12 tricks some bars and restaurants in Spain use to overcharge you (and how to avoid them)
Spain

12 tricks some bars and restaurants in Spain use to overcharge you (and how to avoid them)

Spain is a relatively well-priced country to enjoy a meal out, but there are numerous sneaky tricks some establishments use to squeeze extra money out of customers, sometimes illegally. Here are the cons to avoid and when you shouldn't pay.

Trinkgeld: What you need to know about tipping culture in Germany
Germany

Trinkgeld: What you need to know about tipping culture in Germany

French insurance giant agrees to pay €300m to restaurants over Covid closures
France

French insurance giant agrees to pay €300m to restaurants over Covid closures

Austria announces further easing of coronavirus measures in June and July
Austria

Austria announces further easing of coronavirus measures in June and July

EXPLAINED: The German phrases you need as bars and restaurants reopen
Germany

EXPLAINED: The German phrases you need as bars and restaurants reopen

EXPLAINED: The latest rules for visiting bars and restaurants in Italy
Italy

EXPLAINED: The latest rules for visiting bars and restaurants in Italy

EXPLAINED: The rules in Germany on outdoor dining as bars and restaurants reopen
Germany

EXPLAINED: The rules in Germany on outdoor dining as bars and restaurants reopen

‘Fully booked for a month’ – France’s bars and cafés prepare to reopen after six months of closure
France

‘Fully booked for a month’ – France’s bars and cafés prepare to reopen after six months of closure

Why doesn’t Sweden have any decent village pubs?
Sweden

Why doesn’t Sweden have any decent village pubs?

‘Walking a tightrope’: Swiss react to government lifting shutdown measures
Switzerland

‘Walking a tightrope’: Swiss react to government lifting shutdown measures

Decision day: Is the Swiss government ready to lift restrictions?
Switzerland

Decision day: Is the Swiss government ready to lift restrictions?

OPINION: The ‘secret dinners’ scandal has tapped into two French obsessions – food and elitism
France

OPINION: The ‘secret dinners’ scandal has tapped into two French obsessions – food and elitism

REACTION: What do the Swiss think about the extended shutdown?
Switzerland

REACTION: What do the Swiss think about the extended shutdown?

Will Austria stick to the March deadline for opening restaurant terraces?
Austria

Will Austria stick to the March deadline for opening restaurant terraces?

Rising infection rates put Austria’s restaurant openings at risk
Austria

Rising infection rates put Austria’s restaurant openings at risk

Spain’s Valencia region to reopen bar and restaurant terraces after 40 days
Spain

Spain’s Valencia region to reopen bar and restaurant terraces after 40 days

France cracks down on Covid rule breakers to avoid lockdown
France

France cracks down on Covid rule breakers to avoid lockdown

French government warns it will withdraw financial aid from restaurants that open illegally
France

French government warns it will withdraw financial aid from restaurants that open illegally

‘Help never comes’: How Swiss restaurant and bar owners have been left in despair
Switzerland

‘Help never comes’: How Swiss restaurant and bar owners have been left in despair

Michelin unveils Covid-era France picks despite criticism
France

Michelin unveils Covid-era France picks despite criticism

Why are some restaurants in Switzerland re-opening despite the shutdown?
Switzerland

Why are some restaurants in Switzerland re-opening despite the shutdown?

UPDATE: What are Switzerland’s current coronavirus shutdown measures?
Switzerland

UPDATE: What are Switzerland’s current coronavirus shutdown measures?

‘Too little, too late’: Spain’s plan to help struggling restaurants and bars slammed
Spain

‘Too little, too late’: Spain’s plan to help struggling restaurants and bars slammed

EXPLAINED: What you are still allowed to do in Switzerland this Christmas
Switzerland

EXPLAINED: What you are still allowed to do in Switzerland this Christmas

UPDATE: Switzerland to close all restaurants amid new move to stem Covid-19 surge
Switzerland

UPDATE: Switzerland to close all restaurants amid new move to stem Covid-19 surge

EXPLAINED: What you should know about restaurant re-openings in French-speaking Switzerland
Switzerland

EXPLAINED: What you should know about restaurant re-openings in French-speaking Switzerland

Cafés and restaurants in most of French-speaking Switzerland to re-open on December 10th
Switzerland

Cafés and restaurants in most of French-speaking Switzerland to re-open on December 10th

18 ways your eating and drinking habits change when you live in France
France

18 ways your eating and drinking habits change when you live in France

Can the Spanish learn to dine earlier to save restaurants from covid crisis?
Spain

Can the Spanish learn to dine earlier to save restaurants from covid crisis?

