesting texture.
As a fully handmade table, you’ll receiver a unique piece of furniture, unlike any other dining table currently available. The quality is readily apparent from the joints to the polished lacquer finish.
It does arrive flat packed and requires assembly. You’ll also need to add your own chairs.
GillmoreSPACE Federico Extending Dining Table
Add a touch of luxury to your dining room with this GillmoreSPACE Federico Extending Dining Table. Combining a black stained oak veneer tabletop with a brushed brass-finished frame to create an understated yet luxurious dining tabling.
Featuring an extendable design, the table measure 120 cm (w) when closed and 160 cm (w) when fully extended. It is 90 cm (d) and 76 cm (h), and so can comfortably seat 6 to 8 people. It’s ideal if you entertain often but require a smaller table for daily use.
You’ll have to supply the chairs and assembly it on arrival as it comes flat packed.
Cox & Cox Concrete Topped Round Dining Table
As a contemporary take on a tradition design, the Cox & Cox Concrete Topped Round Dining Table creates interest within any room. At 120 cm in diameter and 75 cm high, you can comfortably fit 4 people around this Scandi inspired dining table.
The acacia wood frame compliments the 3 cm thick polished polystone top, which is finished to look like concrete. The combination of these materials creates a hard-wearing yet stylish dining table that’s easy to maintain.
You’ll need to supply the chairs, however, Cox & Cox offers a fantastic range including matching ones made from acacia. Some assembly required as it arrives flatpack.
MODERN FURNITURE DIRECT Valencia Dining Table
Using traditional materials combined with a contemporary design, the MODERN FURNITURE DIRECT Valencia Dining Table is superb for updating any dining room. It measures 200 (w) by 100 (d) by 77 (h) cm and is designed to comfortably seat up to 8 people.
The chunky X shaped frame is finished in an oak effect veneer, ensuring sturdiness and elegant design. A 12 mm thick tempered glass tabletop offers improved safety yet is very stylish.
The glass top firmly attaches to the base using contemporary stainless steel metal discs. On the bottom of the frame are adjustable feet, which allow you to adjust the table on uneven floors.
While it doesn’t come with chairs, MODERN FURNITURE DIRECT sells a range of seats in a variety of colours. This tables requires assembly and comes with a 12 months Warranty
Oak Furniture King Oslo Small Square Dining Table
Before you dismiss the Oak Furniture King Oslo Small Square Dining Table as too small consider how two of them could create a versatile solution. They could be separated for daily used and then combined when a larger table is required.
Designed to seat 4 people, the Oslo dining table is a compact 90 (w) by 90 (d) by 77 (h) cm and so is perfect for the kitchen, small dining rooms or even as an office desk. It’s ideal for a romantic dinner for two!
Each table is hand-crafted from solid oak and vanished to finish, ensuring the light natural oak wood tone. Unlike similar-looking tables, this table uses no veneer or MDF. Quality and longevity are at the heart of the design.
You’ll need to assemble by attaching the legs and add your own chairs. Oak Furniture King offers a 30-day money-back guarantee and the table comes with a 12-month warranty.
Julian Bowen Chelsea Large Glass Top Dining Table
When you initial set eyes on the iconic design of the Julian Bowen Chelsea Large Glass Top Dining Table, the first element you see is the seamless interplay between the glass top and the wood frame.
The elegant solid beech wood frame features a Walnut Effect Lacquered finish and is a modern twist on a classic design. A glass tabletop sits on top and measures 140 cm in diameter. This is made from tempered glass to ensure longevity and safety.
As it’s 75 cm tall, you can easily seat 6 adults for entertaining. Although no chairs come with it. Adding this contemporary table to any room will instantly add a touch of modern luxury.
You will have to assemble the table but it does come with a 12-month warranty. It’s ideal for modern interiors and also adding a contemporary twist to a more classic room design.
GDF Studio Hemsley Coral Aluminium Dining Table
Designed primarily for the outdoors, the GDF Studio Hemsley Coral Aluminium Dining Table also will look fantastic indoors. The clean lines of its modern design ensure it looks fresh for many years to come.
