Questions to Ask at a Restaurant!

Lesson Overview

I love eating in restaurants with my friends – mostly because I don’t have to do the washing up after!

Going to an English restaurant can be hard if you don’t feel confident speaking English.

Have you ever opened your mouth to ask a waiter a question, but you forget every English question you know! So you just close your eyes and point on the menu and hope you get something you like?!!!

Here are some useful questions to help you feel comfortable asking English questions in restaurants!

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To ‘book a table’ is to speak to the staff at a restaurant ask them to keep a table for you and your guests at the time you want to eat. You do this BEFORE the time when you want to eat.

When you ‘book a table’ you will also need to tell the staff how many people will be eating and what time you will arrive.

Can I book a table for 4 people, at 7pm?

You might go to the restaurant to ask this question, but more often you would do this over the phone.


You may have heard the verb reserve used in this same way. The verbs book and reserve are the same. Reserve is a more formal way of asking the same question.

Can I reserve a table?


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