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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, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
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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  • 21
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful surprise

We were happy to find this convenient restaurant near the airport for a mini family reunion. There were 8 of us and we were all very happy with our meals. Very attentive service and delicious food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Bev A
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Pender Island, Canada
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Pender Island, Canada
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were happy to find this convenient restaurant near the airport for a mini family reunion. There were 8 of us and we were all very happy with our meals. Very attentive service and delicious food.

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Tywyn
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a meal 2 nights running, mainly due to it being conveniently located next door to ibis budget hotel. Both of our meals on both nights were great, staff very good, friendly and attentive. Would come again but quite a long way for us.

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Thank LoungeLetting
Christchurch
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73 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a group of 5 elderly Kiwis looking for a quiet spot for lunch during a three hour stopover at Auckland airport. After a 10 minute walk from the domestic terminal we found this haven of service and relative tranquility. I had gone ahead to scout and told the charming lady who seemed to be in charge that we... More 

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Thank GrahamChristchurch
Ottershaw, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Situated right next door to the Ibis budget hotel at Auckland airport it is ideal for a stopover meal. A nice bar area, free wifi, good selection of beers and nice array of food. Put me in a nice related mood before sleep for an early flight.

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Thank Michael J
Chur, Switzerland
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104 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staying at the Ibis budget hotel next door, it is about the only available place for something desent to eat or drink. The food was good and the drinks list big enough

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Thank ToblerE
Whangarei, New Zealand
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Positives :Great decor, friendly staff, awesome drink menu, tasty mains ( this beef salad and mussels ). Negatives : the barman brought the wrong drink and as they got busy it was hard to get someone to change it so my husband just drank it. BUT Biggest negative was I REALLY wanted dessert, I tried flagging down wait staff, I... More 

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Thank andrea c
Whitstable, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

After some 10 years my first 5 star goes to the sZimpla Gastro pub near Auckland Airport. Not at all pretentious, prices within reach of the ordinary Joe, staff honest and helpful (was warned that the external dining area was probably a bit chilly this evening), very quick and efficient service and not obsequious, and the food, fush and chups... More 

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Thank Mike T
Greater Perth, Australia
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

The waitress was hospitable and helpful. Whilst there wasn't a very extensive range of meals to choose from, it is about the best of what was available in the Mangere and Auckland Airport area.

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Thank 480noelc
Hamilton
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Customer service excellent from the minute you walk in the door until you leave. We booked a table of thirteen and out overseas guests where nearly two hours late arriving but we were put under no pressure to rush through and get out before the next wave of people came in. The food was exceptionally well done. The garlic bread... More 

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Thank ReddevilHamilton
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Our group loved this place. Food, service, drink selection could not be faulted We were disappointed with our hotel choice at the airport so to find this place was a bonus!

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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
  • Cuisine: Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene

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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