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Szimpla Gastro Bar

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2 Leonard Isitt Drive | Auckland Airport, Mangere 2150, New Zealand
6492151220
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Description: Szimpla Gastro Bar is a new concept bar & restaurant located under the...
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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  • 90
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  • 67
    Very good
  • 18
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Busy night, but great service.

We dined here as we were staying at the Ibis Budget hotel.The restaurant was very busy, and we hadn't booked, as we flew back in from the tropics, and one never knows how long it will take to get through the arrivals area.We were offered a table in the outside area, but turned that down, as we were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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New Zealand
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55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We dined here as we were staying at the Ibis Budget hotel.The restaurant was very busy, and we hadn't booked, as we flew back in from the tropics, and one never knows how long it will take to get through the arrivals area.We were offered a table in the outside area, but turned that down, as we were still adjusting... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Excellent service and food. I wanted to try everything on the menu!I chose Beef Cheeks which was so tender and flavourful. . We also tried a snack platter which was a huge selection of fried foods. Great with a couple of wines. Meals arrived quickly. Will definitely visit again.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Had dinner here as it was the only acceptable restaurant near our Ibis Budget Accommodation. Was very crowded and noisy, can't really talk to the person you're sitting with. The staff was very friendly, the servings big (I had a soup and couldn't finish it). But I'd prefer for portions to be smaller and therefore cheaper! An average NZ type... More 

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TashB83, Manager at Szimpla Gastro Bar, responded to this review

Hi Elaine - thanks for joining us for dinner. Here at Szimpla we pride ourselves on delivering hearty Kiwi style food at a very reasonable price, apologies if this did not meet your expectations. If you visit again you should definitely try one of our main courses as I am sure they will not disappoint. Cheers, Team Szimpla More 

Pukekohe, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

OK. Only stopped in for a drink. A bit noisy. Probably full of people stuck at the lousy accommodation (Ibis) we were staying at.

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TashB83, Manager at Szimpla Gastro Bar, responded to this review

Hi PhiBre2611 - what a shame you didn't get the opportunity to try any of our delicious menu! Thanks for popping in for a drink, perhaps we will warrant a higher rating from you next time you visit :) More 

Auckland
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Excellent restaurant/pub below the Ibis Budget hotel - perfect for an evening meal and good sized and good value meals.

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TashB83, Manager at Szimpla Gastro Bar, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your awesome feedback, hopefully we see you again next time you are at Auckland Airport! More 

Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This restaurant is next door to the Ibis and close to the row of shops nearby to the airport. All dishes were big in size and tasty, definitely a good option versus more expensive eateries in the airport. You can get the shuttle bus for $5 and it takes roughly 8 mins. We tried the nachos (below average) Kumera Chips... More 

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TashB83, Manager at Szimpla Gastro Bar, responded to this review

Hi Nicole - thank you very much for your feedback, we have taken on board your ratings of our food and will endeavour to make changes in order to improve what we are offering. Hopefully we see you again the next time you visit Auckland. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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169 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Great for a quick meal. Cold night and sat in the outside area to avoid a noisy group inside. Problems with the heaters.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Dined in this restaurant when staying over night in Auckland as it was next door to where we were staying, amazing food and service I would recommend this restaurant

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TashB83, Manager at Szimpla Gastro Bar, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your positive feedback on your experience at Szimpla Gastro Bar. Hopefully we see you again next time you visit Auckland Airport! More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

My husband and I booked an area at the Szimpla Gastro Bar to host our group of friends and family. We were pleasantly surprised at how warm our dedicated outdoor area was, in fact, we were so warm we we were almost sleepy (middle of Winter and a recent cold snap). We had great communication with Tash prior to our... More 

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TashB83, Manager at Szimpla Gastro Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your function with us, hopefully we see you the next time you make it back to Auckland. Cheers, Tash More 

hamilton new zealand
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71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The food here is amazing, very tasty, hot and nicely presented. Portion sizes are also very good. My husband and I had dinner here with family while staying next door at the Ibis. Will definitely be back. My brother in law did have the lamb though and it was very,very rear -he said he only ate it because he was... More 

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TashB83, Manager at Szimpla Gastro Bar, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your positive feedback on your experience at Szimpla Gastro Bar. Hopefully we see you again next time you visit Auckland Airport. PS - unfortunately we can't do anything about the tiles! More 

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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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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Leonard Isitt Drive | Auckland Airport, Mangere 2150, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Mangere
  • Phone Number: 6492151220

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 25

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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