MY RESTAURANT ORDER? HERE IT IS…

Well, actually, I’ve not decided exactly what I’m going to eat yet. But I do know what I want – and don’t want – in a restaurant. And it applies whether that restaurant is part of a hotel, or not. It changes a bit – not a lot – according to the time of day, but let’s stick with dinner time.

I’d like to be greeted warmly and courteously when I arrive, and not left standing by the ‘Please Wait to be Seated’ sign for more than a few moments, if that.

I’d like to be shown to my table and have my chair – or, if necessary, the table – pulled out so I can easily seat myself.

I’d like a table that’s far enough away from others for me to have a private conversation, and for staff or customers who have to move between any two, to do so without bumping ny chair or my table.

If I am dining alone – and I often am, in my job – I would not like this to stop me having a window table; nor would I like it to result in my being seated close to the kitchen door or, worse, close to the route to and from the restrooms.

If I’m dining with others, I would like the table to be large enough for us all to have a full place setting – glasses and side plates included, rather than necessitating some items being moved to an nearby table so we can eat in comfort, and not have to keep our elbows tucked tightly to our sides throughout the meal.

I would like appropriate lighting, please, for the time of day and the occasion; it should be sufficient to read a menu and see the food on my plate – not on a par with my dentist’s surgery.

I would like the restaurant, however big, to be designed with intimacy in mind – and achieved. And I would also like the design, and choice of materials therein, to address the issue of accoustics. I want to be able to hear what my dinner companions, and the staff serving me, are saying – but not have to hear what everyone else in the room is talking about. I also do not want to hear clattering cutlery, dishes and glasses because every surface in sight deflects sound, and none absorbs it.

I’d like a clean table cloth and a napkin that isn’t made of paper, please. And I’d like the glassware, china and cutlery I’m given to be spotlessly, sparklingly clean. I’d like plates to be warm if hot food is served on them, and glasses to be chilled, unless they hold red wine, port, brandy, cognac or whisky.

I’d like to be offered water soon after I arrive, please – and to have the option of iced tap water if I wish.

I’d like to be asked which wine I would like after – not before – I’ve decided what I am going to eat. And speaking of wine, I’d like there to be more than one rosé to choose from. Please!

Okay? Now I’d like the menu please…

Pat Richardson

About Pat Richardson

I'm a writer and journalist specialising in travel, and now work on a freelance basis, after 16 years as Travel Editor on a weekly women's magazine. The job (and yes, it is the best in the world!) has taken me to nearly 70 countries and hundreds of cities; I've taken numerous cruises, stayed in countless hotels, criss-crossed much of Europe by train, flown with most major airlines and many smaller ones. Hotelsthatwerenot.com is based on my personal passion for hotels that were not originally hotels. I'll be blogging about hotels, destinations and travelling - and how to get more from all three. I hope you'll join me.
This entry was posted in RESTAURANTS, Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

0 Responses to MY RESTAURANT ORDER? HERE IT IS…

  1. ErnestoWhine says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Regards. Loads of material!

    viagra symtpms why once a day viagra
    cheap viagra
    kamagra cheap viagra – https://genericviagrantx.com

    KeithMum
    RichardCet
    ErnestoWhine

  2. ErnestoWhine says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    You actually reported it terrifically!

    viagra medicamentos similares about levitra viagra cialis
    viagra for women
    what does viagra do to women – https://genericviagramsl.com

    KeithMum
    RichardCet
    ErnestoWhine

  3. ErnestoWhine says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Nicely put, With thanks.

    viagra average duration of hard on the viagra myth
    viagra for women
    pablo francisco viagra – https://genericviagrarcp.com

    KeithMum
    RichardCet
    ErnestoWhine

  4. ErnestoWhine says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    With thanks! I enjoy this!

    what works better viagra or cialis viagra patent expires
    buy viagra online
    annals of internal medicine viagra – https://genericviagramsl.com

    KeithMum
    RichardCet
    ErnestoWhine

  5. ErnestoWhine says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    You explained it adequately!

    viagra superforce emails spam viagra
    viagra pills
    levitra compare viagra – https://genericviagramsl.com

    KeithMum
    RichardCet
    ErnestoWhine

  6. ErnestoWhine says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Excellent material. Thanks.

    viagra holland cheap cialis viagra
    generic viagra 100mg
    viagra timing – https://genericviagrantx.com

    KeithMum
    RichardCet
    ErnestoWhine

  7. ErnestoWhine says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Lovely material, Kudos!

    viagra testosterone mailorder can you buy viagra without prescripition
    viagra pills
    genic viagra – https://genericviagrarcp.com

    KeithMum
    RichardCet
    ErnestoWhine

  8. ErnestoWhine says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
  9. ErnestoWhine says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Thank you! Quite a lot of information.

    chemical makeup of viagra buy viagra porno at maygreat org
    buy viagra online
    viagra discard date – https://genericviagrarcp.com

