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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, Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 13
    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
Great restaurant next to the Ibis Budget Hotel

We were so grateful to find this restaurant next to the Ibis Hotel. We had two children with us (7 & 8) & they were well catered for. My wife, who is gluten/dairy free) was also well looked after & the waitress who served us bent over backwards to accommodate her dietary needs. We all really... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
Peter W
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Skipton, United Kingdom
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Skipton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We were so grateful to find this restaurant next to the Ibis Hotel. We had two children with us (7 & 8) & they were well catered for. My wife, who is gluten/dairy free) was also well looked after & the waitress who served us bent over backwards to accommodate her dietary needs. We all really enjoyed our meals &... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

Staff are ok some are welcoming and friendly some are abit stuck up! Food is tasty and I do recommend dining here. Must say that the waiting could be over an hour, our first visit we waited for an hour and they forgot one of our orders so we waited extra 30mins so we waiting for 1hr an 30mins for... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Good friendly service was appreciated. Had the salmon salad and it was very tasty. While noisy inside, I sat out under cover which was much quieter. Very handy to the Ibis hotel.

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Martinborough, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Decided to look for something to eat before dropping off our hire car and catching our flight .The term gastro bar can be used a bit loosely these days so didn't walk in with high hopes and with the bar being situated under a budget hotel I was really worried .We were greeted warmly at the door ,water was bought... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

In the desert of fast food establishments, Szimple is opulent and a welcome retreat. Had sliders with pulled pork. The food was fresh and tasty and the service was brisk and friendly. Definitely will be back.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We had read the reviews and as we were staying overnight at the Ibis budget hotel went here for dinner. We were very pleased we had. From the moment we walked in staff were friendly and helpful - attentive without being in your face. Some really interesting craft beers on tap, and more than happy to provide tasting samples. We... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

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

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

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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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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