Now spring is in full bloom and clearer skies with favourable temperatures become the norm for the foreseeable future, our attentions rightfully turn to the outdoors. For those of us with more compact spaces, we must get creative with how best to use what we’ve got and we think that an excellent solution for homes that are low on space are rattan bistro sets. Often providing a calm setting to unwind, bistro sets provide intimate outdoor seating and are perfect for gardens, patios, porches, balconies, and even verandas.

At Inside Out Living, we stock a range of bistro sets from popular garden furniture brands like Hartman, Kettler, and Bramblecrest. However, with a good many to pour over, it’s not always clear which ones might fit the bill, which is why today we’re going to look at 5 perfect bistro sets for small patios, gardens and balconies.


Bramblecrest Tetbury Round Table Garden Bistro Set

twin_chairs_and_table_in_shaded_leafy_courtyardBramblecrest bistro tables tend to keep things simple but at no loss to style, function and comfort. This Bramblecrest Tetbury bistro set boasts a table that will be no hassle to clean and looks great in any situation. It’s topped with safety glass that’s tempered to resist any marking and you can simply wipe it clean if any spillages occur. At an enjoyable 80cm diameter and with the chairs added into the equation, this bistro table set only takes up a slender floor space of 260cm in length and 80cm in width, perfect for balconies, patios and smaller gardens. The beauty of rattan outdoor furniture is that it boasts inherent durability For instance, a resistance to moisture is built into the synthetic rattan fibres, meaning they’ll effortlessly deal with wind and rain. If wanting to protect from other garden hazards such as bird droppings or tree debris a protective cover is well worth consideration also.


Bramblecrest Chedworth rattan bistro set

Two_Garden_Armchairs_On_Sunlit_PatioYou may be looking to plump up the comfort levels with your desired patio bistro set, increasing the cushioning for the hours of relaxation ahead. If this is what you’re after then at the top of your list should be the Bramblecrest Chedworth Set. This duo set, by the renowned outdoor brand, boasts thicker fill cushions than other ranges, and wider armrests too. Softer cushion covers invite a longer sit, finished in a plush herringbone twill. The attractive sandstone shade is destined to suit many spaces and with floor space covering only 80cm x 260cm, its slimline for configuring into your space. Tranquil hours will slip by all too easily sat on these dual seats.


Kettler Palma Garden Bistro Set

2021 Kettler Palma Garden Bistro Table Set With Arm ChairsKettler has succinct and compelling designs that stick in the memory for all the right reasons. The Kettler Palma rattan bistro set ticks a lot of boxes and will fit into small gardens, slim patio arrangements and balconies alike. A memorable modern angular design sets this patio bistro set apart, with a whitewash weave that’s incredibly versatile. This outdoor furniture set contains a rattan bistro table with an attractive yet durable slat top, capable of lasting season on season with its looks kept in tact. Thicker armrests on the chairs encourage hours of lounging, so breakfast spent here might just run into elevenses and lunch!


Hartman Westbury Patio Bistro Set

Hartman_Westbury_Bistro_Table_Set_Ash_In_front_of_HedgesNot just for the patio, of course, this is one of those rattan bistro sets that will slide into any outdoor arrangement with the least of fuss. The Westbury range by garden furniture leaders, Hartman, represents a fantastically affordable option at no expense to aesthetic, whilst still delivering great quality to enjoy. The Hartman Westbury garden bistro set comes with a tempered glass table top that will go the distance with refined looks and durability, ready for relaxing at any hour. The slimline design will combine well with smaller spaces.


Hartman Heritage Tuscan Garden Bistro Set

Two_chairs_in_garden_setting_with_white_cushions_and_tableBring an air of decadence to your outdoor space with this lavish Hartman Heritage set. This furniture boasts one of those rattan bistro tables that both impresses and brings practicality. Tuscan ceramic glass is sunken into the thick band border rattan, providing a tactile and interesting surface to enjoy. Not only is this table surface elegantly appealing but it’s extremely durable too; being resistant to marking and happy to endure the elements outdoors. The rattan weave itself is attractively wider in its fibres which may suit your space better. The floor space needed for this popular set is only 120cm X 240cm so it will fit tight spaces easily.


How To Clean and protect Your Bistro Tables

If you’re anything like us, you may also obsess about how best to maintain your garden furniture, which is why we have written a handy cleaning guide for rattan weave and aluminium furniture too. It’s also worthwhile thinking about the use of a protective cover against garden hazards other than the weather, find some tips and benefits of these covers in our article here.

That brings our round up of rattan bistro sets that are perfect for smaller spaces to a tranquil conclusion. We hope you found some worthy nuggets of advice in our round up to take to your outdoors this year.



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