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We only ever eat out in pubs when we go on our Easter and summer hols, but this is what I always do: If the food has been good, we've been looked after and I pay at the bar at the end, I'll say to the person behind the bar 'I never know what to do with tips in pubs, so could I buy you, the waitress and the chef a drink?' If I've paid for it when I ordered ...


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My skinflint tipping strategy in pubs and restaurants is thus: If in a chain pub like 'Spoons or somewhere, where you pay when you order, I never leave a tip. See if the bill already includes an 'Optional' service charge. If so, I don't tip. Remove the price of all alcohol from the bill, then leave a 10% tip on the remainder. I'm already paying over the ...


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In this situation I would say that tipping would be considered odd/unusual. You would usually tip the waiter/waitress in a restaurant or pub if you were paying at the table. I.e. they presented you with a bill at the end of your meal; the tip being in response to receiving what you considered to be good service. If you were paying in advance for your meal ...


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I'm British, have lived in the South-East of England all my life and have been using pubs for 30 years all over the UK. There are pubs and there are pubs. Many UK "pubs" are now basically restaurants in an old pub building. Hardly anyone sits at the bar and drinks. Your food - and the bill - are brought to your table. In these, normal restaurant rules ...


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You don't tip in pubs; at least, not in the South around London. If you appreciate the barman/barmaid, offer to buy them a drink when you buy your round. This is a reminder that they are ordinary people like you who like a drink, and not just servants. They may pour their drink on the spot, or they may choose not to and drink later; in that case, they will ...


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You'll often find (sometimes improvised) tip jars next to the cash register, or somewhere behind the counter. If you feel like tipping you can place your cash in there. For completeness sake look for something like this: Image courtesy of blogspot.


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Tipping is optional in general in the UK, rather than customary. Especially in a pub food environment, it's unexpected (much more common when the bill is brought to your table), although always of course welcomed. In general if you are tipping, it is done at approximately the same time as paying. The normal way of tipping in a pub where money is exchanged ...


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This is an experience answer, no links from me here. As a regular visitor to the UK and going out with locals, I have seen both. In a busy pub, most people do not leave money on the table as the staff can miss it being there. But when the pub is quiet, like after the end of the lunch rush, it is quite common to see people leaving money on the table. Photo ...


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Speaking as someone who used to serve, I'd prefer if you filled out the tip line yourself. Since I had to add up the tip lines at the end of the night to calculate tips, if the tip line wasn't filled out then I'd have to do all the math myself and then fill it in. It's not a huge deal, but it doesn't actually make anything easier. Also, we didn't have to ...


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As someone who used to deliver pizzas, we never saw any of that delivery charge. I can only speak for the US, but it's customary to tip on the order total. BUT! Tipping on a pizza is a lot different than tipping a server at a restaurant. 15-20% is customary for a server, but they're doing a lot more: taking food orders, delivering food usually, taking ...


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The answer is a bit more complex... A pizza franchise is actually two separate companies: 1) the store (franchise) owned by some local small businessperson, and 2) the corporation that centralizes advertising and the order-taking and payment process for delivery. When you walk into a pizza place you pay the local business for the local costs. When you order ...


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You never HAVE to tip for delivery pizza, but if you become known as a non-tipper, the delivery people will be less inclined to treat you well (hot, prompt, etc.). As far as two American chains go, Pizza Hut and Papa John's both charge delivery fees and if you look hard enough on their web sites, those delivery fees do not go to the drivers, at all. ...


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You never have to tip. But the norm in Ontario is that you do. Since 15% would be just under $3, hand the delivery person a $20 and say "keep the change." Even if the $8 (probably less, I bet there was GST too) is all for delivery, I doubt it all goes to the driver. They make minimum wage and some of them have to use their own cars and gas.



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