How to Rate Dining Experiences

Suppose you have been given an assignment to write restaurant reviews. So you are essentially required to rate the respective restaurants’ dining experiences. You have been given a list of restaurants to review. You have also been given a budget, to dine at the various restaurants, and then rate the dining experiences by way of writing restaurant reviews. How do you go about the task? Well, in my experience, there are 3 things you need to look at, when rating dining experiences/writing restaurant reviews.

Firstly, in rating dining experiences, you have to look at the quality of food offered. You really can’t purport to write a restaurant review without touching on the quality of food offered. It is akin to writing a credit card review – say, a double your line review without touching on the credit card’s interest rate. Therefore, when rating dining experiences, the quality of food is an indispensable consideration. Perhaps the quantity matters too: for there are restaurants that offer good quality food, but where the servings are too small!

Secondly, in rating dining experiences, you have to look at the ambience: the environment within which the food is served. So you may find a restaurant where the food is excellent, but where the environment is too noisy. Or where the restaurant’s serving area is too cluttered or too bare. In looking at the ambience, you are also supposed to examine the furniture. So you look at the quality of chairs and tables used to serve customers. And then you look at the restaurant’s general cleanliness.

Thirdly, in rating dining experiences, you have to look at the service: the manner in which the food is served. Is the service prompt? Are the waiters (or waitresses) courteous? Are the waiters (or waitresses) friendly? These too are important considerations: for there are restaurants with excellent food and ambience, whose only major failing is in customer service.

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