- Yes, I give a good tipVote A
- No, I give my regular tip amountVote B
- No, I don't tip bad/food serviceVote C
Most Helpful Guy
Number one, if the food was bad or not as represented or what you ordered, I'd bring it up to the management right then and there so that he/she has a chance to make it right. Also, it helps the management know what's actually going on in the kitchen so a correction can be made. I like to believe that all owners/managers try to prepare and serve food so that it meets or exceeds their customers expectations. That's the only way they won't soon go out of business. As far as the service, if it was served late because of lack of help and it seemed like the waitress/waiter did their best and kept you up to date then they did the best they could so I'd give him an adequate tip in cash... not by using a credit/debit card. In any event, since I always use a debit card I usually write on the receipt I sign about poor food/service. A person should try to judge where the fault lies for poor service - slow kitchen; waitress talking with friends; wrong personality for that type of work; etc. Hold back on some of the tip if you know the waiter/waitress didn't do their best to serve you. When in doubt with any of this I mentioned, it's probably best to give a normal tip. It's ok to not leave a tip if you feel the service stinks. Always bring up a food problem with the server, and if not corrected with the manager.1
Most Helpful Girl
We don't have tips like the Americans do, but a lot of places have a tips jar at the counter where people generally put loose change in. I would not put any money in that tips jar unless the food and service was excellent, because in Australia, there is no obligation to tip at all.