silverware or flatware

I’d appreciate if you can tell me how to ask @ restaurant
A- Can I have a clean set of silverware (fork-knife-spoon) ?
B- Can I have a clean set of flatware ?
Thank you !

Hello Ofelia,

I would use choice A ‘silverware’, at least in AmE.

Perhaps one of our BrE speakers will chime in, but I don’t think ‘flatware’ is widely used in BrE either.

I believe BrE speakers tend to use ‘cutlery’ where an AmE speaker would use ‘silverware’, but we’d best get that verified by somebody who speaks BrE.