a service charge of 15% is always included in restaurant bills (and taxi fares I think from memory), so you've already paid a compulsory tip. If you think the bellhop, waiter or taxi driver has done a good job for you, or given good service you can tip, but it's not like the US where they'll run down the street after you and complain about the lack of tip. In Europe a tip is what it's supposed to be, a reward for good service. over 9 years agoAnswered by Lucky via WorldNomads.com
If the service was good (polite, quick, good food ...) you can round the sum up :
For example, you have a bill for 47€ , you can round it up to 50€.
Leaving 1 or 2 € is already showing that you were happy.
I don't know the habbit in high standard restaurant though, but I think it would be the same with more generous tips.
In French tips is translated by "pourboire" : "to have a drink" ... meaning it is extra money, not a salary :) over 9 years ago