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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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  • 97
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  • 69
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 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
Treated like we were the most important guests in the bar!

My friend and I arrived here without a reservation. We were treated very hospitably and offered some seats straight away. The place was very busy but that did not make any difference to the excellent service and high quality meals. Will definitely visit Szimpla again! Loved it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

My friend and I arrived here without a reservation. We were treated very hospitably and offered some seats straight away. The place was very busy but that did not make any difference to the excellent service and high quality meals. Will definitely visit Szimpla again! Loved it!

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Christchurch New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is a true gastro pub, good food well presented, ranging from high quality fish and chips, hamburgers to pork belly dishes and the like. A good wine list not extensive but quality and staff know their wines. Friendly atmosphere. A great spot for a meal before travelling.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Found this fantastic bar quite by accident. The staff were friendly and helpful. The food (i had the beef cheeks) was fantastic, but more importantly they actually setve decent beer. A good selection of craft beers makes a fantastic change from the usual tange of mass production, tasteless, fizzy lagers the majority of NZ bars serve. If you've got a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Dined in several times and never been disappointed. Detail oriented space that exudes as much character and care as the food and drink. Recommend for staff lunches, after 5 drinks, rugby game snacks or family time out dining. A versatile and green restaurant with friendly personable staff to match.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This place is our GO 2 place for after work dinner and drinks. Have tried numerous dishes from the menu and have not been disappointed. My fav lemon lime & bitters is made here :) Staff are welcoming and friendly. The atmosphere is homely with Kiwiana decor

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Over from UK for a quick family visit , wanted to meet friends before returning .....staying night in Auckland but wanted to meet friends half way and found Szimpla by accident ..........Fabulous in every way , top notch food , the ambience was excellent , the service first rate with nothing to much trouble.......... Our friends impressed commenting 'this is... More 

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Awesome place! Such a good vibe! Relaxed, inside and outside seating, with the outside area semi-enclosed and with heating. The food was amazing! Perfect, great dinner! Thanks! The staff outside were a little run of their feet, but he was doing his best. Great food, I came here because the reviews were good, and it was perfect!

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

When ever we stay at ibis auckkand we tend to eat at Szimpla. Mainly because of its handy location but the food is always good, the atmoshere is great. Always seems to be busy when we are there so i guess thats akways a sign of a good bar/restaurant

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Working in the area I have been to Szimpla a number of times for lunch and enjoy it here. The chicken burger is highly recommended so delicious! The fish n chips is presented in such a creative way and the lunch specials are value for money and very good also, generous serving size for all meals. Love the set up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

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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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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