Some people love to host dinner and lunch. When you get an invitation from them to join a date, a dinner party, a table for holiday dinner or you are just dining on your table alone or with your guests, then the most important thing to follow is the table manners. There’s always a place for Etiquettes. So, the next time you are going to join a meal with your host, partner, colleague, family member, you should remember and follow these table etiquettes.

These Are 11 Basic Dining Table Etiquettes That You Should Follow:

1. Always keep silverware like spoon and fork on the plate once you are done eating

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2. Never forget to pay gratitude to the host of the dine before you leave 

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3. When you are having a dine with many people, always try to match your eating pace with others 

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4. During your meal, if you need to go to the washroom, place the napkin on your chair

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5. Do not place your elbows on the dining table. It is considered rude 

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6. Avoid drinking any drink while you are chewing food 

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7. Avoid using mobile phones at the time of delivery especially when you are having it with many people 

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8. Arrange your meal like bread on the right side, water on the left and meal in the center  

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9. Don’t use fingers to push food into your spoon instead use fork 

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10. Passing or serving the food always start from your right side. But, it doesn’t mean you can’t serve to the person sitting left to you 

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11. If someone asks to pass either salt or pepper, you should pass both always 

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These are the basic table manners that everyone should know and follow.