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Bathroom or washroom, though any of the above would be understood. Powder room would seem a tad "twee" here, and toilet would be a little blunt and probably raise an eyebrow. Restroom has definate business connetations - a "restroom" is found in a gas station or mall mostly.
In the UK, asking for the bathroom would make people wonder why you needed a bath.The most usual word is probably "loo", whether at someone's home or in a restaurant, etc. Using the word "toilet" isn't as common as it was. In public situations-- eg pubs, restaurants, shopping centres, halls -- you'd be most likely to ask "Where are the loos?" or possible "Where is the Ladies/Gents?" I don't think the words restroom or powder room are much in use.
My mom's family uses "facilities." As in, "I need to use the facilities before we leave."
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