ACING RESTAURANT RESERVATIONS
What can go wrong when you make a reservation for lunch or dinner? Actually, a lot can. Many times, people aren’t aware of a particular restaurant- their cuisines, seating, timings, etc. There are also situations where the customer or staff are half aware of each other’s needs, which ends up in a messy state for one side or the other.
So, what should you do to make restaurant reservations correctly?
Here are a few tips.
Always plan in advance.Especially during festivals, holidays or special occasions, you need to make sure that you get the table at the restaurant of your choice. Do your research and select the place carefully before proceeding to make a call.
Call a day before for confirmation.This saves you from last-minute confusion and you can go through every detail carefully. It also ensures that there is no mess-up in your plan and you can rest easy before a nice experience.
Show up a little early or call if you’re running late.When you make a reservation for lunch or dinner, most restaurants allow a short time window. They will acknowledge your timings by a few minutes to half an hour in case you arrive early or late, but not more than that.
Make early arrangements for special requests.The restaurant staff needs time to prepare everything. So, it will be better if they know what you want.
Inform before you cancel.It is rude as well as hurtful when you cancel without prior notice or don’t show up at all. Please inform the restaurant as soon as you know you will not be able to visit there.
Don’t forget to be polite.A few words of kindness go a long way. A simple thank you can make the day for a waiter who hasn’t been feeling really well. Restaurants are dedicated to making your experience better. The least you can do is speak nicely.
Another very useful tip to make a reservation for lunch or dinner is using online mediums such as websites or a reservation app. They have all the restaurant details listed for convenience.
And once you’re done, enjoy a wholesome meal with the best Indian restaurant in the Netherlands. We can’t wait to serve you at Saffron.