Bistro Sets are the perfect outdoor furniture solution for small gardens. They’re built for small outside spaces, whether that’s a narrow pavement outside a cafe (hence the name) or – more likely for you and me – a small garden, patio, or balcony.
Bistro sets are petite, lightweight and sometimes foldable. So if your outdoors space is really tight, they can be folded up and stored out of the way or even hung on walls. Here’s our roundup of 6 of the best contemporary bistro sets for small gardens:
6 of the best bistro sets for small gardens
The Tice Compact Garden Bistro Set comes in some mouthwatering shades. The chartreuse, above, is zingy and fresh but there’s also green, grey, teal and white to choose from. This colourful, contemporary garden bistro set is specifically designed for small outdoor spaces – the chairs tuck right under the table when not in use.
The Emu Bistro Set from the Arc en Ciel collection at John Lewis comes in a range of bright, contemporary colours, plus chic aluminium (top of page).
Emu have been making outdoor furniture since the 1960’s and are famous for their special, 4-layer, electroplated protective coating. This super-tough and scratch resistant all-weather finish makes their garden furniture suitable for outdoor use all year round – brilliant if you don’t have anywhere to store it indoors. And check out the clever matching magnetic seat pads – no more fussing with pesky fabric ties.
We love the chic yet subtle bronze, powder coated finish on the Ala Mesh Bistro Set. The chairs have been ergonomically designed for a comfortable sit (even without a cushion) and will stack neatly when not in use.
The practical and durable Pya Bistro Set brings you bold colour and pattern courtesy of MADE. Choose from black/white, blue/black or rust/blue.
The Milton Black 2-Seater Concrete Garden Set from Habitat isn’t your average bistro set. It’s contemporary, minimal and sculptural – and I just love it!
Finally, how about the minimally styled metal Sorrento Mosaic Garden Bistro Set from Marks and Spencer? The tabletop features my favourite geometric “tumbling blocks” pattern in chic grey stoneware tiles, and the fan back chairs come complete with cushions. Just add an Aperol Spritz!
Images: shops and brands as above