Hello, Everyone!

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.

  1. I took a look at the menu.
  2. The menu contained some unusual food items I had never tasted before.
  3. I went over the menu and decided to order a bowl of noodles.
  4. The menu was written in French, so I could not understand it.
  5. 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.

  1. I was impressed by the efficiency of the waiter.
  2. I had a part-time job as a waiter when I was in college.
  3. The waiter who served us was respectful and gracious.
  4. 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.

  1. The restaurant I went to only had an à la carte menu.
  2. We went for the buffet as the à la carte items were too expensive.
  3. I took my friend to an excellent à la carte restaurant.
  4. This restaurant offers both a buffet and an à la carte menu.
  5. We ordered some à la carte dishes but were disappointed by the mediocre taste.



This refers to booking seats in advance at a restaurant.

  1. I made a reservation for four people at Restaurant A.
  2. It is a good idea to make a reservation in advance as this restaurant is really popular.
  3. I had to cancel the reservation I made as I fell sick.
  4. My boss asked me to make a reservation for Friday.
  5. I would like to make a reservation at your restaurant.



This is the act of telling the waiter the dishes you want to eat.

  1. I ordered a chicken fried rice.
  2. She ordered some dumplings.
  3. He ordered a chocolate pudding for dessert.
  4. When I ordered the chicken curry, I was told it wasn’t available.
  5. I always order spicy dishes when I go to a restaurant.



This refers to a professional cook who whips up dishes at a restaurant.

  1. My friend is a famous chef.
  2. I have been working as a chef for the past 15 years.
  3. My brother wants to become a chef in the future.
  4. Being a chef is a challenging and tiring job.
  5. I am training to be a chef.



This refers to a person serving drinks at a bar.

  1. He took up a part-time job as a bartender.
  2. I hate my job as a bartender and will quit soon.
  3. The bartender was super friendly and I had a good chat with him.
  4. He works as a bartender on weekends.
  5. Being a bartender can be a fun job.


Main course:

This is the most substantial part of a meal.

  1. The main course was delicious.
  2. It took me a while to order the main course.
  3. I thoroughly enjoyed the main course.
  4. The main course was not as good as I had expected.
  5. The main course made me feel heavy and bloated.



This is the sweet food item eaten at the end of a meal.

  1. I went for a dessert although I was full.
  2. The desserts on offer were delicious.
  3. My friend decided to skip the dessert.
  4. We wanted to order a dessert but gave up the idea as it was getting late.
  5. The dessert was way more delicious than I had thought.


Hope you had fun learning all these restaurant-related words!


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