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6 of the best dining table and bench sets

Check out my suggestions for space-saving and dynamic dining table and bench sets.

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If you’re looking for something that little bit different for your dining room or kitchen, or need a dining option that takes up less floor space, a dining table and bench set could be just what you need. While they’re still traditional, the bench variation adds that little bit of added interest to your dining set-up and can be neatly tucked away when not in use.

Upholstered, wooden, backless, chunky or decorative, dining benches are the perfect dining room accessory. Whether you’re sat smack-bang in the middle with plenty of space either side or clambering to sit alongside friends and family for a much-needed catch-up, dining benches are a brilliant choice. 

6 of the best bench table sets

Here are my top picks to give you some inspiration:

1. Knightsbridge Dining Table, Bench & 2 Grey Chairs

With its minimalistic design, this Knightsbridge dining table effortlessly fits into most settings.

The black, coated metal frame against the marble-effect top strikes a modern statement that easily brings a hint of urban loft design to any space.

Offer must end soon

Knightsbridge Dining Table, Bench & 2 Grey Chairs | Knightsbridge Furniture Range | ScS
Was £ 499
Was £ 499

Now only £ 399

£ 11.08 a month for 3 years | 0% APR

2. Canberra Dining Table with 2 Green Velvet Chairs and Bench

Made from reclaimed pine, the Canberra dining set offers an environmentally friendly option whilst offering high style and a relaxed, rustic charm. Complete with contemporary velvet upholstered chairs, this set boasts practicality and sophistication. 

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Canberra 1.6m Dining Table with 2 Green Velvet Chairs & 1.4m Bench | Canberra Furniture Range | ScS
Was £ 1,299
Was £ 1,299

Now only £ 1,099

£ 30.53 a month for 3 years | 0% APR

3. Warwick Dining Table with Bench and 2 Chairs

Offering an industrial style design with a black metal frame and concrete effect top, the Warwick dining set is perfect for those who prefer a minimalist look.

It is completed with a matching bench and two faux leather chairs to complement its simple style.

Only £ 599

£ 16.64 a month for 3 years | 0% APR

4. Marylebone Dining Table with Bench and 4 Chairs

Providing the perfect combination of traditional and contemporary, the Marylebone dining set is perfectly elegant with a sleek oak top and black acacia wood frame, finished with a coordinating bench and chair set. 

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Marylebone Dining Table, Bench & 4 Chairs | Marylebone Furniture Range | ScS
Was £ 929
Was £ 929

Now only £ 829

£ 23.03 a month for 3 years | 0% APR

Corner bench dining table sets

Corner bench dining table sets provide a stylish and space-efficient solution for dining areas, offering a cosy and intimate seating arrangement that maximizes the use of corner spaces in a functional and aesthetically pleasing way.

Here are a couple of my top picks:

5. Lisbon 1.8m Dining Table, Corner Bench with Backrest & 2 Swivel Chairs

This dining set is a standout design statement. Featuring an eye-catching corner bench with ample seating and two swivel chairs to make it easier to get up and down from the table, it has everything (including chrome effect legs and a light grey oak finish).

6. Endurance Kristo Left Hand Facing Dining Set

Dining room furniture just got a whole lot more exciting, thanks to this stylish Kristo dining set with its padded, upholstered corner bench seating, as well as an additional separate bench.

Statement table legs, brushed steel and frosted glass combine to create this dining room set, which is available as a left or right-hand configuration.

Only £ 1,499

£ 41.64 a month for 3 years | 0% APR

Dining benches

Dining benches are versatile seating options that add a contemporary touch to any dining space, promoting a casual and communal atmosphere while offering flexibility.

Here are 4 of my top picks:

1. Archie Oak Bench

Sleek and stylish, this bench is versatile enough to be used for seating or as a display bench for your plants, ornaments and other items you may want on show.

The statement legs really make this bench unique in an effortlessly understated way.

2. Archie Upholstered Bench

Bringing a touch of retro comfort to any space, this bench features leather effect upholstery and contrasting, minimalistic legs to create a bench that’s just as attractive as a standalone piece as it is part of the Archie dining set.

3. Marylebone Bench

An oak finish top and black acacia wood frame combine to create the Marylebone bench that can seat up to two people and features an eye-catching trestle base.

It’s stylish enough to be used as a display bench or coffee table too, and can easily be pushed to one side or tucked away underneath a table.

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Marylebone Bench | Marylebone Furniture Range | ScS
Was £ 249
Was £ 249

Now only £ 149 .99

4. Lisbon 1m Bench with Backrest

There’s a Lisbon bench without a backrest and a Lisbon bench with a backrest for added comfort.

This compact bench boasts all of the contemporary features that make the Lisbon bench so popular, and has the added bonus of incorporating a backrest for a bench experience that’s as supportive as a chair.

Only £ 469

£ 13.03 a month for 3 years | 0% APR

If you’d like more dining room inspiration, read our article 7 Dining Room Design Ideas.

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Ashleigh Ellis

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Director of Upholstery & Furniture

at ScS

26th January 2024

Having been a part of the ScS family for over two years, Ashleigh is intricately woven into the fabric of the upholstery world, a legacy she inherited from a lineage of Manufacturing Directors within her family. Ashleigh's journey spans manufacturing, upholstery suppliers, and furniture retail across 23 years, and her expertise is only enriched by her lifetime of passion and knowledge. Balancing her professional life in Doncaster, she's a proud mom to two teenagers and two playful mini sausage dogs. To Ashleigh, upholstery holds a special place in her heart which is why she actively advocates for inspiring younger generations to consider the upholstery manufacturing industry. Her dedication and first-hand insights breathe life into every sofa she encounters.