Meaning of restaurant in English:


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  • A place where people pay to sit and eat meals that are cooked and served on the premises.

    ‘in the past five years numerous cafes, restaurants, bars, and shops have opened’
    • ‘she stopped to have lunch in an Italian restaurant’
    • ‘On the camp site is a well stocked shop and a restaurant, that also serves takeaway dishes.’
    • ‘The pub now has two restaurants serving anything from sausages to shark steaks.’
    • ‘A large number of pubs serving food and restaurants now offer no smoking areas or no smoking at all.’
    • ‘Fred decides to take his family and friends for a meal at an expensive restaurant.’
    • ‘The market for coffee shops and convenience restaurants has exploded in recent years.’
    • ‘It will be an unique urban quarter with cafes, restaurants and places in which to relax.’
    • ‘A customer of a restaurant is deeply affected by the manner in which staff serve them.’
    • ‘Why not pause to eat at a decent restaurant and have a recommended local wine with your meal?’
    • ‘This is also the place to seek out some of the best, and cheapest, restaurants in the whole of France.’
    • ‘It's one of my favourite restaurants, partly for the food but mainly for the atmosphere.’
    • ‘Along the way are bars and restaurants ideal for a sunset drink in the soft sea breeze.’
    • ‘"I own the Italian restaurant down the street.’
    • ‘All the stores and fast-food restaurants were closed for the day.’
    • ‘He was going to meet her at the most expensive restaurant in town!’
    • ‘She'd taken him out for dinner at one of the more expensive restaurants in town.’
    • ‘The resort's restaurants offer a variety of local and international food.’
    • ‘Six women in their late twenties are gathered in a London restaurant for dinner.’
    • ‘When Lou's father was young, he started a restaurant in the city.’
    • ‘The few local shops and restaurants catering to summer visitors are closed for the season.’
    • ‘Eating out is easy with over 700 restaurants catering to a broad range of tastes.’
    eating place, eating house
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/ˈrɛst(ə)rɒnt/ /ˈrɛst(ə)rənt/ /ˈrɛst(ə)rɒ̃/


Early 19th century from French, from restaurer ‘provide food for’ (literally ‘restore to a former state’).