Have you ever been to a restaurant and had trouble ordering your food in English? What phrases would you use? In this lesson we explore what you can say when you are visiting a restaurant. Learn the phrases and practice the keywords.
In this lesson, we’re going to learn commonly used sentences when you’re at a restaurant.
Asking for a table
John: Table for one, please.
Waiter: Follow me, Sir.
Ordering your food – Situation 1
John: Can I have the menu?
Waiter: Here it is, Sir.
John: What do you recommend?
Waiter: The Grilled Chicken with Tomato Sauce is a good choice.
John: Hmm...It sounds like a good idea. I’ll have the Chicken and a glass of wine, please.
Waiter: Sure. I’ll be right back with your order.
Ordering your food – Situation 2
Waiter: Would you like to order now, Sir?
John: Yes, I’d like The Spicy Chicken and Vegetables, please.
Waiter: Would you like something to drink?
John: I’ll have an orange juice.
Waiter: I’m afraid we’re out of oranges, Sir.
John: That’s okay, just bring me the Iced Tea instead.
Waiter: Yes, Sir. I’ll be right back.
Solving doubts about the menu
John: Could I have my Caesar Salad served with the sauce on the side?
Waiter: Yes... And would you like the croutons also on the side?
John: That’d be very good, thank you.
Paying the bill – Situation 1
John: Could you check us out, please?
Waiter: Here you are.
John: Can I pay with Visa?
Waiter: Yes, you can.
Paying the bill – Situation 2
John: Could I have the bill?
Waiter: In a minute, sir. Are you paying with a card?
John: Yes, MasterCard.
Waiter: There you are.
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