Dine on Your Patio with Outdoor Dinnerware

Enjoy al fresco dining with outdoor dinnerware from Pottery Barn. The selection contains melamine dinnerware sets and individual plates and bowls in an array of solid colors and prints. No matter your preferred style, you'll find dinnerware that enhances your outdoor dining area.

Advantages of Melamine Dinnerware

Melamine is an excellent material for plates and bowls, especially those you plan to use outdoors. Here are some of the advantages associated with this type of outdoor dinnerware:

  • Both hot and cold foods can be served on melamine plates. The material functions as an insulator, meaning you can place hot food on it without the plate edges getting too hot to touch. Although melamine is heat-resistant, it's not microwave-safe.
  • Melamine is a hard plastic that's incredibly resistant to breakage, so you don't have to worry about your dinnerware pieces shattering if you drop them on the patio.
  • The smooth texture of melamine makes it easy to clean. You can hand-wash your melamine bowls and plates with hot, soapy water and a cloth or sponge, or you can put them in the dishwasher.
  • Melamine dinnerware comes in all kinds of colors and styles. You'll find that some melamine pieces look just like fine china but are far more durable.
  • This type of dinnerware comes in different sizes to suit your needs. There are large plates and bowls for serving main dishes, along with smaller plates and bowls that work well for appetizers and snacks.
  • Although melamine is great for outdoor use, you can also use it indoors. Its versatility is just one reason some people prefer melamine over other types of dinnerware.

Accessories for Outdoor Dinnerware

Pottery Barn also has plenty of accessories and accent items to go with your melamine plates and bowls. Create a coordinated look with placemats, napkins and napkin rings in a color that complements your dinnerware. Although outdoor dining is usually casual, you can still make it stylish with a floral centerpiece on your patio table or a grouping of candles for a romantic glow after the sun sets. If you want to achieve a more formal look, transform your table with a classic white tablecloth before setting it.

Browse the selection of outdoor dinnerware at Pottery Barn to discover melamine bowls and plates for your next patio dinner party. You'll also find everything else you need for a stylish outdoor space, from patio furniture to decorative objects such as planters and sculptures.