Effortless Serving: 17 Top Dining Trays – A Modern Update To Dinner Party Portfolios

 

Perfectly sized for serving canapés to your most distinguished guests, these designers trays are also ideal for receiving breakfasts in bed in style.

Ghidini 1961 Omini Serving Tray

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Ghidini 1961 Omini Serving Tray (Made in Italy Stainless steel)

Perfect for serving your guests an array of canapés, this tray (Weight: 3.3kg) from Ghidini 1961 is part of the Omini collection which plays on the relationship between objects and the human figure. Imagined in a polished golden hue, the sleek design is adorned with artistic miniature figurines.

Aerin Small Carina Round Tray (Polished brass hardware; Suede lining)

Keep your minibar organised in style and present your finest cocktails to your dinner party guests with the Aerin Carina tray. Designed with the utmost attention to luxury, the sophisticated circular silhouette is crafted with textural shagreen and plush suede, offset with polished gold-tone, easy-to-carry handles.

Silver plated Christofle Graffiti Serving Tray with doodle design

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Silver plated Christofle Graffiti Serving Tray with doodle design

Add a dash of visual interest to décor with Christofle’s Graffiti serving or display tray. Featuring a raised rim and an offbeat design reminiscent of an urban alley or doodled-on notebook, peace signs, hearts, flowers, and French phrases adorn the sleek design. A perfect gift for pop art appreciators and the young at heart.

Fornasetti Tema e Variazoni Face and Stripes Tray

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Fornasetti Tema e Variazoni Face and Stripes Tray (Wood; 25cm x 60cm)

Exuding Fornasetti’s ever-striking appeal, this rectangular Tema e Variazoni serving tray features vivid stripes across a monochrome backdrop of opera singer Lina Cavalieri’s favoured face.

Richard Ginori 1735 Labirinto Tray (Porcelain; 31.5cm x 22.5cm; Made in Italy)

Inspired by Italian designer Gio Ponti’s flawless marrying of ancient culture and modern design, the Labirinto collection by Richard Ginori 1735 is reminiscent of 18th-century neoclassical elegance with its bold, cylindrical outlines. Italian-crafted from the finest porcelain, this exquisite tray is structured with handles for effortless serving of mouth-watering canapés to your dinner party guests.

Fornasetti Egocentrismo Round Tray

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Fornasetti Egocentrismo Round Tray (Presented in a Fornasetti box; Made in Italy)

Showcasing Piero Fornasetti’s lifelong dedication to a pursuit of the arts, this Egocentrismo tray boasts an abstract design. Adorned with an all-over chequered vortex, the monochrome colour scheme is guaranteed to compliment any decor.

Pure leather Riviere Quilted Tray

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Pure leather Riviere Quilted Tray (Made in Italy)

Bringing a sophisticated aesthetic to your home decor, this tray from Riviere comes in an understated tone with a padded leather interior and is sewn with a quilted pattern. Placed upon bare tabletops, it completes your interior with an opulent finish.

Christofle Anemone Tray with Ornate handles

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Christofle Anemone Tray with Ornate handles (Silver plate 43cm x 31cm)

Present everything from beautifully-crafted canapés to after-dinner drinks on this exquisite serving tray from Christfole. Crafted from polished silver plate, it is modelled on flowers that adorned the glassmaker Emile Gallé-designed Perrier-Jouët champagne bottles in the early 1900s.

 

anodised aluminium Kaymet Rubber Grip Tray

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100% anodised aluminium Kaymet Rubber Grip Tray (Silicone rubber grips; 51cm; Handmade in England)

Made in London since 1947, Kaymet designs offer timeless homeware pieces crafted from anodised aluminium. As seen in a 1955 issue of Vogue, the lap tray boasts a ribbed edge with two carry handles and silicone rubber grips. It is ideal for receiving breakfasts in bed in style.

Georg Jensen Living Medium Panton Tray

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Georg Jensen Living Medium Panton Tray (Stainless steel)

Add a touch of sophisticated Danish luxury into your home with this Panton Tray. The beautifully mirrored composition is taken to dramatic heights crafted in a crumpled textured finish. This polished centrepiece lends a dramatic dimension to your home decoration.

Versace Barocco Handled Tray with Medusa head logo

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Versace Barocco Handled Tray with Medusa head logo (Made in Italy; 20.5cm x 31cm)

Keep your essentials in order with this luxurious tray from Versace. The iconic Medusa head sits in the centre for a recognisable finishing touch.

Halcyon Days Leopards Rectangular Tray

Halcyon Days Leopards Rectangular Tray

Fine bone china Halcyon Days Leopards Rectangular Tray (Made in England)

The perfect practical piece to organise your trinkets, this tray is printed with Halycon Days’two leopards posing powerfully against an ominous background. An elegant addition to a desk to store your finest pens or a handy piece to keep by the door for keys and small belongings.

Kaymet Marble Ribbed Tray

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Kaymet Marble Ribbed Tray (51cm)

Made in London since 1947, Kaymet designs offer timeless homeware pieces crafted from anodised aluminium. The hand-finished carry trays boast ribbed handles and a high-gloss marble design, perfect for serving drinks and hors d’oeuvres at your next soirée.

Aerin Classic Shagreen Serving Tray

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Aerin Classic Shagreen Serving Tray (Embossed shagreen with brass hardware)

Host your next gathering in ultimate style with this serving tray from Aerin. Rendered in Art-Deco style shagreen leather, it will act as an elegant bar or tableside serving accessory.

Roberto Cavalli Home Golden Flowers Tray

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Roberto Cavalli Home Golden Flowers Tray (Fine bone china; Made in Italy; 20cm x 16cm)

Welcome a breathtaking floral flourish into your home courtesy of this Roberto Cavalli Home Golden Flowers tray. Drawing inspiration from the Spring, vibrant flowers are exposed on a backdrop of polished fine bone china. Finished with the brand’s signature, ornate gold-tone detailing, it will make an opulent addition to your dinner setting.

Dolce & Gabbana Leo Tray with Leopard print

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Dolce & Gabbana Leo Tray with Leopard print

Dolce & Gabbana lends Italian luxury to her dressing table, as this beautifully polished box will play host to her dearest trinkets. Finished with a glossy surface and boasting the brand’s love of leopard print, this piece is rendered from wood and detailed with a gold-tone plaque. Featured in a branded box, it would make a perfect gift for a special someone.

Villari Marbella Gold-Plated Medium Tray

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Villari Marbella Gold-Plated Medium Tray (Gold-plated brass with Trellis-inspired patterned trim)

Renowned for opulent homewares handmade in Italy to antique craftsmanship techniques, Villari adds luxury to your home with the Marbella medium tray. Gold-plated and gleaming, the trellis-inspired pattern is complete with a solid silvery base. It is perfect for displaying refreshments or for a chic afternoon tea with guests.