Tipping at a Restaurant
It’s amazing how many people are unaware of how to properly tip when dining out. In the United States, most employees of a restaurant rely on tips for their income. When traveling abroad, some countries have a table tax included in the check. I recommend doing a little research to find out what that country’s policy is on tipping.
HERE IS A GUIDE ON HOW TO TIP WHEN DINING OUT
18% is usually the norm for good service
10-15% if the service is mediocre
20% for exceptional service
18-20% might automatically be included on larger parties but this should be indicated somewhere on the menu
If you feel service is extremely bad, I believe not leaving a tip is unacceptable. Leave a tip on the low end, but you should also talk to the manager of the establishment. Make them aware why you are leaving a low tip. Lastly; make sure to have enough cash or credit to leave a tip before even dining out. If you don’t then you should not be dining there. It’s insulting and rude.