The 10 Best Porcelain Dinnerware Sets
This wiki has been updated 15 times since it was first published in October of 2018. A quality porcelain dinnerware set can supply you with enough durable and attractive pieces with which to feed your family. We’ve rounded up collections in an array of designs, sizes, and prices, including options reliable enough for daily use and selections that will impress your most persnickety relatives, with some that even provide place settings for up to eight diners. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
November 25, 2020:
This is a category where aesthetics are nearly as important as practicality and wear-resistance, so we prioritized durable collections that are sure to be crowd-pleasers and won't easily chip or fade. We also made a point to select options that are safe for the oven, dishwasher, microwave, and freezer. We will say, though, that porcelain can reach very high temperatures in the microwave, so handle hot pieces with a pair of pot holders or a dishrag.
When the Doublewhale Lace became unavailable we brought on the Tudor Royal Collection, an equally bold blue option that looks excellent with Victorian decors and would make a fine set for a fancy dinner or garden party. Produced by hand in Stoke-on-Trent, England, this choice uses premium porcelain, is offered in a few other patterns as well, and provides service for four. It's also got fade and scratch resistance, is stackable, and won't easily chip.
We said goodbye to the Greek-inspired Royalty Old-Fashioned to make way for something more on-trend and contemporary, which is why the Safdie & Co. White took its place. This is a solidly budget-friendly set that can stand up to daily use and is easy to dress up or down depending on the occasion. Much like the Mikasa Antique and Pfaltzgraff Sylvia, it can be paired with an array of accessories, looks good with a variety of flatware sets, flowers, and serving napkins, and is a solid choice for food photography and staging as well.
October 25, 2018:
Selected the Mikasa Regent for its expansive collection, elegant look, and durable quality. Favored the Pangu Minimalism for its attractive inconsistencies and the AmazonBasics Round for its exceptional value. Researched multiple brands and styles to provide a medley of aesthetics to suit varying tastes.
Versace Medusa Rhapsody Meticulously crafted from luxury porcelain, the Medusa Rhapsody line of fine tableware and decor features gold-tone Barocco flower motifs on plates, coffee and tea sets, and home accents like candle holders and salt and pepper shakers. versace.com
Bernardaud Those looking for extremely high-end designer sets should consider Bernardaud, makers of fine French porcelain since 1863. Over the years they have created bespoke designs for fine restaurants, hotels, and palaces. Browse collections with naturalistic, graphic, gold, and platinum decors that draw inspiration from Art Nouveau, Empire, and Art Deco styles, as well as regions, history, and even legends from across the globe. bernardaud.com
Villeroy & Boch New Wave Set Made from white premium porcelain using special technology in Germany, the New Wave set is ideal for those looking to make a statement. With its characteristic wave shapes and curved accents, it's ideal for contemporary kitchens, boasting functional and durable pieces that double as works of art. You can mix and match over 19 components to create an individualized set for up to six people. villeroyboch.com