Expressions, Vocabulary

Vocab menu

 

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1. Categories on the menu
Appetizers (cold/hot)
Beverages
Bottled water and sodas
Brunch (Breakfast & Lunch)
Coffee and Tea
Desserts
Eggs
Hors d’oeuvres
Hot drinks
Liqueurs
Main course
Omelets (Omelettes)
Pasta
Pizza
Salads
Sandwiches
Sides (Side orders)
Soups
Sparkling wine
Starters
Wine
Wines by the glass (white, blush, red)
2. Special dishes/beverages
beef
brandy
burger
Cheddar
chicken
chips , French Fries
chop
cod
cognac
crab
crabs
fish
Fish and chips
ham
Irish Whiskey
jacket/baked potato
lamb
liver
lobster
mashed potatoes
meatloaf
mussels
oysters
perch
pie
plaice
pork
port
prawn
salmon
seafruit
shell fish
Single Malt Scotch (Whisky)
steak
trout
turkey
veal
3. Useful phrases
bill check
service included
small/large plate
tip
today’s special
VAT (value-added tax)

 

à la carte (adjective): ordered as a separate dish; not part of a set menu – Do you have à la carte dishes as well as set menus?

appetizer (noun): a dish that’s eaten before the main course – For an appetizer I’ll have spring rolls, please.

bill (also US “check”) (noun): the written amount you must pay for a meal and drinks – Can we have the bill, please?

café (also “coffee shop”) (noun): an informal restaurant serving simple meals plus hot and cold drinks – Is there an all-night café around here?

cafeteria (also “canteen”) (noun): a place that sells low-cost meals in a school or work-place, usually from a self-service counter – What’s the food in the school cafeteria like?

cheese platter (noun): a selection of cheeses and crackers served on a large plate – After dessert, we had a cheese platter and some more wine.

course (noun): one part of a meal – French meals usually include three or four courses.

cuisine (noun): a country or region’s style of cooking – There’s more to Indian cuisine than curries, you know.

dessert (noun): sweet food eaten at the end of a meal – You love desserts, don’t you?

eat out (phrasal verb): to go out to a restaurant, esp. at night – We usually eat out three or four nights a week.

entrée (noun): 1. the main course of a meal 2. a course before the main course (Br English) – What are you having for your entrée?

fast food (noun): quickly prepared food like hamburgers and French fries – I’ll get some fast food on the way home.

high-class (adjective): of high quality or high social status – We can’t afford to go to those high-class restaurants.

hors d’oeuvre (noun): a savoury food served as an appetizer before the main course – Let’s order some hors d’oeuvres first.

maitre d’ (also “head waiter”) (noun): the person who supervises a restaurant’s waiting staff – Good maitre d’s earn a lot of money these days.

make a booking (also “book a table”) (phrase): to contact a restaurant and reserve a table for a meal – It’s a popular restaurant so we’d better make a booking.

menu (noun): the list of foods and drinks served in a restaurant, café, hotel, etc. – Let’s check the menu before deciding whether to eat here.

pasta (noun): Italian food made from flour and water, such as spaghetti, ravioli, lasagne, etc. – You can order any of our pasta dishes as an appetizer if you want.

pudding (noun): a soft sweet food eaten as a dessert – My grandma used to make the best chocolate pudding ever!

restaurant (noun): a place with a kitchen and dining area where people pay to eat meals – There are lots of Thai and Japanese restaurants around here.

savoury (adjective): (of food) salty or spicy rather than sweet – Most appetizers are savoury dishes.

service charge (also “service”) (noun): an extra amount added to a restaurant bill that’s meant to be given to staff for their service – They’ve already added a 20% service charge.

set menu (noun): a multi-course meal sold for a fixed price – Are the set menus good value?

side dish (also “side order”) (noun): an extra dish or serving that’s ordered together with a main dish – I’ll have the steak with a side dish of potato salad, please.

sommelier (also “wine steward”) (noun): a wine expert who advises guests on ordering or pairing wines – Our sommelier also developed our wine list and orders the wines.

special (noun): a dish that’s available sometimes, but isn’t on the regular menu – Today’s specials are grilled Hawaiian salmon and Australian tiger prawns.

tip¹ (noun): extra money given by a guest to a waiter or other staff – If the service is great, leave a big tip.

tip² (verb): to give extra money to a waiter or other staff member for their service – Waiters don’t earn much, so I always tip them.

vegetarian (adjective): of dishes or diets that don’t include animal products, esp. meat – My doctor says I should switch to a vegetarian diet.

waiter (male) or waitress (female) (noun): a person who takes orders from guests and brings their food – Have you ever been a waiter?

wine list (noun): a printed list of all the wines available in a restaurant – Would you like to see the wine list, madam?

 

 

 

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