Real Talk #019 – Complaining at a restaurant

Have you ever received cold food at a restaurant? In this Real Talk episode, Andrew and Suzanne explain important expressions and phrases to help you deal with this problem. Join them to learn how to politely voice a complaint at a restaurant.


Fun Facts

Many restaurants in Quebec have poutine on their menu. Poutine is a popular Canadian menu item and contains French fries, gravy, and cheese curds.

Expressions you’ll learn in this episode:

  • The magic word
  • I’m sorry/excuse me
  • I hate to do this, but [something]
  • Would it be possible to [something]?
  • Your meal will be on the house

Music: Something Elated by Broke For Free; Step On by Jahzzar; Lobby Time by Kevin (, licensed under Creative Commons by Attribution 3.0 License

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