How to politely order food in restaurant | Travel English phrases
Updated: Jun 24, 2019
Compare these two:
1. I’d like the Caesar salad, please.
2. I want the Caesar salad, please.
No. 1 sounds more polite.
1. I’d like to go to Southampton.
2. I want to go to Southampton.
(on the weekend?)
No. 1 feels a little more tentative.
No. 2 sounds a little more certain.