    KeithMum
    RichardCet
    ErnestoWhine

  10. ErnestoWhine says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    This is nicely put. .

    who produces viagra viagra manufacturer
    viagra for women
    generic viagra manufacturers – https://genericviagrantx.com

    KeithMum
    RichardCet
    ErnestoWhine

  11. ErnestoWhine says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Thank you. I appreciate it!

    viagra bought in mexico female viagra wikipedia
    buy viagra
    viagra alternative cobra – https://genericviagrarcp.com

    KeithMum
    RichardCet
    ErnestoWhine

  12. ErnestoWhine says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Truly a lot of useful info.

    best place for viagra does viagra prevent ejaculation
    cheap viagra
    discount viagra pro – https://genericviagrantx.com

    KeithMum
    RichardCet
    ErnestoWhine

  13. ErnestoWhine says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Thanks a lot! I enjoy this!

    where to buy generic viagra alternative viagra drug reviews
    viagra without a doctors prescription
    viagra melt tabs – https://genericviagramsl.com

    KeithMum
    RichardCet
    ErnestoWhine

  14. ErnestoWhine says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Valuable stuff. Appreciate it!

    viagra tx for pulmonary hypertension drug interaction between viagra and l-arginine
    viagra online
    cheap genaric viagra cialis soft – https://genericviagrarcp.com

    KeithMum
    RichardCet
    ErnestoWhine

  15. ErnestoWhine says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Kudos. Fantastic information!

    dog eats viagra women on viagra forum
    viagra without a doctors prescription
    india drugs scoria viagra – https://genericviagrarcp.com

    KeithMum
    RichardCet
    ErnestoWhine

  16. ErnestoWhine says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
  17. ErnestoWhine says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Wow a good deal of fantastic info.

    cialis female viagra viagra story
    cheap viagra
    history about viagra – https://genericviagrarcp.com

    KeithMum
    RichardCet
    ErnestoWhine

  18. ErnestoWhine says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Nicely spoken really! !

    is he taking viagra viagra strength
    viagra for women
    can you mix viagra and phentermine – https://genericviagrarcp.com

    KeithMum
    RichardCet
    ErnestoWhine

  19. ErnestoWhine says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Lovely info, Many thanks!

    viagra pill on line viagra horror
    generic viagra 100mg
    india viagra cialis vicodin – https://genericviagramsl.com

    KeithMum
    RichardCet
    ErnestoWhine

  20. ErnestoWhine says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    With thanks! I enjoy it.

    viagra substitute taking viagra on a full stomach
    viagra pills
    viagra next day shipping – https://genericviagramsl.com

    KeithMum
    RichardCet
    ErnestoWhine

  21. ErnestoWhine says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
  22. ErnestoWhine says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    You stated that really well.

    what to do when using viagra viagra and parkinsons
    buy viagra
    how to order viagra online – https://genericviagrarcp.com

    KeithMum
    RichardCet
    ErnestoWhine

  23. ErnestoWhine says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Good material, Regards!

    cialis new viagra enhancing viagra
    viagra without a doctors prescription
    is generic viagra legal in canada – https://genericviagrarcp.com

    KeithMum
    RichardCet
    ErnestoWhine

  24. ErnestoWhine says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Kudos. A lot of posts.

    will viagra cialis cause cough viagra lil wayne lyrics
    buy viagra
    purple viagra – https://genericviagramsl.com

    KeithMum
    RichardCet
    ErnestoWhine

  25. ErnestoWhine says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    You actually explained that wonderfully!

    paroxetine viagra viagra vs nitro
    viagra generic
    purchasing 50 mg viagra on line – https://genericviagrantx.com

    KeithMum
    RichardCet
    ErnestoWhine

  26. ErnestoWhine says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Excellent forum posts. Thank you!

    alternative viagra can viagra produce erection withoug desire
    generic viagra 100mg
    differences between viagra and levitra – https://genericviagrantx.com

    KeithMum
    RichardCet
    ErnestoWhine

  27. ErnestoWhine says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Valuable postings. With thanks.

    viagra cialis levetra comparison of levitra viagra cialis
    viagra pills
    overdose of viagra – https://genericviagrarcp.com

    KeithMum
    RichardCet
    ErnestoWhine

  28. ErnestoWhine says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Kudos! Fantastic stuff!

    viagra merchant online viagra scam
    viagra generic
    generic viagra best price – https://genericviagrantx.com

    KeithMum
    RichardCet
    ErnestoWhine

  29. ErnestoWhine says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    You said it adequately..

    viagra online mastercard accepted free viagra spinal cord injuries
    viagra without a doctors prescription
    side effects mixing karvea and viagra – https://genericviagrarcp.com

    KeithMum
    RichardCet
    ErnestoWhine

  30. ErnestoWhine says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Fantastic data. Regards!

    iguana viagra thug viagra
    viagra for sale uk
    herbal iv viagra – https://genericviagramsl.com

