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Chinese paying etiquette, by the best restaurant in Zetland

So if you’ve been gracefully invited out to dinner by a Chinese host, the bill is sort of a game and form of entertainment. While there are certain ways to act and certain things to do when it comes to the bill, the best restaurant in Zetland will tell you all about Chinese paying etiquette.

If you are the guest and was invited out to dinner by the host, the key is to argue that you will pay for the bill but in-turn you know for a fact that you will ultimately not be paying for it. One thing to be careful of is that if you keep insisting that you’ll pay for the bill until the end, it may be seen as rude and that you are insinuating the host is unable to afford to pay. That’s why you might hear some slight rowdiness from tables at our Zetland restaurant.

Therefore, the key to mastering the art of this is to “argue” a few times, approx. 3 and then give in to the host. What if you don’t argue? This can be seen as you thinking the host owes you that meal. That is why, paying for the bill is an art as most people know the outcome and it is just a simple game to play at the end of dinner.

After the host does pay, be sure to show your gratitude and thank them for paying. Also make sure you don’t tip in some restaurants, as it is already included in the service charge!

Be sure to make a booking at the best restaurant in Zetland and enjoy yum cha 7 days a week.