Polish vocabulary : Ordering meal in a restaurant

Today we will continue with learning Polish vocabulary. I will try to publish two Polish dialogues about ordering food in a restaurant but in the meantime, in this lesson, you will find additional words and phrases that can be used.

Polish food is not well-known or recognised abroad which is the same as it is delicious. So if you visit Poland do not buy pizza, hot-dogs and hamburgers! Taste some authentic Polish local cuisine and you will not be disappointed 馃檪 Let’s start with Polish phrases that can be used when ordering food in a restaurant.

Polish vocabulary : Ordering meal in a restaurant

Polish phrases for ordering food in a restaurant

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Dzie艅 dobry, chc臋 zarezerwowa膰 stolik dla dw贸ch os贸b na godzin臋 17.
Good morning, I would like to book a table for two people for 5 pm.
dla dw贸ch os贸b / dla trzech os贸b / dla czterech os贸b / dla pi臋ciu os贸b / dla sze艣ciu os贸b
for two people / for three people / for four people / for five people / for six people
na dzisiejszy wiecz贸r / na jutro / na pojutrze / na pi膮tek
for this evening / for tomorrow / for the day after tomorrow / for Friday (other Polish days if the week)
Dobry wiecz贸r, czy macie Pa艅stwo wolne stoliki? Good afternoon, do you have any free tables?
Tak, oczywi艣cie, zapraszam. Yes, of course, welcome.
Prosz臋 usi膮艣膰. Please, have a seat.
Czy macie Pa艅stwo menu po angielsku? Have you got the menu in English?
Ile to kosztuje? How much is it?
Czy chc膮 Pa艅stwo na pocz膮tek jakie艣 napoje? Would you like to have some drinks to start with?
Czy mo偶emy zam贸wi膰 na pocz膮tek jakie艣 napoje? Can we have some drinks to start with?
Poprosz臋 o butelk臋 wody mineralnej i puszk臋 Coca鈥揅oli. A bottle of mineral water and a can of coke, please.
Woda gazowana czy niegazowana? The water, sparkling or still?
Poprosz臋 jedn膮 lampk臋 bia艂ego wina i du偶e piwo. Can we have one glass of white wine and large beer?
Przepraszam, ale czekamy ju偶 p贸艂 godziny na napoje. Excuse me, we’ve been waiting for half an hour for our drinks.
Czy s膮 Pa艅stwo gotowi, aby z艂o偶y膰 zam贸wienie? Are you ready to order?
Nie, potrzebujemy jeszcze troche czasu. No, we need more time.
Tak, jeste艣my gotowi. Yes, we are ready.
Czy serwujecie Pa艅stwo dania wegetaria艅skie? Do you sever vegetarian dishes?
Czy mo偶emy zam贸wi膰 pizz臋? Can we order a pizza?
Czy mog臋 zam贸wi膰 ryby? Do you serve fish?
Jakie jest danie dnia? What is the dish of the day?
Jakie danie mo偶e nam pan poleci膰? (to a waiter) What dish can you recommend?
Jakie danie mo偶e nam pani poleci膰 (to a waitress) What dish can you recommend?
Jestem uczulony na… (said by a man) I am allergic to…
Jestem uczulona na… (said by a woman) I am allergic to…
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Chcieliby艣my z艂o偶y膰 zam贸wienie. We would like to order.
Jako przystawk臋 poprosz臋 zup臋 pomidorow膮 a jako danie g艂贸wne pieczon膮 wo艂owin臋.
For a starter I’ll have the tomato soup and for the main course I’d like the roast beef.
Poprosz臋 pieczonego kurczaka z frytkami i sur贸wk膮. I will have a fried chicken with chips and salad.
Poprosz臋 o … Can I have…
Czy mog臋 dosta膰… s贸l / pieprz / keczup / Parmezan / sos / wi臋cej pieczywa?
Can I have salt / pepper / ketchup / Parmesan / gravy / more bread?
Smacznego! Enjoy!
Czy wszystko w porz膮dku? Is everything all right?
Czy Pa艅stwu smakuje? Do you like it?
Przepraszam, moje danie jest zimne. Excuse me, my meal is cold.
Na deser poprosimy o ciasto z truskawkami i lody. For the dessert we will have a strawberry cake and ice creams.
Czy mogliby艣my zam贸wi膰 dwie kawy z mlekiem? Can we have two white coffees please?
Czy mog臋 poprosi膰 o fili偶ank臋 herbaty? Can I have a cup of tea?
Poprosz臋 o rachunek. Could I have the bill, please?
Prosimy o oddzielne rachunki. We’d like separate bills, please.
Czy mog臋 zap艂aci膰 kart膮 kredytow膮? Can I pay with the credit card?
Czy rachunek zawiera ju偶 napiwek? Is the service already included?
Dzi臋kuj臋, reszty nie trzeba. Thank you, please keep the change.
To by艂o pyszne, prosz臋 podzi臋kowa膰 szefowi kuchni. That was delicious. My compliments to the chef.
Do widzenia. Goodbye.

