It’s a holiday season. Whether you’re spending your holiday in a fancy hotel or just want to take your girl-friend to a restaurant for a meal, here is some useful vocabulary to help you out:
Could we see the menu/drinks menu, please?
Could we have a bottle of sparkling/still mineral water, please?
The bread is stale. Could we have some fresh, please?
May I take your order?
What are you going to order for your first/main course?
The chocolate cake looks too heavy. Could we have a light dessert?
I would like a second helping of this delicious dish.
I’m not hungry. We could grab a bite to eat and go to the swimming pool.
We’ll have a bottle of house wine, please.
We’ll have a bottle of red/white dry/sweet wine.
It’s good that we made a reservation earlier. The restaurant is fully booked.
Do you have a table free for four people?
Are there any vegetarian dishes on the menu?
I ordered my steak well-done but they served it rare/medium.
Shall I ask for the bill?/ Could I have the bill, please?
Enjoy your meal!