yessamaca wrote:I still feel bad about not tiping. I know it's not something you do here in the Netherlands, but I feel guilty. I always leave the restaurant or cafe quickly and try not to make eye contact with the servers. Pull my hat down over my eyes and turn up the collar of my trenchcoat...that kind of thing.
Janeera wrote:I agree with Leeuwin about eating by yourself feeling strange. Where I used to work I would sometimes go find someone eating alone and ask if I might join them. Usually they were happy to have some company – and I was too. I just hope they didn’t think I was totally gek!
As long as we are talking about food....
Ik heb een
vragtjevraagje over het verschil in gebruiken in restauranten.
I have a small question about the difference in customs in restaurants.
In the VS restaurants tend to serve large portions. If you eat all of the food, you will get very fat – and many of us do! So it is a common practice to ask for a “take home box” and bring the extra food home for another meal. Leaving the food behind seems wasteful, and it usually wasn’t cheap.
However, I got the impression in The Netherlands it may be quite rude to ask for a “take home box.” Can some natives fill me in on the proper etiquette?
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