Dine Al Fresco In Style

Before we know it, summer will be with us, which is why it pays to get organised now. Garden dining has moved on in recent years and eating al fresco is just as stylish as eating inside. Comfort, practicality and style are important factors to consider when it comes to choosing your outdoor dining room furniture and whatever outside space you have be it a small, city roof space or a large, country garden John Lewis has something for everyone.

Online PR News – 04-March-2010 – – The Amadeus range is the perfect excuse to take dining outside. Made from manmade wicker it mimics the look of traditional wicker but is extremely easy to look after and will turn your garden into an outdoor dining room with minimum fuss. Perfect for Sunday lunch or an evening with friends, the large dining table (£695) easily accommodates up to eight dinning chairs (from £145).

John Lewis also has an excellent choice of bistro and patio sets. Just the thing for adding a splash of colour to your garden, is the folding Puccini bistro set (£55) in pale blue , which is perfect for those short of space and looking for great value.

If you favour a contemporary look then the Mocha table, (£79) and chairs (£29) is the ideal choice. Stylish and practical, the collection is made from powder-coated steel, which means that it can be left outside whatever the weather without the fear of it becoming damaged or rusting. Stackable chairs offer the perfect storage solution for those with small gardens.

The Fleur bistro set (£160), is just the thing to bring some classic style to your outdoor space. Available in traditional cream, it is ideal for smaller parties or an impromptu al fresco supper and the folding table and stackable chairs allow you to easily stash your furniture away.

If you like your furniture with a conscience, then look no further than the Aspley. Made from 100% FSC approved teak from Brazil, the production process supports communities in Brazil and helps protect the Amazonian rainforest.

It looks good too and is very competitively priced. The sturdy table (£119) and a choice of two chairs, either with arms (£89) or without (£79) will look equally at home in a small courtyard or nestled under the bough of a tree in a large family garden. Both chairs and table can be folded and easily stored away, ready to come out again when the sun puts in an appearance.

So while we can’t guarantee a heat wave this summer, we can guarantee that your garden will look its best with these stunning ranges.

For more information on the complete outdoor living collection from John Lewis, visit your nearest store or log on to www.johnlewis.com.