    KeithMum
    RichardCet
    ErnestoWhine

  31. ErnestoWhine says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Whoa many of great knowledge.

    viagra available on gp viagra site reviews
    generic viagra 100mg
    blue order pill viagra – https://genericviagrantx.com

    KeithMum
    RichardCet
    ErnestoWhine

  32. ErnestoWhine says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    This is nicely expressed! !

    find search viagra generic edinburgh cheap viagra for men
    generic viagra online
    healthy men viagra – https://genericviagrantx.com

    KeithMum
    RichardCet
    ErnestoWhine

  33. ErnestoWhine says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Very good info, With thanks.

    walgreens coupons viagra u 5672 viagra
    viagra online
    viagra horror – https://genericviagrantx.com

    KeithMum
    RichardCet
    ErnestoWhine

  34. ErnestoWhine says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Nicely put. Cheers.

    ringtone viva viagra vega viagra
    viagra generic
    combining cialis viagra – https://genericviagrarcp.com

    KeithMum
    RichardCet
    ErnestoWhine

  35. ErnestoWhine says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    You have made the point!

    viagra achat viagra w overnight shipping
    viagra pills
    12 generic sildenafil viagra – https://genericviagrarcp.com

    KeithMum
    RichardCet
    ErnestoWhine

  36. ErnestoWhine says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Seriously many of superb data.

    photos of viagra users herbal viagra review nz
    generic viagra 100mg
    achat viagra france – https://genericviagramsl.com

    KeithMum
    RichardCet
    ErnestoWhine

  37. ErnestoWhine says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Good forum posts. Many thanks!

    100mg viagra professional how to get viagra
    cheap viagra
    why doesnt viagra work – https://genericviagrarcp.com

    KeithMum
    RichardCet
    ErnestoWhine

  38. ErnestoWhine says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    You said it fantastically!

    viagra no longer works cost comparsion viagra levitra
    viagra for women
    key bestellen viagra – https://genericviagrantx.com

    KeithMum
    RichardCet
    ErnestoWhine

  39. ErnestoWhine says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Regards! Loads of data!

    viagra wal-mart online viagra generic quick
    viagra without a doctors prescription
    purchase generic viagra – https://genericviagrarcp.com

    KeithMum
    RichardCet
    ErnestoWhine

  40. ErnestoWhine says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Appreciate it! Numerous facts.

    buy viagra phentermine meridia adipex xenical viagra merchant
    cheap viagra
    buy generic viagra india – https://genericviagrarcp.com

    KeithMum
    RichardCet
    ErnestoWhine

  41. ErnestoWhine says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
  42. ErnestoWhine says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Superb data. Many thanks.

    dose viagra cocaine viagra fast
    viagra online
    new life generic viagra – https://genericviagrarcp.com

    KeithMum
    RichardCet
    ErnestoWhine

  43. ErnestoWhine says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Thanks a lot. Terrific information!

    viagra uk kamagra viagra patent generic
    generic viagra
    viagra erection lenght – https://genericviagramsl.com

    KeithMum
    RichardCet
    ErnestoWhine

  44. ErnestoWhine says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Many thanks! Plenty of advice!

    doctor millington viagra cost of viagra
    generic viagra 100mg
    search viagra viagra edinburgh pages online – https://genericviagramsl.com

    KeithMum
    RichardCet
    ErnestoWhine

  45. ErnestoWhine says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
  46. ErnestoWhine says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Truly plenty of amazing facts.

    medicare coverage of viagra oysters viagra
    cheap viagra
    one line jokes viagra – https://genericviagrarcp.com

    KeithMum
    RichardCet
    ErnestoWhine

  47. ErnestoWhine says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Great info. Thanks!

    viagra movie viagra falls 2 xxx
    viagra for sale uk
    forum viagra – https://genericviagrarcp.com

    KeithMum
    RichardCet
    ErnestoWhine

  48. ErnestoWhine says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    With thanks. Numerous forum posts.

    price of viagra and celius viagra cheap northwest
    generic viagra 100mg
    viagra purchase online best deal – https://genericviagrantx.com

    KeithMum
    RichardCet
    ErnestoWhine

  49. ErnestoWhine says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    You revealed this adequately!

    discount cialis levitra viagra buy keyword qoclick com viagra
    generic viagra
    viagra and xannax any dangers – https://genericviagramsl.com

    KeithMum
    RichardCet
    ErnestoWhine

  50. ErnestoWhine says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    You made your position pretty nicely!!

    isosorb viagra interactions homopathic viagra
    buy viagra
    doxazosin and viagra – https://genericviagramsl.com

    KeithMum
    RichardCet
    ErnestoWhine

  51. ErnestoWhine says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
  52. ErnestoWhine says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Nicely put. Appreciate it!

    viagra and gastroparesis walgreens coupons viagra
    cheap viagra
    mindful musings cheap viagra – https://genericviagrantx.com

    KeithMum
    RichardCet
    ErnestoWhine