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How to make your next barbecue look better

Image courtesy of Royal Doulton Image courtesy of Royal Doulton

If you’re never sure how to set up for a barbecue, we feel your confusion. You want to keep the vibe relaxed, but don’t want to seat your guests at an uninspired table setting. Thankfully, it is possible to achieve an easy-going elegance at your next open-air occasion with the right serve wear. A barbecue might be a casual occasion, but that doesn’t mean it can’t look chic.

Keep reading to make your next barbecue look better…

NAMBÉ | Butterfly salad bowl with servers

Serve your summer salad in style with this Butterfly salad bowl set from Nambé. Offering the perfect marriage of rich wood and lustrous alloy, this serve wear staple is the perfect centre piece for a long lunch with family and friends.

ROYAL DOULTON | Olio 16-piece dinner set

The perfect blank canvas for serving your menu of choice, this timeless dinner set is the result of design duo Barber Osgerby's collaboration with Royal Doulton. Made from glazed ceramic, this 16-piece collection fuses a rustic style with a modern polish, providing the ideal look for your next open air occasion.

ROYAL DOULTON | Wine glass set of 6

Suited to the task of serving both red and white wine, these understated glasses by Royal Doulton will make a versatile and stylish addition to your barbecue spread. An excellent choice if your menu includes a variety of liquors.

L'ATELIER DU VIN | Oeno box solid wood lever corkscrew

When the time comes for opening refreshments for your guests, it’s best to do it in style. Made from chromed metal and solid wood, this beautifully-compact Oeno corkscrew by L’Atelier du Vin makes the uncorking of every bottle efficient and easy, because nobody likes the awkward struggle of opening a bottle with a malfunctioning corkscrew. 

ROYAL DOULTON | 1815 Tapas rectangular tray set of 8

No barbecue is complete without an array of delicious tapas. Make sure your mezes and nibbles look extra appetising with this set of 8 rectangular trays by Royal Doulton. Inspired by originator John Doulton’s early pottery work, these delicate dishes are made in England from quality porcelain.

L'ATELIER DU VIN | Carafe Argent decanter

Allow your wines to breath at your next barbecue by serving them in a stylish decanter. Manufactured in top quality crystalline glass and featuring a silver mirror finish, this L’Atelier du Vin classic will add an elegant touch to your table setting.

NAMBÉ | Butterfly cheese tray with knife

We can’t prove that cheese tastes better when it’s served in style, but we suspect that’s probably the case. Featuring the glowing warmth of acacia wood and accented with a luxurious granite centre, this Butterfly cheese tray by Nambé makes cheese look even more appealing. Shaped in a functional double curve, this entertaining staple is a must-have for the summer.

COUNTRY ROAD | Salt brushed 24 piece cutlery set

Boasting a contemporary, rustic appeal, this cutlery set by Country Road will add a touch of sophistication to your alfresco aesthetic. Made from salt-brushed stainless steel, the set includes all the essential utensils you’ll require for your next barbecue.


No barbecue spread is complete without a delicious assortment of condiments. This Random Harvest carry box includes a gourmet mustard, a tasty dressing and a hearty chutney. Made from Australian-sourced ingredients and 100% gluten free, this is an ideal selection to serve at your next summer banquet.   

SALT & PEPPER | Fromage cheese knives 

If you take your entertaining – and cheese – seriously, you need this set of quality cheese knives in your kitchen. Specifically designed to enhance the presentation and enjoyment of soft and hard fine cheeses, this set boasts a sleek and minimalistic aesthetic, styled to suit a range of table settings, from the traditional to the contemporary.

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