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 English Vocabulary for ESL learners 


A list of useful phrases relating to restaurants and food.

English vocabulary relating to restaurants and food, for ESL-EFL learners.

Questions | Requests | Enquiries Answers | Queries | Information
• I'd like to book a table please.

• Could I/we have a table please?

• Would you have a table for 2 please?
• For how many people?

• How many of you are there?

• Inside or outside (in the garden/on the terrace)?

• Have you booked?

• Your name please?
• How long will we have to wait?
• I'm afraid you'll have to wait
... a little while
... for half an hour/30 minutes
• Can I have the menu please?

• Could we have some water please?

• What soft drinks do you have?

• Do you have a wine list?

• Could we have the wine list please?

• Do you have any vegetarian/vegan dishes?

• Do you have a menu/portions for children?

• Could I have some more bread/butter/water please?

• We'd like to order now please.
• What would you like to drink?

• Still or sparkling water?

• How would you like your steak cooked?
... rare? / medium rare? /well done?

• Would you like any vegetables / a side dish?

• Do you need anything else?

• Do you have everything you need?

• Is everything OK?
• Can I have the bill please?

• Do you take credit cards?

• Can I pay by credit card/cheque (us : check)?
• Here you are.

• Yes of course.

• I'm afraid we don't take credit cards / cheques.

see also:
hotel vocabulary

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