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Tipping in Prague

In both Prague and the Czech Republic, it’s standard practice to leave a tip, ideally 5% to 10% of the total bill, in restaurants and cafés. Locals usually round up the amount to the nearest 10 or 100 crowns.


At the bottom of the receipt you’ll see “service is not included”. This means that the total doesn’t include a tip.


If you were satisfied with the service, we suggest that you leave a tip.


What if I want to pay a tip?

When the waiter or waitress brings the bill, you can tell him or her that you would like to pay more. For example: your bill comes to CZK 417, so you tell the waiter or waitress to take CZK 450 and pay in cash. You can also pay the exact amount shown on the bill and leave the tip on the table, as is the custom elsewhere in the world.


If you feel that a tip isn’t deserved, but the waiter or waitress insists, don’t be afraid to stand your ground. Leaving a tip in the Czech Republic isn’t obligatory.


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