You And Your Friends Ate A Meal At A Restaurant | Band 8 IELTS Letter Sample

You and some friends ate a meal at a restaurant to celebrate a special occasion, and you were very pleased with the food and service. Write a letter to the restaurant manager. In your letter:

  • give details of your visit to the restaurant
  • explain the reason for the celebration
  • say what was good about the food and the service

Here is a band 8 IELTS essay on this topic submitted by one of our students. Send us your writing samples for a free band score estimate or get a detailed analysis of your writing for a fee.

Band 8 IELTS letter sample

Dear Sir or Madam,

My friends and I had a meal at your restaurant last Saturday. We were celebrating the tenth anniversary of our graduation. Most of us had traveled a long way to be there that night. It was indeed a special occasion for us, as many of my friends had not seen each other for years.

We occupied the table 4 and ordered the meal of the day, and I must say – it was delicious. I cannot speak for everyone, but I had never eaten anything as good as it was. Our waiter, who introduced himself as John, was all helpful and prompt. He told us everything we wanted to know about the menu, gave us some good advice, and served our table flawlessly. And we would be happy to give credits to the Chef for desserts. They were terrific – we ordered some ice cream and a carrot cake, and they were perfect.

We all are very happy for having chosen your restaurant and want to thank you a lot for the unforgettable night we had there.

All the best to you and your restaurant

Yours Sincerely


Manjusha Nambiar

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2 Responses

  1. Muhammad Mansoor Khan says:

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I am writing this letter to express my gratitude about the quality of food and level of services at your restaurant.

    Last week we arranged a final get together party for our Chinese friend who will be travelling back to China this week upon his contract completion. He always wanted to try traditional Pakistani spicy food. Therefore, my friends agreed and chose your restaurant as the best venue for our dinner as some them has tried it in the past. I must say we enjoyed a lot as the atmosphere was perfect in your restaurant and the freshly cooked food was plausible. Last but not the least, your staff behaviour and service time was exemplary and we found them very cooperative and active.

    I will soon revisit your restaurant with my family and will surely consider it for our official lunch and dinners as well.

    Yours sincerely,
    M Mansoor Khan

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