Hello, my name is Niharika and welcomed to learn a new lesson. Today’s lesson we’re gonna learn about the expressions that we use at the restaurant. Now we all love dining out, especially on the weekends.
We like to go out for the family or on the date to a fancy restaurant. But at times they have noticed that people get a little nervous or for short of words when they have to please the order or ask something to the waiter. So, that’s what we are gonna learn so that the next time you go dining you are really confident , all right?
So, let’s have a look. Here, the first thing that you do when you get a restaurant is asking for a table. So, how would you do that? You would say that I would like to have a table for 2 or if you are 4 people, then you would say that I would like to have a table for 4 people.
ok, and what if you already have made a reservation at a busy restaurant and it’s important to make a reservation and if you already done that ,then ,you would mention that I have a reservation in the name of Niharika, ok, so ,after asking for a table ,ok ,you get sit it ,you are comfortably sit it and then the waiter or the steward comes to you and offers you the menu card and looking at the menu card, how would you start ordering?
Ok , so, you can say now if you have made a choice, ok, you know what you want? Then you would say that I would like to have a pint of beer. Ok, you would like to say I would like to have a pint of beer. Now you could also say that I want a pint of beer but I would like to have a pint of beer is little more formal and it sounds very polite. Ok, so, that’s the best way to order. Now, or you can also say I will have a pint of beer or I will have a cocktail.
Ok, now, if you are not sure what would you like to have and you think that the steward can suggest (or recommend you ) something nice. so ,you would say that what do you recommend or rather you would ask that what do you recommend? Ok , so because the steward would know that what are the specials or what the shifts are really good at ? so, you can always ask that what do you recommend ? ok, or there are many restaurants who serve some specialities, especially on the weekends. So you can also ask do you have any specials?
ok, now ,that the steward or the waiter has recommended some dishes or some drinks, or ,if they have any specials , the reply to that would be I’ll take that, ok? Or that sounds great I’ll take that. ok, so ,this is the way you would order for your drinks or for your appetizers or for your meal. Ok, now, let’s have a look at some more expressions.
Now many at times I have noticed that when people have to call up for the waiter, they easier say “hello, hello, hey”, ok, that’s pretty rural, or they would just make some “xi, xi”. What is that mean? It sounds pretty rural, isn’t it?
So the best way to call for the waiter is saying “excuse me, excuse me, please.” ok, that is much better way. The hello and hey doesn’t sound very good at all, so, if you want to order,if you want to add something to your order, or making some changes ,you will call up for the waiter by saying “excuse me, please”, and then the expresions that you can use would be, now, if you forgotten something, ok, if you have ordered for some pasta and you forgot to add some garlic bread. So you would say it that could we also have some garlic bread, please. Ok, so, this is when you have to add to your order or if you have to make changes to your order.
Ok, now, the other one over here is “please make this soup 1 by 2 or please make this drink 1by 2”. Now, many people when they are at restaurant, they just say, ok, please make this half-half. Ok, what is that mean? What is half-half? or please divided it into 2. the best way to keep it simple and nice would be please make this soup 1 by 2 or please make this drink 1 by 2.
ok, the other one over here is “please see to it that the food is non-spicy”. Now, many people easier like the food to be very spicy or they would like to be non-spicy. Ok, so, if you want make sure that the waiter should know that you would like to have your food very spicy or non-spicy, please mention it to the waiter.
Ok, so, please see to it, that the food is non-spicy or if you are extremely health conscious though you’re eating out, however, you’re still very health conscious and you do not like too much oil in your or too much grease in your food. Please mention that please see to it that the food is non-greasy. Ok, so, this is the way you would add changes or add some more things to your meal.
Ok, now, let’s have a look at some more expressions. Now, usually, when you are enjoying the food, ok, the waiter would come and ensure if you are comfortable and your mean is a tasting fine. Ok, so, when the waiter would ask you that, you would say that the food is delicious, like if you are really enjoying the meal.
Then you would say the food is delicious or you can also say that the food is scrumptious, ok, so, that’s the way you would explain that I am really enjoy the food and I’m liking it, right? Now, if you are not liking the food, and if you have any complaints, ok, so, the negative feed back how would you mention it to the waiter?
The negative feed back would be the food is cold, now the food is been served on your table, but the moment you eat it, it’s not hot enough, it’s pretty cold, and you are not liking it, so, you would call up for the waiter again, you would say excuse me and you would say that the food is cold or maybe the food doesn’t taste right, it’s pretty spicy or it’s really salty, then you would say that it doesn’t taste right, my food or this dish doesn’t taste right.
ok, so, you are complaining about your food, now, of course, if you have complained about your food, you would not like to eat the same thing, isn’t it? You would like to have it replaced, so, you would request to replace your dish. So you would say that “Could you please replace it or could you please replace it for me.
So that’s the phrase or that’s the expression that you could use to replace your food. So after your food is over, you will enjoy your meal and you have your dinner, sorry, you had your dessert. The last thing would be asking for the check, ok, time to pay for the food, you would say could I have the check or the bill, please?
Ok, again you’ll call up the waiter saying excuse me, and you would say could I have the check, or, you can use the word “bill”, ok, so, could I have the bill, please? And maybe you do not finish your food, and you have a lot of left worse, and you would like to take it home, now, people are pretty embarrassed when asking for the left worse, but nothing to be embarrassed.
ok, it’s not good to waste food rather you just take it home and eat it the next day. So, for that, you can always say could I have a doggy bag? Ok, so, basically, doggy bag is a right word used for leftovers.
ok, so, what ever food is left over, you could say could I have a doggy bag, please? Ok, these are the expressions that you would use while dining at a very fancy or a nice restaurant. So, next weekend, go ahead make a reservation with your date or with your family to a nice restaurant, let me know that how did you enjoy your meal,
ok, and I will see you in your next lesson soon, go that you take care and have a great day.