Read a menu to practice and improve your reading skills.
A restaurant's menu is a list of all the food and drink that the restaurant offers. It is generally displayed on a wall or in a folder. Menus can be à la carte – which guests use to choose from a list of options – or table d'hôte, in which case a pre-set menu is offered. The à la carte menu usually features a wider selection of dishes than the table d'hôte, which offers a smaller number of dishes at a set price.
When creating a menu, restaurateurs take into account many factors, such as the type of restaurant, the price of the dishes, the number of guests, and dietary restrictions. In fine dining restaurants, the menu is often designed to showcase the restaurant's best dishes and to impress the guests. In more casual restaurants, the menu may be more simple and straightforward.
Menu for Grill and Chill
Meat and fish
Grilled fish of the day
Steak with chips or salad
Sausage and roast tomato pasta
Chicken salad with garlic yogurt dressing
Cheese and tomato pizza
Soup of the day with brown or white bread
Homemade carrot cake
Homemade banana cake
Chocolate ice cream with chocolate sauce
Fresh fruit salad with grapes, mango, melon and apple, served with cream or ice cream
Cup of coffee
Cup of tea
Glass of wine, white or red
Water, still or sparkling
The restaurant menu is an important part of the dining experience, and can be a great way to learn about a restaurant's style and personality.