Lunch in France may include soup, salad, terrine, pasta, fish or meat, potatoes and some vegetables. A person may also finish a meal with desserts or coffee, which is optional.
Most French restaurants begin serving lunch at 11:30 am. Soup, salad and some terrine are considered a starter. The main meal includes vegetables, fish or meat, rice, pasta, cheese and deserts. A person can choose cheese from the local selections. In some places, deserts may not be included in the menu, so one has to ask the waiter. Coffee may also be taken at the end of the meal at one's choice. Some restaurants also offer special menus that have limited options.