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Conversation on ordering food at a restaurant between 3 people

English conversation lesson on ordering food at a restaurant

This is a conversation between 2 friends and a waitress. The waitress is taking the drinks and food order from the 2 friends.

Ordering a meal and drinks conversation

Waitress: Hello, I will be your waitress today. Can I get you both any drinks?

Paul: Yes. I would like an iced coffee, please.

Jane: And I will have the same please.

Waitress: OK 2 iced coffees, here you are. Are you now ready to order your, or would you like a few more minutes?

Paul: I think we are ready to order. I will have the chicken soup to start, and the steak with fries and the mixed vegetables.

Waitress: How do you want the steak cooked rare, medium, or well done?

Paul: I would like it well done, please.

Jane: I do not want a starter. I would like to have the fried chicken with fries and a side salad please.

Waitress: Your meals will be here shortly.

Waitress: Here are your meals. If you need anything else, just ask. Have a nice meal.

Conversation hints

Yes or no

Can I get you any drinks? Can is answered with a yes or no.


Are you now ready to order your, or would you like a few more minutes? By using the word "or" means the 2 friends have a choice. The first one is ordering now and the second one is waiting.

Stressed words

When you are ordering food certain words are stressed. Chicken soup, steak, with fries, Fried chicken. These are all stressed as they are important information.

Ordering Food and drinks in a restaurant conversation between 3 people

Recommending food

What do you recommend?
I recommend you try one of the specials.
You could try the lamb, it is very nice.
This is their standard menu... and these are the specials.
We thought you might like to try the local speciality.
The trout is very good.
It comes with potatoes and fresh vegetables.


I'll have a today's special please.
I'll take a portion of potatoes.
Could we have a pizza and fries please?
I'd like a ham salad thanks.
Shall we order a bottle of the house red?
Could we order some mineral water too?

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