Workplace Conversational English (Phrases and Sentences for Different Workplace Settings – Top 500+ Terms)/
Dealing with Restaurant Guests

Dealing with Restaurant Guests

Total: 20 words

Hello, welcome to...

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said to guests upon their arrival at the restaurant

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Nice to see you again. / Good to see you again.

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a kind statement to say to returning guests

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Do you have a reservation?

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a question for guests who have just arrived to find out if they had reserved a table ahead of time

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Can I have your name, please?

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asked to find out the name that was used to make the reservation so that you can confirm and guide the guest to the right table

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Table for..? / How many...?

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a short question you ask a guest so you can lead them to a table that can sit them comfortably

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Would you like a table...? / Where would you like...?

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asked to know where in the restaurant the guest would like to sit

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Let me show you to your table. / I'll show you to your seats.

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said to guests before you have them follow you to their table

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How can I help you?

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a question you ask guests at any point in their stay to find out if they need your assistance

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I will be right back.

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said to let guests know you will return to them quickly, usually after taking their order

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The bathroom is... / The washroom is...

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said to direct guests to the exact location of the restaurant's washroom

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Just a moment. / One moment.

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said to inform guests you will attend to them shortly

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I will be with you in a moment.

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said to guests who are waiting for you to attend to them

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Here's your receipt.

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said when giving the guest their bill

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How would you like to pay? / Are you going to pay with cash or card?

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a question you ask to know whether the guest will use cash or card to pay for their order

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Here's your change.

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said to a customer as you hand them their change

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Our restaurant is open from... / Our restaurant is open until...

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said to inform the guest about your restaurant's operating hours

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We have branches in...

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said to let guests know where else the restaurant is located

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I'm sorry, we are fully booked.

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an apology said to inform guests that all tables are taken and no more customers are allowed inside

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I'm sorry, we're closed.

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an apology said to inform guests that the restaurant is closed and cannot accept customers

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Please come again. / We hope to see you again.

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a kind statement to say to guests as they are leaving the restaurant

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