10 Best Recliner Chairs Reviews UK 2020 - Top-Rate Models Compared

Last Updated on September 8, 2020

The best recliner chairs will allow you to sit in them for hours without leaving you with an ache when you get up. Some of them can even get rid of existing pains while you sit in them.

Sitting in chairs all day was a hard days work at the office, but I suppose someone has to do the dirty jobs. Watch the latest blockbusters or sporting tournaments in one of our top ten best recliner chairs.

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Best Recliner Chairs On The UK Market Reviewed In 2020

This recliner from Westwood offers superior comfort combined with impressive functionality. This is perhaps the most comfortable swivel recliner we reviewed. It features a 360-degree swivel and allows you to safely rock at the same time thanks to the durable metal base.

This is the best recliner chair for bingeing Netflix. The built-in cup holders, yes that's plural, there are two 9cm drink holders, will ensure you maintain hydration throughout that late-night marathon or blockbuster. It also has two storage pockets for magazines or the included remote.

The remote controls the chairs 8-point vibration massage feature. This leather armchair uses eight motors in four areas, legs, thigh, lumbar and back. You can also adjust whether you want only one zone targetted and the intensity of the massage. To top it all off, this reclining chair from Westwood also has a comforting heat function to help rid you of even the tightest of knots.

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The build quality is impressive. Thus recliner chair has high back support for excellent lumbar support. This means that when it comes to leaving your chair, you should not feel that static ache you get from most other recliner chairs. This massage recliner is built from thick bonded leather on the backrest and the seat. There is no cheap PU or PVC insight.

Pros

  • Massage function
  • 360-degree swivel recliner
  • Leather recliner
  • Great lumbar support

Cons

  • Small drink holders

This stunning Chester Manual Recliner Armchair from More4Homes is an all-round excellent reclining chair. A Heated backrest warms the muscles of your lower back while the chair can be set to massage your upper and lower back thighs and calves. This vibration massage is provided by eight inbuilt pads that are placed at strategic points in the chair to offer relief to tired or aching muscles.

With minimal effort, you can recline the backrest and raise the footrest for a lounge position with a simple latch mechanism; or recline back for a snooze or powernap. During our testing, we found that the soft foam padding provides the right balance between comfort and support. Although this very comfortable bonded leather reclining chair can be used for gaming or watching TV, it is particularly suited to those who need support for their back. With this particular recliner, even your arms are catered for. Comfortable padded armrests help you choose a position that offers complete relaxation for your arms.

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This recliner chair is available in three colours, black, brown and cream and comes with a 12-month warranty. More4Homes also sell a version of this reclining chair with automatic reclining action.

Pros

  • Massage function
  • Smooth reclining action
  • Leather recliner
  • Two x cup holder

Cons

  • No high back

Yaheetech is a newcomer to the reclining chairs industry. Given their little experience, this is a reliable product that is one of the best recliner chairs we reviewed for family life. This recliner armchair is made from water-resistant and easy-to-clean PU & PVC leather. If you have young children, then this may be the best recliner for you, as cleaning up spillage is as easy as wiping. Its non-marking feet also protects both the sofa and any wood flooring while moving.

Yeaheetech promise that their seat provides a 'Marshmallow-ish' softness. The seat contains a high-density foam for the utmost comfort. Its widened armrests support your arms a lot better than some of its more expensive competitors. The height and angle of the footrest can be customised to your desired level. The footrest can be set to any aspect from 0 to 90 degrees. The backrest is filled with Rayon fibres which from what we can see is Yaheetechs own creation. Whatever it is, it is pretty comfortable. This PU leather reclining chair is the best option for a busy and potentially messy family environment.

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Pros

  • Adjustable footrest
  • Comfortable seat
  • Easy clean

Cons

  • No massage function
  • Limited back support
  • Not a leather recliner

This reclining chair made of bonded graded leather will look great in your living room. Adding just a dash of comfort and sophisticated style to any room, it is placed in. This recliner is available in three colours, all of which look rather modern yet comfortable.

The deep fill foam in the seat & backrest provides fantastic lumbar support in both the upright & reclined positions. There are no cup holders on this chair though so you will have to purchase a keg of beer and a large straw when you are watching a sports marathon.

Home Detail is available to offer this chair at incredible value as they ship it as a flatpack piece that requires some assembly. Full instructions are provided, and we had it built within an hour. The maximum recommended body weight for this chair is 110kg, so if you have been lifting at the gym recently, this may not be for you.

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Pros

  • Comfortable seat
  • Great back support
  • Real leather

Cons

  • No massage function
  • No drink holders

This our second entry from More4Homes. Leather and PU/PVC offers an easy clean surface, but there is nothing cosier than a fabric recliner chair. This is one of the best recliner chairs for anyone who is looking for that small cottage, log fire feel.

The Postana Manual Recliner Armchair has been developed to the highest standards, providing strength, durability and supreme comfort. Support is provided where it's needed the most. This fabric recliner chair offers soft padding, excellent lumbar support and full chaise seating. Its pillow back support enables you to really sink into the recliner for hours.

Not only is it incredibly comfortable, but it also looks great. Upholstered with super soft Jumbo Cord with contrasting leather sides, the Postana is sure to stand out in any room. As this is fabric, it is subject to more stringent UK safety regulations. The Postana is fully fire retardant and meets or exceeds UK safety regulations.

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Pros

  • Pillow back support
  • Cosy jumbo fabric cord material
  • Fire retardant

Cons

  • Can be difficult to clean

This recliner chair from Julian Bowen is the best recliner for your home office. It has a corporate look that probably won't suit your living room. The Malmo reclining swivel chair and stool are upholstered in soft touch faux leather with a walnut colour laminated base.


