New Zealand Dining Etiquette

international dining etiquette

Dining etiquette in New Zealand follows European dining etiquette. Allow your host to set the pace for the meal.

Dining etiquette for seating. There are no rigid rules governing seating. Allow your host or the most senior member of the Kiwi team to suggest the seating arrangement.

Dining etiquette for tipping. New Zealand attaches a 12.5-percent Goods and Service Tax (GST) on most services, so tipping is rare.


asian, pacific rim dining etiquette

resting knife and fork etiquette

Our resting utensils etiquette section covers the rules (american and continental) for resting your utensils when taking a break from eating, when you are finished eating, and when you are passing food [...]

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