Trying to do a budget for eating out (4 adults & 2 kids).
As there are 6 of us I believe a service charge of 18% is automatically added to the bill. Is this the tip? Are we expected to tip above this?
I've noticed that some restaurants don't have tax included? How much is tax? How do you know if it's included or not - does it state it clearly on the menu?
Are there any other hidden costs?
We're hoping to do a mixture of good restaurants, buffet meals and quick service/cheaper options - so far I've booked dinner at
Hollywood & Vine
and am planning to go to Texas de Brazil, Tony Romas, Hard Rock & Planet Hollywood.
Do you think these are sensible choices?
Just lastly - thanks to everyone on this forum, you've really helped me out a lot. Long may it continue :)