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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, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 75
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 1
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  • 2
    Terrible
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
Best in Auckand

Definitely the best overall menu that I have tasted. Lost count how many times I have been here and it's always amazing. The chicken breast with the leek and bacon is to die for! Reasonably priced and good portion sizes

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Richard H
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

There aren't many choices to eat in Mangere especially after dark so this is one of the few options and it is close to the airport. Plenty of parking as it is next to Ibis. Atmosphere was good, plenty of staff on so no one had to wait too long. The menu doesn't change much but they have a reasonable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Definitely the best overall menu that I have tasted. Lost count how many times I have been here and it's always amazing. The chicken breast with the leek and bacon is to die for! Reasonably priced and good portion sizes

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Huddersfield
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85 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

There are limited places to eat outside Auckland airport and this place is acceptable. The food is typical New Zealand uniformly bland and uninteresting but it is well presented and does its job. We were there while the cricket world cup was showing and it was a good job we had booked a table as the place was full. The... More 

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Taupo, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Always go to Szimpla when in Auckland. Staff and food great. Their burgers keep us coming back. Great for families, couples and singles. Everyone welcomed.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Located just minutes from the Auckland Airport gate I dived in here for something to eat before my own 30 hour journey and I am so glad I did! The food was superb. In particular the Seafood Chowder is exceptional. We also had a mixture of different platters which were perfectly light in preparation for a long flight and the... More 

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Frome, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We had just arrived from a 30 hour journey and found this little gem not far from our hotel. This was our first experience of New Zealand and we were not disappointed. A comprehensive but not over fussy menu meant that we were able to order something tasty for both of us. (My daughter is a vegetarian and although that... More 

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Northampton
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Good lively atmosphere, really good food, we had a beef burger and fish and chips which were particularly good. The beer was a bit expensive but there was a choice of ale (unusual for New Zealand).

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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I had a Craft Ginger Beer - is that a thing? And the vegetable stack with Kumara Rosti was really nice. Good vibes from this place.

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This was a pub restaurant close to the airport and near our accommodation. The meals were lovely and staff even better, couldn't be more helpful. one of those pubs where you land up talking to those around you

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11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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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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