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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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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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  • 70
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  • 59
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 1
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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
Good food

My wife and I visited this bar for a drink and dinner. The bar had a good atmosphere and excellent friendly staff. We sat in a covered outdoor area and enjoyed a sunny warm evening. I would highly recommended this gastro bar if you are near Auckland airport.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Bill P
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Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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142 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

My wife and I visited this bar for a drink and dinner. The bar had a good atmosphere and excellent friendly staff. We sat in a covered outdoor area and enjoyed a sunny warm evening. I would highly recommended this gastro bar if you are near Auckland airport.

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Auckland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

From the initial phone call to book a table through to the final bill payment, the staff at Szimpla were pleasant, human and really easy to deal with. Our waitress did forget a couple of things, such as some of the drinks in our order and I think she forgot to order the calamari, but she was quick to apologise... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

As we were staying at the Ibis Budget Hotel at Auckland Airport this restaurant was recommended to us by a Shuttle Bus driver who said that he had heard good things about this restaurant. Well he was not wrong. Great selection of local beers and wines. The menu had a good variety and was reasonably priced. The food that we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I got into Auckland at about 8PM and am staying at the Ibis Hotel before a 6AM flight tomorrow morning. I went to the Szimpla Gastro Bar purely for proximity, completely expecting to find overpriced, mediocre food and drink. I was completely surprised. I order the nachos and they were so delicious. I thought nachos are just nachos, but these... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Fabulous little bistro style bar with great food at great prices. Ranging from $15 upwards there is something on the menu for everyone. Portions were brilliant and very well presented. Seven of us ate there and not a complaint from anyone.

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Cape Town
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We dined here during a layover at Auckland airport and loved it. The staff are very friendly and helpful, the atmosphere is relaxed and the food is fresh, interesting and very tasty. We would definitely recommend this gem of a restaurant/bar.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This restaurant was next to the Ibis so very handy for us. We had a dessert - the hokey pokey cheesecake and coffees. Food was great and service really friendly. I'd be happy to go back for a main meal.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This particular bar was located downstairs of the hotel I was staying at. It was like any other bar, beer and bar food. Nothing too special. The service was good and there was nothing really to complain about.

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South England
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178 reviews 178 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

It was fairly quiet and the service was fast (we had a plane to catch). The staff were very helpful and accommodating which seems to be the house style. No problem with the food which was excellent gastropub. Large servings....

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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115 reviews 115 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Delicious food with friendly service. Veggie stack was yummy, burgers are really well portioned (veggie one is delicious!). Great on tap beers that we hadn't tried and the house Chardonnay was ideal. Highly recommended, book a table before hand.

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Restaurant Details

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?