Thank goodness the days of eating out of hollowed-out stale bread have long gone! Today’s diners can enjoy food served on plates made from a diverse range of materials, including beautiful ceramics, glass and porcelain. Campers often buy practical stainless steel, but now we have melamine, a material that is very practical for children to use both indoors and out.
Long gone is the expectation that certain plates are used for particular meals. Today you can mix and match sizes, colours and patterns to your heart’s content. We sell hundreds of different types of dishes and plates when you shop online.
- Dinner - tends to be larger in size, around 11 -12 inches, for serving the main course.
- Dessert - can also be used for snacks, appetisers or desserts. Popular for buffets and around 7 -10 inches in size.
- Side - these are around 6-7 inches and typically placed next to the fork.
- Appetiser - these can often be found with divided sections that you can use for various sweets, nuts or hors d’oeuvres.
At Royal Design, you can buy plates for different purposes, such as serving food or for decoration. While plates are traditionally round in shape, many with fluted or decorative edging, there is much more choice with modern tableware. Browse our online shop for plain, patterned, round, square or oblong designs. All our tableware is stunning, affordable and high-quality. You can buy online individual pieces or matching sets; they even make excellent gifts for family and friends.