Definition of table service in English:

table service

Pronunciation /ˈteɪbl ˌsəːvɪs/


  • 1 historical The Communion service, (in later use) specifically in Presbyterian Churches.

  • 2Service at table; (now) specifically service at one's table in a restaurant, bar, cafe, etc., as opposed to self-service or counter service.

  • 3A set of utensils for use in dining at table, as a dinner service.


Late 16th century. From table + service.