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Restaurants and cafes

bar

noun

a small place that serves a particular type of food

bistro

noun

a small restaurant or bar

brasserie

noun

a restaurant or bar, especially one that serves French food

buffet

noun

a small café at a bus or railway station

cabaret

noun

a restaurant or club where there is cabaret

café

noun

an informal restaurant where you can get simple cheap meals and drinks

cafeteria

noun

an informal restaurant in a place such as a college or hospital where you take the food to the table yourself

caff

noun

a café, especially one selling cheap food and no alcoholic drinks

canteen

noun

a room in a factory, school, or hospital where cheap meals are served

carryout

noun

a takeaway meal or restaurant

carvery

noun

a restaurant where meat is cut for you at a table in the restaurant

Chinese

noun

a Chinese restaurant or take-away

coffee bar

noun

a small café where you can have hot drinks and cakes

coffee house

noun

a café where people drink coffee. This word is used especially for coffee bars that existed in the past.

coffee shop

noun

a place, usually in a hotel or department store, where coffee, other drinks, and light meals are served

coffee shop

noun

an informal restaurant that serves drinks and cheap meals

commissary

noun

a restaurant in a large organization, especially in a film or television studio

cybercafé

noun

a café with computers so that customers can use the Internet

diner

noun

a small restaurant that sells simple cheap food

dining car

noun

the part of a train that is a restaurant

drive-in

noun

a restaurant where you can have a meal without leaving your car

eatery

noun

a restaurant

greasy spoon

noun

a small café that serves cheap greasy food

grill

noun

a restaurant that serves mainly simple food, especially grilled food

hole-in-the-wall

noun

a very small shop or restaurant

the house

noun

a restaurant, hotel, pub, or club

Internet café

noun

a café where people can pay to use the Internet, send emails etc

joint

noun

a restaurant, bar, or club, especially one that is cheap and not very nice

pavement café

noun

a restaurant with tables and chairs outside on the pavement or on a street where vehicles do not normally go

pizzeria

noun

a restaurant that serves pizza

pop-up

noun

a restaurant, shop, gallery etc that opens for a short time, sometimes in a surprising location

restaurant

noun

a building or room where meals and drinks are sold to customers sitting at tables

restaurant car

noun

a section of a train where meals are served

snack bar

noun

an informal restaurant where you can eat small meals such as sandwiches

steakhouse

noun

a restaurant that sells mainly steak

tandoori

noun

an Indian restaurant, especially one that uses the tandoori method of cooking

teahouse

noun

a small restaurant, especially in Asia, where tea and cakes are served

teahouse

noun

a tearoom 1

tearoom

noun

a small restaurant that serves tea, coffee, cakes, and sandwiches

tea shop

noun

a tearoom 1

transport café

noun

a cheap restaurant next to a main road, used especially by truck drivers

trattoria

noun

an Italian restaurant, especially one that is simple and informal

truck stop

noun

an area with a restaurant beside a major road where truck drivers can stop and have a meal, buy petrol, or have their vehicle repaired

wine bar

noun

a place where you can drink wine and eat a meal

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