Knowing what topic to choose as a conversation starter over dinner can be tricky.
Different guests might like different topics, but if you’re going out for dinner with your family or friends you’ll want fun and creative topics to keep the conversation going.
You should also consider where you are. If you’re going out for dinner at an Indian restaurant, then you can work around cuisine topics your loved ones wouldn’t necessarily know. It will help you know what to discuss, especially if you’re shy.
A Few Tips
When having a conversation, asking open-ended questions avoids awkward situations where someone just replies with ‘yes’ or ‘no’ and the conversation ends before it even started. You should also have only one conversation at a time, to give everyone a chance to speak without feeling rushed.
Make sure to engage everyone in conversation: people like to know they aren’t being ignored, and it helps for a relaxed mood. Try to pay attention to who’s speaking; some people are natural ‘talkers’ who don’t notice they are speaking over others. Ensure everyone’s given a fair chance to speak!
Bring Out Fun Facts You Know
You probably know a lot of facts no one else does – or you research them ahead of time, but no one needs to know about that. Fun, interesting facts will keep everyone having a good time and laughing. And they might respond with facts you don’t know.
Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
Cleopatra lived closer in time to the Moon landing than to the construction of the Great Pyramid of Giza.
You can’t snore and dream at the same time.
Sea otters hold hands when they sleep so that they don’t drift away from each other.
Pirates wore earrings because they thought it improved their eyesight.
Keep it Food Related
You can also have food related facts and questions as conversation topics. When you’re waiting for your food it’s the perfect time to ask open-ended questions or talk about fun food facts.
If you could only use one spice in your food, which would it be?
If you could eat dinner with three people, dead or alive, who would you pick?
There is a company in Taiwan, Koratt bakery and cafe, which makes dinnerware out of wheat, which means that you can eat your plate!
Coconut water can be used as blood plasma.
Capsaicin is a chemical in peppers that affects your sensory nerves and makes your brain think your mouth is being burned.
Great conversation starters help relax the mood and set the tone at dinner. A fun fact is a great way to break the ice and, if you’re shy, making people laugh is a great feeling. Our varied menu has delicious starters to keep hunger away as you talk about food. If you’re planning a fun dinner, why not get a reservation ahead of time to ensure a table?