Definition of restaurant in English:
A place where people pay to sit and eat meals that are cooked and served on the premises.
- 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.
early 19th century: from French, from restaurer 'provide food for' (literally 'restore to a former state').