Our Story

In 1996 Charlotte Marshall, launched The Big Kitchen as a specialist kitchen, cookware and bakeware shop. Her passion for cooking and entertaining led to her interest in putting some of the world's greatest quality kitchenware in one place.

Our aim... to make it easy to find some of the world's most innovative and stunning kitchen and tableware in one place.

The Big Kitchen stocks simple, stunningly designed high quality kitchen and tableware products that will stand the test of time and we make it affordable.

Our mantra - quality kitchenware at affordable prices.

We operate from a huge warehouse and from a shop based on the high street in Portishead, Bristol.

Over the past few years our name has become synonymous with quality kitchenware, a reputation we believe we have earned from the standards we set when selecting our suppliers and from the customer service we provide.


The Company has an over-riding commitment to supplying great quality kitchenware at great prices, whether it is sourced from such household brand names like Cornishware, Kilner, Le Parfait, Dartington Crystal, Victor or Apilco or from our smaller artisan suppliers like Poppy Treffry who make their products in traditional ways from high quality sustainable materials.

We look to source as much as we can from UK manufacturers.

Each supplier has earned respect for quality, reliability, style and value for money. This in turn allows us to provide you with quality long lasting kitchenware which you will enjoy using.


Our search facility situated at the top of every page should make it easier for you to find the item you are looking for.

We have a section called Brands so you can go straight to your favourite brand.

We also have a section called Kitchenware by Colour so if you have themed your kitchen on a colour this is well worth looking at.

Throwing a party....... you could try our Party Themes range which show you everything Unicorn, Harry Potter, Christening, Dinosaur, Frozen ....... the list is extensive.


If you work for a newspaper or magazine and you wish to obtain details of one of our products please click here giving details of which product you wish to feature and we will do our best to help you.


We continually introduce new products giving you the best choice possible.

We also have a popular discount hour once a day - where every item on the site is reduced by a fixed percentage for an hour only. If you are lucky enough to be shopping on the site when the discount hour starts, buy or you will miss the opportunity to take advantage of it again that day.

We also send out news letters to our loyal valued customers letting them know whats hot in the kitchen and offering something special - whether its a free gift, free postage or a discount that lasts all day.

So - Bookmark us, tell your friends, join our mailing list, send us your feedback - we can only be as good as you, our customers, make us.