place to leave your dishes in a restaurant

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For our research we're trying to find a word, we suspect to be tray-counter but we are not sure: :roll:

Description: Its a desk at our faculty restaurant, where we bring our dirty dishes, plates and food-garbage after lunch. You have to sort your stuff there on trays, and a restaurant employee behind the desk does the rest.

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It would be a counter, so I can't see what's wrong with your term. I don't know of an 'official' term. ;-)
 

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Tune said:
For our research we're trying to find a word, we suspect to be tray-counter but we are not sure: :roll:

Description: Its a desk at our faculty restaurant, where we bring our dirty dishes, plates and food-garbage after lunch. You have to sort your stuff there on trays, and a restaurant employee behind the desk does the rest.

Thanx a bunch!

That countered area is called a bus station or bus(s)ing station in North American. The word 'bus' refers to heavy traffic of trays filled with food, garbage, etc, coming and going, where one (usually called a 'buser' or server) clears the trays, plates, and so on. Some bus stations tend to have refill stuff, too, such as cutlery, salt&pepper refills, water, ice, and napkins.

All the best,
 
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