GT Writing Task 1: Sample 21 - Write a letter to the restaurant to thank them

IELTS Letter Writing / GT Writing Task 1:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You celebrated your birthday with some friends last week in a restaurant. It was a great success and you and your friends enjoyed the evening very much.

Write a letter to the restaurant to thank them. Mention the food, service and the atmosphere. Also, suggest any improvements to make things better.

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear Sir or Madam

Model Answer 1:

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing to express my gratitude for the service you offered on 30th December when I visited your restaurant along with my friends to celebrate my birthday. It was one of the most memorable birthday events in my life and your staff made it even more special by offering a complimentary birthday cake.

You have definitely won me as one of your permanent customers and I would love to recommend your restaurant to my acquaintances. The atmosphere inside the restaurant was very soothing and relaxing. Beautiful interior and wonderful and accurately placed lighting system - neither too bright nor too dim make this place a perfect spot for celebrations. The taste of the food was just out of the world. Allow me to say that you made me nostalgic as the food tasted similar to what my mother cooks for me back at home, though this made me miss my home and mother more!

However, I have a suggestion to make. You may think of introducing some discount cards or offer some corporate discounts to the people of the nearby area. This, I believe, would make our dine-outs more pocket-friendly.

I hope that you would consider this suggestion. Once again, big thanks to you and your staff for making my birthday more distinctive.

Yours faithfully,

Pooja Gupta

[ Written by - Pooja Gupta ]

Model Answer 2:

Dear Sir or Madam,

Last week, I along with a few of my friends enjoyed a dinner party at your restaurant to celebrate my 21st birthday. I am writing to thank you for a delightful evening that we had.

All my friends thoroughly enjoyed the food and were pleased with the friendly attitude of your staff. We ordered a Chinese menu and it was delicious. We received prompt service and the waiters were quite friendly. They put with well with our bad jokes! The restaurant itself was warm and friendly and the atmosphere showed that all the diners there were enjoying their evening.

I believe you have a great place and a small improvement would make it even better. Two of my friends are vegetarian and they felt that the choice for vegetarians was not sufficient. I am hoping you would consider adding a few more items for the vegetarians who would visit your restaurant.

Once again I would like to thank you for making my birthday celebration special and worth enjoying.

Yours faithfully,

Kelvin Smith

Model Answer 3:

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing to thank you for a fantastic and memorable evening for me and my friends at your restaurant. I would love to see you continue offering such appreciating dining experience to your guests and wish remarkable success to your business.

As you know, last week I celebrated my 27th birthday with my friends at your restaurant which turned out to be a great success. Everyone enjoyed the arrangement at the poolside and the decoration of sparkling lights with soft and soothing background music. Coming to the food, the presentation was as mouthwatering as the food itself. The service was fabulous too.

I am very satisfied with your hospitality. However, I have a suggestion to make. A few friends of mine attended my birthday party with their children. So if you could have added some interesting games for them that would have made the party more interesting. I believe it would be very convenient for other people with children.

I once again thank you for your admirable service.

Yours faithfully,

Mansoor Afzal

[ Written by - Mansoor Afzal ]

Sample Answer 4:

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing to thank you for the fantastic food and service you offered to us on my birthday that we celebrated at your restaurant. I hope you will offer the praiseworthy service in the future and I must say you have won my heart as a guest.

I went to your restaurant on 09 December with a few friends of mine to celebrate my birthday and all of us were very impressed with the overall experience. The food was delicious and well presented. I must mention the “Chicken Tandoori” dish that was served to us was the star of the evening, cooked to perfection and absolutely mind-blowing.

I really enjoyed the live music that was being played - it lightened up the whole ambience. I also liked the “Retro Theme” in the restaurant. We were very pleased with the service; all the staff members were friendly, attentive and served us with a smile. Our waiter also made a few recommendations for drinks, which were good and something we enjoyed.

I would like to recommend an improvement - as your restaurant is a non-smoking zone, it would be great if you could have a separate smoking area thus smokers will feel more comfortable. I am sure your customers will like this arrangement.

Thank you once again for making my birthday party memorable. My friends and I enjoyed it thoroughly.

I will definitely recommend your restaurant to my friends and family.

Yours faithfully,

Anna Preeti

[ by - Preeti] 

Sample Answer 5:

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing to thank you for your amazing service last Tuesday evening when I visited your restaurant with some of my friends to celebrate my 24th birthday.

The interior was elegant and the tranquillity of the restaurant was mind-boggling. We enjoyed our dinner to the fullest and I must commend the staff members for their cordial attitude.
My friends did not forget to appreciate the great service from your employees. Although they were serving a large number of guests, they were always available, smiling and made us feel welcome and comfortable.

Last but not least, the atmosphere in the restaurant was really pleasant and we especially enjoyed the classical music you had in your playlist. Finally, as a suggestion, I think it would be great if you have more variety in your beverage and dessert menu.

Again, thank you for this nice experience. We are definitely coming back.

Yours sincerely,

Youssef Lamaei

[ by - Youssef Lamaei ] 

Sample Answer 6:

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am one of your regular customers and had celebrated my birthday at your restaurant last week. I would like to thank you for the wonderful hospitality and delicious food which made the ceremony worth enjoyable.

