If you're not used to formal dining then the set up of a table can be quite daunting. There's various cutlery and glassware required and it's vital that everything goes in the right place!

Begin with the setting for an informal dinner or luncheon and add to it using the following guidelines.

  • The inner most cutlery is for the main course. Work outwards with knives and forks for each course.
  • White and red wine glasses (if necessary) along with the water glasses are positioned to the left of the coffee cup.
  • The beverage, soup and/or dessert spoons are to the right of the knife or can be brought to the table when soup or dessert is served.
  • To dress it up more, place a charger under the dinner plate.