All of us love going out to restaurants!
There are certain English terms used when going to restaurants. Let’s take a look at these terms:
This is a list of dishes available in a restaurant.
- I took a look at the menu.
- The menu contained some unusual food items I had never tasted before.
- I went over the menu and decided to order a bowl of noodles.
- The menu was written in French, so I could not understand it.
- The menu was written in English, Japanese and Italian.
This is a man or a woman who serves customers at their tables in a restaurant.
- I was impressed by the efficiency of the waiter.
- I had a part-time job as a waiter when I was in college.
- The waiter who served us was respectful and gracious.
- The waiter took my order politely.
A la carte:
This refers to food at a restaurant that can be ordered as separate items, rather than part of a set meal.
- The restaurant I went to only had an à la carte menu.
- We went for the buffet as the à la carte items were too expensive.
- I took my friend to an excellent à la carte restaurant.
- This restaurant offers both a buffet and an à la carte menu.
- We ordered some à la carte dishes but were disappointed by the mediocre taste.
This refers to booking seats in advance at a restaurant.
- I made a reservation for four people at Restaurant A.
- It is a good idea to make a reservation in advance as this restaurant is really popular.
- I had to cancel the reservation I made as I fell sick.
- My boss asked me to make a reservation for Friday.
- I would like to make a reservation at your restaurant.
This is the act of telling the waiter the dishes you want to eat.
- I ordered a chicken fried rice.
- She ordered some dumplings.
- He ordered a chocolate pudding for dessert.
- When I ordered the chicken curry, I was told it wasn’t available.
- I always order spicy dishes when I go to a restaurant.
This refers to a professional cook who whips up dishes at a restaurant.
- My friend is a famous chef.
- I have been working as a chef for the past 15 years.
- My brother wants to become a chef in the future.
- Being a chef is a challenging and tiring job.
- I am training to be a chef.
This refers to a person serving drinks at a bar.
- He took up a part-time job as a bartender.
- I hate my job as a bartender and will quit soon.
- The bartender was super friendly and I had a good chat with him.
- He works as a bartender on weekends.
- Being a bartender can be a fun job.
This is the most substantial part of a meal.
- The main course was delicious.
- It took me a while to order the main course.
- I thoroughly enjoyed the main course.
- The main course was not as good as I had expected.
- The main course made me feel heavy and bloated.
This is the sweet food item eaten at the end of a meal.
- I went for a dessert although I was full.
- The desserts on offer were delicious.
- My friend decided to skip the dessert.
- We wanted to order a dessert but gave up the idea as it was getting late.
- The dessert was way more delicious than I had thought.
Hope you had fun learning all these restaurant-related words!
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