How much to tip in a restaurant in the UK?
Tipping in a UK restaurant is often considered discretionary and not mandatory. However, it’s a good custom to leave a tip for a server who has provided a good service throughout your experience. If you feel that your server was friendly and attentive to your needs, answered any questions you had, and the food was to a good standard and was served quickly, you’ll often leave a healthy tip before you leave. The size of the tip will vary depending on the overall cost of the meal and the level of service provided but, generally, a positive experience leads to a tip in the UK. In contrast, in America, a tip of at least 10% is deemed mandatory in many restaurants and bars.
How much should you tip in the UK, though, and how should you tip?
- Discretionary tipping
- Service charge
- Cash tip
- Bill split
- Round-up tip