Is Denmark right to target its new restrictions on nightlife?
Denmark

Is Denmark right to target its new restrictions on nightlife?

What’s changing in Switzerland this week?
Switzerland

What’s changing in Switzerland this week?

Swiss cafes and restaurants ‘hike prices’ and add coronavirus surcharge
Switzerland

Swiss cafes and restaurants ‘hike prices’ and add coronavirus surcharge

Italy’s shops and restaurants struggle to reopen with new rules and few customers
Italy

Italy’s shops and restaurants struggle to reopen with new rules and few customers

Cafés and restaurants reopen in Denmark
Denmark

Cafés and restaurants reopen in Denmark

Michelin-starred restaurant in Italy offers gourmet meal deliveries
Italy

Michelin-starred restaurant in Italy offers gourmet meal deliveries

What are Italy’s new rules on going to bars and restaurants in phase two?
Italy

What are Italy’s new rules on going to bars and restaurants in phase two?

Why restaurants in Switzerland remain unopened despite relaxed coronavirus lockdown
Switzerland

Why restaurants in Switzerland remain unopened despite relaxed coronavirus lockdown

‘It’s too early’: Are people in Switzerland ready to return to bars and restaurants?
Switzerland

‘It’s too early’: Are people in Switzerland ready to return to bars and restaurants?

Danish government calls for shops, cafés and restaurants to reopen
Denmark

Danish government calls for shops, cafés and restaurants to reopen

Coronavirus: Here’s how Switzerland’s reopened bars and restaurants will look
Switzerland

Coronavirus: Here’s how Switzerland’s reopened bars and restaurants will look

Coronavirus tracking: Swiss restaurants and bars to demand customer names and phone numbers
Switzerland

Coronavirus tracking: Swiss restaurants and bars to demand customer names and phone numbers

Danish Michelin-starred restaurant files for bankruptcy
Denmark

Danish Michelin-starred restaurant files for bankruptcy

Is Copenhagen being targeted by specialist wine thieves?
Denmark

Is Copenhagen being targeted by specialist wine thieves?

Burglars loot wine cellar of Michelin-starred Danish restaurant
Denmark

Burglars loot wine cellar of Michelin-starred Danish restaurant

Map: Are these the best 26 restaurants in Denmark?
Denmark

Map: Are these the best 26 restaurants in Denmark?

‘Makes no sense’: What do people in Germany think about the bar and restaurant shutdown?
Germany

‘Makes no sense’: What do people in Germany think about the bar and restaurant shutdown?

‘We were charged €600 for lunch’: Tourists describe yet another Rome rip-off
Italy

‘We were charged €600 for lunch’: Tourists describe yet another Rome rip-off

How life on a tiny Aeolian island inspired Italy’s top female chef
Italy

How life on a tiny Aeolian island inspired Italy’s top female chef

Ripped off: Italy’s worst tourist scams and how to avoid them
Italy

Ripped off: Italy’s worst tourist scams and how to avoid them

Latest tourist rip-off in Italy: €81 bill for two burgers and three coffees
Italy

Latest tourist rip-off in Italy: €81 bill for two burgers and three coffees

Made-in-Britain mozzarella on the rise as Brexit looms
Italy

Made-in-Britain mozzarella on the rise as Brexit looms

Is this 91-franc kebab with wagyu beef Switzerland’s most expensive?
Switzerland

Is this 91-franc kebab with wagyu beef Switzerland’s most expensive?

Swanky Paris restaurant ‘refuses bookings to Arabs and sits ugly diners upstairs’
France

Swanky Paris restaurant ‘refuses bookings to Arabs and sits ugly diners upstairs’

Ticino to consider ban on smoking on café terraces
Switzerland

Ticino to consider ban on smoking on café terraces

‘We are prepared for the challenges’: How restaurants in Germany are adapting to the winter season
Germany

‘We are prepared for the challenges’: How restaurants in Germany are adapting to the winter season

Two more Danish restaurants given Michelin stars
Denmark

Two more Danish restaurants given Michelin stars

Sweden gets first Michelin three-star restaurant
Sweden

Sweden gets first Michelin three-star restaurant

Romantic Norway: Top 5 experiences to surprise your Valentine
Norway

Romantic Norway: Top 5 experiences to surprise your Valentine

‘Struggling to keep our dream alive’: Madrid’s expat restaurant owners in a battle to survive
Spain

‘Struggling to keep our dream alive’: Madrid’s expat restaurant owners in a battle to survive

Is too much English spoken in Berlin restaurants?
Germany

Is too much English spoken in Berlin restaurants?

