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Restaurant Vocabulary

Restaurant Vocabulary

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Restaurant
-
Fast food restaurant
.
-
a place where you can buy meals to take away:
take-away
(AmE
take-out restaurant
); the food that you buy:
take-away
(AmE
take-out
).
Isthere a Chinese take-away near here? We got an Indian take-away 
-
a small restaurant that serves light meals:
café
-
(in the United States) a small restaurant beside a main road:
diner 
-
a restaurant where you collect your food yourself from a counter (= along flat surface):
self-service restaurant
-
a place in a school, office, factory, etc where people can buy and eatcheap meals:
cafeteria, canteen
-
tray
-
a small place where you can buy sandwiches or other light food:
snackbar, sandwich bar 
-
a small meal, for example a sandwich, that you can eat between mainmeals:
snack
-
light food and drinks served in public places: (rather formal)
refreshments.
Light refreshments will be available.
-
a formal party to celebrate a wedding:
wedding reception.
-
a small place that serves coffee and sometimes light food:
coffee bar 
-
(in Britain) a place that serves alcoholic drinks and sometimes food:
pub.
Pub food has improved a lot recently. Pub lunches
-
a machine (often found in bars and pubs) which you can play games on:
fruit machine, slot machine
-
a machine which plays music:
jukebox.
Shall I put something on the jukebox? 
People in a pub-
a man who serves you drinks from behind the bar:
barman (
AmE
bartender 
); a woman who serves you drinks:
barmaid
- the man/woman who owns or manages a pub:
landlord/landlady
- a person who usually goes to one particular pub:
regular.
They know mewell here. I'm a regular.
Drinking in a pub
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-
to choose a drink:
have sth
.
What'll you have? I think I'll have a gin and tonic.
-
to fetch a drink (for example from a bar):
get sth
.
Could you get meanother gin and tonic? 
-
to get a drink for another person:
buy sb sth
.
I'll buy you a beer.
-
A drink for each member of a group:
round
.
Shall we have another round? It's my round! 
(= It's my turn to buy the drinks.)
-
the times that a pub is open:
opening hours.
-
the time that a pub closes:
closing time.
 
We'd better finish our drinks -it's almost closing time.
-
the last ten or twenty minutes before closing time:
drinking-up time
-
to visit a lot of different pubs in an evening:
go on a pub crawl
.
'What are you doing tonight?' 'I'm going on a pub crawl with some friends’.
Having a meal in a restaurant
-
to go to a restaurant for a meal:
eat out, go out for a meal
, (formal)
dine out
.
We're eating out tonight so I don't have to cook. Let's go out for a meal.
-
book
(a table)
I've booked a table for four 
-
fully booked, booked up.
'Can I book a table for eight o'clock tonight?' 'I'msorry, madam, I'm afraid we're fully booked.' 
-
the most senior (= chief) waiter 
: head waiter 
-
the chief cook in a hotel or restaurant:
chef 
-
a person or business that provides food or drink, for example for a party or apublic occasion:
caterer.
We can get caterers in for the wedding.
-
the activity or business of providing food or drink
: catering
(noun U)
.
She runsa successful catering company.
-
order sth.
Could we order some drinks first? 
-
The waiter/ waitress
takes your order.
I wish the waiter would hurry up and take our order.
-
the waiter/waitress
 
serves you
;
noun (U):
 
service
.
We waited ages to get served. I'm not going there again - the service was terrible.
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-
Menu
.
Could I see the menu, please? 
-
Dish
.
an Indian dish
-
à la carte
. The menu is à la carte
-
 A meal at a
fixed price.
-
wine list.Paying for a meal
-
the bill
(AmE
check
).
Can I have the bill please? 
-
the extra amount of money you sometimes have to pay for service:
 
servicecharge.
Is the service charge included? 
-
Tip(sb).
Shall we leave a tip? How much should I tip the waiter? 
Things we use when eating a meal
-
tablecloth.
-
a small piece of material that you put under a hot dish, plate, etc:
mat.
a tablemat 
-
napkin, serviette.
-
Plate. A dinner plate. A side plate
(= a small plate used at the side of a bigger plate)
-
a small round plate that you put under a cup:
saucer.
-
Dish.
Put the vegetables in the serving dishes.
-
Bowl.
Would you like a bowl of soup? 
-
the general word for all cups, plates and dishes:
crockery
(noun U).
Where doyou keep the crockery? 
-
plates, cups and saucers that are made of a high quality white clay:
china
(noun U).
 A china teapot 
-
cup/mug/glass
-
pour 
sth (for sb),
pour 
sb sth:
Shall I pour the tea? She poured him a glass of beer.
-
fill
sth (up):
Your glass is almost empty. Shall I fill it up? 
-
if a cup, etc is filled right to the top edge, it is
full to the brim
-
spill
sth.
I spilt coffee all over the carpet.
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