Auckland preview

New Zealand

Tipping is a standard feature for most restaurants in Auckland, but only tip if you feel that the service deserves it. While tipping is never mandatory, it is appreciated in higher-end restaurants and a nice way to establish yourself at places you visit frequently.

In high-end establishments where a tipping is encouraged, there is no pre-defined expected percentage, however, if the service is good then 10%, or more if you're feeling generous, would be well received. In all establishments…