The bistros you just have to seek out in each Paris arrondissement
France

The bistros you just have to seek out in each Paris arrondissement

Where to find the cheapest lunch in Sweden
Sweden

Where to find the cheapest lunch in Sweden

Entire baptism party ‘congas’ out of restaurant and speeds off without paying
Spain

Entire baptism party ‘congas’ out of restaurant and speeds off without paying

Celebrated French chef plans new opening in Geneva
Switzerland

Celebrated French chef plans new opening in Geneva

Fast food restaurant announces name change as Spaniards can’t pronounce ‘Burger King’ properly
Spain

Fast food restaurant announces name change as Spaniards can’t pronounce ‘Burger King’ properly

‘Robin Hood’ restaurant for homeless opens in Madrid
Spain

‘Robin Hood’ restaurant for homeless opens in Madrid

Covid-19: What are the strict new rules for going to a restaurant in Paris?
France

Covid-19: What are the strict new rules for going to a restaurant in Paris?

Despite high unemployment restaurants can’t find staff
Austria

Despite high unemployment restaurants can’t find staff

Furious French restaurant owner bans bankers
France

Furious French restaurant owner bans bankers

Sweet sixteen: Spanish restaurants win new round of Michelin stars
Spain

Sweet sixteen: Spanish restaurants win new round of Michelin stars

Fear deters tourists from Rome amid terror threat
Italy

Fear deters tourists from Rome amid terror threat

French meal-sharing websites under fire
France

French meal-sharing websites under fire

Star Swiss chef dies cycling near Lausanne
Switzerland

Star Swiss chef dies cycling near Lausanne

Spain has seven of the world’s best restaurants
Spain

Spain has seven of the world’s best restaurants

The five best French restaurants ‘in the world’
France

The five best French restaurants ‘in the world’

French protest world’s ‘top restaurant’ rankings
France

French protest world’s ‘top restaurant’ rankings

Spanish restaurant recrowned world’s best
Spain

Spanish restaurant recrowned world’s best

Six of the best gourmet burger joints in Madrid
Spain

Six of the best gourmet burger joints in Madrid

Street food (finally!) surfaces in Swiss cities
Switzerland

Street food (finally!) surfaces in Swiss cities

TripAdvisor fined for fake reviews in Italy
Italy

TripAdvisor fined for fake reviews in Italy

Swiss Michelin-starred restaurants on the rise
Switzerland

Swiss Michelin-starred restaurants on the rise

Madrid big winner in new Michelin food guide
Spain

Madrid big winner in new Michelin food guide

Woman’s potato fall ‘not restaurant’s fault’: court
Switzerland

Woman’s potato fall ‘not restaurant’s fault’: court

Why Italians don’t tip (but Brits are worse)
Italy

Why Italians don’t tip (but Brits are worse)

Seven of the best: Spain’s top restaurants
Spain

Seven of the best: Spain’s top restaurants

Chef Ramsay seeks expat Kitchen Nightmares
France

Chef Ramsay seeks expat Kitchen Nightmares

‘Foreign staff benefit from restaurant VAT cut’
Sweden

‘Foreign staff benefit from restaurant VAT cut’

Spain’s ‘mafia’ eateries spark Italian outrage
Spain

Spain’s ‘mafia’ eateries spark Italian outrage

Swiss gain ten new Michelin star restaurants
Switzerland

Swiss gain ten new Michelin star restaurants

German restaurants win record Michelin stars
Germany

German restaurants win record Michelin stars

Paris restaurant ‘keeps ugly diners hidden’
France

Paris restaurant ‘keeps ugly diners hidden’

The right to tap water
Germany

The right to tap water

Making it in Germany: a home-cooking American
Germany

Making it in Germany: a home-cooking American

Bremen to make all conveniences public
Germany

Bremen to make all conveniences public

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Sweden

Restaurants ready for smoking ban

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Sweden

Hair salons and restaurants face tax call

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Sweden

‘Allergy-free’ restaurants to aid Swedish sufferers

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Sweden

Stockholm Q & A: Where can I find Argentinian food in Stockholm?

