I often go to a well known restaurant with my girlfriend, it’s always
been a good experience, until this one occasion recently. Our meal was
fine, food was perfect, the waitress was helpful, until this huge
group of about twenty people came in; clearly without booking in
advance. The waiters and waitresses to their credit got everybody
seated, but the group as a whole started complaining when their food
was taking a while. What?!
If there are twenty in a group, it doesn’t take a genius to work out
that the meal is going to take a little longer than usual, their
drinks were served promptly, the pizzas maybe took around twenty
minutes rather than the usual ten. They made a terrible mess, and
apparently didn’t tip. Terrible.
Which brings me on to my question. I’m 18 and as yet not quite fluent
with how much to tip. I tend to go for around 20% , is that okay?
– Katie F