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Old 04-28-2007, 08:52 AM   #1
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Do restaurants in your area serve water as a matter of course. Or do you have to ask for it! Here water must be served!

I put this in the health forum as I think it is a health issue, but if some of you "forum police" wanna relocate it then Go for it!!


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Old 04-28-2007, 08:56 AM   #2
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Many restaurants around here don't serve water unless asked.

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Old 04-28-2007, 09:02 AM   #3
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I'd say it's 50/50 here. If served automatically, it's served with a wedge or slice of lemon.
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Old 04-28-2007, 09:03 AM   #4
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Here we always get water on the table.

Just came back from a vacation in the UK, and they always asked if you wanted water. And then they tried to sell you some.

Just had to say tap water and they would bring it to you, gratis, grudgingly.

Of course, for lunch or dinner we usually ordered some wine and did not need their water.
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Old 04-28-2007, 09:23 AM   #5
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That water on the table is a matter of priority to me. My tip "if I leave thirsty" no tip! Water on the table is a matter of hospitality.
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Old 04-28-2007, 10:08 AM   #6
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Around here, you have to ask for it. In fact, it's been years since I've been served a glass of water as a matter of course, here or anywhere else.
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Old 04-28-2007, 10:32 AM   #7
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Very rarely is water not served.

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Old 04-28-2007, 10:40 AM   #8
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I always buy the bottled water at restaurants here, the tap water is awful!
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Old 04-28-2007, 10:40 AM   #9
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Some do and some don't. I usually ask for water as soon as they bring the menu. Whatever I have I like to finish up with water.
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Old 04-28-2007, 10:58 AM   #10
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We are always served water here. As a matter of fact a couple of years ago our water was rated #1 in the whole United States. When I am traveling I always get bottled water.

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