I must mention that all the arrangements were done perfectly and thanks to you and your professional staff. We enjoyed the scrumptious food served to us including both vegetarian and non-vegetarian. Moreover, I am impressed with the politeness and the prompt service of your staff. The background lighting was superb and the music selection was amazing, and they added more to the ambience of the party hall.

I would like to make some suggestions to make it the restaurant of the town. The plants around the driveway need more attention. They are not in a very appealing state! In addition to that, some crockery items have slight cracks and need to be replaced.

Thank you once again for making my birthday a success.

Yours faithfully,

Mark Nielsen

[ by - Navdeep Kaur ] 

Sample Answer 7:

Dear Sir or Madam,

I celebrated my 25th birthday at your restaurant on 9th May, and the event was a great success. I am writing because I want to thank you for that.

I did not have such a memorable birthday party in a few years. Firstly, the food was amazing - the chicken adobo was cooked excellently, the sauce was so creamy and yummy. All the food tasted delicious and they were served promptly. Secondly, the restaurant employees were friendly and accommodating. They genuinely smiled and asked how they could help. And finally, the place gave us a peaceful environment that night. It was a nice atmosphere inside. Keep up the good work.

I have a suggestion though -  I am recommending you to extend restaurant space. This is because to accommodate a high number of guests you need more spaces so that people do not feel that your establishment is congested.

Thank you once again for serving me and my companions last night. It was a commendable effort.

Yours faithfully,

Rona Olivar

[ by - Rona Lyn Olivar ] 

Model Answer 8:
Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing to say thanks for organising a wonderful birthday party for us. It was a great evening with fascinating arrangements and the credits go to you and your staff members.

First of all, I would like to mention that the venue was so beautiful that it amazed my family and friends. The party hall was decorated with colourful lights and posters and the use of candles and flower made the interior worth looking at. We were impressed to see some unique paintings around the stage.

The birthday cake that you provided was a stunner - it could not have looked and tasted any better. During the main course, we were severed platters which were immediate hits. I really appreciate the delicious menu we have had that evening.

Lastly, I recommend live music - which I believe will increase the worth of your restaurant. Sometimes you can invite music bands to perform live music.

Once again I am very thankful for your admirable services.

Yours faithfully,

Bilal Ahsan

(Written by - Bilal Ahsan )

Model Answer 9:
Dear Sir or Madam,

I have recently celebrated my birthday at your restaurant with my friends and that was a grand party. I am writing this letter to thank you for making it a successful and memorable event.

My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed the food at your restaurant. The birthday bake was delicious and everyone liked it. Your culinary staff cooked delicious food and inveigled everyone’s taste. The superb menu was provided at a reasonable price.

Moreover, the staff was polite and keen to look after our requirements. The service offered was intriguing and beyond our expectation. To add more, the restaurant depicts the mother nature’s beauty with glistening greenery all around. The soothing and pleasant atmosphere made the event unique and engaging.

However, some improvements would make your restaurant more appealing, I suppose. Firstly, more staff members are essential to serve all the guests. Furthermore, it would be great if you could include a wide variety of foreign cuisines on your menu.

I trust you would accept my suggestions. I look forward to seeing the improvements in the restaurant. Once again thank you for a praiseworthy service.  

Yours faithfully,

Vishwa Vinutna

(Written by - Vishwa Vinutna )

Model Answer 10:
Dear Sir or Madam,

Last week I celebrated my 31st birthday at your restaurant and I am writing to express my appreciation regarding the service we were offered. It gives me immense pleasure to thank you all for letting us enjoy the party from the very beginning.

The interior and the atmosphere in the restaurant was commendable. It uplifted our mood and inspired us to enjoy to the fullest. Besides, all of your staff, right from the welcome guy to the stewardess, were so cordial that we felt a homely appeal. Needless to mention, the party was an excellent memoir to be remembered for a long.

The food tasted delicious and they were properly cooked and presented. I was so happy when my friends quoted that they had an excellent dish and ate up to their full stomach. I would not hesitate to recommend your establishment to any food lover.

I, take this opportunity to mark this letter as a token of appreciation for the success of the birthday party. However, I would like to mention that you need to enhance the washroom as it is a bit smaller compared to the number of guests you entertain.

Thanking you once again for everything you have done to make my birthday party a success.

Yours faithfully,

Prasadarao Talluri

(Written by - Prasadarao Talluri )

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Dear Sir or Madam,I am writing this letter to thank you for the amazing service and delicious food that we have recently experienced at your restaurant. I am a regular customer to your eatery and last Monday I celebrated my birthday with a few friends and we were utterly pleased with your service and food quality. You have a variety of Italian food that I thoroughly enjoyed with my friends. It is commendable that you always choose the best quality for your ingredients, and we liked the pizza so much especially, Truffle & Spanish pizza, it always melts in my mouth. Moreover, the birthday cake was delicious and we all enjoyed it thoroughly. Furthermore, I would like to mention that your staff members are very amiable and professional. They served us with a smile and they were prompt. You also have the most elegant decoration, with light & faint music, the ambient interior was so soothing and comfortable. I would like to suggest that you should enlarge your restaurant because it is small and with the popularity of it, it sometimes becomes crowded. The additional space would allow more guests and that would be good for your business. I thank you once again for making my birthday special and wish for your success.Yours faithfully,Nesr een Naeem*Anyone advice me about my writing, I am new in learning English!
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