It is one of the first chairs we reviewed that had the footstool as a separate unit rather than as one chair. The Malmo recliner uses multiple layers of foam filling to provide a firm, yet supportive seat. It may not have some of the bells and whistles of the competitor's recliner chair, but it sure looks great.

The faux leather cover is both durable and easy to care for. Some simple self-assembly is required, but even a complete DIY novice can achieve it easily enough. This swivel faux leather recliner offers ergonomic and manual adjustment for working at your desk or sitting watching TV. This recliner can swivel a full 360 degrees. These chairs are available finished in either Black or Chocolate Faux Leather.

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Pros

  • Separate Footrest
  • Very stylish

Cons

  • Self-assembly required

This is the best recliner chair if you are on a budget. HomCom has managed to pack a lot of features into this chair for an incredible price. This is HomComs value option when it comes to recliner chairs. This faux leather recliner packs in ten massage points. Six massage points with heat on the backrest, and two massage points on the cushion and two on the footstool. All of this is controlled with a remote control which allows you to set the massage force and heat temperature from 9 preset modes which can be manually adjusted.

The seat is filled with supportive 24D sponge and has in-built pockets for the remote control and other remotes on both the left and right side of the recliner. Much like the bonded leather and PU leather chairs we have reviewed, cleaning will be a breeze on this chair from HomCom.

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Pros

  • 10 Massage points with heat
  • Separate Foto stool
  • Great value for money

Cons

  • Does not have a premium look

This recliner from D Pro T is the best option for gamers. Grab a beer, place it in the holder, put the TV remote in the front storage pocket. Rock, Swivel, Game, Drink; what more could you want? This recliner does it all. It offers 360 degrees swivel and gentle rocking. The heated seat is ideal for the winter or to comfort an aching back and shoulders. This is the best chair in terms of comfort. We found ourselves quickly drifting off on a nap in this chair.

The recline angle is manually set by the user and can be adjusted to your ideal position. This chair is the best reading companion. Get a glass of wine, place it in the drink holder, grab your favourite book or magazine and rock the night away.

This armchair offers unsurpassed comfort and is upholstered in super-soft Real Leather. The arms are foam filled and combined with a pillow back support for hours of comfort. The padded winged backrest will make sure your head is supported should you choose to recline. This model offers soft padding, excellent lumbar support and full chaise seating.

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It features a simple two-button controller that allows you to heat and massage your chair at the press of a button. The eight massage points are intensity adjustable and are sure to remove even a stubborn ache and pain. Some assembly is required, but it arrives in just two sections so you can not go wrong.

The maximum weight for this chair is 114 kg (18 stone), and it comes with a one year warranty.

Pros

  • 8 Massage points with heat
  • One year warranty
  • Easy to clean
  • Pillow back support

Cons

  • Not a high back chair

This is the best recliner for a waiting room environment. Its faux leather covering is easy to clean whilst still being soft and comfortable. 


The reclining backrest is ergonomically shaped, and the footrest is adjustable independently. It comes with non-slip feet that also helps protect your laminate or hardwood flooring.

This chair has one of the best weight capacities of the chairs we reviewed. This chair can manage a load of up to 130 kilograms. Weighing in at 28 kilograms, it is a durable chair that is sure to last for a significant amount of time.

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Pros

  • High weight capacity
  • Easy to clean

Cons

  • No massage function

This extra wide recliner chair from BOJU is sized to comfortably fit a single person. The manual recline is simple to actuate.


Place your hands on the armrests of the recliner and in conjunction with pushing forward on the arms, lean backwards using your body weight to recline the chair. This chair comes with a hidden footrest and cup holders.

Foam arms, thick backrest foam, wingback headrest and a pillow back support all combine to ensure supreme comfort whilst sat in this PU leather recliner.

This is one of the best chairs we reviewed due to its simplicity. Some basic assembly is required.

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Pros

  • Smooth recline action
  • Easy to clean
  • Hidden footrest

Cons

  • No massage function
  • Not a riser recliner chair

Buying Guide Title

Most people spend 92 days of their entire life sitting on the toilet. Once you get a reclining chair, you will easily triple this. There are three main decisions to make when purchasing a reclining chair. The first is whether you want a massage and heat function or not. This can double the price in some circumstances but its well worth it if you plan to spend any length of time in your new chair.

The second decision is whether you want the footrest built-in or as a separate unit. The separate footstool can look good in an office setting but often take up more room and do not look quite as cosy as a chair with a hidden footrest.


The third and final decision is whether you want to tone your arms while sitting down and buy a manual recliner or an electric recliner. Electric or automatic recliners are much more expensive than their manual cousins and tend to be heavier and bulkier. Although if the space age hum of a motor is your kind of thing, then perhaps it is worth the added expense.

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FAQ

Q: What is the most comfortable Lazy Boy recliner?

A: LazyBoy is the most recognised brand of recliner chairs. Some people actually refer to a recliner as a LazyBoy much like some people refer to a vacuum as a Hoover. Lazy Boy has a number of different styles, and many of their products can be customised, albeit at great expense. We recommend that you take a look at the options we reviewed earlier and see if any of our more affordable options satisfy your requirements.

Q: How do I choose a recliner chair?

A: This is actually a relatively straight forward question to answer. Take a look at our buying guide! The main thing decision to make with a recliner chair is whether you want a massage function or not. This is the primary cost driver.

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