TIPPING is a cause of confusion for British travellers with many ending up paying too much for their service. This map reveals the restaurant tipping etiquette for popular European destinations.
However, the majority of restaurants now add a compulsory service charge of 12.5 per cent to the final bill.
This though, is not common across Europe with each country following different tipping etiquette.
To prevent British travellers overpaying this summer, the Express.co.uk has rounded up the tipping expectations for popular tourist destinations across Europe.
According to Trip Advisor, VAT and service in Germany are included in the bill. However, it is still common courtesy to leave a tip.
After a meal leaving a tip of between five to 10 per cent in cash is expected, or simply round up the bill to the nearest full euro. Try to avoid leaving small change.
In Poland, you are expected to leave a tip after dining in a restaurant, especially in the main tourist cities such as Krakow or Warsaw.
Leaving 10 per cent is acceptable but leave 15 per cent if the service was exceptionally good.