Embarrassingly, Le Gavroche has also had to admit that to date it keeps 100% of the 13% optional service charge levied on every meal, despite initially insisting that staff received a share. According to a spokesperson: “Gratuities form just one part of the payroll each month. Service charge is treated as revenue, and the restaurant pays all taxes accordingly.”
Roux Jr has since said that from January 2017 the Le Gavroche will be going “service included,” with the service charge already factored into the cost of dishes, though staff still won’t see any of it. The chef insists diners are welcome to leave a tip on top, but wants to remove the ambiguity of the voluntary service charge.
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