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Restaurant Vocabulary Quiz

Tests comprehension and vocabulary from EnglishClub's page on Restaurant Vocabulary. You can do this quiz online or print it on paper.

1. In a cafeteria or canteen, what do you take to your table?

your chair
your food
your waiter
a) your chair b) your food c) your waiter

2. Soon after being seated in a restaurant, guests are offered

a menu
a pudding
a bill
a) a menu b) a pudding c) a bill

3. What does a sommelier do?

serve drinks
suggest wines
polish glasses
a) serve drinks b) suggest wines c) polish glasses

4. Which is another word for maitre d’?

master chef
head waiter
a) bartender b) master chef c) head waiter

5. Which means main course in the USA and starter in the UK?

hors d’oeuvre
a) entrée b) hors d’oeuvre c) appetizer

6. With which course are side dishes served?

main course
a) starter b) main course c) dessert

7. What does an à la carte menu offer?

separate dishes
set menus
drinks only
a) separate dishes b) set menus c) drinks only

8. Which does not mean "to reserve a table"?

make a booking
book a table
table a booking
a) make a booking b) book a table c) table a booking

9. All service charges should be shared among a restaurant's

service staff
a) service staff b) owners c) guests

10. If a 15% to 20% service charge isn't added, _______ the staff yourself.

a) bill b) service c) tip

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Contributor: Matt Errey. Matt is the author of several books including 1000 Phrasal Verbs in Context and Common English Idioms for learners, and Matt's ESL Games and Quizzes for teachers.