North East tippers are most trusting in the UK

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​​So who are Britain’s tippers?

​​A recent survey revealed some interesting insights into just how generous ​restaurant tippers ​the different regions and cities in the UK are​.

The poll of 2,000 has revealed that 87% of Brits always leave a tip, contributing 9% of their bill and tipping, on average, £4.18. The study also revealed that men are significantly less likely to tip than women – with 17% of men never leaving a tip, in comparison to 10% of women.​

The​ ​survey of 2,000 adults,​ ​for​ ​OpenTable​​,​ ​online restaurant reservations​ ​provider,​ ​was carried out by OnePoll in February 2015.

– British diners, on average, tip £4.18 and 87% say they always leave a tip.

– The Scots are most likely to tip (91%), with the residents of Aberdeen stating they always leave a tip.

– If you’re looking for service with a smile, head to Wales – over 80% of Welsh diners claim their local restaurant staff are friendly (although 73% said they wouldn’t tip if service wasn’t spot on).

– ​​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 and 51% admitting they had asked for the service charge to be removed from a bill.

– Those in the ​​North East are the most trusting in the UK when it comes to leaving a tip; with 69% of people surveyed saying they’d be happy to leave cash on their table.

– 43% of people from ​​Northern Ireland don’t trust leaving their tip on the table, preferring to hand it directly to their server.

– One in eight of all diners polled admitted to having walked out of a restaurant quickly to avoid paying a tip.

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.

Mike Xenakis, Managing Director, OpenTable, comments ʺOur research shows the UK is a nation of discerning diners, most of whom are happy to leave a little extra for restaurant staff so long as the service they receive is of a high level.ʺ