Polish words for drinks and foods

Makowiec
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woda niegazowana / woda gazowana still water / sparkling water
sok… pomara艅czowy / jab艂kowy / grejpfrutowy / z winogron juice… orange / apple / grapefruit / grapes
herbata tea
kawa… bia艂a / czarna / z mlekiem / z cukrem coffee… white / black / with milk / with sugar
bia艂e wino / czerwone wino / wytrawne wino / p贸艂wytrawne wino / s艂odkie wino / p贸艂s艂odkie wino / musuj膮ce wino
white wine / red wine / dry wine / medium-dry wine / sweet wine / medium-sweet wine / sparkling wine
piwo z butelki / piwo z puszki / piwo z beczki bottled beer / canned beer / draught beer
alkohole wysokoprocentowe spirits
w贸dka vodka
whisky whisky
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mi臋so meat
wo艂owina beef
wieprzowina pork
kurczak chicken
stek steak
boczek bacon
szynka ham
kie艂basa sausage
ryba fish
tu艅czyk tuna
dorsz cod
pstr膮g trout
ry偶 rice
ziemniaki potatoes
frytki chips (french fries)
makaron pasta
kluski noodles
spaghetti spaghetti
zupa soup
jajka eggs
ser cheese
mleko milk
oliwa z oliwek olive oil
czosnek garlic
cebula onion
s贸l salt
czarny pieprz black pepper
sos gravy
keczup ketchup
musztarda mustard
grzyby mushrooms
sa艂atka salad
deser desser
cytryna lemon
truskawka strawberry
czekolada chocolate
ciasto cake

Aditional Polish restaurant vocabulary

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restauracja restaurant
kelner waiter
kelnerka waitress
kucharz chef
stolik table
karta da艅 menu
karta win wine menu
艂y偶ka table spoon
艂y偶eczka tea spoon
widelec fork
n贸偶 knife
sztu膰ce cutlery
talerz plate
spodek saucer
szklanka glass
fili偶anka cup
serwetka napkin
rachunek bill
napiwek tip

Polish dishes worth trying

Dania g艂贸wne (main dishes)

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Pierogi Polish dumplings
Bigos Hunter’s stew
Go艂膮bki Polish cabbage rolls in tomato sauce
艁azanki z kapust膮 i grzybami homemade pasta, fried cabbage, mushrooms and other vegetables
Kopytka hooves dumplings
Kotlet schabowy breaded pork cutlet

Zupy (soups)

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呕urek the sour rye Polish soup served with eggs and sausage
Barszcz czerwony Polish red borscht
Ros贸艂 traditional Polish chicken soup

Desery (desserts)

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Piernik dark and moist honey cake made with a number of spices including cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves
Makowiec strudel-like, yeast poppy seed cake
Faworki / Chru艣ciki Angel wings, light-as-air pastries
P膮czki Polish doughnuts
Nale艣niki Polish pancakes

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