Luncheon plates are the most appropriate dish for serving small-sized lunches or suppers. Slightly smaller than a dinner plate, they usually measure about nine inches in diameter or in width. They are the perfect size for serving sandwiches, wraps and salads. However, they are slightly bigger than a dessert plate or one used to serve side salads.
While browsing the selection of luncheon plates, first think about what you will be using it to serve. If you expect to serve several hot dishes, you might want to go with a wide-rimmed lunch plate, since the rim will help servers carry it more easily without burning their hands. For serving cold lunches, a plate with a narrow rim or no rim is usually a better choice, since the lack of a wide rim leaves more surface area on the plate for the food.