THE PROPER WAY TO ORDER FOOD AT A RESTAURANT
STEP 1- Booking
While booking isn’t something essential, it is definitely recommended. It ensures that you will get a table at your required time. You can also choose to get seated indoors or outdoors and in the smoking section, etc. The restaurant will also get an idea of how many people to expect.
STEP 2- Drinks
Once you are seated, the first thing to order is a drink. It is refreshing, can be served quickly, and also gives you plenty of time to go through the menu to decide what to eat.
STEP 3- Food
Next comes the most important part of eating out: ordering your meal. You can begin with an appetizer, followed by the main course and dessert. Or you can simply skip the appetizers and head straightaway to the main course. It is absolutely alright to ask the staff about their specials and suggestions to make a better choice.
STEP 4- Special Requests
In case you cannot eat something because of health issues, religious beliefs, or some other reason, check the menu properly. You can also enquire about the ingredients of a dish from the staff and make special requests to prepare it as per your preferences, if possible.
STEP 5- Bill
Once you have enjoyed a delicious meal and are sure that you don’t want anything else, ask the staff for your bill/cheque.