There are a few posts, but most are at least 6 months old.
Looking for two types recommendations in Sydney (we'll be staying in Darlinghurst):
1 - a nice place to take our hosts (not ultra fancy, but something that would be considered a "thank you")
2 - general recommendations - ethnic, native, cheap, 'spensive - whatever's good!
As for Auckland, we've only 2 days, so nothing too far away.
Thanks in advance!