Is it rude to arrive early at a restaurant when being hosted?

Is it rude to arrive early

Is it rude to arrive early at a restaurant when being hosted?


You may have already watched my video titled ‘Good guest, poor guest,’ where I advise the correct time to arrive at someone’s house for a dinner party. However, a question I am regularly asked is, “Is it rude to arrive early at a restaurant when being hosted?

But what about the rules surrounding the arrival time at a restaurant when being hosted?

Can and should you arrive early? If so, should you make your way to the table and wait for your host to arrive?

Or perhaps you could remain in the lobby?

Maybe even the bar?

Or even apply the ‘polite ten-minute rule?’

In this video, I provide the etiquette rules on this conundrum!

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