Restaurant etiquette..Important rules of behavior that everyone should know

If you love the service in the restaurant, the best way to express your gratitude is to leave some extra money for the restaurant staff. The value of the tip varies from country to country.

Spending a great evening in an upscale restaurant depends not only on the quality of food and good company, but also on respecting some rules of conduct, or what is known as “etiquette”, in order for things to go well.

In a report published by “Marie Claire” magazine (marieclaireIn its Russian version, taste and etiquette expert Tatyana Bashkirova offers some important tips for being nice, polite, and making a good impression when having dinner with friends or family in a restaurant.

It is inappropriate to put keys, phones and bags on the table (Getty Images)

Where do I put my handbag in the restaurant?

Women usually do not dispense with the personal handbag in various places, due to its aesthetic and practical importance. But where should the bag be placed when going to the restaurant?

According to the writer, it is inappropriate to put keys, phones, and bags on the table or on the adjacent chair, especially since most restaurants have become a specific place for these purposes.

If there is no designated place for the bag, it is recommended to place it next to you on the chair you are sitting on or behind your back. If the bag is large, it can be placed on the ground, provided that it does not obstruct the passage of others.

When you have finished eating, the napkin should be left unfolded to the left of the plate (Getty Images)

Where to place the napkin

Before starting to eat, the tissue should be placed to keep the clothes clean, and used to clean the mouth and hands after completing the meal. It is assumed that the napkin is placed as soon as the drinks are brought, while trying to maintain calm and not move too much.

If you have to leave the table for some time, the napkin can be placed on the seat or on the armrest of the chair. When you have finished eating, the napkin should be left unfolded to the left of the plate.

If the food is too hot you should not try to cool it by blowing on the plate (Getty Images)

Do not blow on hot food

If the food is too hot to start eating, you can just drink some water while waiting for the food to cool, and you should not try to cool it by blowing on the plate.

Do not specify your destination when leaving the table

When you need to leave the table, whether to go to the bathroom or answer a phone call, apologize gently without specifying what you are going to do. To avoid disturbing others, the chair should be moved gently and the table should be left quietly.

Not staying in the bathroom too long

Once you reach the restaurant, you can look at the condition of your hair and clothes in the bathroom, and make some adjustments before the dinner begins, being careful not to stay there for too long.

Be careful not to stay in the shower for too long (Getty Images)

If a spoon falls.. leave it there

Leaving the spoon on the floor – if it falls out of your hand – does not conflict with restaurant etiquette, and you can politely ask the waiter to bring another one.

Food debris stuck in your sitter’s teeth

When telling your roommate that food is stuck in his teeth, it should be done politely and quickly.

And if such a situation occurs in the workplace, you can hint with the eyes or ask him to go with you to the neighboring office, because giving the note in front of others is against etiquette.

When you need to remove the core of the olive or the fish bone from the mouth, you should use your thumb and forefinger to do so, and put what you do not want to eat on the top edge of the plate.

What do you do if you don’t like the food?

If you do not like the food or have any objection to the service in the restaurant, politely tell the waiter, and ask for a change of food or a refund.

If the people next to you are making noise that spoils your evening, tell the waiter (Getty Images)

How do you deal with the noise from the next table?

If the people next to you are making a noise that spoils your evening, tell the waiter, and if the restaurant staff can’t handle the situation, go yourself to the next table and ask the people seated to be a little calm in a polite way.

The best way to express your gratitude is to leave some extra money for the restaurant staff (Getty Images)

Leave a tip if you like the service

If you love the service in the restaurant, the best way to express your gratitude is to leave some extra money for the restaurant staff. The value of the tip varies from country to country, and in Russia for example, it is about 7% of the value of the invoice.

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