to choose a drink:
What'll you have? I think I'll have a gin and tonic.
to fetch a drink (for example from a bar):
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:
Shall we have another round? It's my round!
(= It's my turn to buy the drinks.)
the times that a pub is open:
the time that a pub closes:
We'd better finish our drinks -it's almost closing time.
the last ten or twenty minutes before closing 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
We're eating out tonight so I don't have to cook. Let's go out for a meal.
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:
a person or business that provides food or drink, for example for a party or apublic occasion:
We can get caterers in for the wedding.
the activity or business of providing food or drink
She runsa successful catering company.
Could we order some drinks first?
The waiter/ waitress
takes your order.
I wish the waiter would hurry up and take our order.
We waited ages to get served. I'm not going there again - the service was terrible.