DON'T rush inside to occupy the
table, even if there are many empty tables. Wait
for the captain or waiter to approach you and
show you your table.
DO inform the Captain if you have
made any reservations. Otherwise specify the
number of persons in the party so as to be
allotted a suitable table.
DO give the name of your host, if
you are a guest at a Restaurant. The captain
will inform you whether the host has arrived or
not. Even if the host has not arrived, the guest
can be ask to be shown to the table where they
can await the arrival of their host.
DO request for a change of table if
you do not like the table allotted. If possible,
the captain will oblige.
DO assist the lady/ ladies, with
you, in sitting down first and take your seats
only after they are seated.
DO wait for your guests if you have
asked your guests to arrive directly at the
Restaurant, without disturbing the napkin
DO wait till every guest arrives
before ordering a drink for yourself. But guests
should be urged to order their drinks as soon as
they arrive. Wait for a responsible time before
laying the food, in case other guests are
DON'T keep the host waiting; be
punctual. And if the restaurant is busy and
crowded, it puts the host in the awkward
position of trying to persuade the managenemt to
hold the reservations for a long a time at peak
DON'T disturb the napkin
arrangement and refrain from ordering drinks, in
case you happen to arrive before the hosts.