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Top tipping British cities revealed

Despite Brits having a reputation for being tight with their tips a recent survey has revealed that 87%  always tip, contributing 9% of their bill and leaving on average £4.18.

This is according to research released today by online restaurant booking service OpenTable based on a survey of 2,000 diners, which reveals seemingly different approaches to tipping across the UK depending on where you live and your gender.

Yorkshire was revealed as the region most likely to never leave a tip, with only 1 in 5 (20%) stating that they would leave a gratuity. In addition, more than half of diners from Yorkshire (51%) admitted they had asked for the service charge to be removed from a bill – more than any other region in the UK – unsurprising as those polled considered York to be the UK city with the least friendly staff.

Scots are the most reliable with half of residents of Aberdeen always leaving a tip and 47% of Glaswegians still leaving a tip even if they receive less than perfect service. Londoners are the flashiest when splashing the cash, leaving an average tip of £5.68.

Interestingly, men were found to be significantly less likely to tip than women, with 17% of men never leaving a tip in comparison to 10% of women.

In terms of why diners decide to decline on leaving a tip, rudeness was cited as the number one reason, with slow service and forgetting items also being among the top disappointments. One in eight of all diners polled even admitted to having walked out of a restaurant quickly to avoid paying a tip.

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