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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.
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
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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