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Ordering food and drinks at a restaurant English lesson

What will I learn from the English lesson ordering at a restaurant?

During this English lesson, you will start learning how to order a drink at a restaurant when asked by a waiter and how to order your food. The lesson lesson shows several examples of what a waiter or waitress might ask you at your table and how you can reply to these questions they ask.

Arriving at the restaurant

After arriving at the restaurant and you are seated, the first thing they will ask you is if you would like something to drink.

What the waiter / waitress might say to you

Can I get you a drink?
Can I get a drink for you all?
Would you all like to order a drink now?
Can I start getting your drinks started for you?
What  drinks would you like?

How to reply to the waiter / waitress 

I will have have a coke a cola please.
I'll have a glass of water thanks.
Still orange will be fine.
Can I have a glass of pure orange juice please?

Ordering food and why you order drinks first

The reason they do this is most that most people know what they would like to drink, but sometimes you will want a few minutes to decide what to eat from the menu.

When they have prepared your drinks, they will bring your drinks to your table and they will take your order. 

May I take your order now?
What would you all like to order?
Are you all ready to order your food now?
What would you like to eat today?

Asking for more time to choose what you want

If you need more time, because you are unsure what to order, you can simply say, Can we have a few more minutes please? They will then go away and return again after 5 minutes or so.

When you are ready to order

Sometimes, when you are ordering food, they might have side options they will ask you if you would like them as well.

Listen to the choices and choose one, if you are unsure ask them to repeat it again. You can also prepare yourself by reading the menu carefully as sometimes there are pictures of the food you are buying to help you.

Would you like some vegetables with your steak and chips (chips is the English name for fries).

Would you like a portion of mushrooms.

Do you want some garlic bread with your pizza.

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