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E! Entertainment Television Explores ‘Royalty A-Z’
Writing a Restaurant Review

April 8, 2005

Today, we will continue with our reading, “E! Entertainment Television Explores ‘Royalty A-Z’” We will learn how to write a restaurant review.

Today’s Class Work:

Hand in your vocabulary sentences to your teacher.

The teacher will type 10 sentences for 10 different vocabulary words (on the screen) and suggest corrections. After this work, the teacher will print a copy for you to study for next week’s vocabulary test!

The teacher will go over the section on “Writing a Restaurant Review.” There is a sample review for you to use as a model on page 2 of this worksheet. You may have time to begin your writing in class today.

Writing a Restaurant Review

In order to write a good restaurant review, you must include information from each of the four following points:

Food: Name the dishes you tried. Comment on the flavour, the presentation, freshness, spicing. Did the food arrive hot? Were the portions big enough?

Service: Was the waiter helpful and well-informed? Was the table cleared quickly? Did your water, tea, wine arrive when needed? Was your waiter easy to attract to your table? Did you get your bill quickly when you were ready to leave?

Ambiance: Was the restaurant clean? Was it well decorated and comfortable? How were the other customers? Was there music? Was it too loud? Were the bathrooms clean?

Other: Was the restaurant better or worse than others like it? Was it a good deal? Is it a good place for a birthday or other celebration? Should you make a reservation? Is it a good place for a large group?


¨     Write a review of a restaurant you enjoyed recently. Make sure that you cover all four points: food, service, ambiance and other. Bring your paragraph to class on Friday, April 15.


Sample Restaurant Review:


A Great Greek Restaurant


     The Kalamata Greek Restaurant, near the corner of Cambie and Broadway in Vancouver, is my favourite Greek-style restaurant. My family loves to eat the many dishes, including souvlaki, humous, Greek salad and more. To judge a Greek restaurant, the quality of the calamari is important. At Kalamata, the quality is excellent: the batter light, the spicing perfect, and the deep frying just right. Be careful, however, because the portions are huge, so don’t order too much food. In addition, the retsina is lightly flavoured of pine tar and served at the best and coldest temperature. The service is quite good overall, but the servers can sometimes be busy, so getting the bill requires some patience. The restaurant is very clean, though a bit noisy due to the hardwood floors. Best of all, it is relatively inexpensive. Usually my bill for four people is from eighty to ninety dollars, including wine and a 15% tip. If you decide to go, The Kalamata is suitable for families and groups and celebrations as big as twelve people. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who likes Greek style food. (186 words; by Brad Hyde; revised in 2005)




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