Dinner Outside? Learn These ‘Table Manners’ First


Table manners are not something that needs special classes to learn. But some people are so lazy that they would not have time to learn. And most of the time they end up ruining their dining meet, party or get together with their poor etiquettes. You really need to learn these dining etiquettes to make a great impression on your next meal. so without further ado, let’s have a look at the basic dining manners that everyone should know.

1 Napkins

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As soon as you get to your seat for a dinner party, make sure to take the napkin off your plate and place it on your lap as you sit down. And if you have to leave the dinner table at any point during the meal, you should leave the napkin unfolded on your chair and never on the table.

2 Seating

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Sit at a comfy distance away from the table,so that your hands are level with it when your elbows are bent. Never let your elbows rest on the table. Posture is also key, so try to sit up straight and keep your hands in your lap when not eating.

3 Waiting

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It is standard that you should never actually start eating until everyone’s been served their food unless the host really urges you to tuck in. Before you finally start eating, it’s also good form to ask if you can pass anything to anyone around the table.

4 Eating

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Eat at a relaxed pace that matches the rest of the guests’. Engage with others around the table but never ever talk with food in your mouth.

5 Finishing Up

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After you’ve devoured the dinner, make sure to put down your knife and fork parallel at 90 degree or 135 degree angle on your plate. This is especially important in a restaurant setting as it signals to your waiter that you are done eating and that they may clean the table.

6 Compliment

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Finally, make sure to always compliment the cook if you are at someone’s home for dinner.

Kill them with kindness as they say.

And don’t forget to share it with your friends, let them learn these manners too. 😉

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