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Sweden

Swedes return to restaurants and cafés

Gothenburg’s five best bars
Sweden

Gothenburg’s five best bars

New rules prompt surge in liquor licence applications
Sweden

New rules prompt surge in liquor licence applications

Ethnic restaurants in Stockholm: a sampler
Sweden

Ethnic restaurants in Stockholm: a sampler

Stockholm pub ‘tipping scam’ widens
Sweden

Stockholm pub ‘tipping scam’ widens

Restaurants cast nibbles to bait weekday diners
Sweden

Restaurants cast nibbles to bait weekday diners

‘Paris can be a hard city – remember why you came’
France

‘Paris can be a hard city – remember why you came’

McDonald’s caught with false ‘Alp cheese’ claims
Switzerland

McDonald’s caught with false ‘Alp cheese’ claims

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Switzerland

Swiss police arrest couple for duping restaurants

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France

France pipped by Japan on three star restaurants

French drinking less than before
France

French drinking less than before

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Switzerland

Zurich bars flout city’s smoking ban

‘The situation is dramatic’: German restaurants still hungry for customers post-lockdown
Germany

‘The situation is dramatic’: German restaurants still hungry for customers post-lockdown

French restaurant owner takes on insurance giant over lack of coronavirus payouts
France

French restaurant owner takes on insurance giant over lack of coronavirus payouts

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Germany

State by state: What are the new rules for eating out around Germany?

Here’s where each of Norway’s Michelin restaurants are located
Norway

Here’s where each of Norway’s Michelin restaurants are located

Expats decide: These are the best falafel joints in Malmö
Sweden

Expats decide: These are the best falafel joints in Malmö

12 restaurants in Spain you need to dine in least once in your life
Spain

12 restaurants in Spain you need to dine in least once in your life

Denmark’s fabulous food journey: from hearty fare to haute cuisine
Denmark

Denmark’s fabulous food journey: from hearty fare to haute cuisine

These are the 600 best restaurants in Sweden (or so we’re told)
Sweden

These are the 600 best restaurants in Sweden (or so we’re told)

Dining Week gives Copenhagen restaurants and diners sustenance, but will they stay full for long?
Denmark

Dining Week gives Copenhagen restaurants and diners sustenance, but will they stay full for long?

Malmö Lunch: exploring Sweden’s international food capital
Sweden

Malmö Lunch: exploring Sweden’s international food capital

Italy once more has the ‘world’s best restaurant’
Italy

Italy once more has the ‘world’s best restaurant’

Spain dominates best Restaurant awards but misses top spot
Spain

Spain dominates best Restaurant awards but misses top spot

The surprising global cities where German food is considered a treat
Germany

The surprising global cities where German food is considered a treat

The Local’s meaty vegan guide to Berlin
Germany

The Local’s meaty vegan guide to Berlin

Spain adds two new three Michelin star restaurants
Spain

Spain adds two new three Michelin star restaurants

How to discover Berlin through your stomach
Germany

How to discover Berlin through your stomach

This tiny mountain retreat has Italy’s newest three-star restaurant
Italy

This tiny mountain retreat has Italy’s newest three-star restaurant

Food in the nude: Paris gets its first naked restaurant
France

Food in the nude: Paris gets its first naked restaurant

These are 2017’s 10 best fine dining restaurants in Spain
Spain

These are 2017’s 10 best fine dining restaurants in Spain

Mathallen Oslo celebrates five years this month
Norway

Mathallen Oslo celebrates five years this month

Refugee chefs take over Geneva restaurants: ‘I am convinced it can help change people’s perceptions’
Switzerland

Refugee chefs take over Geneva restaurants: ‘I am convinced it can help change people’s perceptions’

French restaurant bans mobile phones at the table… and ketchup and Coca-Cola
France

French restaurant bans mobile phones at the table… and ketchup and Coca-Cola

New survey ranks France’s best cities for restaurants (and Paris is not top)
France

New survey ranks France’s best cities for restaurants (and Paris is not top)

Top budget restaurants in Oslo
Norway

Top budget restaurants in Oslo

How moving to Berlin inspired me to go vegan
Germany

How moving to Berlin inspired me to go vegan

These are Germany’s absolute best restaurants… and they’re not where you’d think
Germany

These are Germany’s absolute best restaurants… and they’re not where you’d think

France launches app to help diners know how clean their favourite restaurant really is
France

France launches app to help diners know how clean their favourite restaurant really is

Revealed: Sweden’s best chef named in prestigious competition
Sweden

Revealed: Sweden’s best chef named in prestigious competition

These are Berlin’s seven most exquisite restaurants
Germany

These are Berlin’s seven most exquisite restaurants

Germany gains record number of Michelin-star restaurants
Germany

Germany gains record number of Michelin-star restaurants

Paris restaurant ranked ‘best in world’
France

Paris restaurant ranked ‘best in world’

Switzerland’s 11 newly-crowned Michelin-starred restaurants
Switzerland

Switzerland’s 11 newly-crowned Michelin-starred restaurants

Italy second in the world for Michelin-starred restaurants
Italy

Italy second in the world for Michelin-starred restaurants

A quarter of Rome’s restaurants risk closure over poor hygiene, police warn
Italy

