SPEAKING 1: ORDERING FOOD

SPEAKING 1: ORDERING FOOD

Hello everybody! Are you hungry or angry today? You may be angry because you are hungry. If so, you can go to a restaurant and order some food and have a very good breakfast. Imagine you are in London, or in any other city in England (or in the world). What vocabulary can you use in a conversation with a waiter/ waitress? Here you have some useful expressions (words and phrases) that will help you. Read this post and practice talking to your classmates!

One of the most common topics in speaking exams is ‘Food’, and in a dialogue, you normaly have to order some food at a restaurant. Imagine your classmate is a waiter / waitress and you are the customer. What can you say in a conversation?

 

CUSTOMER

  1. Being seated at the restaurant

Hello/ Good morning/afternoon/evening…

I booked a table for two for 7.30 pm under the name of…

A table for three, please.

May we sit at this table?

We have a dinner reservation for to at 8 pm.

  1. Ordering food

Could you bring us the menu, please?

I would like to order my food now.

I’ll have the onion soup as a starter.

I’ll have the beef steak for the main course.

The chocolate brownie sounds great.

That’s all, thank you.

No, thank you, I´m full after the meal.

  1. Asking about the menu

Is this served with salad/ mayonnaise/ tomato / chips?

What do you recommend?

Does this have any seafood/gluten in it?

What is in the chicken dish?

  1. Problems

Excuse me, but I didn´t order this.

I´m sorry, but this is cold.

Can I change my order, please?

I´m sorry, but I think I ordered…

Could you bring us the salt/ pepper/ ketchup/ vinegar /mayonnaise, please?

  1. Getting the bill/check

Can we have the bill/check please?

Could we pay, please? We´re ready to pay the bill.

I would like my bill/ check, please.

Do you accept credit cards? /Can we have separate checks?/ We’re going to split the bill.

 

 

WAITER/ WAITRESS

  1. Being seated at the restaurant

Hello/Good morning/ afternoon/ evening…

Of, course, please, come this way.

Would you follow me, please?

If you wait, there´ll be a table for you free in a minute.

  1. Ordering food

Can I take your order, Sir/Madam?

What would you like to start with?

What would you like for a starter/main course/ dessert?

Anything to drink?

Would yoy like an appetizer?

Would you like a coffee?

  1. Asking about the menu

I recommend you the wonderful vegetarian pizza.

The cheesecake is too sweet for me.

 

  1. Problems

Let me take it back/ change for you.

I´m so sorry, I misheard you.

I’m sorry, but the prawn soup is finished.

Sorry, the ice creams are off.

 

  1. Getting the bill/check

Yes, of course. Here you have.

Of course, Sir/Madam. How would you like to pay, by cash or by card?

That will be 120 pounds, please.

Thank you. Here’s your change and your receipt.

 

MENU

What vocabulary can you find in a menu?

STARTERS /APPETIZERS

MAIN COURSES / MEALS

SIDES / SIDE PLATES

SOUPS/ SALADS

DESSERTS

EXTRAS

DRINKS

selective focus photography of Mo Mocha Menu board

 

ON THE DINING TABLE

What objetcs or silverware can you find on the table?

Candles

Tablecloth

Knife, fork, spoon, glass, plate, napkin (serviette), glass

Salt and pepper

Water jug

Butter dish

stainless steel plates

 

And that is all for today. Do you have any doubts? If so, leave us a comment. Once more, thank you for visiting our blog!

 

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