How to order food in Dutch?
This chapter will discuss how to order food and drinks in a Dutch restaurant. Even though most of the Dutch speak English, you might come across that one person that does not speak it very well. Therefore, a bit of vocabulary might come in handy.
Ordering food or drinks in Dutch
'Een ober' (a waiter) might ask one of the following questions when you are at a restaurant.
|Have you chosen already?||Heeft u al een keuze kunnen maken?|
|What would you like to order?||Wat wilt u bestellen?|
|What would you like to drink?||Wat wilt u drinken?|
|What would you like to eat?||Wat wilt u eten?|
|Would you like a starter?||Wilt u beginnen met een voorafje (voorgerecht)?|
When you have not made a decision yet, you may say one of the following phrases.
|One moment, please.||Een momentje, graag.|
|I don't know yet.||Ik weet het nog niet.|
|What can you recommend?||Wat kunt u adviseren?|
|What is the daily special?||Wat is de dagspecialiteit?|
To order something, the verb 'graag willen' (would like) is used:
- Ik zou graag .... willen. (I would like ...)
- Voor mij een .... (For me a ...)
- Een voorgerecht. (A starter)
- Een hoofdgerecht. (A main dish)
- Een nagerecht (een toetje). (A dessert)
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Asking the bill in Dutch
Asking to pay separately in Dutch is common, it could be useful to know some sentences about asking for the bill.
|The bill, please||De rekening graag.|
|I would like to pay, please||Ik wil graag betalen.|
|the tip||de fooi|
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