Do the waiting staff get to keep the tips? Not at Strada, Café Rouge and Bella Italia. Not at Carluccio's and Paramount, which operates Caffè Uno, Bertorelli and Livebait. The Observer today reveals that some restaurants are taking the spare change given by well meaning punters and using it to pay the minimum wages of staff. This practice spares the owners from dipping into their own pockets. This is exploitation. To find out more, click here. By boycotting the establishments mentioned in this article, restaurant owners will be forced to think again.