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Szimpla Gastro Bar

2 Leonard Isitt Drive | Auckland Airport, Mangere 2150, New Zealand
6492151220
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Ranked #1 of 17 Restaurants in Mangere
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $13 - $25
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Szimpla Gastro Bar is a new concept bar & restaurant located under the ibis budget Hotel at Auckland Airport, not far from Mangere Bridge, Manukau. A home away from home for visitors to New Zealand staying in neighbouring hotels and an exciting new social venue for members of the local business community and nearby suburbs. With its rustic Kiwi charm, top-notch hospitality, delicious grub and range of brews.
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Brisbane
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Having eaten here on my last night in Auckland a while ago, the next time I came I made sure I visited again (2 times in fact). The food is awesome and the service is great. I'm sure you'll be happy with whatever you choose, but it's not New Zealand unless you have a lamb dish!

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Brecon, United Kingdom
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135 reviews 135 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

This is a good place to eat and drink instead of enduring plane food! We had a late flight out, so opted to have dinner here instead of the airport. Glad we did. Food was good, wine was good and there was a selection of craft beers too. All this and the convenient location under the Ibis hotel makes for... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Spotted this place driving to our accommodation close by the airport and decided to try next day. The service initially was excellent and entre and main came out in good time, not rushed - just right timing. Generous sized meals and steak cooked as requested - meals were very good value for money. Poached eggs were overcooked otherwise no complaints... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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78 reviews 78 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

If you need to meet "at" the airport this place is ideal. Good food and great service. Its just under the Ibis hotel so a short walk from either domestic or international terminal.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Met here with a friend who traveled from Hamilton (we were visiting Auckland from Chch). Great retro feel inside the bar, we weren't rushed whilst we were there about 2 hours. Coffee was ok. Food was so yummy. Would highly recommend and would definitely go back.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

My favorite after work drinks, catch up with mates or lunch with my partner bistro. Always great food and friendly attentive staff. Amazing fun decor. Handy location to both airport terminals.

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Townsville, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Never expected to find such a great gem right underneath the Airport Ibis hotel. My entire family of 6 ate here on arrival and departure nights from Auckland. So convienent when we were so tired from travel. Food was well priced and delicious, great range. Fabulous retro decor. On our departure night we found it was busy with Christmas functions... More 

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Taupo, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Right below the Ibis hotel, this place looks and feels new. A good vibe, good selection of drinks (including local craft beer) and the food's nice too.

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Have eaten here twice when staying in nearby airport hotels. Nice atmosphere and kiwi retro decor. Godo selection of food and beer & wine. Attentive service and reasonable prices. Far better than eating in a sterile hotel restaurant.

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Matakana, New Zealand
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76 reviews 76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I like the friendly helpful waitress, she made the visit very worthwhile. But I also like the awesome retro décor, comfy chairs, nook seating surrounded by planting, the food was simple but delicious. Would definitely rate it as the go to bar, dining on the way out of the country!

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Additional Information about Szimpla Gastro Bar

Address: 2 Leonard Isitt Drive | Auckland Airport, Mangere 2150, New Zealand
Phone Number: 6492151220
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Mangere
Average Prices: USD 13 - 25

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