Eating out can be an absolute minefield.
Do you get the soup or the salad? The fish or the chicken? The pasta or the pizza? Where does it end?!
No, wait, it’s really easy. You just show up, sit at your table, order your food, eat your meal and pay your bill when you’ve finished.
Seriously, how can you get ‘going out for dinner’ wrong? A lot of ways, apparently.
Hospitality software company Fourth has documented the top 35 restaurant faux pas, and it feels to us like some are a lot more inexcusable than others.
Not leaving a tip? Fine, there’s a good chance you’re a dick, Mr Pink or both. But asking if something is gluten or dairy free?
Guess it’s better to stay silent and have a reaction to food you can’t eat, rather than committing a faux pas. Apparently.
The list seems to be half common sense and half ‘haha you commoners don’t know proper fine dining etiquette’ but hey, what do we know?
I mean we only found out this week that ‘napkin’ is posh and ‘serviette’ is working class, so don’t listen to us.
Anyway, here’s the list.
If you’ve done all 35 of these then you’re probably a bad person, but if you’ve never done a single one that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re in the clear.