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What is more common and natural, "table booking" or "table reservation"?

Is there a big difference between these two?

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"table booking" sure sounds very funny.. :P Just imagine someone booking for you on a table like a movie ticket being booked at a counter(in contrast to online booking, telephone booking etc.) BTW, where did you get this? –  Fr0zenFyr Apr 25 '13 at 12:35
    
It came from "book a table". It looks that "table booking" is invalid :) –  Chameleon Apr 25 '13 at 12:44
    
Yes, "table booking" is not correct, at least not for me. –  Fr0zenFyr Apr 26 '13 at 5:35
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Maybe it's regional. I'm from Lincolnshire, England, and a "table booking" is perfectly acceptable. –  Faelkle May 8 '13 at 10:21

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Only reservation seems fine. The context is obvious, I think, and need not be specified.

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I worked in the catering business in England and Ireland and I've heard "table booking" often, for example: booknow.tgifridays.co.uk or guestlistspot.com/tables/booking-enquiry –  Jo Bedard May 8 '13 at 19:58

On the subject of restaurants, one talks of wanting to book a table, or to make a reservation. When arriving at the restaurant, the form is 'We have a booking (or reservation)' or 'We've booked (or reserved) a table'.

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"Table reservation" sounds more formal.

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