At a restaurant

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"What would you like to eat?" That's what a waiter might ask in an English-speaking country. You actually know what you would like to eat but how to order it in English?
 
The following example sentences show you what a waiter might say and what possibly to reply. Not only guests-to-be but also waiters-to-be can practise here for communicative situatioins at a restaurant.
 

Phrases

What the waiter could say or ask

 
   
 
   
 
What can I do for you?
 
 
Have you booked a table?
 
 
Would you like to see the menu?
 
 
Could I take your order, sir/ madam?
 
 
What would you like to start with?
 
 
What would you like to drink? / Anything to drink?
 
 
What would you like for main course / for dessert?
 
 
Is everything alright?
 
 
Enjoy your meal!
 
 
 
 
 

What the guest could say or ask

 
   
 
   
 
I’ll have… / I am having…
 
 
As an entrée I'll have a salad and for main course I'd like the roast beef.
 
 
Could I have chips instead of potatoes, please?
 
 
Is there anything you would recommend?
 
 
Could you recommend a wine?
 
 
Could I have the bill (Ammerikanisches Englisch: check), please?
 
 
No, please. This is on me.
 
 
 
 
 

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