I just read the tipping thread on the Czech forum and did a search for information re Hungary and can't find anything so I'm hoping for help (not a long discussion on what one does in other countries or Europe in general :-))
This will be our 5th visit to Europe but first to central Europe. We generally don't tip. But I'm confused by Hungary as I've been looking at menus online and most say something such as this : "All prices are in HUF. 13,5% service charge will be added to the
bill." or "12% service charge will be added to all food and beverage items"
I've see menus in other countries that state service charges are included but I don't understand those that state they are extra. And they vary.
Is this "service charge" a tip?
Do locals tip in Hungary if this is not on the menu? If so, what is the norm?
(In case it matters, the restaurants are Balthasar and Hungarikum Bisztro but I've seen it on many others as well.)