Puerto Pollensa Travel Guide
Before You Go
Flights
Package Holidays
Latest Special Offers!
All-Inclusive Hotels
Hotels & Aparthotels
Private Villas/Apts to Rent
Villa Companies
Local Rental Agents
Cruises
Car Hire
Airport Transfers & Taxis
Travel Insurance
Late Deals!
Currency
Holiday Shopping
Background Info
Language
Books
Events & Fiestas
Climate & Weather
Art & Culture
Flora & Fauna
Links
Discussion Forum
Once You're There
Maps
Airport Directions
Tourist Information
Eating Out
Buses & Trains
Music & Entertainment
Excursions & Days Out
Shopping & Markets
Kids
Beaches
Walking, Cycling
Boat Charters
Sailing/Watersports
Market Place
Boats & Yachts
Property For Sale
Businesses For Sale
Property Services
Local Services
MouseMats & T-shirts
Computers
Internet Services
Virus Protection
PuertoPollensa.com discussion forums

Go Back   Pollensa Forum > ONCE YOU'RE THERE > Bars & Restaurants in Pollensa, Majorca

Bars & Restaurants in Pollensa, Majorca Where to eat and drink. For great reviews and comments on bars, cafes and restaurants. Do give locations if possible.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-09-2006, 18:29
Keefy1
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Tipping

We're off to PP next week. Can anyone tell me what the custom regarding tipping for meals is?

I have read 10% is considered a good tip - but that seems a bit on the low side.

What are people's experiences with regards to tipping?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 12-09-2006, 18:30
Snowy
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I always tip as in the UK 10% or more if good service.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-09-2006, 19:29
beachbaby
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Hi

Like Snowy, I generally tip 10% wherever I travel. Seems to be the accepted "norm".

Thats always assuming the service is good of course!

Do watch for service charges that have already been added to your bill! That said, I have not come across that in PP before.

have a good hol

Steve
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-09-2006, 22:08
Belladonna's Avatar
*****
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: London, Kent borders.
Posts: 4,073
Default

Yep, agree with 10% in general. Maybe a little more if exceptional service.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 13-09-2006, 03:23
Hunter
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

One thing I noticed is that if you pay by credit card,quite often they just charge you for the meal with no service added to the bill and no space on any credit card slip for you to add in a tip nor (if they do it electronically as often happens) do they offer the machine back for you to add in a tip. Thus you have to find the tip in cash and naturally (for me at least) never have the right money at the right time (I tend to go for 10-15% depending on the service etc).
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 13-09-2006, 04:24
its cd's Avatar
*****
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 1,657
Default

I always tip in cash even if paying by credit card

A friend of mine had a student job in a restaurant and told me that the tips that were added to the credit card never got near the staff ............. I know that won;t be true of everywhere , but it's just something that has stuck with me.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 13-09-2006, 04:53
*****
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: UK
Posts: 707
Default

Yes agree with nearly all that's been said.

However!

When you pay the bill, and change is expected and indeed due, raise the matter if no change is coming, ie the waiters just dont return with the change and appear to pocket it!

The tip is for you to determine not them!

We had an experience last year, no names, and the Porto was none too pleased and said so!

And was even lest pleased with the answer from the waiiter, simply?

Spell it out to them!!

No nonsense about cultural differences bla bla as someone raised a couple of months ago!!

Sorry one hopes one doesn't upset anyone!:lol
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 13-09-2006, 04:58
JH02JLH's Avatar
*****
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Northamptonshire, UK
Posts: 1,843
Default

Porto!!!

I have to agree with you.

Tipping is a discretionary matter and I remember waiting at Cantonet for our change as hubby was determined he was going to claw back some of the euros we spent on our son's spaghetti bolognese (was it laced with truffles I have to ask??)

Good service should always be rewarded and we always try and tip in cash, although at times this is not always possible.

We normally tip about 10% as well, more if the service was very good.

Jane 8o
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 13-09-2006, 05:03
*****
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: UK
Posts: 707
Default

And so do we!

Snowy's post summarised it all. far be it from me to agree with him!!:eek
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 13:05.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
(c) Copyright Holiday Webs Ltd 2011