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People of the UK: Do you leave a tip at restaurants?

Somewhat nicer places are starting to add a ‘discretionary’ 12.5% charge to the bill, and then if paying digitally a separate screen pops up requesting a tip on top. The second request seems a little excessive.
AntisocialTroll · 56-60, F
It has to be pretty bad for me not to leave a tip but I hate that discretionary charge thing, I base my tip on the level of service and the food, I don't like to be essentially dictated to as to how much that should be.
Matt85 · 36-40, M
man, everywhere wants to rob you these days :(
Ryannnnnn · 31-35, M
Yeah, hospitality staff work really hard and they don't get paid a lot for it. It's stressful work so Im happy to tip and tends to be younger people working who need that money more than most.
England66 · 61-69, M
Just trying to get more money out the customer, i would only tip if I've had a really good meal , and experience
SunshineGirl · 36-40, F
Usually. It is part of the insane economics of the catering sector, I am afraid . . spend £1.5 million on refitting/rebranding the restaurant building, while paying your young staff the minimum wage and expecting them to live on gratuities 😟
Adamski24 · 41-45, M
Only if it's good service, but never tip using a card as they get taxed on the tip always tip in cash.
Why don't they raise their prices like everyone else is doing?
MartinTheFirst · 22-25, M
@Spoiledbrat yeah ive never understood this either, it's just some stupid culture-thing
Really · 80-89, M
In London in the Early 70s we lived briefly in London and had some memorable restaiurant meals. I think it was at 'Tiddy Dol's' (long since gone), where we had excellent food and great service, that I left a tip and the waiter followed us out into the street to return it!
smiler2012 · 56-60
{@iwantsomepie] well i am british if that is the case where this hidden charge is put on your bill to cover tips i think it is disgusting . basically any gratuity to the the staff should by the customers own disgression for the quality of the food and the staffs service is satisfactory
ravenhill · 46-50, M
i never tip.
I went to one restaurant with my family and tipped and didn't know they had already taken it out (because we were a group)🙁 I guess groups take more work. 🙄

But we tip 20% no matter.
Purplerain78 · 41-45, F
Would depend on the good or service. These days though the option is on the device when before you pay by card.
Like I say depends where your eating
nacnud · 31-35, M
Depends on the food or service. The thing to always check is whether the tip goes to the company or staff serving you.
Entwistle · 56-60, M
No,I've never tipped anyone at any time.
Employers should pay employees enough so that they don't need tips to get by.
SW-User
Yes. In good restaurants with waiter service it’s still very much considered good practice to tip here in UK.
At least the walmart self check out doesn't ask for a tip.. oh wait it does for charity 😅
BigImo · 22-25, F
90% of the time, no. If they are unusually brilliant, or if I know them, I give a 100% tip
Elessar · 26-30, M
Brexit seriously turning them into the 51th USA state?
smileylovesgaming · 31-35, F
I all was leave a tip. Those girls work to hard to not get a tip
WintaTheAngle · 41-45, M
Only if the service is better than average
SW-User
Yeah but only 10%. I rarely eat out.
Jacko1971 · 51-55, M
Not usually.
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@MarmeeMarch My sister is a server. She says the same thing. 🤷🏻‍♀️
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