At a restaurant
"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 situations at a restaurant.
What the waiter could say or ask
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 /
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, please? (British English)
/ Could I have the check, please? (American English)
No, please. This is on me.