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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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Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 65
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  • 53
    Very good
  • 8
    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
Most recent review
Surprisingly good food and price

Located near the IBIS hotel at Auckland Airport, the Szimpla restaurant offers decent food, even better than in many places in town at equivalent price. So if your are taking a plane and worry where you can eat, there is much better than regular junk food. So thumbs up.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Guangzhou
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70 reviews 70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Located near the IBIS hotel at Auckland Airport, the Szimpla restaurant offers decent food, even better than in many places in town at equivalent price. So if your are taking a plane and worry where you can eat, there is much better than regular junk food. So thumbs up.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Lovely vegetable stack and chicken Ceasars salad. A little noisy and some people need to control their kids!!! Tad pricey however i was overly impressed.

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Kelowna, Canada
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71 reviews 71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Close to Ibis hotel, friendly, warm ambience. Food was fine, though mussels were tough. My husband enjoyed the draft beer choices. It seems to be patronized a lot by staff working in and around airport.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Lovely service, food and drinks. The complete package! Went there as part of a work function and really enjoyed the sharing platters. Convinced my husband to go there in January for a date. Just ordered wedges and cocktails but it was all delicious!

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Wellington
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39 reviews 39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Considering its location, right under the budget Ibis hotel at the airport, this place is pretty good. Nice burger, very fast service with a smile and bid TVs to watch a bit of sport. Nice range of craft beers on tap. Best place to eat if you want to avoid the nasty fast food nearby.

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New Lambton
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127 reviews 127 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We ate here on our last night before flying out of NZ the next day. Conveniently located next door to our budget hotel, we were very pleasantly surprised by the extensive menu and the quality of the meals, which were delicious and well presented. Service was excellent and staff very friendly. It was Saturday night and the place was filling... More 

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Tash B, Manager at Szimpla Gastro Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for your positive feedback. So glad you enjoyed visiting us! More 

Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We went there several times, the first when our cousin met us at the airport and the last before we took our car back prior to our flight home. It is a generously sized place with a conservatory type area on one side. In one corner is an eclectic mix of memorabilia and armchairs and each time we went 70’s... More 

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Tash B, Manager at Szimpla Gastro Bar, responded to this review

Cheers for your great feedback! So glad you managed to visit us more than once :) More 

Subic, Philippines
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129 reviews 129 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Been a couple of times now, staff were friendly and helpful, played decent music at the right level, showed sports in the tv's and drinks and food also good. It's perfect if staying at the ibis budget airport hotel as it is right next to hotel reception. Loads of parking outside as it shares the hotels car park. Just 2... More 

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Tash B, Manager at Szimpla Gastro Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for your awesome feedback, so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. More 

Palmerston North, New Zealand
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Came in for a nice dinner and that's what we got. We had a selection of starters, then a main and dessert to share. Everything was amazing! The ginger fusion ginger beer is a must try as are the pulled pork tacos and miso chicken sliders. My partner also really enjoyed the Hawkes bay pilsner We had the beef special... More 

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Tash B, Manager at Szimpla Gastro Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for your positive feedback! I totally agree....the Hokey Pokey Cheesecake is AMAZING :) More 

Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The meals are very tasty and well presented, they are also large so there is plenty of value for money but don't order too much ;o) Service is friendly and cheerful and really engaging which makes a great change these days.\ Highly recommend

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Tash B, Manager at Szimpla Gastro Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your positive experience, it is so great to hear our team getting such excellent feedback. 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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