Having high-quality cutlery can have a big impact not only on the look of your dining space, but also on your enjoyment of the food. Whether you love classic, timeless silverware or are on the lookout for something a little more unusual, you’re bound to find a set to suit your requirements.

From traditional designs to stylish two-tone versions, we’ve found the best cutlery sets to buy online today. Keep scrolling for tableware inspiration.

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The best cutlery sets for your dining table

Viners Grace Cutlery Set

Viners Grace Cutlery Set on a colourful background

Established in 1908, Viners has over a century of expertise when it comes to creating high-quality tableware.

This classic cutlery set has an elegant fluted design, which would look great in both modern and traditional homes. It’s made from high-quality steel with a mirror finish, and you can put it in the dishwasher for easy cleaning.

You’ll get 16 pieces in this set; enough to create four place settings. Buy one pack if you live in a small household or grab a couple if you need enough for a large family.

Eme Stainless Steel Cutlery Set

Royal Retro 16 Piece Stainless Steel Cutlery Set, Matte Black Stonewashed Finish on a colourful background

For something a little different, try this unusual cutlery set from Made.com. It combines classic shapes with black colouring and a matt texture for a stylish take on everyday cutlery design.

With its black finish, these knives and forks would be perfect for modern and industrial home schemes.

And unlike many matt black cutlery sets, this one is dishwasher-safe, so it’s a convenient choice if you’re after something dramatic.

Berkeley Cutlery Set

ProCook Berkeley Cutlery Set on a colourful background

Stylish, ergonomic cutlery designs like this often come with a large price tag, but this set is one of the more affordable options on the market. We love the sleek, curved handles and the eye-catching mirror finish.

These knives, forks and spoons are crafted from high-quality stainless steel and you can put them in the dishwasher with the rest of your tableware.

Manhattan Cutlery Set

24 Piece Manhattan Cutlery Set on a colourful backround

You can always rely on M&S for simple, tasteful basics like this cutlery set. While most knives and forks have a wide, flat base, these ones get thicker towards the bottom, which makes them easy to grip while you’re eating.

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This is one of the best cutlery sets when it comes to value for money too, as you’ll get six place settings for under £60.

Vora Stainless Steel Cutlery Set

Vora Stainless Steel Cutlery Set on a colourful background

We can’t take our eyes off this stunning cutlery set from Made.com. It balances gleaming golden colour with traditional design features and a matt finish for a striking yet tasteful look.

Although the set is golden in tone, it’s crafted from stainless steel and you can clean it quickly and easily in the dishwasher.

You can also get this design in matt black for darker or monochrome colour schemes.

Chelsea Cutlery Set

Chelsea Cutlery Set on a colourful background

If classic silver cutlery isn’t your style, why not try this two-tone set with black detailing? You’ll get the timeless steel heads alongside dark, matt-textured handles.

Every piece is dishwasher-safe for easy cleaning. Plus, they’re sold in single sets, so you can buy the exact amount of place settings you need for your household.

Jimane Stainless Steel Cutlery Set

Jimane Stainless Steel Cutlery Set on a colourful background

Gold cutlery sets can make a big impact, but if you don’t want to go the whole hog, try adding golden accents into your scheme with these two-tone pieces.

You’ll get stainless steel cutlery with matt black handles and golden-coloured heads. And unlike many decorative cutlery sets, these ones can go in the dishwasher.

Robert Welch Bright Cutlery

Robert Welch Bud Bright Cutlery on a colourful background

The Robert Welch brand is renowned for its sophisticated and stylish cutlery sets; choose this one for high-quality construction and sleek design. Everything is crafted from stainless steel, while the knives are made with grade 420 for extra durability and a sharp cutting edge.

When creating this set, the brand took inspiration from the buds of lotus flowers and water lilies to create its smooth lines. Thanks to the unusual shapes and high-end look, this selection is sure to make a statement on your dining table.

Harlequin Cutlery Set

Harlequin Cutlery Set on a colourful background

Featuring elegantly shaped handles and steel heads, this is one of the best cutlery sets for homes with a vintage vibe. Opt for the ivory-coloured pack for traditional, neutral schemes, or go for the muted blue design if you’re after something a little bolder.

This cutlery set is made from stainless steel and resin for a high-quality feel and you’ll get 16 pieces in the pack - enough to cover four people.

Find more vintage-style products in our guide to retro microwaves and retro fridge-freezers, or check out our favourite retro chairs and bedside tables.


Alice TufferyDigital Writer

Alice is a digital writer with a knack for tracking down the most innovative and exciting products to hit the market. Working across several of Our Media's special interest brands, she's written for publications including Countryfile, Gardens Illustrated and Science Focus. Outside of work - and lusting over homeware and gardening products - you’ll find her rambling in the great outdoors or watching an old film.