Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • Announcements:
  • Forums Style Refresh
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 27, 15 at 11:33 AM
  • Introducing MeganM
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 24, 15 at 03:23 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 First Europe Trip... To cram or not to cram?
  2. 2 buying Eruos in advance
  3. 3 Help & advice on trip to Scotland
  4. 4 Ireland, Sardinia YAY!! Need suggestions please...
  5. 5 2 nights in Cinque Terre
  6. 6 Victoria and Albert Museum
  7. 7 Europe Excursion
  8. 8 Avignon
  9. 9 Taking wine home from France
  10. 10 September in Switzerland
  11. 11 3.5 days Itinerary in Switzerland
  12. 12 Planning on taking the train in Germany? Better have a backup plan.
  13. 13 One Week France, Mid Oct, after Paris
  14. 14 1st Time in Europe
  15. 15 Prague
  16. 16 Lazio - Where to spend 2 days ?
  17. 17 Sardinia for a week... Need suggestions please
  18. 18 16 hours total drive time in 6 days
  19. 19 Naples & Amalfi Coast
  20. 20 Where Europeans Vacation
  21. 21 Help with 5-6 days in the Azores
  22. 22 Paris Metro Question
  23. 23 Palace of the Popes
  24. 24 Hertz "exact model" rental Paris
  25. 25 October too late for the Italian lakes?
View next 25 » Back to the top

Tipping in Vienna restaurants

Jump to last reply

I have just returned from an 8 day stay in Vienna. I have been to Vienna several times but this is the first time where I was unsure about what is expected regarding tipping in restaurants. I seem to recall that in the past service was included in the bill and you merely rounded out the amount or left an additional small amount if you were satisfied with the service. On this trip at one restaurant the server/owner made a point of stating, as he presented us with the bill, that service is not included. On another occasion, at an Italian restaurant the waitress handed us the bill and stated that as service was not included in the bill she had taken the liberty of adding 20% in pencil at the bottom and asked if that was ok with us. This after the bill contained a 2.50 euro each cover charge! Of course, we were too bashful to decline and paid the 20% but felt "taken in".

I was just wondering if anyone could enlighten me as to when this change came about and what is the percentage expected nowadays. Just preparing myself for the next trip. If Molker happens to read this, his insight would be much appreciated.

V ienna weather was quite cool while we were there but the city is as gorgeous as ever.

7 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement