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Szimpla Gastro Bar

2 Leonard Isitt Drive | Auckland Airport, Mangere 2150, New Zealand
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Ranked #1 of 16 Restaurants in Mangere
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $13 - $25
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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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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Vantaa, Finland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We had a Chicken Burger and fish and chips here. Both meals very very tasty and meal size was definitely big enough.

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Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

The food was fine though a little expensive. Suited us well as we were staying in the hotel next door. Busy place with really good atmosphere.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We like that it is an ideal place to dine if needing a nights accommodation near the airport before flying overseas. We disliked the chicken jerk - despite being warned by the waitress that it was HOT, we couldn't believe it was THAT HOT !!!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Very nice and unique atmosphere, total something different from others, just LOVES it, and the staff there are so friendly and make you feel more like a second home.

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Sydney, Australia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We wanted somewhere where a large group of friends and family could gather before we headed away for a 3 month holiday, we needed some where that could take a large group and could cater for a mixture of budgets, diets and degrees of hunger including children. Szimpla exceeded our requirements

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New Zealand
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Found this hidden gem, as were staying nearby. Fabulous decor, and loved the way they presented their meals. Good prices too.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We ate here before leaving my parents to stay at the adjacent Ibis hotel. Even though they didn't have an available table they arranged for us to sit at a reserved one given that we were there an hour before the reservation. The service was prompt and constant, the food was delicious although my sister felt some of the food... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Not only does this place have an amazing food & drink selection, it's in a handy location in the heart of the airport area beautiful decor and outdoor seating (which is my fav) but the staff in this place are absolutely superb! What a great team, will be back soon!

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Eketahuna, New Zealand
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75 reviews 75 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

this wasn't an amazing restaurant but it was soo close to the hotel that it was worth going to. We went here twice, the food was ok, the fish and chips were great. We sat outside as we had teenagers, and the staff were happy to put the heaters on for us.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Lovely ambience, it's a hidden gem close to the airport. Good variety of food and there is something for vegetarians too (hubby is a vegetarian) which makes it better. My favourite is the mushroom arincini balls :) Very relaxing and staff are friendly. Parking behind restaurant and it's free!

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