Definition of restaurant in English:


Syllabification: res·tau·rant
Pronunciation: /ˈrest(ə)rənt
, ˈrest(ə)ˌränt


A place where people pay to sit and eat meals that are cooked and served on the premises.
More example sentences
  • 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').

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