- By Sallie Conway
- 53 min
People confuse a pub and a restaurant, but they are different in various ways.
People confuse a pub and a restaurant, but they are different in various ways. The word pub is short form for public house, where people hang out for drinks and meals. Pubs are usually situated in neighborhoods where residents of that area know where they can meet up with friends and share a meal or drinks while linking up. Customers draw up chairs, sitting wherever they like, could be near a television to watch their favorite show, or football game. Pubs do not undergo renovations, remaining the same for years because the locals prefer it just how it is. A pub is accompanied by loud live music, staff members cannot sell alcoholic beverages after operating hours have passed.
Owners provide informal services, with at most three tenders serving every table. Customers are also allowed to drink alcoholic beverages in these premises, not offering take-away meals. Pubs sell fast foods which do not constitute a meal of three courses. There are often little or no food here, maybe bar snacks. In the setting, an eating area is separated from a drinking area. A restaurant is where people eat and drink either while sitting there, as well as take-away. Owners prepare then sell food and beverages to consumers.
They are usually located in towns opening it up to people from different neighborhoods, who might not even know each other, unless accompanied each other to the premises. With prior seating arrangements, restaurants make regular upgrades to keep it attractive for customers because most are always competing against others. They provide formal services with serious waiters, as people wait on services from their tables. Customers can eat in the premises or decide to have take-outs, as well as deliveries. Many of them have bars that are set aside, some times even allowing consumers to carry their drinks.
Most of them refuse to offer alcoholic drinks, believing that it would be to strip it of its values. Their licences are different; a pub’s licence includes selling alcoholic beverages, while a restaurant’s licence only caters for foods and non-alcoholic beverages. The latter provides food to its consumers at all times, provide an adequate eating area with tables for customers to consume their meals. On all their social media platforms, elements of a pub should not be seen. Restaurants can have fast foods served at a counter and the term originated from North America.
There are five different types of restaurants, including quick service restaurants, fast casual, casual dining, contemporary casuals, and cafés. Pubs are named according to what services the offer most, location, specific type of consumers that they get. The world’s largest restaurant is found in Syria, the oldest one is in Spain, and it was opened in 1421. London has the highest number of pubs, giving residents, visitors over seven thousand options to choose from. Food is cooked by restaurant staff, in the kitchen, after being paid to do so. Meals are the primary products that is sold in restaurants, while alcoholic drinks are primary products sold in pubs. A restaurant can become a pub through licences and the same can happen if a pub wants to become a restaurant.