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A meal that you enjoyed at a restaurant - Cue Card # 664

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

Describe a meal that you enjoyed at a restaurant.

You should say:

  • where the restaurant was
  • what food you ordered
  • who was/were with you

and explain why you enjoyed it so much.

[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.]


Model Answer 1:

After eating home-cooked food for a long period of time, when you get an opportunity to eat your favourite dish at one of your favourite restaurants with your friends and relatives, you know that you are in luck to have a great time. The same thing happened to me when some of my friends invited me to eat one of my all-time favourite dishes at one of my favourite restaurants during the weekend, I knew that I was going to enjoy it all!

It was a very famous and busy restaurant called “Dandylion”, located in the city of Toronto, which was not very far away from where I lived at that time. Since it was a really busy food place, we needed to reserve our seats well in advance in order to avoid the unnecessary waiting period.

Anyway, finally the much-awaited weekend had arrived, and we were ready to enjoy our “weekend special” at "Dandylion" restaurant. We all ordered our Sirloin Steaks and mashed potatoes with some fresh salads on the side.  While our main dishes were being prepared, I and my friends were busy eating the desserts which were some of the best in the town. Of course, our Sirloin steaks arrived while we were still busy with our desserts. So, it wasn’t really necessary to wait any longer, and we were busy putting the slices of our steaks into our mouths in no time. In fact, we were eating them like they were going “out of style” soon.

Well, our meals were over, and we were pretty full in our stomach. But, we still felt like we wanted to eat them even more. We enjoyed the meal so much because the items were just cooked and prepared to perfection. In fact, I always enjoyed eating at that restaurant because of its “unique yet minimal decoration” with bare brick walls. Besides, it was a rare opportunity for our friends to get together on a weekend because we were just not able to make it any other time because of our busy life schedule. On top of that, the waiting staffs were really friendly to us. In fact, they treated us like their family members, which was quite refreshing. Finally, I really enjoyed the food because it allowed me an opportunity to “change my taste” as I was getting really tired of eating the same kind of “home-cooked” food for a long!


Model Answer 2:

Well, this topic reminds me of a dining experience that left an indelible impression on me. It was a delightful meal at a cosy Italian restaurant nestled in the heart of the city, offering an exquisite array of authentic Italian cuisine. I will share the experience with you here today.

Where the restaurant was:
The restaurant, named "Bella Italia Trattoria," was situated on a quaint cobblestone street, adorned with twinkling fairy lights and alfresco seating arrangements, evoking the ambience of a charming Italian piazza.

What food you ordered:
Accompanied by a group of close friends, I embarked on a culinary adventure, delving into the diverse menu brimming with tantalizing options. After much deliberation, I opted for a classic Margherita pizza, adorned with a symphony of fresh tomatoes, fragrant basil leaves, and creamy mozzarella cheese, all nestled atop a crisp, thin crust, expertly crafted in a traditional wood-fired oven.

Who was/were with you:
Joined by friends who shared a mutual appreciation for fine dining and culinary exploration, we relished the opportunity to savour delectable Italian fare amidst convivial company and lively conversation.

And explain why you enjoyed it so much:
The meal was a sensory delight from start to finish, as each bite transported me to the sun-drenched hillsides of Tuscany, awash with the flavours and aromas of authentic Italian cuisine. The pizza, with its perfectly balanced combination of flavours and textures, was a testament to the restaurant's commitment to culinary excellence. Moreover, the warm ambience, coupled with the laughter and camaraderie of cherished friends, imbued the dining experience with a sense of joy and conviviality that lingered long after the last slice had been savoured. In essence, it was more than just a meal; it was a celebration of friendship, culture, and the culinary arts, making it a truly unforgettable dining experience.

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