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7 Reasons Why You Need To Rally The Crew And Head To This Bustling Auckland Rooftop

By Jaiden Bhaga
12th Feb 2021

External Shot Westfield Newmarket's Rooftop Dining Precinct

Are you and the crew craving something new for your next night out? There’s no better time to take things to the next level and try something fresh, which is why we’ve teamed up with Westfield Newmarket to let you know all the happenings at Auckland’s best rooftop precinct.

From a sprawling arcade to slurpy ramen, there are countless ways to drink, dine and play at this bustling rooftop. 

Sip The Night Away

For cocktail creations aplenty, look no further than Something & Social. An all-day bar and eatery, this hotspot features pink hues, neon glow and an infectious atmosphere oozing good times all around. From the classic espresso martini to their signature Social Sangria and a Bloody Good Mary, there’s seriously something for everyone.

Turn Up The Heat

Kick things up a notch on your next date night by booking yourself a table at New York Grill. The intimate space is sure to impress with splashes of emerald green, earthy stone accents and cosy booths, while their sizzling menu is a sure-fire way to score brownie points. Whether you’re treating yourself to their Kagoshima grass-fed A5 wagyu sirloin or indulging in their daily, creamy oyster selection, the steak and oyster bar offers only the best with every bite.

New York Grill Restaurant on Westfield Newmarket's Rooftop Precint

Escape In Cinema

Speaking of date night, upgrade the typical dinner and movie combo to the Event Cinema’s boutique experience for an extra touch of luxury. Totally ‘gram-worthy, each of the two design-led cinemas is slick and comfy with unique fit-outs resembling either a cosy library or contemporary gallery. Better yet, the snacks are delivered straight to you, so you won't miss a second of the action. Our recommendation? Recline, indulge and cap your night off with a sweet scoop from Island Gelato Company.


Event Cinemas Boutique Cinema - The Gallery

Fire Up The Grill

Take your tastebuds off the beaten track at Inca Ceviche & Woodfire Grill. Inspired by Chef Nic Watt’s training in Nikkei cuisine—Peruvian ingredients helmed by Japanese techniques—you’re sure to experience a tantalising mix of new fusions of flavours. While we’re big fans of the spicy chicken karaage, BBQ lamb ribs from the grill and the beef cheek chilli taco, the Nikkei ceviche is our top pick for a must-try. Oh, and be sure to spice things up with a piña borracha cocktail.

Ceviche from restaurant Inca Ceviche & Woodfire Grill

Join The Circus

Running away to the circus has never been easier, thanks to the endlessly entertaining Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq. Whether you’re striking out on the bowling lanes, re-creating a rom-com montage or facing off against a friendly foe as you button smash your way through the arcade, you’re guaranteed to relish a few belly laughs with your mates here.

Bumper Cars At Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq

Feast On Global Flavours

Are you chomping at the bit to travel to new horizons? Leave your passport at home and travel the globe through the multicultural culinary hotspots on this rooftop.

For lunch, head to Bodrum Market—inspired by Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar and the streets of Bodrum City, this eatery brings the Mediterranean to the heart of Newmarket.

If you’ve caught yourself California dreamin’, look no further than Baha Betty. Serving up drool-worthy po-buoys, loaded Baja fries, oozing quesadilla, and dessert pies topped with candy floss, this is what “cheat-meal” dreams are made of.

With a mission to bring Japan’s foodie culture to the world, you’re bound to relish every slurp of ramen from Ippudo. Rich with hearty flavours and signature broths years in the making, you can’t go past the fiery karaka-men—it’s a must-try.

If you’re still hungry, discover why White + Wongs is one of Auckland’s most beloved names on the hospitality scene. Don’t say we didn’t warn you when you find yourself raving about the extensive pan-Asian menu weeks later. Order the bang bang chicken, gua bao, and pecking duck for a delicious Asian adventure without leaving your seat.

Dumplings From White And Wongs

Find Your Fam’s Next Favourite

Have a family of fussy eaters? Look no further than The Bavarian. With comfort at their core, you’ll find something for everyone at this German-inspired, family-friendly pub. Think crackling pork belly, hearty burgers and sticky wings drenched in signature sauces all washed down with a stellar selection of imported German-beers—it’s a bonafide crowd-pleaser.

Ready for a fun and tasty rooftop get together with your crew? We know we are. It’s super easy to secure your spot for any of the above destinations—book now using the handy Westfield Plus app and let the good times roll.

Editor’s note: This article is sponsored by Westfield Newmarket and proudly endorsed by Urban List. Thank you for supporting the sponsors who make Urban List possible. Click here for more information on our editorial policy.

Image Credit: Westfield Newmarket, Inca, Event Cinemas

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