Are you trying to learn English? One of the best ways to learn English is by memorising phrases. Here you can find 10 Useful restaurant phrases in English to help you when you eat in a restaurant.

We have selected ten phrases that you will either hear 👂 or say 🗣 when in a restaurant. Can you identify which ones you will say and which ones you will hear?

Let’s begin learning some useful restaurant phrases!

  • Do you have a reservation?
  • I booked a table for two at 7pm. The booking is under the name “Peter”.
  • Do you have any free tables for two?
  • Could you bring us the menu, please?
  • Do you have any recommendations?
  • To start could I get the onion rings?
  • For my main I would like the fillet steak cooked medium to well done.
  • Would you like a drink with your meal?
  • Can I see the dessert menu please?
  • Would you like any coffee?
  • Bonus: Could I get the bill, please?

There you have it! (If you don’t know what “there you have it” means, see our expressions articles).

Now you are ready to use your basic restaurant phrases in a restaurant. If you already know these phrases and would like some more help, we recommend looking through other phrases articles, mixing-and-matching phrases, and working together with private tutors.

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