A quarter of Rome’s restaurants risk closure over poor hygiene, police warn

Spanish ‘La Mafia’ restaurants banned after Italian complaint

Spanish ‘La Mafia’ restaurants banned after Italian complaint

Spain knocked off top spot for world’s best restaurant
Spain

Spain knocked off top spot for world’s best restaurant

Eight of Rome’s most tantalizing foreign food gems
Italy

Eight of Rome’s most tantalizing foreign food gems

Italy adopts law to stop shops throwing away food
Italy

Italy adopts law to stop shops throwing away food

Paella: Six reasons you have probably been doing it wrong
Spain

Paella: Six reasons you have probably been doing it wrong

Wanted: 300 Spanish chefs sought for Italian restaurants… in Britain
Spain

Wanted: 300 Spanish chefs sought for Italian restaurants… in Britain

This is where you’ll find the best food in Italy
Italy

This is where you’ll find the best food in Italy

Michelin star chefs design gourmet Christmas feast for soup kitchens
Spain

Michelin star chefs design gourmet Christmas feast for soup kitchens

1,000 French restaurants sign up for 2 for 1 deal
France

1,000 French restaurants sign up for 2 for 1 deal

Discover Berlin Mitte’s nooks and crannies
Germany

Discover Berlin Mitte’s nooks and crannies

Sweden’s costly food gets even more pricey
Sweden

Sweden’s costly food gets even more pricey

Two German restaurants make world’s top 50
Germany

Two German restaurants make world’s top 50

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Spain

Snack goes gourmet in tapas revolution

Ten Spanish dishes to try before you die
Spain

Ten Spanish dishes to try before you die

Italy’s restaurants rack up Michelin stars
Italy

Italy’s restaurants rack up Michelin stars

France launches logo to boost homemade cuisine
France

France launches logo to boost homemade cuisine

Tourists face going hungry as waiters strike
Italy

Tourists face going hungry as waiters strike

US chefs takes bronze in top paella prize
Spain

US chefs takes bronze in top paella prize

France awards Swiss chef honorary doctorate
Switzerland

France awards Swiss chef honorary doctorate

French ‘restaurants’ set for ready meals ban
France

French ‘restaurants’ set for ready meals ban

Spain has one bar for every 132 inhabitants
Spain

Spain has one bar for every 132 inhabitants

French chefs launch elite ‘quality restaurant’ grade
France

French chefs launch elite ‘quality restaurant’ grade

French diners feast on Indonesian frogs
France

French diners feast on Indonesian frogs

Michelin anoints France’s youngest triple-star chef
France

Michelin anoints France’s youngest triple-star chef

Two Swedish restaurants make global top ten
Sweden

Two Swedish restaurants make global top ten

Minister backtracks on tripling restaurant VAT
France

Minister backtracks on tripling restaurant VAT

‘Fake’ food common in Stockholm eateries
Sweden

‘Fake’ food common in Stockholm eateries

‘Eating posture’ tax codes to be scrapped
Germany

‘Eating posture’ tax codes to be scrapped

Stockholm eatery named among world top 20
Sweden

Stockholm eatery named among world top 20

Sneaking a peak at Sweden’s burgeoning wine industry
Sweden

Sneaking a peak at Sweden’s burgeoning wine industry

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Sweden

Tourists left reeling after tipping scam

Top ten Swedish foods to remember
Sweden

Top ten Swedish foods to remember

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France

Eatery drops Michelin star ‘to attract guests’

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Switzerland

Swiss spend more on their steak and fries

Subway plans massive Sweden expansion
Sweden

Subway plans massive Sweden expansion

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Sweden

Lunch prices climb to record high

Three German restaurants eke into world’s top 50
Germany

Three German restaurants eke into world’s top 50

Bad service in German restaurants, new study finds
Germany

Bad service in German restaurants, new study finds

Gourmet guerrillas invade Berlin’s culinary scene
Germany

Gourmet guerrillas invade Berlin’s culinary scene

Making it in Germany: a purveyor of delightful Yankee desserts
Germany

Making it in Germany: a purveyor of delightful Yankee desserts

Michelin Guide gives 24 new stars to German restaurants
Germany

Michelin Guide gives 24 new stars to German restaurants

Mexican foodies take Berlin’s taste buds south of the border
Germany

Mexican foodies take Berlin’s taste buds south of the border

Filthy Berlin locales named and shamed
Germany

Filthy Berlin locales named and shamed

Three-star German chefs reshuffled in Michelin Guide
Germany

Three-star German chefs reshuffled in Michelin Guide

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Sweden

Recharge with a Swedish winter weekend

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Sweden

Swedish restaurant industry explodes

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Sweden

A trip to Swedish foodie heaven