Work with a partner. Look at the menu and discuss what you want to eat. One person is a waiter or waitress, and another one is a customer. Have a conversation. Don’t forget to include:

1. finding out and telling the ‘specialities’(what they are and how much they cost);

2. asking and answering questions about foods on the menu;

3. getting the check.

Use some of the expressions from the following list.

Ordering food in a restaurant

Below are phrases you can use when ordering food in a restaurant.

Waiter Customer
May I take your order? What do you recommend?
What would you like? What is the speciality today?
What do you want? What exactly is that?
I suggest… To start… / as a starter…
I recommend… How much is that?
Would you like…with that? What’s the soup of the day?
It’s a local dish. To follow… / as a main course…
It’s very spicy. I’ll have… / I’d like…
It’s made of… For dessert…
How is everything here? That’s not what I ordered.
May I take your plate? Can you change it?
Would you like coffee or dessert? May I have the check, please?