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Vintage Blue Table

Best folding tables to buy

Make the most of summer days in the garden with a stylish new folding table for the garden, balcony, terrace or beyond

Folding tables can be a very helpful garden accessory: easy to use, portable, and adaptable. Whatever your reasons for having a folding table, whether it’s to save space or keep your garden tidy, you’re sure to find a perfect match for your garden in our round up of the best folding tables on the market.

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The below list of the best folding tables is a selection of designs that we think will fit in a variety of spaces, including balconies, conservatories, or breakfast areas.

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Best folding tables for the garden

Lorette Folding Garden Table

Round folding table

A stylish pick that’s sure to add a touch of elegance to any garden patio or balcony, this folding table is bound to go down well with garden visitors.

It’s UV resistant and made of steel, making it as practical as it is chic. It measures 74 x 96cm, so it’s a great choice for a coffee and spot of breakfast if you’re lucky enough to catch some morning rays. If you’re not a fan of the blue, it’s also available in red, rosemary, white, anthracite and nutmeg.

Rustic Folding Table Naturalle

Folding table

This foldable table is on the larger side, measuring nearly 2m in length, so it’s perfect if you’re hosting an outdoor gathering. 

This size of table would be particularly useful if you’re having a BBQ as you can easily lay the food out for everyone. It’s made of pine and the legs conveniently fold in for easy storage.

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Blue Vintage Folding Table

Blue folding table

If you’re looking for a rustic vibe, this quirky blue table with its distressed finish could do the trick. 

A batch of these sturdy tables were originally used for festivals and weddings in India, so not only do they have an interesting history but we know they can withstand lots of partying and celebrations, so it’s likely to be a durable addition to your garden. 

The table has a solid tropical hardwood top and iron legs. You’re likely to spot a few scratches and marks, but due to its past life, that’s no surprise, and they add to the table’s charming appeal. It measures 150 x 60 x 75cm and can be used both indoors and outdoors.

Denia Wooden Table

Wooden table

This classic wooden table is ideal for an alfresco evening dinner and its understated appearance lends itself well to a variety of garden styles. 

It folds flat so you can lean it against a wall, or keep it in a garage or shed out of the way when it’s not in use. It’s made from sustainably sourced hardwearing acacia wood, giving it a lovely rich colour. 

It’s rust and UV resistant and measures 75 x 90cm.

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Rive Droite Steel Table and Chair Bistro Set

Garden Trading table and chairs set

A powder coated steel bistro table that will be perfect for weekend brunches on patios or city courtyards. Make sure you feel like you’re sitting in a French cafe, drinking coffee and reading the paper while in your very own garden space.

This folding table from Garden Trading is lightweight, making it easy to move around, and it also comes with two chairs so you have a complete set.

It’s recommended the set is covered if left outside when not in use over winter. The table size is 71 x 60cm, which should fit two, but works also for just the one.

Arc en Ciel Folding Table

Arc en Ciel Folding Table

An eco designed folding table in a colour that offers a little bit of joie de vivre. Made by Emu, this Arc en Ciel Folding Table is rectangle and made from lacquered steel and could be used for inside or outside, as you wish.

It’s made from recyclable metal too, so no need to put it anywhere near landfill when you’ve finished with it.

The table itself is 110 x 70cm and if green isn’t your thing, there are a selection of other colours in the range.

  • £237.30

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Carl Hansen and Son BM3670 Dining Table

BM3670 Folding Dining Table

Looking for an iconic piece of design for your folding table? This particular design is the brainchild of Danish furniture designer Børge Mogensen who created it in the late 1960s for his own private balcony.

The table has been reissued by Carl Hansen & Son with the dimensions of 115 x 71.5cm. It comes in untreated FSC®-certified teak. The folded table can be easily and neatly hung up on a wall mount.

  • $930

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Bistro Foldable Table

Fermob Bistro Folding Table

A range developed by Fermob based on the original model of the folding bistro table, which was simple and easy to pack away, allowing lemonade sellers to scarper quickly if they didn’t have a license to sell their wares on the street. The design was patented in 1889 and it has lost none of its  charm and style. This honey colour is our favourite but there are lots of colours to chose from.

It comes at a cute 60x60cm and is made from lacquered and recyclable metal. And don’t miss the chairs to go with this chic option.

  • £182
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