A tempered glass tabletop sits on an aluminium frame, creating a sturdy yet sleek table. The tempered glass is designed to be stronger and safer than a regular glass table. While the aluminium frame is rust-resistant. Together, these ensure the table will last for years to come.
Measuring 180 (w) by 90 by 76 (h) cm, it will comfortably seat 6 to 8 people. It doesn’t come with chairs and does require you to assemble.
Oaksolution Deluxe Solid Oak Furniture Large Extending Dining Table
Sporting a traditional design, this Oaksolution Deluxe Solid Oak Furniture Large Extending Dining Table is ideal for large families and gatherings. Crafted from solid oak and finished in a clear lacquer, this piece is designed to last a lifetime.
At it’s shortest width of 150 cm, it comfortably seats 4. Add one of the additional leaves to extend it to 190 cm and seats 6. At it’s maximum, with the two leaves added, it measures 230 cm and is perfect for 8 people.
Regardless of your chosen width, it measures 100 cm (d) and 79 cm (h), so provides plenty of room for all diners. Even taller guest will enjoy dining at this table.
As a heavy object, it arrived flat-pack and so requires assembly. Thankfully, only the legs need attaching. You’ll need to supply the chairs.
Rhode Island 4 Seater Round Pedestal Dining Table
Ideal for smaller dining rooms, The Rhode Island 4 Seater Round Pedestal Dining Table is also superb if you want to introduce a country vibe into a room.
Crafted from rubberwood and finished in light white, it’s highly durable and hard-wearing. It easily slots into any size kitchen or dining room yet maintains it’s own elegance.
Measuring 102 cm in diameter by 75 cm high, it’s fantastic as a dining table, space for homework or completing puzzle games. The subtle white painted finish makes it ideal to pair with 2 or 4 chairs. Matching chairs are available and assembly is required.
ReedG Modern Dining Table
A lack of space shouldn’t impact your dining options. The ReedG Modern Dining Table uses a clever folding design allowing you to compact the table when not in use. It’s ideal for a couple living in an apartment.
Constructed from high-quality laminated particleboard, when fully extended it measures 120 (w) by 78 (h) by 75 (d) cm. Its easily wiped clean yet sturdy enough for dining and also can be used as a kitchen prep station or as a compact home office!
The middle section features two storage shelves allowing you to store plates, drinking glass or bottles. 4 stools are included and nicely complete the set.
MY-Furniture Chenier Industrial Dining Table with 2 Benches
Inspired by early 20th-century French industrial design, this MY-Furniture Chenier dining set is full of character. As a versatile set, you could use it indoor or outdoor.
The table is a generous size and measures 190 (w) by 90 (d) by 76 (h) cm, you could easily fit 8 people around it. Each bench measures 180 (w) by 35 (d) by 40 (h) and so provides plenty of seating.
Crafted from reclaimed wood and black powered coated steel frames, the table and benches are ideal for relaxed family dinners. The striking design combined with hard-wearing materials means it’ll survive years of use while ageing beautifully.
You will need to assemble all three parts but once put together it’s solid.
Rustic House Oval Wooden Dining Table
The Rustic House Oval Wooden Dining Table is made with reclaimed teak wood and hand-finished. If you’re looking for a traditional design which with add plenty of character to your home, this table might be ideal.
As each table is uniquely crafted, the finish colour and wood grain will vary slightly from the next one. The beautifully shaped legs have an air of elegance that adds a touch of luxury to your dining room or kitchen.
Measuring 200 (w) by 100 (d) by 75 (h) cm, you can comfortably fit up to 8 people. And as a solid wood table, it’s very stable and designed to withstand daily use for many years.
As a classic design, you could pair the table with French Regency-style chairs or be a little daring and opt for something modern. Simple assembly is required.
Best family dining table
Since it’s impossible to pick the best family dining table from our range, instead allow us to highlight a few favourites.
Firstly we adore the classic form of the Florence Large Round Pedestal Table. It’s chic, classic and versatile.
While we’d recommend staying away from ultra-modern designs as they date quickly and need replacing, the GillmoreSPACE Federico Extending Dining Table is stunning with its subtle interplay of materials.
Finally, the GDF Studio Hemsley Coral Aluminium Dining Table. While designed for the outdoors, it’s industrial look will work equally as well inside regardless of the interior scheme.