When you go to a special type of restaurant for the first time it can be a bit difficult to know what cutlery to use or what the proper table manners and etiquettes are. After all, how many times do you sit down to eat and have a choice of three knives staring back at you? Luckily, if you plan on visiting a steakhouse, this article is just for you. By the time you have finished reading, you will know all there is to know about how to act when going to a steak restaurant.
So, let’s begin with the best part of it all. How do you cut steak properly? After all, if you can cut the meat properly it will sooner be in your mouth! When you order this meat you will be given a steak knife which will make life a lot easier for you. If you tried to cut steak with a standard knife you would struggle to say the very least.
You need to place your fork firmly into the steak in order to stabilise it. The last thing you want is for your steak to fly off the plate once you have made the cut! Now begin to cut the steak with your dominant hand. Make sure you cut all of the way through. Now, the best part; put the piece of meat into your mouth and enjoy the tasty and tender food. However, be certain to place the steak into your mouth with the non-dominant hand. Don’t switch the fork from one hand to the other as this is bad table etiquette.
Next, let’s take a look at what the general dining etiquette is when going to a restaurant. When you are eating you should never leave your cutlery on the table. Make sure they are on the plate. Nonetheless, it is important to display them in the right way if you are taking a pause. You should display the fork and knife in the shape of a letter ‘X’. This is how you make sure the waiter does not take your plate away before you have finished. When you are ready for the plate to be taken you should then place the knife and fork alongside each other.
In addition to this, what other table manners should you follow when visiting the best restaurants? Well, you should definitely make sure you place the napkin on your lap as soon as you sit down. This has been given to protect your clothes, not to blow your nose!! Once you have finished eating make sure you put your napkin next to the plate, never on top of it. If you need to leave the table whilst you are eating you should put the napkin onto your chair. It’s also a good idea to take some Gaviscon dual action with you if you often get acid reflux, as fatty meats can cause this.
So there you have it; now you know all there is to know about the correct table etiquette when visiting the best restaurants, especially steakhouses. Now you just need to find a top restaurant to enjoy! Collaboration.