General Training Writing Task 1 Sample 17 - Why you think the restaurant is worth visiting

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You had a good meal at a local restaurant with your family. Write a letter to the newspaper to tell them about it, describe the meal you had, and why you think the restaurant is worth visiting.

You should write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write your own address. Begin your letter as follows:

To the Editor,


Model Answer 1:

To the Editor,

I am writing to review my recent visit to Yummy Restaurant. I made a reservation for my sister's birthday bash which occurred last week. Originally I thought only ten people would attend, but apparently, the number increased to fifteen people on the day. At first, I was worried that it would not be possible for the restaurant to accommodate more people. However, I was pleasantly surprised when the Manager told me that they could do it and would even upgrade our room to a more spacious one. The overall service was impeccable and the party went smoothly, thanks to the great staff.

We ordered a three-course set menu and the taste was top notch. The escargot entree was absolutely divine that I could still remember the taste of its garlic butter sauce till now. My sister ordered pan-fried salmon fillet with mashed potatoes as the main course, and people were raving about it. The dessert was a mini-opera which I thought to be rather average, though it might simply because I do not have sweet teeth.

Overall, we experienced a wonderful night at this restaurant. This place is highly recommended and we have even started planning our next visit.

Yours faithfully,

(Approximately 206 words)  (Written by - Helen Lim)


Model Answer 2:

To the Editor,

I am a long-standing member of our local community and I am writing a recommendation to other citizens for one of our fine neighbourhood dining establishments; The Lone Star Café.

There were many impressive attributes which struck me upon my entrance, such as the décor and audience. I particularly enjoyed the laid-back attitude of the place. But for my mind, it was the service along with the size and quality of the portions that was most memorable.

The service was professional yet intimate, and along with the sheer quantity of the dishes served, motivated me to pass on my recommendation. I enjoyed a steak of mammoth proportions and a giant fresh, crisp salad accompanied by a selection of appropriately selected seasonal vegetables. The piece de resistance, however, was the rich Black Forest gateau served as dessert –and all for a reasonable price.

I hope after reading this, potential customers will frequent this diner – Bon appetite.

Yours truly

Wilson Miller

(Approximately 163 words)  

( This model answer can be followed as an example of a very good answer. However, please note that this is just one example out of many possible approaches.)


Model Answer 3:

To the editor,

I am an inhabitant of Panadura city in Kaluthara district. This is to inform you regarding a fantastic hotel I visited with my family last week.

I have visited there with my family to have the dinner. The restaurant’s name is River view, as its name suggests, there is a wonderful river view. The restaurant was decorated gorgeously around 9.00 p.m. while we were there. We ordered fried rice, chicken curry, parata and lunumiris since my family likes that menu and there are lots of menus I personally felt to eat at that moment. Waiters have served foods very quickly & the food was delicious as I still remind the taste of chicken curry. Normally, I don't each much at night, but in that day I had a big and a nice meal. Fried rice was also very tasty and it is very hot as it gives the great taste to the mouth.

After having this we have ordered watalappam for dessert. That's one of Indian desert Sri Lankan people mostly prepare. Desert was also very nice to us. This letter is to inform about this restaurant to the mass people because it is a worth visiting place.

When considering the food, the place, the bill and everything, the River view restaurant is the best place in my town.  My family members also appreciated that dinner meal since it is scrumptious and they gave special thanks to me for getting them to there.

Hope these details would be helpful to people to find a good hotel.

Thank you
Ashesha Weerasinghe.

(Approximately 163 words)  


Model Answer 4:

To the Editor,

I am writing to draw your attention to a local restaurant that is providing wonderful services to its customers and I request you to publish a review of this restaurant in the ‘Food and Life’ section of your famous daily to let people know about it.

Recently, I took my family to dine out at a local restaurant named Golden Spoon located at Lalmatia, Mohammadpur. The restaurant mainly serves Chinese and Thai food, although they have arrangements for continental dishes. It is a separate two-storied building roofed over with corrugated iron on the main road. There is ample space for car parking in front of the restaurant. The restaurant is decorated with paintings and soft lightings, and wonderful wooden furniture. We were overwhelmed by the soft music being played at low volume. There was a playing corner for children on the first floor. We were also delighted at their warm reception.

