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Hunyadi Janos st 2, Budapest, 1117, Hungary
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tipping in cafe's/restaurants

by flyingspud75

what % of the bill is reasonable to leave after a meal or drink in budapest?when i came over last year i was leaving about 20%!is that too much?

do waiters and waitress expect a tip when the tip is included in the bill too?as i was leaving an additional tip on top of the % on the bill too last year.

Re: tipping in cafe's/restaurants

by leics

20% is far far too much, imo.

The tipping culture in Europe is really not at all the same as I believe it is in the US.

I only ever tip anywhere if I think the service/whatever warrants it ('over and above'). Then, if the bill is small, I will simply round it up. If it is reasonably large (say 15+ euro) I will leave 10%.

If service is included I never leave a tip.

Never, ever feel you *must* tip, in Hungary or anywhere else in Europe. If you do not, no-one will be unpleasant or shout at you. Make your decision based on the service you have received, not on what you think you 'ought' to do.

Re: tipping in cafe's/restaurants

by leics

In other words (having looked at your homepage) tip exactly as you would in the UK. Surely you wouldn't leave 20% tip here for a meal, unless something was truly exceptional?

Re: tipping in cafe's/restaurants

by nicolaitan

in budapest a few years ago in a decent restaurant without service charge, the waiter asked hopefully if he could add 10% for a tip. i would assume that number represents a generous tip in budapest and was about what we were leaving elsewhere.

Re: tipping in cafe's/restaurants

by flyingspud75

yes i do go on holiday to the US and we do leave about 15%-20%.but i believe the waiting staff dont get a proper wage so live off their tips over there.
i know you would'nt ever leave a tip that big in the UK,wasn't too sure how it worked in hungary.

cheers for everyone's helped..

Re: tipping in cafe's/restaurants

by johngayton

Even in the US I'd never tip more than 15% But maybe that's because I'm a tightwad. In Budapest 10% rounded-up is a good server tip if the food is good and the service is equally so.

One question I do ask when travelling (if, and only if, my language skills are up to it) is whether the tip I give is shared with the kitchen staff. If not and I've enjoyed a really good meal I'll ask my server to put a round of beers into the kitchen on my bill as well as the tip for the server.

You'll be surprised at how good your next meal will be - trust me ;)

Re: tipping in cafe's/restaurants

by nicolaitan

johng - hate to give you the news but fifteen percent is so passe' even in less fashionable places here.

Re: tipping in cafe's/restaurants

by alza

Restaurant wait staff in Canada receive about 15% on the before-tax total, but many leave between 15 and 20 percent on average.

In the U.S., the amount is also at your discretion but since early 90's, the average is about 20 percent. It was 15 percent before that but that's so long ago that I can't remember it.

I must say that at 20 percent tip, I don't go to restaurants much anymore. :(

Re: tipping in cafe's/restaurants

by kissmagdi

Hi, Myself usually round up the summe for tipping when I`m in Hungary. Sometimes it`s less, sometimes it`s more than 10%. Of course if it`s too much, I just leave app. 10%. If the service is rude, don`t leave anything. If the service charge is included, you don`t "have" to give anything extra.

Re: tipping in cafe's/restaurants

by flyingspud75

im a chef and if you put a round in for the kitchen your more than welcome at my place!!!:-)

Travel Tips for Budapest

Partially true

by muratkorman

Locals of Budapest can be considered hospitable and friendly in most cases. However, you may experience some language barrier. You may come across many English speaking locals around city center, but if you are a little bit out of the city, communication may become a problem. The language barrier is usually overcome by the hospitable and friendly locals.

Art Nouveau

by chancay

in the inner city of Budapest you find several wonderful buildings in art nouveau style. Strolling around you see impressive architecture more than 100 years old beautiful houses. The photo shows just a "normal" street scene in Budapest, there are so much buildings like this one.

The Kapucinus church

by 1courage

On the place of the Kapucinus church in the medieval era stood another church and a chloster wich was partially destroyed in the wars and in the turkish era was transformed to Tojgun Pasha`s mosque. One part of this mosque is still visible on the sothern facade of the church. After the liberation of Buda from the turks (1686) the mosque was given to the Jesuits for a short period. Soon it passed to the Kapucinus order wich followed severly fransiscan doctrines. They started immediately the construction of a new church and in 1716 they consacrated the one you see today and it was consacrated to Saint Elisabeth of the Árpádian dynasty. You can see a fabulous Saint Elisabeth statue above the entrance.
In 1856. the facades were transformed in romantic style on plans of the architects Károly Gerster and Frigyes Feszl (see Pest Redout tip).
The church has been completely renovated recently.

Thermal Baths

by ophiro

Budapest has a lot of Thermal baths.
A lot of local and of course tourists come and enjoy the water for relaxation , medical purposes and even to just meet friends or enjoy a chess game.

The most famous thermal baths in Budapest are :
Gellert Bath - located on Gellert hill very close to the Gellert hotel.
Szechenyi Bath - located on city park , behind heroes square.

New Year's Eve is Crazy

by miketrudeau

We just happened to be in Budapest for New Year's Eve, and we stumbled upon the greatest party just by following the locals. They all gather in the town square and get right down to partying. There was a small stage with a band, kiosks serving hot stew and beer. At midnight there was a huge cheer and out of nowhere everyone popped champagne. We all got soaked with the stuff. Afterwards, everybody bought long cardboard trumpets and made as much noise as they could, running through the streets. The game is to hit every cute girl you see with your trumpet, and it was great fun. A wild time. Even the subway drivers were partying: They wore leys and hats, and had the subway cars dark for party-goers to do what they do.


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