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About Ordering Food in Irish

Hungry? How to start buying meals in Irish? These include a few of the queries you’ll have whenever travelling in a Irish speaking nation. Learn More

Regardless if you are intending to live in a Irish speaking country or intending on a quick holiday there, understanding how to get food in Irish is necessary. Dining out at Irish eateries and bistros generally is a lot of fun, particularly if you know some fundamental Irish restaurant vocab. More …
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We’ve got listed quite a few familiar food relevant sentences in Irish, below, hoping some may assist you while you’re purchasing food in Irish.

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Click this link to find out the Irish dinner key phrases easily that can be used when it comes to purchasing food in Irish dining establishments and coffee shops.

A table for one person/two people, please.Bord do duine amháin/beirt, le do thoil (bord duh DINN-eh ah-WAWN/burtch, leh duh hull)
Can I look at the menu, please?An féidir liom a féachaint ar an bhiachlár, le do thoil? (uhn FAY-duhr lyom uh FEE-uh-khunt uhr uhn vee-uh-KHLAWR, lehd-HULL)
Can I look in the kitchen?An féidir liom a féachaint sa chistin? (uh FAY-duhr lyom uh FEE-uh-khunt suh KHISH-tin?)
Is there a house specialty?An bhfuil speisialtacht an tí?(uh vwil spehsheeltkht uhn tee?)
Is there a local specialty?An bhfuil speisialtacht áitiúil? (uh vwil spehsheeltkht aw-TYOO-il?)
I'm a vegetarian.Is feoilséantóir mé (is fyohl-shayn-TOOR meh.)
I don't eat pork.Ní ithim muiceoil. (nee IH-im MWIH-kyoll)
I don't eat beef.Ní ithim mairteola. (nee IH-im MAR-toll-ah)
I only eat kosher food.Ithim bia coisir amháin. (IH-im bee-ah kosher ah-WAWN)
Can you make it "lite", please? (less oil/butter/lard)Le níos lú saill, le do thoil? (leh neese loo sall, leh duh hull)
fixed-price mealbéile le luach seasta (BAY-leh leh LOO-kh SHASS-tah)
à la carteà la carte (...)
breakfastbricfeásta (BRICK-faw-stah)
lunchlón (lone)
tea (meal)tae (tay)
suppersuipéar (sip-AIR)
I want _____._____ atá uaim. (___at-AW wim)
I would like a dish with _____.Ba mhaith liom baochas a mhias le _____(buh vah lyum BAY-uh-khas uh VEE-as leh _____)
chickensicín (shik-EEN)
beefmairteola (mwir-TYOH-lah)
fishiasc (eesk)
hamliamhás (LEE-uh-vaws)
sausageispín (ispheen)
cheesecáis (kawsh)
eggsuibheacha (IV-ah-kah)
saladsailéad (sai-LAYD)
(fresh) vegetablesglasraí (úr) (GLAHS-ree (OOR))
breadarán (ah-RAWN)
toasttósta (TOHS-tah)
noodlesnúdail (NOO-dil)
ricerís (reesh)
beanspónairí (poh-NUH-ree...)
May I have a glass of _____?An mbeidh gloine _____ agam? (uh meg GLI-neh...)
May I have a cup of _____?An mbeidh cupán _____ agam? (un meg cuh-PAWN ____ uh-GUHM)
May I have a bottle of _____?An mbeidh buidéal _____ agam? (un meg bi-DAYL ____ uh-GUHM)
coffeecaife (ka-feh)
tea (drink)tae (tay)
juicesubh (soov)
mineral wateruisce mianraí (ISH-keh mee-uhn-REE...)
wateruisce (ISH-kah)
beerbeoir (bi-or)
red/white wineFíon dearg/bán (...)
May I have some _____?An mbeidh roinnt _____ agam? (un meg rint ____ uh-GUHM?)
saltsallan (...)
black pepperpiobar dubh(PI-burr DUH-v)
butterim ('im')
Excuse me, waiter? (getting attention of server)Gabh mo leischeal, a fhreastalaí? (guh muh leh-SHKAYL, uh RAHS-tuh-lee?)
I'm finished.Táim críochnaithe. (tawm KREEKH-nuh-hah)
It was delicious.Bhí sé go blásta. (vee shay go BLAWS-tuh)
Please clear the table.glan an mbord, le d'thoil. (GLAHN an MORD lehd HULL...)
Give me the bill, please.Tobhair dom an bhille, le do thoil. (on VILL-eh, lehd HULL)

Select the hyperlinks directly below to find a number of useful Irish holiday phrases that are structured by theme. For every holiday phrase in Irish, there’ll be the actual English translation.

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