Describe a restaurant you enjoyed going to - Cue Card # 348

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card.

Describe a restaurant where you enjoyed going to.

You should say:

  • where the restaurant was
  • who you went with
  • what type of food you ate in this restaurant

and explain why you thought the restaurant was good.

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

Sample Answer 1:
I do not dine in a restaurant very frequently. In fact, I prefer to eat homemade foods. However, there are some occasions when I prefer meeting people at a restaurant and like to taste the delicious menus the restaurants offer. One such restaurant is ‘Plaza de Capita Foods’ that I really like and I would like to thank you for the opportunity to talk about my favourite restaurant that I enjoyed going to.

I went to this restaurant a couple of weeks ago with my parents and siblings. The restaurant is situated in a large shopping mall in the city we live in and it is almost 30 minutes away from our home. The restaurant is on the 18th floor and offers a nice open sky view.

It was my younger sister’s birthday and we planned prior to the occasion to celebrate this special day outside. As part of our whole day plan, we ate the dinner at this restaurant. My father also like the way the restaurant offers an excellent dining experience at a moderately cheaper price.

We ate the buffet and that included almost 40 items in total. I remember eating around 8-9 items while my parents less. But my younger brother John enjoyed more than 20 items. Side note: He did not eat all the items. He just tasted many of them!

The common items we ate included fried rice, sandwiches, fried chicken, curry chicken, cheese and onion rolls, seafood platter, garlic bread, prawns and ice cream. The restaurant offers an excellent view as well as a nice decoration. It was a perfect place to enjoy our dinner and they offered a free birthday cake! I loved the way they served the foods and the overall price was reasonable. It was my younger sister’s birthday and the dinner could not have been better!


Sample Answer 2:
I am not a foodie but I do not miss the chances of having some delicious meals when I am in travel. In January last, I went to Yangon for some business purposes and had my meals at a restaurant named Le Planteur, a gorgeous restaurant. It was a nice experience for me.

This is a posh restaurant. Le Planteur is located at the University Avenue under Bahan Township in Yangon. This is a large fine restaurant in the city and comes with a great number of delicious food menus. Besides, the representation of the foods was another impressive aspect of this restaurant. Pricing is comparatively reasonable than the other contemporary restaurants in the city. It is accessible by all available means as it is located in the city centre. I took my lunch and supper in the restaurant during my stay in Yangon and I am highly glad about their service.    

I am a sales manager for a multinational computer hardware manufacturer and I work mostly in Malaysia. The authority has opened a new branch in Yangon and I was sent from Malaysia to diagnose a test about the success rate of our products. So, it was a business trip for me. But I was also accompanied by some other colleagues of mine from a different department. In fact, we were seven in number altogether. The regional manager was with us in line with the other managers. Actually, the managers of various departments, including me, participated in the tour. The accommodation was good but the foods were great. I have a habit of homework before moving to a new place. I try to learn about the best living arrangements, foods, convenient routs and other issues. Accordingly, I was asked to sort out a standard restaurant for dining purposes.

The restaurant offered a wide number of courses including lobsters, fish menus, desserts and more others. But I liked the traditional meal of Yangon most than any other things in the restaurants. Besides, I loved the dessert prepared with some local ingredient. On the other side, my other companions took some of the foreign dishes available in the restaurant. The bistro menu was the top quality dish that they highly praised. The restaurant also had the opportunity to take candle light dinner in a romantic environment which was really appealing to us all. We wanted to have a candle light dinner but discarded the idea because that was unsuitable for us. Instead of such ideas, we concentrated on having the best quality meals in the restaurant and really enjoyed our foods.  

This was a very good restaurant for many aspects. Firstly, it is located at a convenient location. The restaurant is accessible from any parts of the city. This is splendid restaurant considering the foods it offers to the visitors. There are a large collection of foods and you can have it based on your taste. Pricing is not an issue here. In fact, the food prices are far cheaper than the other restaurants while the service belongs to the top class. I also loved the interior decoration and seating arrangements. The restaurant authority is highly efficient and serves the foods shortly after ordered. So, I was in love with the restaurant and took all of my meals excluding the breakfast in that place. 


Part 3 – Two-way discussion:


Q. Why do you think people go to restaurants when they want to celebrate something?

Q. Which are more popular in your country: fast food restaurants or traditional restaurants? Why do you think that is?

Q. Some people say that food in an expensive restaurant is always better than food in a cheap restaurant – would you agree?

Producing Food: 

Q. Do you think there will be a greater choice of food available in shops in the future, or will there be less choice?

Q. What effects has modern technology had on the way food is produced?

Q. How important is it for a country to be able to grow all the food it needs, without importing any from other countries?


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