Restaurants face ban on taking share of tips

  Cymro. 11:17 01 Oct 2018

BBC link

Unless you actually own your own restaurant I see no reason for disagreeing with this.

  alanrwood 12:18 01 Oct 2018

I guess it depends on how the tips are distributed. If the waiter is to keep all the tip then what about the chef who put his heart into producing the food, The cleaner who cleans the kitchen, toilets etc. They also are partly the reason for the enjoyment that determined that a tip was appropriate. Of course if the restaurant wants to keep the tips for themselves then I oppose that completely.

  Menzie 16:20 01 Oct 2018

The local restaurants here actually take the tips and put them into a pool which is at the end of the night distributed amongst all the staff (chefs, cleaners, bartender, servers, etc.)

I think that is a fair method as it takes more than just the server to create an enjoyable dining experience.

  Old Deuteronomy 17:14 01 Oct 2018

Abandon the outdated concept of tips and pay staff a decent rate.

  Brumas 17:54 01 Oct 2018

Many, many moons ago when I was a lowly chef in an Egon Ronay 2 star restaurant in my native county of Yorkshire the Tronqué was presided over by the Sommelier. Did we in the kitchens ever see any of it - not a chance of it!! she wouldn't give anything away. Having said that, we did get our act together one boozy night/early morning when we were snowed in - the snow eventually thawed be she never did!!

  Brumas 18:00 01 Oct 2018

I omitted to add, no money changed hands during or after the transaction ;o}

  wee eddie 18:46 01 Oct 2018

I can say this because the Restaurant has changed hands several times since this happened.

The Blue Elephant, by Hammersmith Broadway.

Each group of Tables, each in its own alcove, was served by a young couple of Malay kids, a girl and a boy. The service was superb as was the price. A 15% Service charge was added to the bill. I quietly asked the young man, what %age they got. he said, "None". I paid the bill by card and handed him a bank note. He handed it back, indicating a camera that I hadn't seen. "I would have to hand it over to the management, or get the sack."

  bumpkin 19:28 01 Oct 2018

My daughter works as a waitress in a local restaurant. Any cash is divided equally amoung the waiting staff on that particular shift, the chef gets paid a decent wage anyway. That is fine for cash but credit cards are a different matter. An american guy with a party of around 20 people gave a tip of £175 on a card, the company took 30%, the manager and others had the next bite and she ended up with £11.50.

  Aitchbee 19:40 01 Oct 2018

Maybe there will be a similar shake-up in pubs and bars. I remember it was commonplace to say to the barmaid/bartender 'have one yerself' after ordering up a round.

btw, The Sunday Mail [A Scottish Rag] used to 'spill-the-beans' on dodgy pubs back in the seventies with an undercover secret agent.

Maybe there will be a similar shake-up in pubs and bars. I remember it was commonplace to say to the barmaid/bartender 'have one yerself' after ordering up a round.

The Sunday Mail [A Scottish Rag] used to 'spill-the-beans' on dodgy pubs back in the seventies with an undercover secret agent.

PUB SPY

  Aitchbee 19:41 01 Oct 2018

Sorry folks, that's the wrong link!

  Aitchbee 19:42 01 Oct 2018

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