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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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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

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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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

If you are booked into the IBIS at Auckland Airport this Gastro Bar is right underneath. Local NZ beers and wines and a menu that covers platters, small plates and substantial meals. Great service. I chose the Linguine with mushrooms and my husband the steak (scotch fillet aka rib eye). Done perfectly as ordered and a great 'bloke' meal. Loved... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Nice place to enjoy a beer after a hard day. Food is fine, service is ok and the bar offers nice variety of local beers.

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Cleckheaton
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136 reviews 136 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

used this restaurant whilst on a stopover between Brazil and Christchurch. The food was excellent, plentiful, hot and the service was quick despite the place being full. May well be a need to reserve a table. Good value for money.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We ate here a few times over the course of a holiday, it was mostly a positive experience. One occasion the oven was broken so everything was being prepared on a BBQ, I presume this made food orders quite delayed as lots of people waited a long time, we didn't receive the usual table service and had to order at... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Smoked fishcakes with Paprika aioli.....gorgeous! This place is close to the airport and is handy to have something to eat before going through Customs and Security. Free parking while you wait

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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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