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Tipping in the UK

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Tipping in the UK

nanette | May 22, 2008 02:13 AM

After a conversation on another board, I'm intrigued as to how much people in the UK are tipping when they dine out. A lot of us on here are Ex-Pats with notions of American tipping practice, which is typically much more than what people in the UK accustomed to doing.

Do you still tip to your American standard, or have you adapted your practise? If you are a natural Brit, how much do you usually tip and have you felt more increased pressure over the last few years to tip?

Personally, I’ve adapted. The level of service I’ve encountered here over the last 5 years typically does not warrant more than 10%, and in fact is rarely more than that expected. I have adapted the habit of tipping a bit more when out in a large group, but even then, typically 12.5% is added to the bill for service so there is little question as to how much you should leave.

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