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British Restaurant, Part 5: Cheque Please!
In the last lesson we took a look at how to order at restaurants. In this lesson, we’ll cover the language needed while enjoying your mouth-watering food, and the phrases for the end of your meal.
At most restaurants in the UK, it’s likely that the waiter or waitress will ask if you’re enjoying your meal. They may say: “Is everything okay?” If your mouth is full, you can just nod and mumble, ‘thanks’.
Once you’ve finished eating and you’re ready to leave, you can ask for the cheque. In this case, you would say: “Excuse me, could I have the cheque, please?” Again, we use ‘excuse me’ to get the attention of the waiter or waitress, followed by the polite request ‘could I have’ for the item you want, which is ‘the cheque. Finally, we add ‘please’ to the end to make the request even politer.
Slowly: Excuse me, could I have the cheque please?
Okay, to close out this lesson we’d like you to practice what you’ve just learned. I’ll provide you with the phrase, and you’re responsible for shouting it out loud. You have a few seconds before I give you the answer. So good luck!
- Is everything okay?
- Excuse me, could I have the cheque please?


Alright! That’s going to do it for this lesson. Bye!