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Sun-drenched and rooftop views: Discover Auckland’s newest destination bar

By Kathryn Chung

Sun-drenched and rooftop views: Discover Auckland’s newest destination bar
Aucklanders have a new destination bar to add to their list.

Sunset, located on the tenth floor of the Sudima Hotel, is a sun-drenched 132-seat rooftop bar, designed by CTRL Space, the talented team behind Lilian and Hotel Ponsonby. The luxe rooftop bar in Auckland boasts panoramic views out across the city skyline and harbour, with stunning vistas of the setting sun all year round.

Sunset’s bespoke cocktail menu celebrates seasonal ingredients, with hero drinks like the Pepper Leaf Fix, made with pink gin, boysenberry, kawakawa pepper and golden grapefruit juice.

East’s chef Harmeet Singh Nada has collaborated with the team behind Christchurch’s beloved 5th Street to create a tantalising menu inspired by the streets of Mumbai. Standout dishes include crispy poppadoms with whipped avocado and green chilli salsa (which just so happens to be vegan), and lamb skewers with Clevedon buffalo curd and coriander oil.

“To us, Sunset embodies the very best of today’s Tāmaki Makaurau – distinct, culturally diverse, and forward-thinking,” explains Sudima’s Kanika Jhujhnuwala. “Our dream team of local industry heavyweights have created a space where the design, drinks, food, music and service come together impeccably, but the real star of the show is the city itself. The expansive views across Auckland are extraordinary and a constant reminder of how lucky we are to live in such a special place.”

After the sun goes down, the bar comes alive with DJ Sunset Sessions on Thursday to Saturday nights, led by Paris is Burning DJ Cam Robertson.

Sunset is open now, located on the tenth floor of Sudima Auckland City hotel, visit



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