See also eating at home and food vocabulary.
Places to Eat Out
Fast Food Restaurant
Parts of a Menu
Main Courses (Meat/Fish/Vegetarian)
Beverages (Coffee etc.)
Wine/Drinks List (sometimes on a separate menu)
|Booking a Table||Placing Your Order||Complaining|
|Arriving at the Restaurant||
During/After the Meal
Mr and Mrs Smith are out celebrating their wedding anniversary.
|It's 8pm. Mr Smith (Jack) and Mrs Smith (Jill) are celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary. They have just arrived at the restaurant.|
|Mr Smith:||Well here we are. What do you think?|
|Mrs Smith:||It's lovely Jack. Are you sure we can afford it?|
|Mr Smith:||Well I may have to do some washing up, but you're worth it.|
|The waiter arrives.|
|Waiter:||Good evening sir, madame.|
|Mr Smith:||Good evening. We have a reservation for a table for two in the name of Smith.|
|Waiter:||Yes sir. May I take your coats?
|Waiter takes their coats and hangs them up.|
|Mr & Mrs Smith:||Thank you.|
|Waiter:||Your welcome. Would you like to come to the table or would you prefer to order in the bar?|
|Mr Smith:||I wouldn't mind an aperitif. We'll order in the bar.|
|Waiter:||Please follow me, I'll bring you the menu in a moment.|
Mr & Mrs Smith order their drinks at the bar and sit down to look at the menu.
|Mrs Smith:||Oh dear Jack, it's all in French!|
|Mr Smith:||Well that's what we're paying for. Don't worry I've got an idea.|
|Waiter:||Are you ready to order sir?|
|Mr Smith:||Not really. Could you recommend something.|
|Waiter:||Certainly sir. The fresh lobster is particularly good this evening, and for starters may I recommend a light consomme?|
|Mr Smith:||Sounds lovely, what do you think dear?|
|Mrs Smith:||Oh yes, I love lobster.
|Waiter:||So, that's two consomme and two lobsters. Would you like to look at the wine menu?|
|Mr Smith:||Why don't you bring us what you think will go best. Nothing too expensive though.|
|Waiter:||No problem sir. I'll call you as soon as your table is ready.|
|The waiter walks away.|
|Mrs Smith:||You are clever Jack, but what about dessert.|
|Mr Smith:||Don't worry, they bring round a sweet trolley, so we just point at what we fancy!|
|A while later Mr & Mrs Smith have finished eating and are drinking their coffee.|
|Waiter:||Was everything to your satisfaction?|
|Mr & Mrs Smith||Yes, lovely thank you.|
|Mr Smith:||The whole meal was delicious, our compliments to the chef. Unfortunately we have to be back for the baby-sitter so could we pay now?|
|Waiter:||Certainly sir, I'll bring you the bill. Would you like me to order you a taxi.|
|Mr Smith:||Yes that would be great, thank you.|
|Mrs Smith:||What a nice man, we must leave him a good tip.|
|Mr Smith:||Yes of course.|
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