Initially, I ordered for Thai soup, chicken fry, rice with beef and prone, and Salad. The food was so fresh and delicious that we could not but order for more fried chicken. Prices were also relatively lower than that of other restaurants in that area. The waiters gave us a great service.

In conclusion, I can ensure that the restaurant is visit-worthy for the food lovers who like to taste different dishes and want the best return of their money.

Thanking you,
(Enamul Kabir)

( Written by - Enamul Kabir )


Model Answer 5:

To the Editor,

My name is Jack and I live in Seoul city. I am writing to recommend one of the best restaurants I have been to.

Last Friday was my birthday and I visited a Korean restaurant in my town. Personally, I did not expect anything about it because my originally booked Italian restaurant was cancelled due to some unavoidable reasons. Then I was feeling gloomy. However, the Korean restaurant's food swapped my melancholy state due to at that time, I ordered BBQ and ice-noodles and they served not only an incredibly delicious meal but also excellent customer services I have ever experienced.  

Moreover, the restaurant's manager told that most ingredients came from organic farms. The noodle’s taste was really nice and also BBQ was perfectly grilled. Nevertheless, the restaurant was a wonderful choice for celebration but the location was not good. Any public transportation does not bring people to their location so I had to go there by my car. Furthermore, unfortunately, the manager told me that the restaurant owner was planning to close the store in the near future because of the lack of income.

It would be a good idea if you recommended the restaurant in your newspaper and I look forward to hearing your response soon.

Yours Sincerely,

(Approximately 214 words)

( Written by - Jack)

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0 # Alfred 2018-04-11 13:22
The restaurant offered delicious food at a reasonable price, the staffs were friendly and the environment was great.
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+1 # Jyotshana 2016-09-08 05:35
To the editor, The Daily People's Voice.

I am an inhabitant of Kathmandu, Nepal and I am writing you for reviewing a restaurant I visited a few days ago. Their food, service and quality were exceptional and I would like to share my experience with others regarding that. The name of restaurant is Korean Kimchi.

Last Friday my sister requested me to take her to this restaurant and have a taste of Korean food. I agreed because I wanted to try something different. So I along with my three sisters went to that Korean restaurant. The look and feel of the restaurant were quite unique and that gave us a great impression. My sister ordered few items from the menu card and the food arrived before we expected! The dishes looked quite delicious and came with detail garnishing and with four pairs of chopsticks and few spoons and forks. As I did not know how to use the chopstick, I chose spoon. The taste of the dishes was extraordinary and quite remarkable and was quite different from my usual day’s food. The food was not spicy and oily. When I had Korean Kimchi, which had vinegar and was a little bit spicy, I immediately became fond of it. I think I ate almost all the Kimchi of my portion. Next food item was Korean Kimbap. It was just like a swiss roll, which we had to dip into sauces. It was mindblowing, exotic and very delicious. The last item the waitress served was the rice with different vegetables and chicken. It was also delicious and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We finished our supper with ice cream as desert.

I would say this restaurant is worth visiting for Korean food lovers and for those who do not like spicy and oily food. This restaurant is not expensive and their food items come at reasonable prices.

I hope by reading this article many food lovers will visit this restaurant and take a taste of it.
Thank you.
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+2 # Muhammad Ali 2016-03-10 23:47
To the Editor,
The Daily Voice.

My name is Muhammad Ali and I am a regular reader of your newspaper. Today, I am writing to sharing my experience of a recent visit to a fabulous restaurant.

Recently, I have visited a restaurant near my house named "Masala Bristo". The restaurant has been recently opened and we celebrated my younger sister’s birthday there. First, the restaurant’s atmosphere was impressive. Secondly, the waiters were very lovely and polite. They have different types of cuisines including Indian, Pakistan, Japanese, Italian and so on. The taste was extremely toothsome. Especially their Chicken Biryani, Mutton Curry and Sushi are grand. The dining experience and food quality they offer are quite excellent and the prices are very reasonable. This restaurant is a perfect place for birthday parties, kitty parties and small get together in my opinion. Moreover, this restaurant has a small playground for children, so people can enjoy their foods while their children can play.

Overall, we have experienced a wonderful night at this restaurant. I will highly recommend all the readers of your newspaper to visit this restaurant. I and my wife have already decided to revisit it soon.

Muhammad Ali.
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